Lionel Messi super fan gets Barcelona star's autograph tattooed on back

With a large portrait of his idol already inked right across his back, one hardcore Barcelona fan decided the only way to finish off his personal Lionel Messi shrine was to get the man's signature lumped in there too.

As such, the fan tracked down Messi at a recent merchandise signing and got him to autograph his back with a marker pen.

He then rushed to his local tattoo artist and had the squiggle converted into a more permanent tribute to the Barca superstar.

Seems like an incredibly overly elaborate way to commemorate a couple of Copa Del Rey wins to us, but what do we know?