Brazil Soccer Fan Tattoos

Tattoos are widely popular in Brazil, where the beach culture and tropical climate make it an ideal place to show off body art. Everybody under age 30 seems to have something etched into their bodies. Now with the World Cup just days away, soccer tattoos are everywhere.

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In this May 17, 2014 photo, soccer fan Carlos Eduardo poses for a photo showing his Botafogo’s tattoos in Petropolis, Brazil. The Lone Star (Estrela Solitária) is currently present in Botafogo’s flag and crest. The Lone Star is one of the most important symbols of Botafogo’s football team. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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In this May 8, 2014 photo, soccer fan Delneri Viana, 69, poses for a photo in his home, decorated with Botafogo colors in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Aside from the 83 and counting tattoos, the gray-haired man with a full, chalky mustache sports finger and toe nails painted in his team’s black and white colors. In fact, he never wears anything without the club’s emblem.(AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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In this May 14, 2014 photo, soccer fan Cleber Rodrigues, 33, poses for a photo showing his Sao Paulo soccer team tattoo in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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In this May 17, 2014 photo, soccer fan Silvano Otavio, shows his Flamengo tattoo as he poses for a photo in Petropolis, Brazil. The tattoo of Flamengo’s logo reads “I’ll always love you”. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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In this May 8, 2014 photo, soccer fan Delneri Viana, 69, points to his Christ Redeemer with a Botafogo jersey tattoo in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Aside from the 83 and counting tattoos, the gray-haired man with a full, chalky mustache sports finger and toe nails painted in his team’s black and white colors. In fact, he never wears anything without the club’s emblem.(AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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In this May 2, 2014 photo, soccer fan Delneri Viana, 69, sits on the reception of a tattoo studio after his weekly tattoo session in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Aside from the 83 and counting tattoos, the gray-haired man with a full, chalky mustache sports finger and toe nails painted in his team’s black and white colors. In fact, he never wears anything without the club’s emblem. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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In this May 2, 2014 photo, soccer fan Delneri Viana, 69, checks his newest Botafogo tattoo on the mirror during his weekly tattoo session in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Viana, retired from the military, spends his days as a full-time fan of his favorite team. Once a week, he heads to his local tattoo parlor to get fresh ink. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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In this May 2, 2014 photo, soccer fan Delneri Viana, 69, gets a Botafogo shirt part of a campaign against racism tattooed during his weekly tattoo session in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The fanatic passion Viana holds for his beloved Botafogo soccer club really gets under his skin, 83 times and counting. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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In this May 2, 2014 photo, Botafogo soccer fan Delneri Viana, 69, during his weekly tattoo session in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Viana, retired from the military, spends his days as a full-time fan of his favorite team. Once a week, he heads to his local tattoo parlor to get fresh ink. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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