Man City star Nicolas Otamendi shows off TV tattoos including Peaky Blinders

Manchester City defender Nicolas Otamendi’s back tattoos have been seen in full for the first time – and they are feature some well-known TV characters.

The 31-year-old Argentine is a rock at the back for the Premier League champions and he is also a work of art himself.

When he whipped off his shirt last night after Man City’s match against Atalanta in the Champions League, a photographer caught a glimpse of his back.

His tattoos can be seen with images from popular TV shows Peaky Blinders, Breaking Bad and Vikings.

At the top of his back he has Walter White, the main character in Breaking Bad, while lower down there is an image of Peaky Blinders hero Thomas Shelby.

To the left is Ragnar Lothbrok from Vikings.

He played the full 90 minutes of the match against the Italian side with the game finishing 1-1.

The game was notable for full-back Kyle Walker ending up in goal after Claudio Bravo was sent off.

Back in 2016 he revealed the reason behind getting tattoos, and growing his beard, was to make himself more imposing.

He got his first tattoo when he was a teenager and each one has meaning to him.

Otamendi told the Independent: "I think it (the appearance) can be a factor with officials, depending on your personality and how you play.

"But yes, the beard and the tattoos help the aggressive image.

"I suppose it brings a bit more to it.

"I started to let the beard grow at Valencia and I just liked it, so since then, it has become a big part of my personality, just like those tattoos.

"People always ask me about them. I had my first done when I was 14 and each one has some significance to it.

"My brother and my children are on there, and the face of my grandfather too.

"Most are personal, but if I see a design which catches my eye, I will go for it."

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