Martin Skrtel is a Slovak professional footballer and a captain of the Slovakia National football team who plays as a center-back for Atalanta. Looks, tattoos, and defensive abilities have grown day-by-day for Martin Skrtel, ever since his arrival from Zenit Saint Petersburg and joining Liverpool in winter 2008. Apart from this, Martin Skrtel has done a great job of inking himself with amazing body arts. Martin Skrtel of Liverpool has his both sleeves covered with empathetic and realistic tattoos relating to his life. His some of the most famous tattoos are Vini Vidi vici on his rib cage, and Angel wings on his back. Let us explore his inks and their interesting meanings.
1. ‘Angel with Wings’ Tattoo
Tattoo: A giant angel with huge wings is tattooed on Martin Skrtel’s major portion of the back.
Meaning: Angels are symbols of bringing good fortune and miracles, something that players are frequently in need of. Martin Skrtel is known to be the believer of such good luck charms and thus, he decided to have an angel on his back.
2. Names on his back
Tattoo: The Slovakian footballer’s lower back has a tattoo that reads “Barbora” and “Matteo” with a red-colored heart in between them.
Meaning: The name “Barbora” and “Matteo” tattooed on his lower back shows his love for his wife and his son.
3. ‘Tribal design’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The back of Martin Skrtel’s neck has a tattoo of a big floral design inked on it in blue-black ink.
4. Parsi writing on his arm
Tattoo: On the left bicep of Martin Skrtel there is a tattoo of the phrase written in a foreign language.
Meaning: The phrase is known to be in the Arabic language which means “Marteen” in English.
5. ‘Jersey No- 37’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of Martin Skrtel’s left arm has a tattoo of his jersey no “37” surrounded with floral designs inked on it.
6. ‘Celtic Cross’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On Martin Skrtel’s left forearm a tattoo of designer symbol of the Celtic cross is inked on it.
Meaning: The symbol i.e the cross represents the meeting place of divine energies, Celtic Cross tattoo is the perfect symbol because it associates with God, religion, and faith. The cross tattoo represents his strong faith for his religion and God Jesus.
7. ‘The Glowing Sun, Praying hands with a quote’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Across his shoulder of left arm, there is a depiction of the rising sun followed by two hands praying to god with a quote in Spanish inked on it. Holding hands in front of the sun contains a quote which is taken from the holy bible.
8. ‘Monk’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of his left bicep contains a portrait of a monk tattooed on it.
Right Arm Tattoos:
9. ‘Tribal’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The right bicep and forearm of Martin is completely inked in a tribal design which is colored in green-blue ink.
10. ‘Birth Date’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of the footballer’s right forearm has a tattoo that reads 15-12-84.
Meaning: The dates 15-12-84 i.e 15th of December 1984 is the birthdate of Martin Skrtel.
11. Chinese Writing on Arm
Tattoo: On the forearm of Mattin Skrtel’s there is a tattoo of Chinese writing inscribed on it.
12. Wrist Tattoo
Tattoo: The wrist of the footballer’s right arm has a tattoo of some initials inked on it.
13. ‘Stars’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On the right forearm of Martin Skrtel there are multiple stars tattooed followed by some shaded patterns in the form of clouds.
14. ‘Zodiac Sign’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The right bicep of footballer’s arm has a symbol of his zodiac sign inked on it.
Meaning: The symbol is of the sun sign Sagittarius, depicted on Martin Skrtel’s arm. It is ninth astrological sign, which is associated with the constellation Sagittarius and spans and beneath it word written “Sagittarius”
15. ‘Latin Phrase’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The right side of Martin Skrtel’s torso is inked with a phrase in Latin that reads ” Veni Vidi Vici”.
Meaning: Veni, Vidi, Vici. is a Latin phrase which means ‘I came, I saw, I conquered’ which was first said by Julius Caesar after winning a battle in Asia.
16. ‘Date with Quote’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On Martin Skrtel’s chest there is a tattoo that reads 01-10-2011 with a writing “La Familia” inked on it.
Meaning: The Latin phrase “La Familia” which stands for The family with date 01-10-2011 is when Martin got to hear the news of him becoming a father.
17. ‘Rings with date’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The right leg of Martin features two rings and a date that reads 16.06.2012.
Meaning: The tattoo simply decodes the occasion of the marriage of his with wife Barbora Škrtelová.
18. ‘Foreign Language’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The right leg of Martin Skrtel’s has another tattoo inscribed in the Chinese language inked on it.