Lucas Sebastián Torreira Di Pascua is an Uruguayan professional football player who plays for Arsenal in Premier League and the Uruguayan National Team. He started his career playing for Pescara and then moved to Sampdoria. He signed with Arsenal in 2018 and is currently on loan to Athletico Madrid. Lucas has many interesting inks all over his body. Let us take a look at them and the meanings behind them.
1. ‘Lion’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The right shoulder of the player has a tattoo of a lion on it, wearing a crown.
Meaning: The tattoo represents the king of the jungle and how Lucas’ personality matches that of the beast exhibiting pride and strength.
2. ‘Watch’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a pocket watch tattooed below the lion’s face on his right arm with the word, “Familia” tattooed below it.
Meaning: The word is Spanish for family and along with the watch represents how time does not stop for anyone so it is important for one to spend time with one’s family.
3. Peace Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a cartoon hand tattooed behind his right upper arm doing a sign by holding up two fingers, representing the peace symbol.
4. ‘Dice’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a pair of dice tattooed below the watch tattoo, right where his elbow folds.
5. Cross and Compass Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of his right arm contains a tiny cross on it. His forearm has a compass tattooed on it that has an eye tattooed right in the middle of it. The compass is also surrounded by words, “faith” and “strength”
Meaning: The eye is the symbol of focus and the compass provides direction. The North point of the compass is also pointing towards the words, “faith” and “strength” which is the whole idea of the tattoo design. The design represents how Lucas is focused on what he wants and believes in his faith and his strength. The cross on his arm represents his religious views by symbolizing the sacrifice of Jesus Christ to save humanity. There is another tattoo on his arm for his faith too as you will soon read.
6. Roses Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper part of his right forearm is covered in tattoos of two large rose flowers.
7. ‘Face’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The back of his right forearm contains the lower part of a woman’s face tattooed on it.
8. Heart Tattoo
Tattoo: The lower side of his right wrist contains the Sacred Heart of Christ tattooed on it.
Meaning: This tattoo also represents his religious views and is a very popular tattoo with a deep meaning in Roman Catholic practice. The tattoo represents the actual heart of Jesus Christ and is the symbol of God’s boundless and passionate love for mankind.
9. ‘Zodiac’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper part of his right wrist contains two irregular lines tattooed on it.
Meaning: The two lines represent the zodiac sign of Aquarius which is Lucas’ sun sign. Lucas was born on 11 February 1996.
10. ‘Child’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper left arm of the player has a tattoo of a portrait of a child on it.
Meaning: The tattoo of the child on his arm is a tattoo of himself when he was a little kid. The tattoo is a tribute tattoo for himself when he started playing football and won his first trophy.
11. ‘Football’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a football tattooed on the upper part of his left forearm. The football also has a sun on it. The words, “Fray Bentos” are also tattooed below the football.
Meaning: The tattoo of the football on his arm represents his love for the sport and how it was his lifelong dream to become a footballer. The sun on the football is a nod to one of his favorite activities as a child which was watching the sunset with his mother. The words, “Fray Bentos” on his arm represent the name of the city he was born in.
12. Quote and Plane Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a quote tattooed on the side of his left forearm that reads, “I Love You Dady”. There is also a scene of a plane flying above a building on his forearm. There is a road leading up to the building and the number, “2014” is tattooed on the road. There is also a quote tattooed around his wrist.
Meaning: The tattoo of the quote on his forearm represents his love for his father, Ricardo Torreira. The scene is from his hometown and the number 2014 represents the year that he made his debut for the first team for Pescara.
13. Hands Tattoo
Tattoo: The back of his head contains a quote tattooed on it that starts near his ear and ends in the middle of his neck. The quote reads, “Vive y crea tu propio camino”. There is also a tattoo of two hands on the back of his neck.
Meaning: The quote on his neck is a motivational quote in Spanish that translates to, “live and create your own way” and represents how Lucas approaches life as well as football and believes in himself while enjoying his life to the full.
14. Words Tattoo
Tattoo: There are also a few words tattooed on his left pec, just below his collar bone.
15. ‘Crest’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The right calf of the player contains a football team crest tattooed on it.
Meaning: The crest on his calf belong to his childhood football club, Atlética 18 de Julio. When Lucas was just 9 years old, he made the journey from his hometown to the capital in pursuit of trials for the Penarol youth team. His journey was not so great and ended with him stranded in the capital with no money and no place to stay. After his failed move, his club, Atlética 18 de Julio accepted him managed his expenses and brought him back. Lucas got the tattoo of the club’s crest as a tribute because he is emotionally attached to the club.
16. ‘Logo and Number’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The left calf of the player contains a handprint tattooed on it. There is an emblem tattooed over the handprint with four stars and the letters, AUF encased within two olive branches inside a shield. The date, “23-3-2018” is tattooed to the right of the logo along with the sign for substitution at 68 minutes with the date. The number, “14” is also tattooed below the emblem.
Meaning: The tattoo represents the emblem of the Uruguay National Football Team. The date on the right is the date when Lucas made his international debut with the team, on 23 March 2018. He was substituted in the 68th minute and the match ended in a 2-0 victory over the Czech Republic. The number 14 represents the jersey number that he wears for the National Team.
17. Portrait Tattoo
Tattoo: The side of his left leg contains a tattoo of a portrait of a woman on it. The front of his left leg contains a portrait of an old man on it.
Meaning: The tattoo of the man and the woman on his left leg is a portrait of the most important people in his life. They are his parents, Ricardo Torreira and Viviana Di Pascua, whom he adores very much.