Illustrated Essay: Tattoos in Professional Football

2 By Ted  |   Art  |   May 1, 2012  |     8

You have probably noticed that professional footballers these days all sport many, many tattoos. This is because they are young, they are in the public eye, they have a lot to say. And also because they’re paid a quarter of a million pounds a week and only work 3 hours a day.

Twohundredpercent’s resident artist Little Dotmund has been analysing all the latest designs and trends and, luckily for you, now presents an illustrated guide to some of the best, both old and new.

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  • May 1, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    QWK KCKS: Smurfspotting | KCKRS

    […] Footballers and tattoos go together like WAGs and reality TV. Here’s an illustrated rundown of the history of footballer tattoos. // twohundredpercent […]

  • May 2, 2012 at 4:19 pm


    I have it on good authority that Stephen Ireland is going to star in a new Hollywood blockbuster, Memento 2, where he has to decipher his tattooery to find a cure for world baldness.

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