Lukas Josef Podolski is a German professional football player who plays as an attacker for the Turkish team Antalyaspor and the German National Team. His strong and accurate left foot is famous in the football world. He first joined the Poland National Team but was rejected in 2003. After which he joined the German National Team and has scored 49 goals for them till now and has won the 2014 FIFA World Cup with them too. He has also represented many big clubs such as Bayern Munich, Inter Milan, and Arsenal. Lukas has some pretty interesting tattoos on his body, most of which are for his loved ones and his career. Let us take a look at his tattoos and the meanings behind them.
1. ‘Name and Date’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of the player’s right wrist contains the name, “Louis” tattooed on it along with the date, “14.4.08” below it.
Meaning: The tattoo of the name on his arm represents his love for his son, Louis Gabriel Podolski along with the date on which he was born.
2. ‘Maya’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper side of his right wrist contains the name, “Maya” tattooed on it.
Meaning: The tattoo of the name represents his love for his other child, his daughter, Maya Podolski.
3. ‘Initials’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of Lukas’ left wrist contains the initials, “L and M” tattooed on it.
Meaning: The tattoo of the initials stands for his own name, Lukas, and the name of his spouse, Monika. The tattoo represents how close they are and their loving bond.
4. 10 Tattoo
Tattoo: The number, “10” is tattooed on the upper side of Lukas’ left wrist.
Meaning: The number on his wrist represents the jersey number that he wears for the German National Team. It is the same number that he wore when he won the FIFA World Cup with them in 2014. There is another tattoo that represents that win on his body too as you will soon find out.
5. ‘Cologne’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The right bicep of the player contains a tattoo of a shield on it that is divided into a red part containing three crowns and a white part containing 11 marks inside it. The word, “Cologne” is tattooed below the shield.
Meaning: The tattoo represents his love and respect for the club, FC Cologne (English), or FC Köln which is the club he began his career with. He was in the second division team and was invited to play with the seniors when the team faced relegation from the Bundesliga. He scored 10 goals in 19 appearances in that season, creating the best record tally of an 18-year-old in the Bundesliga.
6. ‘Trophy’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Lukas’ left bicep contains a tattoo of the FIFA World Cup trophy on it.
Meaning: The tattoo of the trophy on his arm is a tribute to when Lukas, along with the German National Team won the 2014 FIFA World Cup by defeating Argentina in the finals, 1-0.
7. Portrait Tattoo
Tattoo: The left side of the footballer’s chest contains a tattoo of a portrait of a young boy’s face on it.
Meaning: The portrait on his pec is a portrait of his son, Louis Gabriel Podolski whom he adores very much.