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Inked up: Messi's mum and 8 other dodgy sports tattoos

Without being judgemental or overly harsh, some of these are terrible.

If Leo ever forgets what his mum looks like, he'll just need to take a quick glance in the mirror.
If Leo ever forgets what his mum looks like, he'll just need to take a quick glance in the mirror.
Image: 20minutos

OK, HANDS UP. Who’s got a tattoo of their mother’s face on their left shoulder?

Just you, Leo? Fair enough.

While everybody’s favourite diminutive Argentine was on holidays with his missus this summer, photographers caught a glimpse of his foray into the world of body art — a portrait of his mother, Celia.

Messi’s heart is certainly in the right place, but if you ask us, there’s something a little bit weird about having the mammy staring people down every time you take your t-shirt off.

It did get us thinking about some other questionable sporting ink though.

Here are some of our favourites.

Inked up: Messi's mum and 8 other dodgy sports tattoos
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  • Phil Taylor

  • Ricky Burns

  • Mike Tyson

  • Jason Williams

  • Ricky Hatton

  • David Beckham

  • Edwin Valero

  • Stephen Jackson

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Niall Kelly

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