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Why Cristiano Ronaldo Does Not Have Tattoos

 
 
June 24, 2014 David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ronaldo, The National
 

Besides being the Portuguese Real Madrid superstar, its quite surprising why Cristiano Ronaldo has never got himself inked. Not many fans know that Ronaldo abstains from ink in a sport where tattoos are not only commonplace, but a way that many athletes (*cough* David Beckham *cough*) market themselves internationally. So why doesn’t Ronaldo sport any tattoos?

Ronaldo, does not get inked as he wants to continue to donate his blood to children suffering from debilitating diseases. In many countries, a new tattoo can affect how often a person donates blood, with a waiting period between six months and a year employed as a precaution against cross-contamination and diseases like hepatitis.

“I don’t have tattoos because I donate blood very often,” he said, according to Diretta News, while also taking the time to share a photo on his Facebook page that showed him donating at a hospital. He reportedly gives twice a year.

Additionally, he told Spanish radio station Cadena Cope that he became a bone marrow donor after witnessing a teammate’s struggles. “It was the time when Carlos [Martins] was with us on the national team. He told us about the problem with his son and we, the players, showed great unity to help him and his son because we knew it was a very complicated situation.” Donating bone marrow “is something a lot of people think is a difficult thing to do but it's nothing more than drawing blood and doesn't hurt.”

"It doesn't cost anything,” he added. “It's a simple process and then you feel happy because you know you are helping another person.”

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