This is my first tattoo and I had some rules for what I was going to get. 1)Go big or go home. 2)Something that I have been passionate about for quite some time. 3)Get it done by someone I trust and who I know would not mess it up. As you can tell it is a rather large tattoo, obviously something I am passionate about, and Mickey Sarratt from HighNoonTattoo.com was the artist. He was refereed to me by my wife who worked for the Coyotes hockey team at the time and knew that Mikey did a lot of the art for the hockey players. I knew that I wanted to have the Lakers logo, Larry O'brien trophy, and something to do with Kobe Bryant. I didn't want Kobe's number so I decided to use Kobe's self made nickname The Black Mamba. When Mikey was drawing up the rough draft he said we needed something in the background to hold everything together. I figured what better to use than Staples Center. Mikey drew it up and the rest is history. It took two sessions and three hours at each one.