Diego Armando Maradona Franco, an Argentine professional football player, was regarded as one of the well-acclaimed football players. He died on 25 th November 2020, due to cardiac arrest. He owned extraordinary skills and due to his talent, he was also given the nickname “El Pibe de Oro” Diego was twice banned due to his involvement in drugs. He was known by nicknames as, ‘Hand of God’ and ‘The Golden Boy’. Diego was too close to his family especially his daughters and this was evident from his body tattoos. Let us see what tattoos he had and what meanings did they have for him.
1. Bicep Tattoo
“I carry him on my arm and in my heart. I learned his story, I learned to love him. …Meeting him was like touching the sky with my hands.”
2. Daughter’s Name Tattoo
Tattoo: On the inner side of his right forearm, Diego had the tattoo of his daughter, ‘Gianinna’ inked. Maradona loved his wife and both the daughters a lot.
3. ‘Tiny Heart’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Maradon’s right wrist had a small heart inked. The heart is a symbol of love and romance.
4. ‘Fidel Castro’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Diego had the portrait of Fidel inked on his left leg.
Meaning: Fidel was the former Prime Minister of Cuba. Diego and Fidel shared a very close bond. Their bond could be understood from the fact that when Fidel explored in 2016, Diego was recorded to have been broken and also considered him as his ‘second father’. Diego and Fidel met for the first time in 1987 following Argentina’s 1986 FIFA World Cup triumph. Coincidentally, Diego died on the same date after four years of Fidel’s death, i.e. 24 November 2020 whereas, Castro died on November 25, 2016.
“Meeting him was like touching the sky with my hands. What he has done for me is indescribable. Along with God, he is the reason I am alive.”
5. ‘DALMA’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On the inner side of his left forearm, Maradona had the name of his other daughter inked as, ‘Dalma’. Dalma is Diego’s older daughter, however, Diego’s mother’s first name was also, Dalma.
6. ‘Rocio’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On his bicep, Diego had got a tattoo that was kept hidden by him. The tattoo said, ‘Rocio’. Rocio is the first name of his first girlfriend, ‘Rocio Oliva’. They came into headlines in the year 2014.
7. ‘Dragon’ Tattoo
Tattoo: A lightly shaded dragon was inked on his arm.
Meaning: Dragon is the symbol of good luck and also, the symbol of strength and confidence.
8. ‘Benjamin’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On Diego’s right forearm, he had the tattoo of the name, ‘Benjamin’.
Meaning: Benjamin is the grandson of Diego Maradona and the son of Diego’s daughter, Gianinna, who is married to the famous footballer, Sergio Aguero.