Zlatan is football’s favorite demigod, attracting people’s attention on and off the pitch. From Buddhist features to animals, and symbols, Zlatan’s body is covered with tattoos. The Swedish superhero once had 50 names of starving people added as temporary tattoos to highlight world hunger. Now is the time to discover the hidden meanings behind Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s permanent tattoos.

3. Arms


On Zlatan Ibrahimović’s right wrist, there are numbers called as the “Zlatan Ibrahimovic code”. They actually refer to the birthdates of the male members in his family. They symbolize his father Sefik, late brother Sapko, another brother Aleksander and his two sons Maximilian, and Vince.

On the top of his right arm, he has the names of his two sons inked in Arabic fonts. On the right bicep is ‘Sefik’, his father.


On his left wrist, Ibrahimovic has the birthdates of his mother Jurka and sister Sanela. On his left bicep, there is the name of his mother in Arabic font. For him, women are placed on the left side because they are definitely much closer to his heart. Men are on the right side because the Swedish superstar believes that represents stalwartness.

2. Sides

On his right side are two playing cards. The ace of hearts features a letter ‘H’ inside it and this is considered to be in honor of his wife Helena Seger. The ace of clubs is apprehensively a good fortune symbol.

Beside the cards also lies a red dragon. This dragon stands to brag out his warrior personality. Also, it is believed to have emerged from Japanese culture.

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