Antoine Griezmann's tattoos and the stories behind them

Antoine Griezmann's tattoos and the stories behind them

LaLiga returns this weekend after a two-week international break with a number of exciting clashes on the menu.

Barcelona will travel to take on Atletico Madrid in the highlight fixture of the weekend, even though Villareal vs Real Madrid gives it a run for its money. 

There will be a reunion when Antoine Griezmann faces his former side. 

The Frenchman left Madrid last summer and chose to move to the  Catalan side, even though he is yet to fully settle in and question marks linger over his long-term stay at the club. 

The forward is known for his many tattoos, and we take a look at some of the commons ones and the stories behind them.

Tattoos on his knuckles

Some of Griezmann’s most on-show tattoos can be found across the knuckles of his right hand. There the letters H, O, P and E spell out the word “HOPE,” serving as a source of motivation for the forward.


Griezmann has another four-letter word spelled out on the side of his right arm: FAME. This is said to be a reference to the Chris Brown album of the same name, an abbreviation of “Forgiving All My Enemies.”

Forearm art

In addition to the “FAME” tattoo, a lot more art adorns Griezmann’s right arm. He sports a rosary beads necklace with a cross, stars and the initials of his family members’ names.

Christ the Redeemer

This tattoo is rarely seen as it is located on Griezmann’s right bicep, but whenever he does get his upper arms out you can see a tattoo of Jesus Christ. Alongside this image is a Christ the Redeemer illustration.

The Little Prince

The World Cup winner also has quotes tattooed on the inside of his right wrist, an Arabic translation of a line from Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s The Little Prince: “Make your lifes a dream and your dream a reality.”

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