Barcelona legend shocks onlookers after making HUGE personal change

By Alex Taylor

Lionel Messi is the best player in the world.

The little Argentine forward seems to score goals and wins trophies with ease.

Lionel Messi has won the Ballon d'Or for the fifth time

Lionel Messi winning the Ballon d’Or

So when Messi changes his hair or gets new boots, it always gets people talking.

But now the Barcelona superstar has done something none of us expected.

He’s got a tattoo! Check this out:

We can’t work out if this is pretty cool, or if it looks like he’s forgotten one of his socks!

Messi has never really been into tattoos so it’s a little strange to see him inked up.

But we like it!

Have a look at his best Barcelona moments below:

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