Ricardo Andrade Quaresma Bernardo is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as an attacker for the Turkish club, Kasımpaşa S.K., and the Portugal National Team. He has represented several big clubs such as Barcelona, Chelsea, and FC Porto and is admired for his tricks and shots such as the rabona and the trivela. Ricardo’s body is full of tattoos. Let us look at his interesting tattoos and analyze what they are and the meanings they hold.
1. ‘Stars’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Both the sides of his chest contain tattoo of a five-point star each, filled with black and red ink.
2. ‘Kiss’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The right side of his neck contains a tattoo of a kiss mark done in black ink.
3. Portrait Tattoo
Tattoo: The front of Ricardo’s left leg contains a large tattoo of a portrait of three children, one on the outer side and two on the inner side.
Meaning: Ricardo is a family-oriented man and this is a portrait of his children. Very little is known about his children except for the fact that he has two sons. One of whom is from his wife, Daphne Quaresma.
4. ‘Jesus and Mary’ Tattoos
Tattoo: The upper left arm of the footballer contains a tattoo of Jesus Christ with light shining from behind his head. The upper side of his left forearm contains another religious tattoo. Most of his left forearm is covered in a tattoo of Mary Magdalene carrying a child in her hands.
Meaning: The Jesus tattoo represents his religious views. The child Mary is carrying is a hint towards his sons so that she may look after them from above.
5. ‘Eyes’ Tattoos
Tattoo: Ricardo has one of the most unique hand tattoos. Both of his hands are covered in a tattoo of an eye. With his hands brought together, they make a pair of eyes.
Meaning: The tattooed eyes are his wife’s. He got this tattoo to show his love for her.
6. ‘Teardrops, Number, and Name’ Tattoos
Tattoo: There is a tattoo of two teardrops inked just below his right eye. The number 7 is also tattooed on the right side of his forehead. The footballer’s right hand contains his own name, Ricardo inked on it.
Meaning: The 7 is the jersey number which he adorned when he played for the club, Besiktas. The real meaning behind the teardrop tattoos is not known. But facial tattoos always serve to convey a strong message or meaning because they always show and can never be concealed.
7. ‘Knuckle and Name’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The knuckles of his right hand, starting from his pinkie and moving towards his index finger contain the letters, T, R, U, and E tattooed on them which spell out, ” TRUE”. His left hand also contains the name, Lara inked on it.
8. ‘Cherubs, Girl, Casket, and Eye’ Tattoos
Tattoo: The inner side of his left forearm contains a tattoo of two cherubs hugging each other with two words inked over them in the Hindi language. The middle part of his left arm contains a tattoo of a girl with her hands joined in prayer and a tear falling out of her eye. The girl is tattooed in front of a dark cloudy background with white birds flying above her. His right arm, just beside his elbow, contains a tattoo of an eye. His left arm contains
9. ‘Cross, Diamonds, and Crown’ Tattoos
Tattoo: The left side of his neck contains a tattoo of a large diamond. There is also a tattoo of a crown above the diamond. Two names are tattooed to the right of this tattoo, one of which is “Kauana” and the other one is “Ricky”. His left cheek contains a tattoo of a tiny cross. And there is another tattoo of a small diamond to the left of his ear.
Meaning: The name, “Kauana” is her daughter’s name, Kauana Quaresma and Ricky is the name of one of his sons.
10. Chest Tattoo
Tattoo: The attacker’s chest contains a large tattoo of a dove flying with the words, “God Bless Me” inked right beside it. There is also a tattoo of a pendant of a “cross” hanging down from the right side of his neck.
11. ‘Praying Hands’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The right side of the footballer’s neck contains a tattoo of two hands joined in prayer with a rosemary bead necklace wrapped around them which comes down to his chest and shows a pendant of a Cross.
12. Stomach Tattoo
Tattoo: Ricardo’s stomach contains the tattoos of two rose flowers. Just below the rose flowers is a tattoo of a banner being held by two birds on either side. The words, “Ricardo Andrade” is written on the banner. Just below the banner is a tattoo of a diamond with ribbons.
Meaning: He got this tattoo for his bond with his brother, Alfredo Andrade Quaresma.
13. ‘Girl’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Ricardo’s right shoulder contains a tattoo of a girl with a halo ring over her hand. A tear is falling out of her eye and she has her hands joined in prayer.
14. ‘Bible Verse from Psalms 91:4’ Tattoo
Tattoo: ‘Bible Verse from Psalms 91:4’ tattoo on the back of his head.
Meaning: The tattoo is a bible verse from Psalms 91:4 inked in the Portuguese language that means, “He will cover you with his wings, and under them, you will be safe” in English.
15. Rose, Cross, Side, and Quote Tattoos
Tattoo: Ricardo’s right arm contains a tattoo of a glowing cross. Below his “crying girl” shoulder tattoo is a tattoo of a rose flower. The right side of his body contains a few lines inked on it in Portuguese. His right collar bone also contains the quote, “I have my family” tattooed on it.
16. Leg Tattoos
Tattoo: The footballer’s right thigh contains a kiss mark done in red ink. To the right of the kiss is a tattoo of the infinity symbol with the name, Daphne tattooed with the symbol making the line. His right leg also contains a tattoo of Jesus Christ.
17. ‘Sculpture, Tribal, and Poem’ Tattoos
Tattoos: Ricardo’s left bicep contains a band of a tribal tattoo. His right bicep contains a tattoo of a sculpture of an angel with wings. The inner side of his left forearm also contains a poem inked on it, just below his cherub tattoo.
18. Name Tattoo
Tattoo: The footballer’s left hand contains the name, Ariana tattooed on it.
19. ‘Woman and Rose’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The side of his right thigh contains a large tattoo of a portrait of a woman wearing a nun’s clothes. There is also a tattoo of a large rose tattooed below the woman’s portrait.
20. ‘Skull’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The outer part of his left forearm, just below his elbow contains a tattoo of a skull in a hoodie.
21. Leg Tattoos
Tattoo: The front part of Ricardo’s right thigh contains a portrait of a boy and a girl together. The lower part of his right shin contains a tattoo of the face of an old man with a few lines tattooed below it.
Meaning: The boy and the girl together signify himself, his wife, Daphne Quaresma and the love they both share.
22. Back Tattoos
Tattoo: The upper right part of the footballer’s back contains a tattoo of a little boy with a line inked below him. The middle of his back contains a large tattoo of a man dressed in a medieval soldier’s uniform. The lower part of his back contains a tattoo of a bouquet of flowers. The left side of the footballer’s mid-back contains a large tattoo of a dreamcatcher whose feathers reach out and extend to his side. The right side of his midback contains a large tattoo of a woman holding a stick on her shoulder as if she is carrying something. The left part of his upper back contains a tattoo of a soldier’s shield.
23. ‘Name, Owl, and Quote’ tattoos
Tattoo: The front of his neck, contains a tattoo of the letter, ‘D’ inked on it with rays emitting out of it. There are two names inked on either side of the D. His neck also contains a tattoo of an owl. The footballer’s left collar bone contains the quote, ” I love to see you alive” tattooed on it.
24. Name Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of his right forearm contains a name tattooed on it in a very stylish, cursive font.