Roberto Firmino Barbosa de Oliveira is a Brazillian professional footballer who plays as an attacker for the Brazilian National Team as well as for the Premier League club, Liverpool FC. He has scored 152 goals till now in 494 appearances for club and country and has also won the Premier League title 2020 and the 2019 Champions League Trophy with Liverpool FC. Roberto’s body is covered in some of the most amazing inks in the football world. Let us take a look at his tattoos and the meanings they hold.
1. Winner Tattoo
Tattoo: The backside of his neck contains the words, “Winners never quit” tattooed on it.
Meaning: This is an inspirational tattoo that he got.
2. Symbol Tattoo
Tattoo: The backside of his neck contains a symbol tattooed on it inspired by the fleur-de-lis design. Below the symbol are the words, “Deixe sua luz Brilhar” tattooed.
Meaning: The words tattooed are in Portuguese that translate to, “Let your light shine” which is another one of his inspirational tattoos.
3. ‘Wings’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper back of the footballer contains a large tattoo of a star on it with a pair of wings that spread across his back.
Meaning: The star along with wings a common tattoo design that represents the loss of a loved one overseas.
4. ‘Family’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The right side of the middle part of Firmino’s back contains a tattoo of a portrait of all the members of his family. The middle of his back contains the words, “Mas os que esperam no Senhor renovarão as forças, subirão com asas como águias; correrão, e não se cansarão; caminharão, e não se fatigarão.” tattooed on it.
Meaning: The tattoo represents the love that he has for his family. There are many more tattoos of his family members on his body as you will soon find out. The words on his back are from Isaías 40:31 and are in Portuguese. The words translate to, “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength, will ascend with wings like eagles; they will run and not tire; they will walk, and they will not weary.”
5. ‘Trophy’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The right side of his back, right next to the Bible verse contains a tattoo of himself, lifting a trophy.
Meaning: The tattoo is a tribute tattoo to his accomplishment and that of his club when Liverpool FC won their 6th ever Champion’s League Trophy in 2019, becoming the champions of Europe.
6. ‘Beach’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The lower part of Firmino’s back contains a tattoo of a scene of a beach with long palm trees and himself, sitting on a chair.
Meaning: Roberto got this tattoo to show that fun is just as much important as hard work. The tattoo shows him chilling on the beach after winning the Champion’s League Trophy.
7. Words Tattoo
Tattoo: The left side of his neck contains a tattoo of the words, “Omnia Vincit Amor” tattooed on it.
Meaning: The words are tattooed in Latin language and translate to, “Love Conquers All”
8. ‘Deus’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The right side of his neck contains a tattoo of a crown on it, with the word, “Deus” tattooed below it.
Meaning: This tattoo is tied to his faith and how God is just, powerful, and responsible. Deus is another word for God.
9. Chest Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper part of his chest contains the words, “Ο ΘΕΟΣ ΕΙΝΑΙ ΝΙΣΤΟΣ” tattooed across it. The name, “Valentina Firmino” is also tattooed on his chest with a Queen’s crown over the “V” and a diamond tattoo over the “o” at the end of the name.
Meaning: The words on the upper part of his chest are in Greek that translates to, “God is faithful”. The name on his chest is his daughter’s name, whom he adores very much.
10. ‘Blessed’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The word, “Blessed” is tattooed across Firmino’s chest.
Meaning: He got this tattoo as he feels truly blessed for everything that he has achieved in his life and especially his family.
11. Name Tattoo
Tattoo: The right shoulder of the footballer contains the name, “Bella” tattooed on it and his left one contains the name, “Firmino” tattooed on it.
Meaning: The tattoo represents the name of his other child, Bella Firmino.
12. Side Tattoo
Tattoo: The left side of Firmino’s body also contains a few words tattooed on it.
13. Woman Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper right arm of the footballer contains a tattoo of the face of a woman tattooed on it. The background of the tattoo contains a few scrolls tattooed on it along with rose flowers and red stars that reach up to his forearm too.
Meaning: The tattoo on his arm is a tattoo of his mother, Mariana Cícera Barbosa de Oliveira. Firmino is a family man and has a lot of tattoos of his family members on his body, just like this one.
14. ‘Man’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper side of Firmino’s right forearm contains a tattoo of the face of a man on it. The same red stars as the rest of his arm are also tattooed right next to the man,
Meaning: The man in the tattoo is yet another family member. The tattoo is of his father, José Roberto Cordeiro, whom he loves a lot.
15. ‘Peace’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper side of his right wrist contains a tattoo of the Peace symbol on it with rays of shine coming from it.
16. ‘Rose’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper part of his right hand is covered in a large tattoo of a rose flower on it along with the words, “2 Octubre” on it.
Meaning: The rose along with the words in Spanish represents the date of birth of the footballer himself, 2 October.
17. ‘Number’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Each of the fingers of his right hand contains a tattoo of a number. Starting from his pinkie and moving towards his index finger, the numbers are, “1, 9, 9, and 1”
Meaning: The number formed on his finger is 1991 that represents his year of birth. The tattoo goes along with the rose tattoo on his hand that contains his date and month of birth.
18. ‘Finger’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper parts of his right hand’s fingers also contains numbers on it that form, 2014.
Meaning: The tattoo is an important one for him as it is the year when he finally got called to represent the Brazillian National Team which was one of his childhood dreams.
19. Quote Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of his right forearm contains a tattoo of some words on it, in the German language.
Meaning: The german words on his forearm go well with his theme of the family on his right arm as they translate to, “Family’s unending Love”
20. ‘Leaf’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The backside of his right arm contains a tattoo of a four-leafed clover on it.
Meaning: Firmino got the tattoo of the leaf on his body as it is a symbol of luck.
21. Portrait Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper left arm of the footballer contains another large family member tattooed on it. There is a tattoo of a woman’s face on it along with colourful highlights there. There is also a tattoo of a rose flower below it and the word, “LOVE” tattooed below the portrait in red ink.
Meaning: This is also an important tattoo for him as it is a portrait of his wife, Larissa Pereira. They both got married in 2017 and are parents to two beautiful daughters, Bella and Valentina.
22. ‘Stars’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There are blank stars tattooed on his left arm here and there. One large one is tattooed right on his elbow.
Meaning: Tattoos are usually done as they have meaning but this is not always the case. Just like here. Roberto, while talking about his tattoos said that the ones on his left forearm are just random ones that he liked and got tattooed on his body.
23. ‘Anchor, Rose, and Star’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of his left wrist contains a tattoo of a black and white star on it. Above the tattoo is one of a rose flower with petals, a treble clef. There is also an anchor tattooed above all these tattoos.
Meaning: These are also random designs that he got on his body and bear no special meaning for Firmino. However, he did mention that he plans to fill out his left sleeve with tattoos and they would be meaningful.
24. Cards and Kiss Tattoo
Tattoo: The side of Roberto’s left wrist contains a tattoo of four playing cards on it, each showing the sign of a deck out of four. There is also a kiss mark, tattooed above the playing cards in red ink.
25. ‘Life’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The fingers of his left hand are covered in tattoos too. Each of his fingers contains letters tattooed on both the upper and lower part of it that together form the sentence, “CODE life”
26. ‘Donald Duck’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The left calf of the footballer contains a tattoo of the famous Donald Duck tattooed on it.
Meaning: Donald Duck is one of the favorite characters of his daughters which led him to get it tattooed on his body.
27. ‘Lion’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of his right lower leg contains a tattoo of the face of a lion on it.
Meaning: The footballer got the tattoo of the lion on his body as it is a symbol of strength and pride.
28. ‘Roses’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The front of his right leg, below his knee, right next to the lion, contains a cluster of roses tattooed on it.
29. ‘Faces’ Tattoo
Tattoo: The outer side of his right lower leg contains a tattoo of two babyfaces on it. The faces only contain facial features but not an outline.
Meaning: The faces tattooed on his leg are the faces of his beloved daughters, Bella and Valentina.
30. Cross Tattoo
Tattoo: The right calf of Firmino contains a cross tattooed on it along with the word, “BLESSED” below it. There is also a dove bird tattooed next to it with lines tattooed behind it to give the effect of light.
Meaning: This tattoo represents the religious views of the footballer and is a symbol of his faith and how blessed he feels knowing that God is watching over him and his family.
There is also a tattoo on Roberto’s thigh but it has never been revealed or fully seen. Glimpses of it can be seen in his videos.