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Top 5 Hispanic Athletes with Stunning Tattoos

It is becoming more and more common to see many Hispanic athletes with colorful tattoos on different parts of their bodies, and in this list we will mention 5 who are fans of this trend.

Canelo Alvarez

"Canelo" Alvarez is one of the Hispanic athletes with the best tattoos
Canelo Alvarez walks on stage during an event Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, in Las Vegas. Alvarez is scheduled to fight Gennady Golovkin Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has built one of the most outstanding careers in boxing history, something that has not stopped him from constantly undergoing the lengthy process involved in getting a tattoo. In fact, the Mexican has several important phrases and dates adorning his back, arm and neck.

The Mexican boxing champion of the world is just 31 years old, and it doesn’t seem like he is any near to stop getting tattoos.

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi is one of PSG's star players
Argentina’s Lionel Messi looks on during a qualifying soccer match against Brazil for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at Bicentenario stadium in San Juan, Argentina, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Lionel Messi is one of the best soccer players in history and, despite not being a very extroverted person, he has become hooked on the trend of getting eye-catching tattoos.

The PSG star has 10 tattoos on different parts of his body. Several of his tattoos have a really special meaning in the Argentine’s life.

Among the designs inked on his body, the date of his wedding and the face of Christ stand out.

By the way, the Argentine is one of the Hispanic athletes that serves as an inspiration to millions of fans who seek to immortalize over their skin an image that alludes to their love for soccer.

Javier Baez

Javier Baez has just signed with the Detroit Tigers.
New York Mets’ Javier Baez in action during a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021, in Washington. The Mets won 13-6. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Since he arrived in the Major Leagues with the Chicago Cubs, Javier Báez has made his love for tattoos clear. In fact, he revealed that he had his first tattoo done when he was 16 years old.

The Puerto Rican infielder has more than a dozen designs that have different meanings, which mainly have to do with honoring his family or showing his passion for baseball. One example is the tattoo he got of the MLB logo on the back of his neck.

We’re probably talking about the most tattoo-addicted person on this list. All the same, that hasn’t deterred him from achieving his goal of establishing himself as one of the most spectacular ballplayers in the Major Leagues.

Josef Martínez

Josef Martinez stars for Atlanta United in the MLS
Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez (7) applauds the crowd after an MLS soccer match against the Chicago Fire, Saturday, April 24, 2021, in Atlanta. Atlanta United won 3-1. (AP Photo/Danny Karnik)

Josef Martinez earned a place on the list by adding an impressive amount of 22 tattoos over his body, which also confirms that we are talking about a MLS star who is addicted to covering himself with designs that represent memories of his childhood in Venezuela. He also has gotten phrases that express his religious beliefs.

The Atlanta United and Vinotinto striker is not yet 30 years old, so he will surely find new reasons to add more drawings and texts to his skin.

Andy Ruiz

Andy Ruiz scored the best win of his career with his victory over Anthony Joshua
Heavyweight boxer Andy Ruiz Jr. of Mexico poses during a weigh-in at Faisaliah Center, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. The first ever heavyweight title fight in the Middle East, has been called the “Clash on the Dunes”. Will take place at the Diriyah Arena on Saturday. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Andy Ruiz blew the boxing world with his stunning victory over English champion Anthony Joshua.

The fighter of Mexican roots is characterized by his weight and for being a great fan of tattoos, which cover a large part of his body.

These are five cases that make us believe that the main sports stars are keen on the idea of collecting moments and phrases through unique tattoos that cover a good part of their body.

The NBA is the place where we see the most amount Hispanic athletes with tattoos. In the world’s premier basketball league, it is rare that a player does not get a tattoo at some point of their career.


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