Barcelona soccer star Lionel Messi will debut this week, in the elimination match between Argentina and Venezuela for the 2014 World Cup, a tattoo on his left leg with the name and hands of his son Thiago.

Messi already has a tattoo of his mother's face on his left shoulder blade.

Sources close to the Argentine team said that Messi had the new tattoo, which will be visible if he does not pull up his uniform socks to just below his knees, inked on Tuesday during some free time granted to the team by coach Alejandro Sabella.

The photos of the tattooing session have been posted on Messi's Twitter account @LeoMessifanclub

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