David Beckham, Raul Meireles and the Top 10 Tattooed Footballers

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David Beckham, Raul Meireles and the Top 10 Tattooed Footballers
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The game of football has evolved tactically, psychologically and strategically over the course of several decades. With this evolution, many of the world’s brightest personalities flock to the game to make an imprint and showcase their talents.

Football today is a representation of the times, as many use the game and the spotlight to get in touch with the trends and express themselves.

One trend footballers partake in is tattoos, as an explosion in popularity has people inking themselves across the world. Tattoos are personal and can symbolize emotional connotations, making each individual’s work of art unique and timeless.

While the older generation of players and fans may view tattoos a bit negatively, it is undeniable the influence body art has on the current youth. This is a trend that does not appear to be diminishing and the status of tattoos is personified by players on football teams all over.

Here I have compiled a list of the top 10 tattooed footballers, ranking not only based on skills and achievements, but on the intricacy of one’s tattoos.

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