Ljungberg had an inflamed hip some years ago, and it turned out the ink in one of his tattoos caused a lymphatic gland to inflame which was pushing up against a nerve on his side. He had the gland removed and was out for a month. He has since decided against getting any more tattoos. Usually the main risk from a tattoo is the possibility of an infection from hepatitis B or C. Ljungberg has two panthers tattooed on his back.
The Swedish midfielder now plays for the Sounders in the MLS after having played for in the EPL for over ten years with Arsenal for 9 years and then West Ham United. Freddie has modeled and represented brands like Calvin Klein, Nike, Proter & Gamble, L'Oreal, Puma and Pepsi.