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Man who got Messi tattooed on his face says he regrets getting it

Man who got Messi tattooed on his face says he regrets getting it

He initially defended the tattoo but has since said he regrets it

A Lionel Messi super fan who got the player’s name tattooed in massive letters across his forehead following Argentina’s World Cup win has said he now regrets the decision.

Colombian Mike Jambs decided to make a rather permanent declaration of his admiration for Messi by getting his name scrawled across his forehead.

Initially, influencer Jambs had defended his new ink after receiving negative comments online - in a clip he posted on Instagram, he said: “I'm not harming anyone, I'm not doing anything illegal.”

But it seems that since his original post, he’s had quite a strong change of heart and now admits that maybe getting the tattoo wasn’t the best idea he’s ever had.

In a follow-up Instagram video, Jambs said: “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'd be saying this so soon and I felt very proud of what I'd done in the first few days, but I now wish I hadn't done it.”

According to Reuters, following Argentina’s win against France in the final, folks were flocking to tattoo artists in Buenos Aires with requests to have some ink in tribute to Messi.

Tattoo artist Sebastian Arguello Paz told the outlet: "I knew lots of people wanted tattoos of Messi and the team, because they had already booked me before the final.

“I never imagined there would be a queue at the shop the next day."

One woman already knew the exact Messi moment she wanted immortalised in ink on her body after spotting it during the Argentina versus Netherlands match.

“When Messi said 'What are you looking at, dummy?', I knew that if we won I would get it tattooed.”

Mike Jambs says he regrets the tattoo.

Elsewhere, a fellow fan of Argentina’s Number 10 made an altogether less long-lasting tribute by getting a pretty spot-on portrait of him shaved into his head.

A photo of the unusual ‘do was shared on Instagram by hairstylist Anton Barber from the Dominican Republic and, fair play, he did a pretty good job.

In his post, the talented barber wrote: "I am fortunate to belong to Messi era, football history is rewritten. I watched several world cups hoping you will be given a chance to win that beautiful world trophy. Soccer unites, Latin America won today. You are great on and off the pitch."

Featured Image Credit: @mike_jambs/Instagram

Topics: Lionel Messi, World Cup