Footballers and tattoos are a match made in heaven.
As tattoos develop into an increasing number of of a staple on pores and skin, footballers have utilised the craft to precise themselves aesthetically.
Like, simply take a look at Sergio Ramos. The Spaniard is an Adonis, a chiselled canvas of scrawls, doodles and artwork.
Are we going excessive? Sure, however hear us out.
As we speak, Hibernian accomplished the signing of former Celtic and Hull Metropolis participant Jackson Irvine, a person with the best array of tattoos on any footballer we have seen.
The Australian worldwide has a litany of popular culture tattoos on his physique, with our private favorite being this nifty Moe Szyslak quantity.
Massive fan of Jackson Irvine signing for Hibs – primarily as a result of he has a tattoo of Moe Szyslak on his leg. pic.twitter.com/neE1eMgSZy
— Andrew Maclean (@_AndrewMaclean) January 12, 2021
After all, the crossover between Scottish soccer and The Simpsons is safe sufficient, with the Twitter account @SimpsonsSPFL being one of many extra distinctive soccer accounts on the platform.
Irvine’s Moe tattoo comes from the ‘bachelor public sale’ from the episode ‘The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons’ from season 9, episode seven.
“Why do we’ve got to face right here? It is so humiliating.”
The Simpsons tattoo is not the one popular culture reference completely emblazoned on Irvine’s physique.
Irvine has “As soon as extra, with feeling” on his chest, a reference to the musical episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He additionally has the quote “Serenity now, madness later,” the immortal phrases of Lloyd Braun from Seinfeld.
Strikingly, Irvine additionally has Lou Reed’s face on his left arm, a monotoned tattoo of the late singer’s Transformer cowl artwork.
It is secure to say the Jackson Irvine is not a typical footballer.