Éder Militão’s 25 Tattoos & Their Meanings

Éder Gabriel Militão is a Brazilian professional footballer from Sertãozinho. He began his career in football in 2010 at the São Paulo FC. However, in the year 2019, he joined Real Madrid CF as they signed him from Porto. Eder is known to have played almost 57 matches for the senior side before transferring to the Portuguese club Porto. Eder’s body is adorned with beautiful inks especially the religious ones that are close to his life. Let us see what meanings do they have for him.

Éder Militão

1. Neck Writing

Eder neck tattoo

Tattoo: On the right side of his neck there is another writing that can be read as ‘Patience is key for Militao’.

Meaning: Eder said that this tattoo is a continuous reminder for himself that he needs to have a lot of patience in order to be successful. He got this tattoo done during the time when he took the leap from Portugual to LaLiga.

2. Back Tattoo

Eder back ink

Eder back tattoo

Tattoo: Eder’s entire back is covered with a portrait of a lady and a pair of roses. As per the sources the portrait represents the face of his mother and the roses have been inked along to show his love for his mother.

3. ‘Devil’ Tattoo

Eder devil tattoo

Eder bicep tattoo

Tattoo: On his inner left bicep there is a big tattoo of the devil’s face inked.

Meaning: Devil tattoo is the symbol of wickedness and evil nature.

4. ‘Dark clouds’ Tattoo

Eder clouds on arm tattoo

Tattoo: On his upper right arm there are multiple dark clouds inked.

Meaning: Dark clouds are used to symbolize the darker phases of life which must have been a source of pain, discouragement, and anger for the person.

5. ‘Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ’

Eder heart with eyes tattoo

Tattoo: On the upper inner arm, Eder has got the Sacred Heart of Jesus tattooed.

Meaning: The Sacred Heart is the Holy symbol that reflects Jesus Christ’s neverending love for humanity and mankind. The heart shows us the string of thorns wrapped around the heart which reflects the pain which Jesus Christ had to suffer in his sacrifice for the sake of humanity. This tattoo tells us about Eder’s strong faith in Jesus Christ, Church, and Jesus’ blessings.

6. ‘Jesus Christ’ Tattoo

Eder Jesus portrait tattoo

Tattoo: On the left side of his abdomen, Eder has got the portrait of Jesus Crist inked.

Meaning: Jesus Christ is the God of Christians and this tattoo on Eder’s body tells us about his religious values and beliefs i.e. Christianity. This is not his first religious tattoo, there are other religious tattoos on his body and this all tells that Eder is a staunch believer in God and his blessings.

7. Patterns on the left arm

Eder left arm patterns

8. Quote on the left arm

Eder quote tattoo

Tattoo: On his left forearm there are few lines inked that have never been revealed by Eder.

9. Swirls on Left arm

Eder left arm tattoo

10. Geisha Tattoo

Eder left bicep portrait tattoo

Tattoo: Eder’s left upper arm is tattooed with a Geisha. The portrait covers the whole of his left bicep and shoulder.

Meaning: Geisha tattoo is symbolic of the Japanese culture. It denotes the beauty and mysterious nature of women. The tattoo holds the face of a girl who wears shadowed makeup and a kimono (Japanese gown) which represents feminine power.

12. Left leg Tattoos

Eder left leg tattoo Eder leg tattoo

Tattoo: On his left leg we can see multiple tattoos. There are roses, a flying pigeon, an all-seeing, and also a compass with a rope.

Meaning: An all-seeing eye is a way to symbolize that God is watching us all and thus, we need to be sure of all the steps and the actions we take in our life. A compass denotes that the person is highly determined and dreams of following the goals of his life whereas the clock added along with it shows us that the person is seeking guidance and help throughout his life and not in just the present moment. Roses adorning the bottom of the clock signify love and life. Whereas the rope entangled with a compass is used to remind yourself that you are dedicated to the bigger things in life.

13. ‘Crying Mary’ Tattoo

Eder Mary Tattoo

Tattoo: There is a portrait of the crying Virgin Mary tattooed on Eder’s right inner forearm.

Meaning: Virgin Mary’s tattoo is the symbol of Eder’s faith in Christianity. It is symbolic of the faith and help which people wish to seek during the troubled times of their life.

14. Portrait on Right arm

Eder portrait on arm tattoo

Tattoo: On Eder’s right bicep we can see a portrait of a girl with a crown.

15. Portrait on the thigh

Eder thigh tattoo

Eder portrait on thigh

Tattoo: On his left thigh, Eder has got the portrait of his younger sister inked.

16. ‘Praying hands’ tattoo

Eder praying hands tattoo

Tattoo: On the outer side of his right arm Militao has got the tattoo of praying hands.

Meaning: Praying Hands are considered to be an important tattoo relating to Christian Faith and as a remembrance of the power of Christ and his blessings. It is also another way of showering love and dedication to self and family.

17. ‘Home City’ Tattoo

Eder right leg ink

Tattoo: Eder’s right leg is inked with a design that shows an area with multiple houses and buildings. The tattoo might represent his home city and the area where he was born i.e. Sertãozinho, State of São Paulo, Brazil.

18. Thigh Tattoos

Eder right leg tattoos

Tattoo: Eder’s thighs are covered with tattoos whose clear images have never been captured. However, on his right thigh, there is a tattoo of the devil’s face.

19. ‘Rosary Beads with Cross’ Tattoo

Eder rosary beads and cross tattoo

Tattoo: Just below the praying hands’ tattoo Eder has got a cross inked with rosary beads.

Meaning: Rosary Beads symbolize Virgin Mary whereas a cross is the symbol of the fact that the wearer is a Christian. If inked together they point out that the person is Catholic

20. ‘Rose’ Tattoo

Eder rose tattoo

Tattoo: Eder’s right hand is inked with a rose.

Meaning: Rose is a symbol of love, affection, and romance.

21. Writing on the wrist

Eder wrist tattoo

Tattoo: On his wrist, he has got the word ‘Liberta’ tattooed. Liberta in English stands for freedom and independence.

22. Writing on the left arm

Eder writing on left forearm

23. The inscription “Ana Maria” Tattoo

Eder writing on arm


Tattoo: On the outer side of his right forearm, Eder has got a name inked that can be read as ‘Ana Maria’.

Meaning: The tattoo is dedicated to his mother, ‘Ana Maria Militao’.

24. ‘Demons vs Angels’ Tattoo

Eder Angels vs demon Tattoo

Tattoo: On his chest, Eder has got the tattoo of the Demons vs Angels.

Meaning: Demon and Angels are the symbols of evil and good which are co-existent in this world.

25. Stomach Tattoo

Eder writing on stomach

Tattoo: Across his lower abdomen, Eder has got the Portuguese word, ‘Gratidao’ inked.

Meaning: Gratidao is the Portuguese word which means Gratitude in English.

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