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The meaning of Wayne Rooney tattoos

Updated on March 15, 2013

On our website there are a lot of questions about different players’ tattoos. Wayne Rooney is not an exception. That is why we decided to provide you with the full information about the meaning of his inscriptions on different parts of the body.


Forward of Manchester United and English international team was born on the 24th of October 1985. He was the youngest player of the international team as he debuted at the age of 18. Later Theo Walcott has broken this record. Nevertheless Rooney is still the youngest scorer as he managed to score four goals during the Euro 2004. Even now Wayne is considered to be one of the best English forwards ever. In addition he managed to enter the list of the most red-carded players along with David Beckham. His first club was Everton.

Rooney’s bright and outstanding performance during Euro 2004 has made him the main target for all major European clubs. That was the starting point for the competition between top English clubs that were trying to do their best to get this gifted striker. Everton decided to establish their own conditions of the deal and it was officially announced that the club is not going to sell the player for less than £50 million. In addition Rooney was offered another contract with salary £50 000 per week. Despite all these conditions Wayne left Everton for MU just a couple of hours before closing of the transfer window. Manchester United was successful enough to win the competition for this ultimate striker and paid £25.6 million for this transfer.

Wayne Rooney has won a lot of trophies with MU and has become one of the main players in the team. He has all necessary skills and talents which make it possible for him to play at any position. He has a good vision of the pitch as well as accurate passing and ferocious shot. Rooney has already proved to be very important for the team even after Van Persey has joined the club. These players have found a good level of understanding just at once and now seem to be the best forward pair in Europe.

Forearm “Just enough Education to Perform”

From the one hand this tattoo can be explained by a good sense of humor and sarcasm of Man United and English international team striker. Few of the fans know that Wayne didn’t manage to finish his school education and hasn’t taken GSCE. From the other hand this inscription could be made in honor of his favorite band Stereophonics. One of their albums has the same title. It’s up to you to decide what the right explanation of this tattoo is. One thing is obvious – this inscription is not of the highest quality. Some people think that this is the worst tattoo in history. Judging by the tag that calls a player stupid makes it clear for everyone that Rooney doesn’t care about the fact, what other people think of him.

Shoulder “English and Proud”

It is really hard to imagine an Englishman who is not proud of his country. Wayne Rooney is a good example. There is “English and Proud” on his shoulder in combination with St. Georges Flag. It is a perfect evidence of his patriotic attitude and devotion to the Three Lion.

Back “Prayer tattoo”

After England has won in the match against Mexico Rooney decided to show his new tattoo to the whole world. There is an image of angel wings and two clasped palms. Some people say that David Beckham’s guardian angel was the main inspiration of this tattoo. In addition this image is devoted to his son Kai. The main purpose of this image on his back was the opportunity to show the whole world how he loves his son and cares about him.

Arm - Celtic Cross


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      James Armitage 

      2 years ago

      I can think of many better ways of showing your love for your family than ink on your skin. Having GCSEs helps this thought process a bit!


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