World Cup 2022: Influencer instantly regrets Lionel Messi face tattoo, champions

A Lionel Messi fan says he regrets tattooing the footballer’s name on his forehead following Argentina’s victory in the World Cup.

Colombian influencer, Maicol Quinonez, shared the shocking moment he got ‘Messi’ tattooed in huge letters across his head in a social media post.

Now only two weeks later, the influencer more widely known as Mike Jambs says he hates the tattoo.

The bizarre inking was a tribute to World Cup champion Lionel Messi and Quinonez captioned his post “Fulfilling the challenge. I love you @leomessi’.

The digital creator also had three stars tattooed on one of his cheeks representing Argentina’s World Cup wins and D10s on the other – a play on the Spanish word for ‘God’ and the footballers famous shirt number.

Quinonez has racked up over 143,000 followers on Instagram, many of whom mocked the influencer for his latest ink.

Viewers commented their thoughts on the influencers tribute tatts, one wrote: “People for likes do very stupid things, I don’t know why I follow you”.

Another commented: “People are so backwards”.

A third said: “Hopefully one day you won’t have to regret it and it’ll actually be worth it, I doubt it”.

Initially, he defended his decision to get the tattoo, telling his followers: “I’m not harming anyone, I’m not doing anything illegal.”

But now he has admitted in a recent social media video that he wishes he could turn back the clock, saying: “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 would say this so soon. I was very proud [of it] the first few days, but I regret it.”

“They just say that I am not a positive example for society.”

“Be careful with your words. You don’t know the damage you can do to someone because of social media. You don’t know how you can destroy your life,” he added.

Tattooists in Argentina were flooded with requests for Messi tributes following the triumphant World Cup win.

Many fans were also left in hysterics after one fan got a tattoo of the Paris Saint-Germain striker on his back that was labelled the ‘worst ever’ by some viewers.

This story first appeared in The Sun and was republished with permission.

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