India football enthusiast Nilesh Kadam has a FIFA World Cup trophy logo painted into a haircut at a salon in Mumbai on June 9, 2014. With just days to go before the start of the FIFA World CUP 2014 in Brazil, football fans are showing their support for the event by purchasing footbal-related merchandise and through hairstyles and team strips. AFP PHOTO / INDRANIL MUKHERJEE (Photo credit should read INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)
India football enthusiast Abhijit Chavan has a FIFA World Cup scene painted into a haircut at a salon in Mumbai on June 9, 2014. With just days to go before the start of the FIFA World CUP 2014 in Brazil, football fans are showing their support for the event by purchasing footbal-related merchandise and through hairstyles and team strips. AFP PHOTO / INDRANIL MUKHERJEE (Photo credit should read INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 11: Two Australian football fans show off their football style haircuts at Copacabana beach on June 11, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
A Switzerland's fan shows his hair dyed with his country's flag colours before entering the Amazonia Arena in Manaus, Brazil, before the start of the FIFA World Cup Group E football match between Honduras and Switzerland on June 25, 2014. AFP PHOTO / Raphael Alves (Photo credit should read RAPHAEL ALVES/AFP/Getty Images)
A football fan with painted hair patches representing the Japan (L) and Brazil flags looks on before a Group B football match between Spain and the Netherlands at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 13, 2014. AFP PHOTO / DAMIEN MEYER (Photo credit should read DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 08: Florina Pena shows off her hair in the colors of the Brazilian flag as she prepares for the start of World Cup play on June 8, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazil continues to prepare to host the World Cup which starts on June 12th and runs through July 13th. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
MANAUS, BRAZIL - JUNE 17: A fan of the Brazilian football team has his hair sprayed in the Brazilian national colours as he prepares to watch a match on a giant screen in the 'Fan Fest' area in Porta Negro on June 17, 2014 in Manaus, Brazil. Brazil, the host nation of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, are due to play their second group match against Mexico in Fortaleza today. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
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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.