Chilean striker gets tattoo of his 'unerasable wound'

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Chilean Soccer Player Tattoos His 'Unerasable Wound'
American poet Henry David Thoreau once wrote, "To regret deeply is to live afresh." One Chilean soccer player is making his biggest regret skin deep.

When striker Mauricio Pinilla kicked the ball straight into the crossbar during Chile's World Cup match against Brazil, he not only missed an opportunity to win the game, he says he missed a shot at glory.

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Chilean striker gets tattoo of his 'unerasable wound'
BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - JUNE 28: Jorge Valdivia (R) and Mauricio Pinilla of Chile walk off the pitch after the defeat in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Brazil and Chile at Estadio Mineirao on June 28, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo by Alex Grimm - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - JUNE 28: Eduardo Vargas, Mauricio Pinilla and Jose Rojas of Chile react after losing the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil round of 16 match between Brazil and Chile at Estadio Mineirao on June 28, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)
BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - JUNE 28: Julio Cesar of Brazil saves the penalty shot of Mauricio Pinilla of Chile in a shootout during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil round of 16 match between Brazil and Chile at Estadio Mineirao on June 28, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - JUNE 28: (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) Julio Cesar of Brazil saves a penalty kick by Mauricio Pinilla of Chile in a penalty shootout during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil round of 16 match between Brazil and Chile at Estadio Mineirao on June 28, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)
BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - JUNE 28: Mauricio Pinilla of Chile reacts after missing a penalty kick during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil round of 16 match between Brazil and Chile at Estadio Mineirao on June 28, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Chile's forward Mauricio Pinilla reacts after missing a shot on goal during extra-time of the Round of 16 football match between Brazil and Chile at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 28, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JUAN MABROMATA (Photo credit should read JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images)
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After calling the missed shot an "unerasable wound," he decided to get a tattoo on his back of the ball nailing the crossbar, with the inscription, "One centimeter from glory." If that's not regretting deeply, I don't know what is.

Pinilla also tattooed the phrase "Blessed for life" across his forehead.

Hopefully Pinilla will get over the defeat and move forward with his career, because the missed goal is now literally behind him.

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