Richarlison gets huge tattoo of himself, Neymar and Ronaldo after Brazil's World Cup exit
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Richarlison has decided to get a tattoo of his own face alongside fellow Brazilians Neymar and Ronaldo Nazario.
The 25-year-old Spurs forward, who was Brazil's top goalscorer at this winter's tournament – scoring three of the team's eight goals – was in tears after the Selecao were knocked out of this winter's World Cup on penalties.
Now, days after their quarter-final exit to Croatia, Richarlison appears to have paid tribute to one of his current teammates – and one of the all-time greats – at a tattoo parlour.
Dom Tattoo, an artist with over 180,000 followers on Instagram, says the piece is still "a work in progress" but fans were able to take a sneak peak of the design via his Instagram story.
Yes this tattoo is real.— Shirtless Plantain Show 🇳🇬 (@theplantainshow) December 13, 2022
Richarlison is different. pic.twitter.com/PjO0y3mEoJ
The tattoo by Dom, who has also designed pieces for the likes of Bruno Guimaraes, Antony and Fabio Vieira, also features a child wearing a backwards cap as he looks out over a favela.
Richarlison proceeded to repost a video of the unfinished back tattoo.
Here's a snap from Dom's Instagram story of a more detailed Neymar as it looks closer to the finished piece.
Despite his side being knocked out at the quarter-final stage, Richarlison can look back at this winter's World Cup as a success, both on and off the pitch.
The former Everton striker gained three million Instagram followers shortly after scoring twice in Brazil's 2-0 victory over Serbia.
And he also met his idol, Ronaldo, after the 4-1 win against South Korea.
Richarlison wiped away tears during the emotional encounter. “I can’t even speak,” he said after being praised by Ronaldo. “Mic him up,” responded Ronaldo.
“You’ll have to teach me the pigeon dance. You even got Tite dancing. There are three to go. Three games to go. In the final you will have my  haircut.”
They then performed the 'pigeon dance' celebration together. “I feel emotional to see him,” Richarlison explained to the camera, “because he is my idol, just like Neymar. For me you were a childhood inspiration. I think you’ve already seen a lot of photos of me with that hairstyle.”
A emoção de conhecer o ídolo! — TNT Sports BR (@TNTSportsBR) December 5, 2022
O Richarlison chorou ao encontrar com o fenômeno e o Ronaldo fazer a dança do pombo! 🐦 Ah... meus R9 😍🇧🇷 #TNTSportsNoQatar
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Ronaldo replied: “What I did for you, to inspire you, now it’s your turn. You inspire millions of Brazilians, millions of kids in Brazil with your art, your goals, the joy with which you play, your spontaneity, your feelings. You are a source of pride for us. We are supporting you a lot. It was a beautiful strike today.”
“It was beautiful,” Richarlison nodded. “The give-and-go [to take out] the two centre-backs came off well. When I controlled the ball with my head, I didn’t see who was there. I just saw the yellow jersey and played it. It came off.”