Why Cristiano Ronaldo is tattoo free

The tattoo parlour is one of the favoured haunts for the modern footballer, but why is one of the biggest names in the game, Cristiano Ronaldo strangely free of tattoos?
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Why Cristiano Ronaldo is tattoo free

From Zlatan Ibrahimovic's back, Radja Nainggolan's neck and pretty much all of Dani Alves' body, tattoos have become de rigueur for the modern football player. Despite the omnipresence of footballer's painted torsos, one of the leading names in the modern game free from the ink and needle is Real Madrid's Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo.

Roma's midfielder from Belgium Radja Nainggolan looks on during the Italian Serie A football match Bologna vs AS Roma at the Renato D'all'Ara Stadium in Bologna, on March 31, 2018.

UK based daily The Mirror published an article with the possible motives behind the Madeira born player's reasons for resisting the tattoo parlour and his tendency for giving blood on a regular basis could be the principal motive. After every tattoo, according to the Red Cross one is prohibited from giving blood for at least four months as to avoid any possible infection transmission. Cristiano gave blood on two occasions in 2017 as he documented via his social media platforms.

The Real Madrid striker is also a bone marrow donor with the illness affecting the son of his former Portugal team-mate Carlos Martins being the motivating factor and this process also requires the giving of peripheral blood stem cells with Cristiano himself claiming the process is painless.

Cristiano Ronaldo