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Craziest World Cup fan haircuts


By ERIC LYONS

Soccer fans are some of the most passionate sports fans in the world. They cheer, boo and loudly inform anyone interested what team they support. Many will sport their country's colors to show their allegiance, others will put on a jersey or costume, but some have started to show their passion with their heads.

No, not wearing hats or using their minds: For those who are a little more committed, barbers have started to cut various World Cup inspired designs into fans' hair. Some have taken this a step further and gotten lifelike portraits of their team's star player shaved and styled into the sides of their heads.

Renaissance men with razors like Rob Ferrel, owner of Rob the Original's Barber Shop in Texas, or Marcelo Anderson Martins Ferreira of Brazil, shave, style and dye these stunning photo-realistic profiles into the side, back and top of willing customers' craniums. This artwork/hairstyling has not only started to turn other peoples' heads but also has taken over social media. Thousands of soccer and art fans have liked, shared and retweeted the masterpieces.

Ferrel's portrait of USA goalkeeper Tim Howard received over 1,900 likes on Instagram and has been shared by media organizations such as USA Today's For the Win and the BBC's 606. It was even trending during the US-Belgium game. Other notable players who have made it onto the blank canvas of soccer fanatics' heads include Mexico goalkeeper Ochoa, Brazilian striker Neymar and the ever-so-popular Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal.

For those who are worried that one of these portraits will grow out before the end of the tournament and really want to show their commitment, there are always tattoos.






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gmgpjandon July 02 2014 at 5:34 PM

Little wonder this nation is efed up.

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Jen gmgpjandon July 03 2014 at 8:18 AM

I can't understand why this comment has 5 "likes"...It doesn't make a bit of effing sense. Like that!!

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soccer_sucks Jen July 03 2014 at 8:25 AM

Make that 6.
And yes it does make sense

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onemadashell gmgpjandon July 03 2014 at 9:07 AM

only because of people like you.

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winky_dink July 02 2014 at 8:19 PM

If your life revolves around sports that much, you apparently don't have a life.

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Big Daddy July 02 2014 at 8:47 PM

Great artwork

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Judith July 02 2014 at 6:06 PM

I have only two things to say about this newest fad. 1) There's no denying (at least in my opinion) that the artistry is magnificent. 2) Hair grows back - thank goodness!

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green gate farm July 02 2014 at 10:18 PM

Unlike a tattoo, it will eventually go away. No regrets years down the road, except your kids laughing at your pictures. Great artwork.

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kbelllavie July 02 2014 at 8:43 PM

wow! portable artwork - better than a tattoo - you can let it grow out. what a steady hand to create that.

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The Canoli King July 02 2014 at 8:49 PM

Some of these cuts are absolutely beautiful works of ART.

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Jen July 03 2014 at 8:08 AM

What is wrong w/ ppl? #1 These are haircut's ...not tattoo's..#2 The barber's doing this have more talent in their pinky's then probably all of you put together #3 Lastly, what does this have to do w/ politics?? The only ppl that are sounding stupid right now are most of you w/ your ridiculous uneducated comments!!!

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coopdabomb July 03 2014 at 6:02 AM

These are the same people who RE-elected obama. Not too bright

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Denise coopdabomb July 03 2014 at 7:07 AM

Go away.

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patriot1too Denise July 03 2014 at 7:31 AM

We wish the obama mess and his liberal extremisist would go away.

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? coopdabomb July 03 2014 at 8:35 AM

You mean the artist or the client?

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soccer_sucks July 02 2014 at 6:18 PM

And i did not think thoses fans could sink any lower. It is getting to be just as bad as the NBA AND NFL

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