Neymar’s new tattoo is straight out of David Beckham’s playbook

Barcelona players just can’t stop … getting tattoos. Earlier this week, we revealed the results of our Soccer Gods investigation into Lionel Messi’s new tattoo sleeve. Now it’s time to turn our attention to Messi’s tattoo BFF, Neymar.

Neymar is no stranger to tattoos. He’s a fan and sports ink all over his person. But he’s just added another familiar-looking piece of art to his tattoo collection. Our research indicates that the art project occurred between April 11 and April 15.

On April 5, 2015, Barcelona faced Celta Vigo in La Liga action. That day, the back of Neymar’s neck was tattoo-free.

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The back of the Brazilian Next Pele’s neck was still tattoo-free six days later when Barcelona took on Sevilla.

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But four days later, on April 15, when Barcelona played Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League, Neymar’s neck had wings. It was the same day Messi revealed his colored sleeve.

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Here’s another shot of the tattoo.

And another …

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Last point: familiarity. I wasn’t going to leave you hanging.

If you think that Neymar’s new tattoo looks familiar, so does David Beckham.

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