What does Phil Foden’s neck tattoo say and what is the meaning behind it?

    A profile shot of English footballer Phil Foden with a tattoo running down his neck.
    Phil Foden has inked up (Picture: Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images)

    Phil Foden has been putting in stunning displays for Manchester City in the Premier League and Champions League this season – but it is not only his footballing skills that have got fans talking.

    Viewers have spotted Foden with a tattoo on his neck, which has left fans wondering what is says and what the meaning behind the ink is.

    The tattoo is pretty hard to miss with fans afforded a close-up of the design whenever City wheel away in celebration after scoring a goal – which is a lot.

    Here is everything you need to know about Foden’s tattoo.

    What does Phil Foden’s neck tattoo say?

    The tattoo on Foden’s neck has four words – ‘Sky is the limit.’

    The ink is on the left side of the England international’s neck, and starts just below his ear and extends down to just below the shirt line.

    Phil Foden displaying his neck tattoo playing for Manchester City
    Foden’s tattoo is on the left side of his neck (Picture: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

    What is the meaning behind Phil Foden’s tattoo?

    The meaning behind every tattoo is always personal, and it is possible that Foden’s message relates to something in his private life.

    However, it could be a motivational message to himself to encourage him to work hard and achieve as much success on the pitch as possible.

    The 22 year-old has already won four Premier League titles and the Under-17 World Cup with England in 2017.

    Phil Foden celebrating scoring a goal for Manchester City
    Foden has been in superb form for Manchester City this season (Picture: Visionhaus/Getty Images)

    When did Phil Foden get the tattoo?

    Foden had the tattoo completed in February 2022.

    Fans first caught a glimpse of his new ink during Manchester City’s 4-1 win over Fulham in the FA Cup fourth round.

    Who is Foden’s tattoo artist?

    The tattooist behind Foden’s piece is London-based artist Gabriel Maniak.

    Maniak has worked with Foden’s former City teammate Raheem Sterling, with the artist revealing that Foden is set to add more designs to the rest of his body in the future.

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