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AUDIO. The artist explains how he tattooed Messi's arm

Roberto López also made a couple of tattoos to Neymar

AUDIO. The artist explains how he tattooed Messi's arm
AUDIO. The artist explains how he tattooed Messi's arm

Roberto López also made a couple of tattoos to Neymar

Messi tatoo

In an interview on "Con todo al aire" of the Argentinian radio Pulxo 95.1, Roberto López, the artist who made the tattoo to Messi's arm said how he was preparing this spectacular picture.

The assignment

  • "I received a WhatsApp message telling me 'Hi I'm Leo'. He received my number through a mutual friend."
  • "I had a clear idea, but I had to find the images and compositing it."

Logistics

  • "He, personally, organized the trip. He didn't delegate it to anyone."
  • "He pick me up at the hotel. He drove the car and helped me to load my suitcase in the car."
  • "I traveled to Barcelona 2 times. And, as details remain to be polished, we will come back after the Copa América."

Messi as a patient

  • "He's very resistant to pain. We had 3 sessions in 1 week, something extraordinary, I haven't done with anyone. And that can't take anything bad to lose!"
  • "We did it at his home, in the living room. He offered me if I wanted anything and he told me I could ask anything I want. Anything."

The remuneration

  • "From the outset we agreed that he will tattoo me something. He did me a 10 on the right wrist, which complements the 9 that made me Palermo on the left wrist. They're the only tattoos I have."
  • "I received a great reward from Leo, but I will not say how much. He gave me shirts, pants... and money."

Neymar

  • "One day he presented me Neymar, whom I made a couple of tattoos, at Messi's home."
  • "He also gave me shirts and stuff. Almost I cry."

The interview