Valon Behrami is a well known Swiss professional footballer who plays as the midfielder for Italian club Genoa. He has been part of various clubs in the past like Stabio, Chiasso, Genoa, Verona, and West Ham. He debuted in 2005, and since then has been showered with over 80 titles and rewards at International level. Valon is a very keen tattoo lover, and this is observable from his hugely tattooed body which shows us amazing masterpieces relating to his childhood, and history. Let us see what he has in store for his followers to explore and learn about his inks.
1. Right Leg Masterpiece Tattoo
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Tattoo: Valon’s right leg is tattooed with an outstanding masterpiece. He got it inked from the tattoo artist, Gianluca. The tattoo includes The Mitrovica Bridge; the planes soaring high in the sky, the rubble, cannon leaves on his right leg, bullets, followed by his own shadowed image standing alongside football.
Meaning: Valon’s idea behind this tattoo was to understand and keep the deep despair and emotions close to his heart which he had to go through during his childhood. Valon has dedicated this tattoo to his upbringing in Kosovo. The tattoo shows his love for his childhood memories of the area he lived in. The child in the tattoo is Valon himself, who depicts the sadness and worry relating to multiple things that he might have had to see in his childhood. Behrami was born in Mitrovica, which is now located in the Kosovo. The city now resides two types of population, one is Serbian and other, the Albanian-speaking population, who are separated by the river Ibar. This transition has been shown to symbolize the connection between the different ethnicities. Valon got this tattoo to showcase his deep roots as he and his family had to move to Switzerland to seek asylum.
2. Number 85 Tattoo
Tattoo: On the inner side of his left wrist there is number 85 inked.
Meaning: 85 number denotes Valon’s birth year. He was born on 19th April 1985.
3. ‘Father and Daughter duo’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On Valon’s left leg there is an affectionate image tattooed. It shows a tattoo of a father and his daughter.
Meaning: The tattoo depicts Valon and his daughter, Sofia. Sofia is the first child of Valon Behrami and Elena Bonzanni, who was born in 2009. Valon revealed in an interview that this was designed by Sofia herself.
4. ‘Blue Hummingbird’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On the inner side of his left bicep, Valon has a blue hummingbird tattoo inked.
Meaning: Valon had revealed about getting peace symbols on his body and here it is. This blue hummingbird tattoo is the symbol of peace, love, and happiness.
5. ‘Multiple Multicolored Stars’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On the inner side of Valon’s left forearm we can see multiple tiny five-pointed stars inked. The stars are colored in various shades. Some are in basic yellow, while some have been colored in light greenish blue shade.
Meaning: Stars are a symbol of divine connection with god and also are considered being the guiding lights for directing our actions.
6. ‘Daughter’s Name’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On the outer side of his left forearm, Valon has got his elder daughter’s name inked as, ‘Sofia’.
Meaning: Sofia Behrami is Valon’s first child who was born in 2009. Valon shares a very close bond with his both daughters.
7. ‘The Kosovan Eagle’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On Valon’s right upper leg we can see a red- and black-colored eagle tattooed.
Meaning: Eagles are the symbol of showing Power and one’s courage. Valon is known to be a very independent person and believes to go ahead with his life’s decisions, reminding himself always that he needs to take care of himself and his family lovingly.
8. ‘Flags on Left Arm’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Valon has two flags tattooed on his left upper arm. These are the flags of Kosovo and Switzerland.
Meaning: Valon was born and brought up in Kosovo. He already wears a masterpiece on his leg which is dedicated to his birthplace and its memories. Now, this flag is another edition to depict his love for the city. Talking about Switzerland’s connection, due to the harmful situations, and war in Kosovo, Valon and his family had to shift to Switzerland to seek asylum. In the honor of these two, he has got the flags of both the countries inked.
“I’m proud to wear the colours of Switzerland. I can fight for a country that has given so much to my family,”
9. ‘Flowers’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On his right forearm Valon has got two roses tattooed vertically. In between the roses and green stems lie acronym that can be read as RVHV.
Meaning: This tattoo is Valon’s tribute to his own family. Roses as we know are the symbol of love whereas the acronym RVHV stands for his Father (Ragip Behrami), Sister (Valentina Behrami), Mother (Halime Behrami), and Valon himself.
10. ‘Family’ Tattoo
Tattoo: Valon’s inner left forearm is inked with a tattoo that contains many birthdates and Alphabets alongwith.
Meaning: The birthdates represent the birthdates of his family members. On the top, is the birthdate of his daughter, followed by his own birthdate represented by the letter ‘V‘ for Valon, then his sister, ‘Valentina’s’ DOB which is denoted by letter ‘V’ too. Below hers, lay the DOB of Valon’s mother represented by letter, ‘H‘ for Halime and then his father’s in the end which is represented by the letter ‘R‘ fo Rajip.
11. Tattoo on left forearm
On his left forearm, there is a writing in some foreign language.
12. ‘Butterfly’ Tattoo
Tattoo: There is a multicolored butterfly tattooed on the front of Valon’s left leg.
Meaning: Butterfly is used to mark some changes in life and also, to represent the starting of new phases, and new beginnings in life..
13. ‘Elena’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On Valon’s wrist we can see another name tattoo which says, ‘Elena’.
Meaning: Elena is the name of Valon’s ex-wife, Elena Bonzanni. They decided to get a divorce after twelve years of their marriage in 2017.
14. ‘Heart and Bug’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On Valon’s right inner leg there is a dual colored heart. It also has a lady bird tattooed alongside.
Meaning: The red-colored heart represents love whereas black color represents the sadness. The heart on his leg is the combination of both. Ladybird and its red color is the symbol of strong love, energy, heat, and passion. Interestingly, ladybird is also the symbol of good luck. The number of spots on the ladybug denotes the number of years of good luck in the person’s life.
15. Design on left Arm
Valons’ left outer forearm is inked with a black-colored brush up design. In between we can also see multiple flowers of different sizes and different colors.
16. Tattoo on arm
Tattoo: On his right upper arm Valon has a tattoo which represents Valon and second daughter, Isabel Behrami. She was born in 2016. The shadowed figures are of Behrami and his daughter, whereas if we look closely, his wife, Lara Gut can also be seen.
Meaning: Valon is a very loving and dedicated family man. His tattoos are mostly dedicated to his love for his family. This is another such tattoo which he has dedicated to the bond that he shares with his younger daughter, Isabel.
17. Tattoo on Right Bicep
Tattoo: On his right inner bicep there is a writing in Italian language which when translated in English stands for, ‘From Heart to Head’. This means that the person believes in doing each work and task with all his heart and soul. This tattoo tells us about Valon’s personality as he is very hardworking and diligent.
18. Thigh Masterpiece
Tattoo: Valon’s right thigh is covered with another historic imagery. It shows the warrior and samurai. This tattoo personifies Valon and his image of being the warrior of his game. His co players and his followers call him to be the warrior on the field when he into his game.
19. ‘Krenohw’ Tattoo
Tattoo: On the front part of his right leg there is a tattoo of a word, ‘Krenohw’ inked in red.