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.
1. ‘Crawling 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
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
Tattoo: The lower back of Paolo Guerrero has writing inked on it.
4. Writing on the Lower Abdomen
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
6. Quote on his Neck
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
Tattoo: Paolo Guerrero has a tattoo of two guns intersecting each other inked below the side of his left ear.
8. Symbol 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
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
Tattoo: Behind the right ear of Paolo Guerrero has a tattoo of silky feathers inked on it.
11. ‘Wings and Dates’ 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Tattoo: The back of Paolo Guerrero’s left hand has a tattoo of Jesus christ inked on it
19. ‘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
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
Tattoo: On the side of Paolo Guerrero’s right hand there is a tattoo of automatic AK-47 rifle inked.
22. Writing on hand
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
Tattoo: A tattoo of a diamond in inked on Paolo Guerrero’s upper side of the right-hand thumb.
24.’ 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
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
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
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.