It might well be the most valuable commodity in world sport, the left leg
that has bamboozled countless defender and left fans besotted.
But that doesn't stop Lionel Messi from ordering some extreme work from
the tattooist's needle.
Messi had the area of his magical left peg usually covered in matches by a
sock on full display while on duty with Argentina and the result is shocking.
Where once there was an intricate design, he now has solid black - a sock
in itself - with only his customay No 10 and two hands by the name of his son Thiago.