Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior (Neymar Jr.) is a Brazillian Professional Footballer who plays as an attacker for the French club, Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazillian National Team. Neymar adorns the No.10 Jersey and is considered one of the best players of the world for his pace, finishing, dribbling skills and the ability to play with both feet equally. Neymar was sold by FC Barcelone in 2017 to Paris Saint-Germain for a fee of €222 million, making him the most expensive player in the world ever. Neymar is a huge fan of getting tattooed and his body is filled with many interesting ones. Let us see what they are and the meanings they hold.
1. ‘Left-hand’ Tattoos
Tattoo: Neymar’s left hand contains the tattoo of the face of a lion. His ring finger contains a Queen crown tattoo and his pinkie has two tick marks inked on it.
“It’s a Queen’s crown. It’s for when I get married!”
2. ‘Love’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The side of his left hand’s palm contains the word, Love tattooed on it in cursive.
3. ‘Poem’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a tattoo of a prom of a few lines inked on the right side of Neymar’s chest. The words read, “Toda arma… E toda língua… Bola que é sua… Que não é sua…”
Meaning: When asked about the tattoo, he explained, “It’s a phrase we always say before every match. I decided to get it on my chest. It’s for the love and consideration I have for my dad”
4. ‘Mother’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a portrait of a woman on Neymar’s right bicep.
Meaning: The portrait is of his mother, Nadine Santos.
5. ‘Portrait’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is another portrait of a girl on Neymar’s right shoulder.
Meaning: The portrait is of Neymar’s sister, Rafaella Santos for whom he got this tattoo. Neymar considers his sister one of his best friends.
6. ‘Blessed’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The footballer’s upper back, just below his neck, contains the word, Blessed tattooed on it.
7. ‘Never Ending Love’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Neymar’s right side of the body, just above his thigh contains the words, “Never-ending love” inked on it.
“I can’t tell you about this one, it’s a secret.” He got this ink done during the time when he was dating the actress Bruna Marquezine.
8. ‘Birds and Words’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The left side of Neymar’s neck contains three little birds flying along with the words, “Tudo Passa” inked on it.
Meaning: The words, Tudo Passa mean that nothing last just like how birds never stay at one place.
“Good moments pass, bad moments pass. I have to enjoy these moments as much as I can. When you need to be happy, do thing well and give your all. This phrase says a lot about me.”
9. ‘IV’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The Roman Numeral for the number four, IV is inked on the right side of his neck.
Meaning: The Four represents the four members of his family, His Parents, his sister and himself.
10. ‘Cross’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The backside of Neymar’s neck contains the tattoo of a cross with wings.
Meaning: The tattoo represents his religious views and also goes with his Blessed tattoo.
11. ‘Dream Chaser’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The right side of his neck also contains the tattoos of a feather and the words, “Dream Chaser” inked on it in cursive.
12. ‘Sorella and Diamond’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Neymar’s left shoulder contains the tattoo of a diamond with the word, Sorella inked over it.
Meaning: Neymar got this tattoo for his sister, Rafaella. She has a matching tattoo at the same place with the word, Fratello inked over the diamond which means brother for Neymar.
13. ‘Son’s Name’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a tattoo of a crown and his son’s name along with his date of birth inked on Neymar’s right forearm.
Meaning: The name of his son, Davi Lucca is inked just above his date of birth, 24*08*11
14. ‘Ankle’ Tattoos
Tattoo: Neymar’s left ankle contains the word, Ousadia and his right ankle contains the word, Alegria inked on it.
Meaning: The word Ousadia means Courage and Alegria means Joy which explains his playing style and also associated with his transition with FC Barcelona.
15. ‘Tiger’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The outer side of his left forearm contains the tattoo of a Tiger.
16. ‘Right-hand’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a tattoo of a ring on his index finger and a cross on his hand.
Meaning: The ring is a cover-up tattoo for a peace sign.
17. ‘Heart’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a tattoo of a heart on his upper right arm done with fading.
18. ‘Shhh…’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The side of his left index finger contains the word, Shhh… inked on it.
19. ‘Cross and Crown’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The outer side of her left upper arm contains a large tattoo of a cross with a crown over it and the words, Todos Corren tattooed below it. The cross is encased in a banner which reads, Corintios 9:24-27
Meaning: The words, Todos Corren mean Everybody Runs.
20. ‘Life is a joke’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper part of his left arm contains the words, ‘Life is a joke’ tattooed on it.
“I identify a lot with this tattoo. Don’t take life so seriously. You have to enjoy every moment. Life is serious, but not that serious.”
21. ‘Prayer’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a tattoo of two hands praying with a sun behind them on the front side of Neymar’s left forearm with the letters Fe inked below them.
Meaning: The words Fe represent his faith and he got this tattoo in love of the fact how his prayers for playing were answered and he became a professional footballer.
22. ‘Fist’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a tattoo of a closed fist with the words, “Far parte de mi historia” inked around the fist on the upper part of his left arm.
Meaning: When asked about the tattoo, Neymar said, “This one is the same one as three of my friends have. We all have the same design, but each one has a different phrase”
23. ‘Rafaella’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The outer sider of his right wrist contains the name of his beloved sister, Rafaella with a heart. This was also Neymar’s first tattoo.
24. ‘Bicep’ Tattoos
Tattoo: Neymar’s left bicep contains the word, Family inked on it. Just beside the word, a symbol for a treble and three stars are inked in fading style.
Meaning: Family is everything for Neymar and there are many tattoos on his body for his love for his family, including this one.
25. ‘Dios es fiel’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The words, ‘Dios es Fiel’ are inked on the inner side of his left wrist.
Meaning: He got this tattoo after winning the Champion’s League with Barcelona. The tattooed words stand for “God is Faithful”.
26. ‘Stay Strong’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Neymar’s left shoulder contains the words, “Stay Strong” tattooed on it just above his diamond tattoo.
27. ‘Words on the Right leg’
Tattoo: The front part of his right leg contains a tattoo of a group of Motivational words. The leg includes Work Hard, Focus, Passion, Faith tattooed on it.
28. ‘Champions League and Emoji’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The side of his calf contains the tattoo of the Champions League cup along with a date and above the cup, is a tattoo of an emoji with its tongue out.
Meaning: The date, 06.06.15 is the date Barcelone beat Juventus in the Champions League final. Neymar got this tattoo because it is one of the most important trophies of his career.
29. ‘Football’ Tattoo
Tattoo: His calf also contains the tattoo of a football wearing a crown along with a sketchy outline of himself at back.
Meaning: He got this tattoo to show his love for football and how football has given him everything in return.
30. ‘Dreams’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The back of his left calf contains a tattoo of a boy holding a football, standing on the ground looking at the favelas in Brazil dreaming of football and a home.
Meaning: The small boy is Neymar himself. He got this tattoo to show that he has not forgotten where he came from. The place in the background is his home. He said that the tattoo inspires him to seek new heights.
31. ‘Puzzle Piece’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The right forearm of the footballer contains a tattoo of a puzzle piece with the letter M inked inside it.
32. ‘Nadine’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The name, Nadine is inked on the side of his left wrist encased between a heart and an infinity symbol.
Meaning: Nadine is the name of Neymar’s mother and the tattoo represents his undying love for her.
33. ‘Son’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner part of his right forearm contains the portrait of his son, Davi Luca.
34. Phrase on the left part of Body
Tattoo: The left part of Neymar’s body contains the line, “Por contade de Deus, somos irmaos” inked on it vertically.
Meaning: When asked about it, Neymar said that it is a phrase that he, his sister and his best friend, Joclecio Amancio use among themselves.
35. ‘Knight on a Horse’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner part of his left wrist contains the words Efesios 6:11. There is also a tattoo of a knight riding a horse, holding a sword in his left hand and a shield in his right which also contains efesios 6:11 written on it.
Meaning: Neymar said that efesios 6:11 is a Bible phrase which he reads every day.
Tattoo: Neymar’s both shins contain tattoos of two quotes where left one contains the words “Que Deus me abenço” which means God Bless You.
.37. ‘1992’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Just below his shin tattoos are the letters 1992 tattooed with two digits being on each leg.
Meaning: 1992 is the birth year of Neymar.
38. ‘Olympics and the Anchor’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Neymar’s left wrist contains the Olympic Rings tattoo with the words, Rio 2016 inked above it. There is also the tattoo of an anchor on his left hand.
Meaning: Neymar got this tattoo to celebrate Brazil’s gold medal at the 2016 Olympics.
Tattoo: There are tattoos of different emojis on Neymar’s calves.
40. ‘Poem and Thigh’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The right side of Neymar’s body contains a poem tattooed on it. His thigh also contains a tattoo of numbers 1 and 99 and the word, Change.
41. ‘Flower’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper part of Neymar’s left arm also contains the tattoo of a flower.
42. ‘Heart’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a tattoo of a heart on Neymar’s right pinkie finger.
43. ‘Superheros’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Neymar’s back tattoo includes two superheroes, the Spiderman and the Batman. He got the tattoos of Spiderman and Batman because they are his favourite characters.
44. ‘Chest and Neck’ tattoos
Tattoo: Neymar’s chest contains the words, “Gigante por Natureza” inked across it. His throat contains the words, “step by step” inked on it. His right shoulder blade reads, “be nice” and his left shoulder blade has the word, “resilience” inked on it. The left part of his chest contains the tattoo of an Eagle below this there is a poem tattoo and a football field surrounded by trees. There is another tattoo on the left side of his body of Mickey Mouse holding a football.
Meaning: The motivational words are no surprise as his body is covered in many. Mickey is one of his favourite characters. The words, “Gigante por Natureza” mean Giant from Nature.
45. ‘Flower on Arm’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is another tattoo of a flower on Neymar’s left arm just above his prayer tattoo.
46. ‘Eye’ Tattoo
Tattoo: His right arm contains the tattoo of an eye inked just above his elbow. The eye is of his son, Davi Luca.