Lionel Messi gets his left calf inked, which is a really big deal apparently [Photos]

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Photo courtesy of Twitter (@leomessifanclub).

Lionel Messi is the proud owner of what is literally the most famous leg in the entire world. His left leg has scored enough goals to earn the player four Ballon d’Or Trophies as the world’s top soccer player, and in 2012 alone, 80 of his 91 goals were scored with it (the 80 goals is more than most pros will score in their entire careers).

How valuable is this Argentinian’s leg? A Japanese jeweler made a 55-pound golden replica of his foot and ankle that can be yours for a cool $5.25 million.

On Father’s Day in Spain, Messi proved that there is something in his life far more valuable than anything he and his golden boot have produced on the pitch: His son.

Messi had the handprints and name of his four-month-old son Thiago tattooed onto his calf in a gesture that shows the world that he has kept his life in perspective.

Of course, a family portrait over the fireplace may have worked just fine too.

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Photo courtesy of Twitter (@leomessifanclub).

h/t: USA Today