July 13, 2014; Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL; Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger (left) talks with Argentina forward Lionel Messi (10) after the championship match of the 2014 World Cup at Maracana Stadium. Germany won 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Tim Groothuis/Witters Sport via USA TODAY Sports

Lionel Messi meets fan with name, number tattooed on his back

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Fans of music or sports, or anything really, get tattoos all the time honoring the whatever it is they love. For sports fans, sometimes it is to commemorate a championship, or a beloved player.

One fan took his love of Argentina superstar Lionel Messi to a place I don’t think any other fan has gone before. He got Messi’s name and number tattooed on his back to resemble Messi’s jersey.

The fan uploaded a video titled “The passion for Messi knows no limits” to YouTube, and it shows him getting the tattoo and meeting Messi in person. He lifts up his shirt so Messi can get a good look at it.

The fan reportedly got the tattoo in early July, ahead of the 2014 World Cup final when Argentina lost to Germany. Messi apparently heard about the tattoo and wanted to see it for himself and invited the fan, Hernán Baigoria, to meet him in his hometown of Rosario.

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