Incorporating Leo's beautiful, meaningful tattoos into Messi brand clothing has been at the top of our creative list for a while. We worked closely with Leo and his sister, Maria, to make sure that we got this capsule right - from the tats selected, to the material used to translate the tattoos into designs on clothing. So, this capsule will be released as our latest drop in the Messi Studio - the fabric/techniques are top quality and quantities are limited.
Each one of Leo's tattoos has its own meaning, uniqueness and precision detail throughout the piece. The four tattoos in the design are:
🌸 Lotus Flower - From being a humble boy from the small Argentinian city of Rosario, to becoming a six-time Ballon d'Or winner and one of the best players of all time, Leo Messi´s story is one of following your dreams and living to your full potential. His tattoo of a Lotus Flower is a symbol and a reminder of this.
👁 Antonella's Eye - Ever notice that huge eye on the inside of Messi's right bicep? It is said is is they eye of his wife, Anto. Can you spot where the same eye is on our new design?
🌹 Rose Window - You may have noticed Leo's rose window tattoo on his right elbow as he does his iconic celebration of pointing to the sky after scoring a goal. This tattoo is placed perfectly, with his elbow point being the center of the type of window seen inside churches and cathedrals. Leo's in particular is inspired by the Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona. This tattoo is the central point on our new tattoo t-shirt.
👑 King Crown - His & hers: on the inside of their right arms, Leo and his wife Antonella share matching crown tattoos. These symbolize their strong love for one other: she is his queen and he is her king.
STYLE #: LM827