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.
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.
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