Ezequiel Marcelo Garay González is an Argentine professional footballer. He plays as a central defender for Valencia in La Liga and the Argentina National Team. Garay has represented several big clubs throughout his career, such as Real Madrid, Benfica, and Valencia. Garay has many tattoos on his body like most footballers but most of his tattoos are related to the members of his family. Let us take a look at his inks and the meanings behind them.
1. Lion Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper left arm and shoulder of the defender are covered in a large tattoo of the face of a lion.
Meaning: A lion represents courage as well as bravery but along with all others of his tattoos, this one represents himself, as the protector of the family, just like a lion.
2. Name Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner part of his left forearm contains the name, “Jazmin” tattooed on it and his right one contains the name, “Benjamin” tattooed on the inside of his right forearm. The inner side of his arm also contains the quote, “El Sentido de la Vida, yo me Elijo” tattooed on it.
Meaning: The name, “Benjamin” on his right arm is a tattoo that shows his love for his brother, Benjamin Garay. What many people do not know is that Garay also has a sister, who is the youngest out of the three, whose name is tattooed on his left arm, Jazmin Garay. The quote on his arm translates to, “The meaning of life, I choose myself”
3. Gregorio Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of his left wrist contains the name, “Gregorio” tattooed on it.
Meaning: The tattoo represents the love that he has for his father, Gregorio Garay.
4. ‘G24’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of his right forearm contains the word, “G24” tattooed on it.
Meaning: The tattoo represents his name, Garay as well as the number 24 which is the jersey number that he wears for Valencia.
5. Football Tattoo
Tattoo: The lower side of his right forearm also contains a football tattooed on it.
Meaning: The tattoo shows the love and respect that he has for the sport that he plays.
6. Portrait Tattoo
Tattoo: The right upper arm of the football contains a tattoo of a portrait of a baby’s face on it, just above his elbow. Below the portrait are the roman numbers, “XI / X / MMKV” tattooed.
Meaning: The portrait on Ezequiel’s arm is of his daughter with Tamara Gorro. Below the face, is her date of birth tattooed, represented by the roman numbers. The date is October 11, 2015. He also has her name tattooed on his body.
7. ‘Shaila’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of his right wrist contains the name, “Shaila” tattooed on it.
Meaning: The tattoo represents the name of his beloved daughter, Shaila Garay Gorro.
8. ‘Rose’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper side of his right forearm contains a tattoo of a rose flower on it. There are two quotes also tattooed above and below the rose flower in Spanish.
9. Bicep Tattoo
Tattoo: Ezequiel’s right bicep contains the words, “Somos 1” tattooed on it along with swirly lines.
Meaning: The tattoo is a motivational tattoo. The word is in Portuguese and translates to, “We are one” ie “We are 1”
10. ‘Miriam’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The side of his right lower leg contains the name, “Miriam” tattooed on it.
Meaning: Just like he has the names of all his family tattooed on his body, this one represents the name of his mother, Miriam González, whom he adores very much.
11. ‘Marcelo’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The name, “Marcelo” is tattooed on the outer side of his left lower leg.
Meaning: Marcelo is Ezequiel’s middle name. The footballer’s full name is, Ezequiel Marcelo Garay González.