Be Proud of Your Lakers Tattoo Mon, 21 Jan 2013 21:48:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Justus Heredia Mon, 21 Jan 2013 21:39:58 +0000 lakerstattoo
Justus Heredia Lakers Tattoo

Justus Heredia Finished


Justus Heredia Wall Ink Lakers Tattoo

Nice Wall “Ink”











This is Justus Heredia, i’m a die hard fan from Los Angeles,Ca. the city in which I was born and raised. I have close to 15 tattoos my most recent was the Lakers ink. To me this is the most inspiring tattoo I have. Everybody talks about being the “die-hard” Lakers fanatic. Until you can step up and put it on your body you have taken Lakers pride to another level! The love for the city of Los Angeles and the Lakers was where I put the two ideas together.

I am 23 yrs young and this is the team for me. I have been a fan since at least 8 years old. The last 5 years I have been real passionate for the Lakeshow! The energy and city of Los Angeles is just better than anywhere else. Kobe,what can I say there is nobody as great to watch like #24. My ink is your typical LA style logo with the number 24 and “Lakers” jersey outline. Also a basketball behind it and a chain hanging.

People would really see how much I loved the game after they would see my tattoo. I have received numerous compliments on the creativity and the style. I decided to put it on my leg because I am always wearing shorts and therefore it will always be visible. My favorite Lakers moments was of course the back to back champs in 09 and 10 Also seeing Kobe reach his 30k points was history. I’ve watched almost every game for the last 5 years and its time to bring another trophy home!

Justus Heredia from Los Angeles

Justus Heredia Fan Lakers Tattoo

Fan For Life


Justus Heredia Signed Kobe Bryant Jersey Lakers Tattoo

Signed Kobe Bryant Jersey












]]> 0
Tattoo on Jumbotron Thu, 04 Oct 2012 22:07:09 +0000 lakerstattoo MY LAKERS TATTOO GOT ON THE JUMBOTRON!!!

Living in Phoenix I rarely get to go back home to California and when I am there it can be difficult to get to a Lakers game. Well on March 4th, 2011 I was able to go to a Lakers home game vs the Charlotte Bobcats. For some reason we have a difficult time vs this team, being one of two teams that have an overall winning record vs the Lakers. (the other is booo Boston) The Lakers played good defense and came away with a win. However, a win was not the highlight of the night, it was the fact that my Lakers Tattoo got up on the jumbotron! I got a little cheer from the crowd too which was absolutely amazing. I have seen many Lakers games, Kobe hitting 9 threes in a row, Magic playing at forum, Magic coaching, Sat fifth row center court to a game vs the Spurs. I think my Lakers Tattoo getting on the Jumbotron may have been my best moment at a Lakers game.

]]> 0
My Lakers Tattoo Thu, 04 Oct 2012 21:03:27 +0000 lakerstattoo 0 Nick Avol Thu, 04 Oct 2012 18:03:39 +0000 lakerstattoo
Nick Avol Lakers Tattoo


Nick Avol Outline Lakers Tattoo













I got this tattoo on June 17th 2010. The day the Lakers beat the Celtics  I’ve been a life long Lakers fan since the day I was born. The purple and gold is a tradition in my home. Going back to my grand father. I bleed purple and gold. And just wanted to share my tattoo with all of you!

Nick Avol from Indio CA

]]> 4
Tribute to Chick Hearn Thu, 04 Oct 2012 17:49:57 +0000 lakerstattoo  

Hanging with Chick Hearn

Victor Carbajal emailed me his Lakers Tattoo and for the first time I see a Lakers fan with a tattoo to rival my own. My favorite part is the tribute to Chick Hearn “This game’s in the refrigerator, the door’s closed, the lights are out, the eggs are cooling, the butter’s getting hard, and the jello’s jigglin”. I remember watching games at home with my dad and muting the tv broadcast so we could listen to Chick Hearn on the radio. Chick was the Lakers broadcaster for over 40 years. He had an incredible streak of 3,338 consecutive Lakers games called. Going 36 years without missing a day of work makes Chick Hearn the greatest fan of all time! I have long since wanted to add something do with Chick Hearn, The Forum, Magic Johnson, Dr. Jerry Buss, and all the old Hall of Fame players. Until I do that I consider Victor Carbajal’s tattoo to equal my own and for that I give him some mad props!

Did you know Chick Hearn coined the phrases: Air-Ball, Dribble-Drive, Finger Roll, Give and Go, SLAM DUNK, and Triple-Double. Among many others.

There is only one game that Chick Hearn put in the refrigerator and the team came back. I listened to the game. We will leave it at that.

Chick Hearn has a Hollywood Walk of Fame star located at 6755 Hollywood Blvd.

His real name is Francis Dayle Hearn, but he will always be Chick in the hearts of Laker fans.

]]> 1
Victor Carbajal Thu, 04 Oct 2012 15:21:34 +0000 lakerstattoo Victor Carbajal Lakers Tattoo 2 Victor Carbajal Lakers Tattoo Victor Carbajal Lakers Tattoo 3 Lakers vs Celtics Christmas Day Game Licence Plate LKRPRYD


Hello fellow LAKERS fans and thanks for looking at my pic. My name is Victor and I am from southern California originally from Los Angeles. I been a Lakers fan since 1998 when I went to my first playoff game. I still have my souvenir hat that I got that day. Ever since then I have been hooked. I have been to at least 50 games at The Forum, Staples Center, and even went as far as seeing them play in other arenas vs Warriors and Kings. I even had the privilege of going to the Christmas day game vs the Celtics in 2008 in which Lakers won. My arm has been shown on channel 7 out here in L.A. and was also shown during the Lakers victory parade at the coliseum on their jumbo-trons  I am what you can call the biggest die hard fan around. I even drive a Lakers yellow low-rider with the licences plate “LKR PRYD” (Laker pride). People always ask what in the hell I was thinking when I got that tattoo. My answer to who ever asks is that only a real fan will know exactly what everything means on there.

My future plans for it is to add all the retired jerseys and numbers and the little microphone they use to symbolize Chick Hearn’s jersey. Considering I hate Boston so much I might just add their logo with a big red cross over it, who knows.
-Victor Carbajal


“This game’s in the refrigerator, the door’s closed, the lights are out, the eggs are cooling, the butter’s getting hard, and the jello’s jigglin”

]]> 0
Victor Martinez Thu, 04 Oct 2012 01:45:55 +0000 lakerstattoo Victor Martinez Lakers Tattoo








Hello L.A. LAKER FANS my name is Victor Martinez I am 19 years old living in Las Vegas, Nevada. I am a true LAKER fan.

I was originally born in South Central, Los Angeles in March of 1992. As i was little I don’t remember much, but I do

I have never been to a Lakers game but that would be my DREAM COME TRUE. People always tell me “DAMN Victor, you are CRAZY for getting that Lakers Tattoo on your hand.” My reply always is,” That’s a true heart of a Laker Fan.”remember when the Lakers won a championship in the early 2000′s. Everyone and there mommas would run outside their house and scream for joy, wave Lakers flags, honking horns, and even riots.

My whole family originated in L.A. so that says it all as to why I am a true fan. It is a must to be a Lakers fan growing up in the City Of Angels. I always looked up to my older brother because my dad was never around and my brother would always tell me my next tattoo will be the Lakers logo on his hand. Surely you know I beat him to it.

Win or Lose I am a L.A. Lakers fan till death. Shoutout to the LAKERS and Kobe Bryant, the Black Mamba, # 24, you guys are the best!!!

-Victor Martinez

]]> 0
Peter Stein Wed, 03 Oct 2012 23:51:26 +0000 lakerstattoo Peter Stein Lakers Tattoo







Here’s the story, and it’s an interesting one.

In 1977, I was in high school in Berlin, Germany, and one of my high school teammates was selected to join the 1977 USA Albert Schweitzer Tournament team. There is a tournament every other year, and the 1977 team brought McDonald’s All-Americans including Darnell Valentine, Eddie Johnson, Jeff Lamp – and one Earvin Johnson. (Ths US won the tournament that year, as they usually do.) At the same time, we had very limited NBA television exposure, with the one channel we had – Armed Forces Television – and I used to see the Lakers play, since Kareem was a big star. Two years later, Magic went to the Lakers, and I started really following the team. That was 1979. I was 16.

I have been a HUGE Lakers fan since that summer. How big? I have every box score, from every game, for the past 32 seasons. I have about 2000 Lakers games on DVD since the 1980 Finals. I have a collection of personally autographed items that includes a basketball signed by Magic, Kareem, Nixon, Wilkes, Rambis, Cooper, Scott & Worthy. I have a binder of hand-signed 8X10 photos that includes signatures of over 100 Lakers, including players back to Mikan, Mikkelsen, Kundla, and so forth. The only Hall Of Fame player I don’t have in a photo (they’re all in Lakers uniforms) is Adrian Dantley, who was originally drafted by LA, and later selected to the Hall Of Fame, mostly for his career with the Pistons. Then there are the books, the letters from former players, basketball cards, and so forth. I make a binder of each season, complete with articles, photos, and all sorts of neat memorabilia. It’s a lot of work, and I’m sure there is a medical condition for my compulsion, but I love it, and have a lot of fun. Watching old games, which I don’t really have a lot of time for, really brings back the memories.

Last November, my family and I went to LA on vacation, and I was finally able to see the Lakers play at home – for the first time ever. I had seen them in Boston, Hartford, Washington, Philadelphia, New Jersey… but never at The Forum or Staples. But in November, we saw the Lakers play against Golden State, and Chicago, in great seats that belonged to a friend who covers the team professionally.

But back to the tattoo…

In the summer of 2002, I was in New York City, visiting a friend of mine, and she and I had been talking about getting tattoos. I knew if I ever got one, it would be the Lakers logo. I brought a book that had the design with me, and she and I went to a big tattoo place on Canal Street in lower Manhattan. I went in and asked if someone could put that design on me. The first “artist” told me no, he didn’t have a good feeling about it. He passed me to a second man, who said no, it was a computer-generated design, and they were difficult. But there was a third guy in there who said it wouldn’t be a problem, and off we went. My friend never ended up getting a tattoo, but at age almost-40, I got my logo. It’s not as intricate as yours – just the regular logo, but there is room for Championship Title years, which I plan to add after they eclipse the Celtics’ title totals.

I’ll get you a photo as soon as I can – I had both knees replaced three weeks ago today, and I’m still trying to get around – my wife is traveling at the moment, but when she returns on Saturday, I’ll email you a photo. It was funny, my parents (who are both ANCIENT) thought I was crazy, but they’re getting used to the tattoo. I had it re-inked last summer, as it had faded just a little.

I’m enclosing a photo of me with the tattoo, and my son, with a stick-on, from about 4 years ago. Don’t use this one – I’ll send you another photo of just the tattoo by itself!


Somewhere along the way, we discover that the journey home is more significant than the destination, and that the people we meet along the way will be the traveling companions of our memories forever.

]]> 0