Lionel Messi fan who had the player’s name tattooed across his forehead following Argentina’s World Cup triumph admits he REGRETS it after he was trolled for being ‘stupid’
A Lionel Messi fan who had the footballer’s name tattooed on his face after Argentina’s World Cup triumph says he regrets what he did.
Colombian influencer Mike Jambs inked the word Messi on his forehead, three stars on one of his cheeks for each of the World Cups Argentina has won and D10S on the other which is a combination of the Spanish word for God with the player’s famous number 10 shirt.
He initially defended his decision against attacks from critics who branded him stupid after he posted footage of him having his bizarre tattoo done on his Instagram site, insisting: ‘I’m not harming anyone, I’m not doing anything illegal.’
Tattooists were swamped by demand for Lionel Messi tributes after Argentina’s World Cup Win
But overnight he admitted he wished he could now turn the clock back, admitting: ‘I regret having done the tattoo because instead of bringing me positive things, it’s led to lots of negative things, both personally and for my family.
‘I didn’t think I’d be saying this so soon and I felt very proud of what I’d done in the first few days, but I now wish I hadn’t done it.’
Argentine tattooists were swamped by the demand for Messi tributes in the aftermath of his nation’s World Cup win.
Mike Jambs inked the word Messi on his forehead, three stars on one of his cheeks for each of Argentina’s World Cup victories and D10S on his other cheek
Fans were left in hysterics after one supporter got a tattoo of the Paris Saint-Germain striker inked on his back that became the butt of jokes and was branded the ‘worst ever’ by some critics.
It showed Messi holding the World Cup trophy but his oversized head appeared to be too big for his body.
One critic wrote: ‘When the tattoo artist is a Brazil supporter.’
A second said: ‘Looks like Messi in 2026 being 39 and overweight.’
Jambs regrets getting the tattoo done due to the backlash he and his family have received