Manchester United forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic has added to his stunning back tattoo so now his whole back is covered.
The former Sweden international showed off his new body art in a post on his official Twitter account on Sunday, writing: ‘Finest Art’.
Ibrahimovic has an array of 15 different tattoos on his upper body in total and has now had his back tattoo shadowed and finished.
Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has added to his stunning back tattoos
It originally featured a Maori tribal symbol, A Buddhist monk image, Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Vitruvian Man’ and a feather.
He added the outline of a lion recently and has had it extended so that all his tattoos are connected to cover his back.
The Sweden superstar confessed in his autobiography ‘I am Zlatan’ that getting inked ‘became like a drug’ for him.
He said: ‘I was against them in the beginning. Thought they were in bad taste. But I got tempted anyway.’
But there is more than meets the eye to his body ink. Ibrahimovic’s tattoos all have meanings behind them.
The former Sweden international showed off his latest body art in a post on his Twitter account
The Maori tribal symbol on his right arm is to protect him, his family and bring good luck.
The Buddhist monk called Yant Prajao Khao Nirote on his right shoulder is said to protect from suffering.
Another Buddhist feature on his back represents the five elements of wind, water, fire, space and creative perception and is called Five Deva Faces Yantra.
A recent addition to his lower back is Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Vitruvian Man’. It shows ideal human proportions and the original drawing dates to around 1490.
Since re-joining United Ibrahimovic has had limited game time with Romelu Lukaku the No 1
While the feather on his right shoulder is said to come from an eagle and represent strength and courage. It’s ancrestry appears to be Native American.
Since re-joining United in the summer Ibrahimovic has been made to watch from the wings as Romelu Lukaku has recaptured the goalscoring form he showed earlier on in the season.
And with United’s imminent signing of Alexis Sanchez, he could find himself surplus to requirement.
The 36-year-old has managed just one goal in his seven appearances this season coming in their EFL Cup defeat against Bristol City last month and looks unlikely to get more game time anytime soon.
The 36-year-old has scored once in seven games, coming in the EFL Cup loss to Bristol City