Paolo Guerrero’s 27 Tattoos & Their Meanings

José Paolo Guerrero Gonzales, better known as Paolo Guerrero is a Peruvian footballer who plays as a striker and center back for Brazilian club Internacional and the Peru National Team. He is also named as The Predator, The warrior, Depredador among his fans. He made his International debut in 2004  and loves Tattooing his body. His most adored ink is the one of which contains his son’s face tattooed on his abdomen. Let us explore his multiple body inks and analyze their meanings.

Paolo Guerrero

1. ‘Crawling Baby’ Tattoo

Paolo Guerrero Stomach Baby Tattoo

Tattoo: The name “Diego” and a portrait of a toddler is inked on Peruvian footballer’s abdomen close to the right-side of his navel.

Meaning: The tattoo is of his son “Diego”. Paolo Guerrero got this inked when his son was 4 months old and just started to crawl as shown in the tattoo.

2. Writing on his chest

Paolo Guerrero Chest Tattoo

Tattoo: On Paolo Guerrero’s left pec there is a  writing, as ” TE AMO PERU” inked on it.

Meaning: “Te Amo” means “I love you” in English which is used for deep passionate love. “Amo” is the present tense of the form of the verb “amar” – i.e to love. ” Te” means “you”.

TE AMO PERU found on footballer’s chest shows the deep love for his nation i.e Peru.

3. Quote on his lower back

Paolo Guerrero Lower Back Tattoo

Tattoo: The lower back of Paolo Guerrero has writing inked on it.

4. Writing on the Lower Abdomen

Paolo Guerrero Lower Abdomen Tattoo

Tattoo: Paolo Guerrero has writing in Spanish inked on his lower abdomen that reads, “Nullu si sa tullu s’ immagina” which means nothing is as you imagine.

5. Unknown Tattoo

Paolo Guerrero Front Unknown Tattoo

6. Quote on his Neck 

Paolo Guerrero Neck Quote Tattoo

Tattoo: To the striker’s left side of his chest there is a quote inked on it which reads, “peace and love for my enemies”.

7. ‘Guns’ Tattoo

Paolo Guerrero Left Ear Gun Tattoo

Tattoo: Paolo Guerrero has a tattoo of two guns intersecting each other inked below the side of his left ear.

8. Symbol Tattoo

Paolo Guerrero Neck Fe Tattoo

Tattoo: Towards the left side of Paolo Guerrero’s neck word ‘fe’ is inked on it.

Meaning: The meaning of ‘fe’ simply explains iron which he got to represent his strength for the game he plays.

9. ‘Lionhead’ Tattoo

Paolo Guerrero Neck Lion Head Tattoo

Tattoo: To the right side of Paolo Guerrero’s neck there is a tattoo of a roaring lion covering the major part of his neck.

10. ‘Feathers’ Tattoo

Paolo Guerrero Left Ear Leaves Tattoo

Tattoo: Behind the right ear of Paolo Guerrero has a tattoo of silky feathers inked on it.

11. ‘Wings and Dates’ Tattoo

Paolo Guerrero Back Neck Tattoo

Tattoo: The back of the Paolo Guerrero’s neck contains a tattoo of dates “15.08.11”, “01.12.12” framed in between wings.

12. Quote on his back

Paolo Guerrero Back Quote Tattoo

Tattoo: The right side of the footballer’s back has some foreign language quote tattooed on it with the words “Tell dem” positioned right below.

13. ‘Family’ Tattoo

Paolo Guerrero Knuckles Tattoo

Paolo Guerrero Right Hand Knuckle Tattoo Paolo Guerrero Left Hand knuckle Tattoo 01

Tattoo: Across the knuckles of Paolo Guerrero’s both of hands has tattoo of words “F”, “a”, “m”, “i”, “l”, “y”.

Meaning: Tattoo of a king and a queen symbol before and after the alphabets is significant of his pure divine love for his family.

Left Arm Tattoos:

14. Jesus Christ And Virgin Mary Portrait

Paolo Guerrero Left Shoulder to Bicep Tattoo

Paolo Guerrero Left Shoulder to Bicep Tattoo

Tattoo: On Paolo’s left arm shoulder the portrait of Jesus Christ along with the depiction of the virgin mary is inked.

15. ‘Virgin Mary’ Tattoo

Paolo Guerrero Light Arm Portrait Tattoo

Tattoo: The outer side of Paolo Guerrero’s left arm has a tattoo of Virgin Mary inked on it.

Meaning: Virgin Mary was a first-century BC Galilean Jewish woman of Nazareth, and the mother of Jesus and as shown in the tattoo Mary is holding Jesus in her arm. The tattoo indicates his love for

16. ‘Football’ Tattoo

Paolo Guerrero Left Arm Football Tattoo

Tattoo: The inside of Paolo Guerrero’s left arm has a tattoo of integrated stars inked together to form the shape of a football.

17. ‘Celtic Cross’ Tattoo

Paolo Guerrero Left Arm Celtic Cross Tattoo

Paolo Guerrero Left Arm Tattoo

Tattoo: The outer side of Paolo Guerrero’s left arm has a tattoo of a cross followed by some design of stars …….

Meaning: The Celtic cross is a form of Christian cross featuring a nimbus or ring that emerged in Ireland and Britain in the Early Middle Ages. This is another representation of his love for his religion.

18. ‘Portrait of Jesus’ Tattoo

Paolo Guerrero Left Hand Tattoo

Tattoo: The back of Paolo Guerrero’s left hand has a tattoo of Jesus christ inked on it

19. ‘Cross’ Tattoo

Paolo Guerrero left hand Cross Tattoo

Tattoo: On Footballer’s left hand there is a tattoo of a cross inked on it.

20. ‘Star and Foreign Language Quote’ Tattoo

Paolo Guerrero Arm Foreign Language Tattoo

Tattoo: The inside of Paolo Guerrero’s left arm has a tattoo of a star and some writing inscribed in the Arabic language inked on it.

Right Arm Tattoos:

21. ‘Gun’ Tattoo

Paolo Guerrero Arm Foreign Language Tattoo

Tattoo: On the side of Paolo Guerrero’s right hand there is a tattoo of automatic AK-47 rifle inked.

22. Writing on hand

Paolo Guerrero Right hand Tattoo 1

Tattoo: The back of the Paolo Guerrero’s right hand is inked with writing that reads, “True Love Naela” and a head of a lioness.

23. ‘Diamond’ tattoo

Paolo Guerrero Right Hand Diamond Tattoo

Tattoo: A tattoo of a diamond in inked on Paolo Guerrero’s upper side of the right-hand thumb.

24.’ Sun’ Tattoo

Paolo Guerrero Right Shoulder Sun Tattoo

Tattoo: The shoulder of Paolo Guerrero’s right arm contains a tattoo of a personalized tribal sun inked on it.

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25. Quote on his arm

Paolo Guerrero Right Arm Hindi quote Tattoo

Tattoo: The outside of the Paolo Guerrero’s right arm has a quote inscribed in the Hindi language tattooed on it.

Meaning: The quote that reads, ‘Anant Pyar’ means divine love in English.

26. Personalized Design

Paolo Guerrero Right Arm Numeral Tattoo

Paolo Guerrero Right Arm Tribal Tattoo

Tattoo: The footballer has a tattoo of Roman numerals inked inside his right arm that reads MCM.XXXIV. However later he got it covered with personalized design.

27. Chinese Writing and Intricate Design On Bicep

Paolo Guerrero Right Shoulder Tattoo

Paolo Guerrero Left Shoulder Tattoo

Tattoo: The shoulder and bicep of footballer’s right arm has a tattoo of Chinese writing which is his initials as stated by Paolo himself. However, he later got it altered with the intricate personalized floral freeline designs all over his arm.

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