Mario Balotelli Barwuah is a famous Italian professional footballer. He currently plays as a striker for Süper Lig club Adana Demirspor. He is known to have begun his football career with not so successful start. His trial at Barcelona had turned unsuccessful. In the year 2009, he came into the limelight after being suspended owing to multiple disciplinary problems. However, his victories have been enough to shadow his bad instances throughout his career. Also, Mario has got certain body tattoos. Let us see what meanings do they hold to him.
1. Cross on Chest
Tattoo: On his right pec, Mario has got a heart-shaped logo which is topped by a dark black cross on the top right.
Meaning: Cross is the Holy Symbol of the Christians. It is believed to represent Jesus Christ. The tattoo not only symbolises his religious views but also his faith in Jesus and his blessings.
2. Crown Tattoo
3. Face and Neck tattoos
Tattoo: Mario got all these five tattoos done together. It includes a gorilla on the right side of his neck, a tiny cross on his right cheek, ‘Black power‘ inked above his right eye-brow, a leaf on his left cheek, and the letter ‘M’ on the left side of his neck. He got these tattoos and revealed them via his Instagram handle on 22 August 2020.
Meaning: The cross symbolizes that Mario is a Christian and holds strong faith and belief in Jesus Christ and his blessings. The feather on his cheek represents the feather of an eagle which is considered to be the symbol of courage, power, and bravery. The letter ‘M’ represents his names’ initial and the roaring gorilla is often regarded as the symbol of loyalty, dignity, and leadership. The slogan, ‘Black Power’ is closest to Mario, as he has always been trying to address racism and stand for the African-American community and the Black Lives Matter campaign. He has always said that he shall keep supporting the cause in the hope of putting an end to it. Not forgetting the fact that he himself has also faced racism multiple times. All these tattoos were done by the tattoo artist, Eros Saviano, based in Brescia.
4. Forearm Tribal Design Tattoo
Tattoo: Mario is known to be a tattoo lover and this is quite evident from his heavily tattooed arms that are covered in tribal designs from top to bottom. Tribal arm tattoos are the symbol of strength, power, and a way of showing respect for your rich culture and heritage.
5. Chest Writing Tattoo
Tattoo: On his left pec, Mario has got few lines tattooed that can be read as,
‘‘I am the punishment of God, If you had not committed great sins, God would not have sent a punishment like me upon you.’
Meaning: It is one of the famous quotes by Genghis Khan (Mongolian warlord) who always wanted to unify the power of foreign trade and wanted to gain maximum knowledge. He had almost conquered the whole world. Mario got this tattoo in November 2012 to celebrate his victory goal. He got the special writing done after scoring his first goal of the 2012-13 season during Barclays Premier League. It is often appreciated that on his victory, Mario opted to get this ink done rather than partying around.
6. ‘Cross and Prayer’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a huge cross tattoo that adorns Mario’s right bicep. Also, it is wrapped with a circular banner that contains a prayer inside it.
Meaning: Cross is the Holy symbol of Christians and shows the faith of the wearer hereby, telling us about strong religious beliefs of Mario and how deeply he believes in the power of prayer.
7. Tribal Design on Bicep
Tattoo: Mario’s left bicep is also covered with a tribal design. It is another way of representing power, wisdom, strength, and your connection to rich heritage and background.
8. ‘Blessed’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On his right bicep overlapping the cross and prayer tattoo is the word, ‘Blessed’ inked.
This tattoo totally justifies his tattooed right arm which is nothing but his dedication towards his religious mindset and the faith in the power of prayer and Jesus Christ, the Supreme God of Christians.