Mario Mandžukić’s 11 Tattoos & Their Meanings

Mario Mandžukić is a Croatian professional football player. He currently represents the club, Al-Duhail in Qatar Stars League, and the Croatian National Team as an attacker. He has also played for many big clubs like Bayern Munich, Juventus, and Athletico Madrid. Mario has some pretty interesting tattoos on his body. Let us take a look at them and the meanings they hold.

Mario Mandžukić

1. Cross Tattoo

Tattoo: The left shoulder of the footballer contains a large tattoo of a cross on it. The tips of the cross are done with a design to match flower petals to match the background of flowers behind the cross.

Meaning: The cross tattoo represents Mario’s religious views. The cross shares the central part of his faith which is the sacrifice of Jesus Christ to save humanity.

2. Angel and Flower Tattoo

Tattoo: There is a tattoo of an angel, tattooed on the upper left arm of the player with her wings spreading towards the sides. There is also a flower tattooed near his left elbow.

Meaning: The angel tattoo on his is associated with his faith. The angel represents Mario’s guardian angel and stands as a symbol of protection from evil.

3. Flower Tattoo

Tattoo: There is a large flower tattooed on the back of his left upper arm and the rest of it is also covered in floral-inspired designs.

4. Football Tattoo

Tattoo: There is a football tattooed on the upper side of his left forearm.

Meaning: The football on his arm represents his love and respect for the sport that he plays.

5. Star Tattoo

Tattoo: There is a star tattooed on the upper side of his left forearm.  There are also a few other stars tattooed on his arm as you will soon find out.

6. Cards Tattoo

Tattoo: There are 4 aces tattooed on the upper side of his left forearm. There are also three stars tattooed on his upper wrist.

Meaning: The four aces on his arm are a symbol of good luck, power, and victory. The three stars on his wrist represent growth in his professional life and everything that he has achieved as a footballer through hard work and dedication.

7. Dice Tattoo

Tattoo: There is a pair of dice, along with another star tattooed on the inner side of his left forearm. The rest of his forearm contains tattoo designs in the background that consists of flowers and mountain ranges to complete his sleeve.

8. Writing Tattoo

Tattoo: There is a tattoo of a few words written inside an encased design on Mario’s left bicep.

9. Characters Tattoo

Tattoo: The inner side of his right forearm contains a tattoo of 4 Chinese characters tattooed on it.

Meaning: The Characters on his arm stand for strength, luck, family and faith.

10. Back Tattoo

Tattoo: There is a line tattooed on Mario’s lower back. The line is in Hebrew and was tattooed as a mirror image but has a flaw in it.

Meaning: The tattoo was supposed to translate to, “What doesn’t kill me, makes me stronger” but the flaw does ruined his piece.

11. Leg Tattoo

Tattoo: The side of his right leg contains a tattoo of a symbol tattooed on it in front of an orange background.

Meaning: The symbol on his leg is the symbol of the zodiac sign, Gemini. Mario was born on 21 May 1986 and the tattoo represents Mario’s own zodiac sign which is Gemini.

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