Antoine Griezmann is a French professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Barcelona, Atletico, and French National team. Griezmann was the top goalscorer and was voted the Player of the Tournament at UEFA Euro 2016. He was a part of the French selection which won the 2018 FIFA World Cup in which he scored four goals, which earned him the Silver Boot as the second-highest goalscorer of the tournament. The Frenchman is very religious and is a massive fan of body art. Fans have noticed his right arm slowly filling up with tattoos since 2014. Let us take a look at them and understand their meanings.
1. ‘Knuckles’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Across the knuckles of Griezmann’s right hand there exists words which read as “HOPE”.
Meaning: The tattoo on Antoine Griezmann fingers was seen during their International Champions Cup Europe 2018 match between Atletico de Madrid and FC Internazionale at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on August 11, 2018, in Madrid, Spain. The tattoo serves as a source of motivation for him.
2. ‘Initials’, ‘Stars and Clouds’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There are tattoos of his parents’ name’s initials, followed by clouds and stars which are engraved on Antoine Griezmann’s upper side of his right forearm.
Meaning: The word “A” stands for his father’s name Alain Griezmann, “I” for his mother’s name Isabelle Griezmann, “E” for his wife’s name Erika Choperena. All these inks represent a sign of his gratitude towards them.
3. ‘Fame’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On the side of Antoine’s right arm wrist there exists a word which reads as “FAME”
Meaning: The tattoo is inspiration from fourth studio album by American singer Chris Brown named as F.A.M.E abbreviated as Forgiving All My Enemies.
4. ‘Jesus Christ’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On Antoine Griezmann’s right arm shoulder has engraved a portrait of Jesus Christ with another illustration of Jesus Christ with his arms open right below on his upper outer side of his right bicep.
Meaning: Finally, Antoine’s Christian roots take over with a Jesus Christ finding a place on his biceps which implies ready to receive us, forgive us, embrace us. This tattoo is another proof of his great faith and love for Christianity.
5. Quote on his wrist
Tattoo: On Antoine Griezmann’s right-hand wrist there is a quote written in Arabic reads as”Fais de ta vie un reve, et fais de ton reve une realite”.
Meaning: It is a quote from a famous french writer Antoine De Saint Exupery author of the world-famous story, ‘The little prince‘. The quote on his wrist means “make your life a dream, and make you dream a reality”.
6. ‘Portrait of Woman’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The inside part of Griezmann’s right arm has a depiction of a woman which seems to be Mary tattooed on it.
7. ‘Eye’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of Antoine’s right bicep has a tattoo of an eye inked on it.
8. ‘Rosary Beads’ Tattoo
Tattoo: His right forearm has a rosary beads necklace with the Cross wrapped up permanently around it.
Meaning: The tattoo is the symbolism of his strong belief and love for Christianity. He is known to be highly religious and this tattoo is the proof of it besides his Jesus Tattoo.