Arturo Erasmo Vidal Pardo is a Chilean professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Spanish club Barcelona and the Chile national team. Due to his hard-tackling and aggressive attitude of playing he has been nicknamed Il Guerriero (“The Warrior”), and Rey Arturo (“King Arthur”) by the Italian press. Arturo entry into Basketball all began with the efforts of his uncle who had discovered his potential, and thus, from there began his career. Arturo, just like other Basketball players has got an amazing collection of body tattoos. Let us see what tattoos he has got on his body and the meanings that they hold to him.
1. ‘Never Give UP’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The center of Chilean professional footballer’s neck contains ink of the writing that can be read as ‘Never Give Up’.
Meaning: “Never Give Up” tattoo shows us his strong-willed attitude towards his game and his life specifically.
2. ‘Cross With Wings’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Arturo has a tattoo on the center of his collar which shows us a cross adjoined with wings on its sides from which rays of light are coming out.
Meaning: The symbol of the cross along with the angel wings is used as the symbol of seeking blessings and wishes for the loved one who has passed away.
3. ‘Five-Pointed Star’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The left side of Arturo Vidal’s neck has a tattoo of two five-pointed stars with his initials inked on them.
Meaning: The five-pointed stars are the symbol of protection, guidance, and good luck.
4. Name’s Initials Tattoo
Tattoo: To the left side of Arturo Vidal’s neck is a huge tattoo of his own initials A and V inked in the way that they overlap each other.
5. Familia Tattoo On His Neck
Tattoo: Arturo has got the word, ‘Familia’ inked on the right side of his neck. It has three stars inked on the top of it.
Meaning: It means family. To show his love for his family, Arturo got this ink done.
6. Initials On His Chest
Tattoo: Arturo Vidal has a tattoo of alphabets inked near his beauty bones reads as ‘J S M A V ‘ in bold capital letters inked on it. They most probably as per our research represent the initials of his family members.
7. Praying Hands Tattoo
Tattoo: The right pec muscle of Arturo features the tattoo of the pair of praying hands inked on it.
Meaning: Praying hands symbolizes a person’s respect for God and how he always seeks God’s blessings for himself and his family. Vidal inked himself with this piece to imply his confidence in the sport and how this tattoo is something that helps him to focus well while he is on the field because he knows God is there for him and ready to answer his prayers.
8. Cross Tattoo On His Chest
Tattoo: Arturo has a tattoo of a cross gripped to the left side of his chest. Cross is enough to know about his religious beliefs.
9. ‘Insulin Pump Machine’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The right side of Arturo Vidal’s lower belly contains a tattoo of a insulin machine inked on it.
10. Horse Tattoo On His Belly
Tattoo: A tattoo of a horse-rider riding a horse is tattooed on the left side of his stomach.
Meaning: Arturo has many times talked about his love for horses and the sport of horse riding, and this tattoo shows us his love for the same.
11. ‘Greek Samurai Portrait’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The left side of Vidal’s ribcage features a tattoo of a Greek samurai with some writing in foreign language inked on it.
12. Script Tattoo
Tattoo: Arturo Vidal has a tattoo of a script that reads ‘IL CAMPIONE’ and two alphabets of R with a star inked in between them.
13. Son’s Name Tattoo
Tattoo: The right side of Arturo’s rib-cage contains a tattoo of his son’s name that can be read as ‘Emiliano’.
14. Back Tattoo
Tattoo: Arturo has got his back covered with a whole lot of tattoos that show us a big cross with a banner from which a pair of wings are rising up accompanied. There are two roses tattooed on either side of the wings followed by the dove bird inked on the lower part of the cross. You will also find the phrase “cubreme con tu manto”, which means “God save me” on his back. We can also see the three huge stars inked which contain the letters inside them as E, E, and A.
Meaning: Dove birds as we know ar the symbol of love for the family or near ones. The cross with the angel wings is the way of seeking God’s blessings and also a tribute for someone who is no more.
15. Lion Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper part of Arturo’s arm carries a big ink of a lion which he got with the reference to King Arthur. The tattoo shows the Lion wearing a crown with no 23 inked on it. He got it done from CINCO ANGELES TATTOO studio on January 16, 2018.
Meaning: King Arthur’s tattoo depicted on his body as the Lion has been done to reflect his own image and his nickname i.e King Arthur. This is because of his strength that he has been maned so.
16. Ghost Face Tattoo
Tattoo: The backside of Arturo Vidal’s right-hand carries a tattoo of a hollow nose and a haunted mouth just like that of a ghost, inked on it.
17. Son’s Name Tattoo
Tattoo: Arturo Vidal has a tattoo that reads ‘Alonsito’ along with date 07.05.2005 on his left forearm.
Meaning: The word Alonsito implies the name of his child Alonso and his birth date.
18. Numeral And Stars Tattoo
Tattoo: The front side of Vidal’s right upper arm carries the tattoo of three pink-colored five-pointed stars with the numeral 23 inked on one of them.
19. Warrior Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a portrait of warrior Lucio Fontana inked on the upper side of this right arm with words Jaqueline, Te Amo Mamita and GUERRIERO inked on it.
Meaning: Guerriero (“The Warrior”) is the nickname given to Arturo and thus he decided to get the portrait of Guerriero (“The Warrior”) i.e Lucio Fontana on his arm.
20. Spider Web Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of his right forearm is inked with the patter of Spider web in black and white just like a checkered board along with the spider on it. He claims to have got it done for his son who loves spiderman a lot.
21. Spiral Tattoo
Tattoo: Arturo has a tattoo of spiral waves inked on his right forearm.
23. Freestyle Wave Design Tattoo
Tattoo: The outer side of Arturo Vidal’s left arm is covered with freestyle wave designs inked on it.
24. King Arthur Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of his left bicep is inked with the tattoo that reads, ‘King Arthur’. There are cloud-like designs around the word.
Meaning: King Arthur is Arturo’s nickname. Due to his hard tackling and aggressive style of playing during his time at Juventus led him to be nicknamed Il Guerriero (“The Warrior”) and (“King Arthur“) by the Italian press.
25. Star Tattoo On His Elbow
Tattoo: Arturo features the tattoo of a five-pointed big star on his left elbow. Stars are the way of directing and guiding an individual in life.
26. Shield With Stars Tattoo
Tattoo: Arturo Vidal has a tattoo of a shield with a banner that reads a date 2.05.2015 along with stars inked on it.
27. ‘Antunito’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Another tattoo – “Artunito” with a chain and cross is inked on his left arm and it stands for the name of his sister’s son Arturo.
28. Hand showing Middle Finger Tattoo
Tattoo: Arturo Vidal has a tattoo of a hand possibly wearing glove which is raising its middle finger inked on the inner side of his left arm.
29. Unknown Tattoo
30. Trophy Tattoo
Tattoo: In the honor of American Championship 2015, where he was declared the Man of the Match, he got this trophy inked on his leg.
Meaning: In 2015, on the 4 July during Copa América final, Vidal scored from a penalty in Chile’s 4–1 shoot-out victory over Argentina and was later named to the 2015 Copa América Team of the Tournament for his performances and also named the Man of the Match.
32. ViDAL Tattoo
Tattoo: Arturo Vidal has a tattoo of his last name inked on the lower part of his leg.
33. Portrait On His Leg
Tattoo: Arturo Vidal bears a tattoo of a haunted lady portrait on the upper part of his leg
34. Tactile Weapon Tattoo On His Leg
Tattoo: Arturo Vidal has a tattoo of big tactile gear is inked on it.