Euro 2012, then, with some of the finest and therefore best-paid talents in Europe on display, has been a showcase for some of the best inking money can buy.
Here is a rundown of some of the best - and worst - tattoos Goal.com has spotted over the past few weeks. We will let you decide which players belong in which category.
'I've got tattoos like Agger...' | The Liverpool defender is also a qualified tattooist
P'OUCHugal! | Raul Meireles' colored arms and neck must have been extremely painful
Pav a look at these! | The Russian striker's right arm is completely inked
Got it covered | Defender Glen Johnson has gone for the opposite arm
A heartfelt message | Darijo Srna's tattoo is a dedication to his brother
Happy days | Wesley Sneijder's Champions League trophy tattoo reminds him of better times
Fair warning | Daniele De Rossi lets opponents know what they are in for