Lionel Messi gave his tattoo artist a tattoo

Monday April 20th, 2015

Lionel Messi is a fan of body ink, with a massive tattoo on his shin, and some newer skin art on his arm, but he recently jumped to the other side of the needle when a tattoo artist asked the Barcelona star to ink his jersey number onto his wrist.

Tom Brady wishes Celtics luck with funny photoshop

Messi's new tattoo sleeve was done by Roberto Lopez, and when he was finished he asked the striker to return the favor by putting "10" upon his wrist.

Wizards coach struggles with dry-erase board

The new tattoo is not Lopez's first from an Argentine striker, as he also had Boca Juniors star Martin Palermo make his mark on his left wrist.

Brendan Maloy

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.