World Cup stars show off their tattoos

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The soccer players of Brazil 2014 are not only showing pride for their nations on their jerseys, but also flashing pride for a host of other things on their skin. Here's a look at the good, the bad and the ugly of World Cup player tattoos.

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Mario Balotelli
Mario Balotelli
Mario Balotelli
Tim Howard is the most decorated player on the US team... literally. The ink on Howard's body ranges from portraits of his kids to a Superman logo, and an outline of the state of New Jersey. There are also plenty more that can be seen on his PETA ad, which he shared with his fans via <a href="https://ec.yimg.com/ec?url=http%3a%2f%2finstagram.com%2fp%2fnqZhaHy7lQ%2f%23%26quot%3b&t=1516711015&sig=zbZ5DhyroBdYsInPcpLjYg--~D rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Instagram" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Instagram</a>. (Getty Images/Instagram)
Tim Howard
Tim Howard is the most decorated player on the US team... literally. The ink on Howard's body ranges from portraits of his kids to a Superman logo, and an outline of the state of New Jersey. There are also plenty more that can be seen on his PETA ad, which he shared with his fans via Instagram. (Getty Images/Instagram)
Brazilian superstar Neymar has tattoos on the back of his neck, his finger, and parts of his arm. Here you can see the chest tattoo he has, which translates to "Every weapon... and every language... ball which is his... which isn't his." (Getty Images/<a href="https://ec.yimg.com/ec?url=http%3a%2f%2finstagram.com%2fp%2ffmyXX5RtuT%2f%23%26quot%3b&t=1516711015&sig=dCEWYV2P8Iyz34Er_usMxQ--~D rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Instagram" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Instagram</a>)
Neymar
Brazilian superstar Neymar has tattoos on the back of his neck, his finger, and parts of his arm. Here you can see the chest tattoo he has, which translates to "Every weapon... and every language... ball which is his... which isn't his." (Getty Images/Instagram)
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Jermaine Jones
 
Clint Dempsey
Clint Dempsey
Clint Dempsey
Sergio Ramos can be seen sporting two distinct tattoos on the backs of both calves.
Sergio Ramos
Sergio Ramos can be seen sporting two distinct tattoos on the backs of both calves.
Wayne Rooney (Photo on right taken from: waynerooney/instagram)
Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney (Photo on right taken from: waynerooney/instagram)
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Kevin-Prince Boetang
Boetang
Brazil star Davi Alves's tattoos are all over his body, including an homage to his son written across the top of his chest. (Getty Images/<a href="https://ec.yimg.com/ec?url=http%3a%2f%2finstagram.com%2fp%2ffmyXX5RtuT%2f%23%26quot%3b&t=1516711015&sig=dCEWYV2P8Iyz34Er_usMxQ--~D rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Instagram" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Instagram</a>)
Dani Alves
Brazil star Davi Alves's tattoos are all over his body, including an homage to his son written across the top of his chest. (Getty Images/Instagram)
France's Olivier Giroud controls the ball during their friendly soccer match against Jamaica at Pierre Mauroy Stadium in Villeneuve d'Ascq June 8, 2014. (REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol)
Olivier Giroud
France's Olivier Giroud controls the ball during their friendly soccer match against Jamaica at Pierre Mauroy Stadium in Villeneuve d'Ascq June 8, 2014. (REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol)
The English player has a very detailed arm sleeve that includes a handwritten "family" just above his elbow. Wilshere was inspired to get his tattoos by none other than David Beckham. (Getty Images/Reuters)
Jack Wilshere
The English player has a very detailed arm sleeve that includes a handwritten "family" just above his elbow. Wilshere was inspired to get his tattoos by none other than David Beckham. (Getty Images/Reuters)
Dutch player Wesley Sneijder has multiple tattoos on his body including a tribute to his Champions league trophy and another to his wife, Yolanthe Sneijder-Cabau. Pictured here are some of his sleeves tattoos, including his jersey number, 10, wrapped around his wrist. (Getty Images)
Wesley Sneijder
Dutch player Wesley Sneijder has multiple tattoos on his body including a tribute to his Champions league trophy and another to his wife, Yolanthe Sneijder-Cabau. Pictured here are some of his sleeves tattoos, including his jersey number, 10, wrapped around his wrist. (Getty Images)
Sergio Aguero
Sergio Aguero
Sergio Aguero

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