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Fans spot what Joe Hart did on live TV after leaving viewers baffled with his arm tattoo

Fans spot what Joe Hart did on live TV after leaving viewers baffled with his arm tattoo

Joe Hart appeared on BBC as a pundit for Scotland vs. Switzerland.

Fans noticed what Joe Hart did on live TV after he left Euro 2024 viewers baffled with his arm tattoo.

Hart's arm tattoo became a huge talking point during the pre-match coverage of England's Euro 2024 opener against Serbia last Sunday.

He was a pundit for BBC as he showed off his ink to the nation.

The former Manchester City and Celtic goalkeeper was once again a pundit for the channel as he provided expert analysis on Scotland's Group A clash against Switzerland.

He joined former Premier League manager David Moyes and Scotland women's captain Rachel Corsie in the BBC studio.

But, unlike on Sunday, Hart's tattoos weren't on show as he opted to wear a long sleeve shirt.

His decision to cover up his 'blackwork' tattoos didn't go unnoticed among people on social media.

One X user wrote: "Joe Hart wearing long sleeves because people were mean about his tattoos."

A second tweeted: "Joe Hart gone for long sleeves tonight then!"

A third added: "Joe Hart rocking long sleeve shirt this week.........wonder why?"

A fourth said: "I noticed Joe Hart has got the sleeves down to hide the sh*te tattoos."

Joe Hart in the BBC studio for Scotland vs. Switzerland. Image: BBC
Joe Hart in the BBC studio for Scotland vs. Switzerland. Image: BBC

Hart admits his artwork is 'not everyone's taste' but claims it 'definitely represents me'.

He said: "You are the man @hanumantra thank you, this is the only time of year I could take this on so I appreciate you fitting me in and smashing it.

"I got my armour on now... let's see what's next. Not everyone's taste I understand that but this definitely represents me and thank you for making it happen."

What is 'blackwork'? Tattoo artist Hanumatra Lemar explained the process on his website.

"Blackwork is a tattoo choice, it's a lifestyle and it's a philosophy, believing that less really is more and understanding that we should not be afraid to stand out in world full of people trying to fit in," he said.

"Every tattoo Hanumantra undertakes is exclusively created for the client. The time is taken to handcraft each individual design, conveying and amplifying the inner strength of spirit of the wearer.

"This allows them to feel empowered and protected as though a layer of tattoo armour is placed upon them, creating a modern day warrior ready for today's battles."

Featured Image Credit: BBC/Joe Hart/Instagram

Topics: Fan Reactions, Joe Hart, Football