Richarlison gets tattoos, Neymar and Ronaldo on his back after Brazil’s World Cup exit

Richarlison decided to get face tattoos alongside fellow Brazilians Neymar and Ronaldo Nazario.

The 25-year-old Spurs striker, who was Brazil’s top scorer at this winter’s tournament – scoring three of the team’s eight goals – was in tears after the Selecao were knocked out of the FIFA Cup. world this winter on penalties.

Now, days after their quarter-final exit in Croatia, Richarlison appears to have paid tribute to one of his current teammates – and one of the greatest of all time – at a tattoo parlour.

Dom Tattoo, an artist with more than 180,000 Instagram followers, says the piece is still “a work in progress,” but fans were able to preview the design via his Instagram Story.

Dom, who has also designed pieces for Bruno Guimaraes, Antony and Fabio Vieira, also features a child wearing a backwards cap as he gazes out over a favela.

Richarlison later reposted a video of the unfinished back tattoo.

Here’s a snippet from Dom’s Instagram Story of a more detailed Neymar as he gets closer to the finished piece.

Image credit: Instagram/dom.tattoo
Image credit: Instagram/dom.tattoo

Although his team was eliminated in the quarter-finals, Richarlison can consider this winter’s World Cup a success, both on and off the pitch.

The former Everton striker gained three million Instagram followers shortly after scoring twice in Brazil’s 2-0 win over Serbia.

And he also met his idol, Ronaldo, after the 4-1 win over South Korea.

Richarlison wiped away tears during the emotional encounter. “I can’t even speak,” he said after being congratulated by Ronaldo. “Mic him,” Ronaldo replied.

“You will have to teach me the pigeon dance. You even made Tite dance. There are three left. Three games to play. In the end you will have my [2002] Haircut.”

They then performed the “pigeon dance” celebration together. “I’m moved to see him,” Richarlison explained to the camera, “because he’s my idol, just like Neymar. For me, you were a childhood inspiration. I think you’ve seen a lot of pictures already of me with this hairstyle.

Ronaldo replied: “What I did for you, to inspire you, now it’s up to you. You inspire millions of Brazilians, millions of children in Brazil with your art, your goals, the joy with which you play, your spontaneity, your feelings. You are a source of pride for us. We support you a lot. It was a great strike today.

“It was beautiful,” agreed Richarlison. “The back and forth [to take out] both centre-backs performed well. When I controlled the ball with my head, I couldn’t see who was there. I just saw the yellow jersey and I played it. Let’s go. »

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