Nahitan Michel Nández Acosta is an Uruguayan professional football player who plays as a midfielder for the Uruguay National Team and the Serie A club, Cagliari. Nahitan started his career playing for Peñarol, and also represented Boca Juniors before joining Cagliari in 2019. He has also represented his National Team at the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the 2019 Copa America. Nahitan has many interesting tattoos on his body. All his tattoos are limited to his arms. Let us take a look at his tattoos and the meanings behind them.
1. ‘Beast’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The right shoulder of the player contains a tattoo of the face of a lioness on it. The lioness also has a crown on its head with two feathers dangling down from the crown and reaching up to the tattoo of the compass on his right upper arm.
Meaning: The tattoo of the lioness on his shoulder represents his lovely wife, Sarah Garcia. Nahitan got the tattoo as it represents strength, pride, confidence, and protectiveness, all of which are qualities that his wife also has. The crown on the lioness head shows how his wife is his queen. The feathers on the crown are a symbol of bravery and truth. The couple is happily married and has a son and daughter named Tian and Matilda.
2. ‘Compass’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a tattoo of a compass, right below the tattoo of the lioness on his right arm. The compass also has the names, “MARIA” and “ALFREDO” tattooed inside it.
Meaning: The compass tattoo on his arm represents how he will always find his way to the people whom he loves the most in this world, his parents, Maria and Alfredo whose names are also tattooed inside the compass.
3. ‘Ship’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a huge ship tattooed on the lower side of the player’s right forearm. There are also longitudes and latitudes tattooed on his elbow in the form of map lines that form boxes and connect the tattoo of the ship with the compass.
Meaning: The ship on his arm represents his love for sailing and the sea. The footballer is often seen relaxing on beaches along with his family in most of his social media posts.
4. ‘Mandala’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of his right forearm contains a tattoo of a very intricate design on it.
Meaning: The tattoo on his inner arm is a Sanskrit tattoo known as a mandala. The mandala is a design that means a circle and contains circular patterns that represent balance, eternity, and perfection.
5. ‘Crown’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Just below the tattoo of the mandala, is a tattoo of a crown on his forearm along with the words, “One Life…S” tattooed below it.
Meaning: The tattoo of the crown and the quote on his arm represents how much he enjoys his life and how happy he is. The witty quote below the crown shows how he lives life to the fullest because you only live once, but ending with an S as a tease.
6. ‘Skull’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The left upper arm and shoulder of the player is covered in a large tattoo design of a skull. The jaw of the skull is set on fire and it is also wearing an intricate crown with feathers on it.
Meaning: The tattoo of the skull along with the crown is one of his earlier tattoos that represents good luck. The feathers on the skull’s crown are a symbol of protection.
7. ‘Moon and Trees’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper part of his left forearm contains a tattoo of the moon on it surrounded by clouds. There is also a forest tattooed below the moon containing trees, overlooking a lake which contains a silhouette of a man fishing.
Meaning: The tattoo of the moon and trees along with the man swimming represents calm and peaceful surroundings. The tattoo might also be inspired by one of his childhood memories of fishing with his family.
8. ‘Watch and Date’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Nahitan’s left forearm on the inner side has a pocket watch tattooed on it. There is also a ribbon of roman numerals tattooed along with the watch. The numbers on the band are, “XI-III-MMXI” that represents 11-03-2011. There is another date starting with 15 but it has not been seen properly as the rest of it is partially covered by the flames below his skull tattoo.
9. ‘Rose and Eye’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a rose tattooed on his forearm, just below the pocket watch. There is also an eye tattooed on the inner side of his left wrist.
10. ‘Ring’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a ring tattooed on Nahitan’s left ring finger that also has a date tattooed inside it.
Meaning: The tattoo on his finger is a popular tattoo design that represents his marriage to Sarah Garcia and has the date of their marriage tattooed inside it.