In our #TattooTuesday series we scour fandom to highlight the most-impressive tattoos celebrating a particular team from one of the big-five sports — football, baseball, basketball, hockey and soccer.
Few acts show one’s commitment to a particular sports team as getting a tattoo of their logo or one of the franchise’s star players. This week we head to Southern California to look at the best-of-the-best Rams’ ink from Los Angeles and beyond.
LOS ANGELES RAMS TATTOOS
In the video above, former Rams cornerback Trumaine Johnson shares the stories behind his myriad tattoos. While none of Johnson’s ink celebrates the NFL team that drafted him and for which he played from 2012-17, what follows are some of best tattoos proving each recipient’s diehard allegiance to the Rams.
Our first tattoo boldly eschews the San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders to claim all 800 miles of California’s length for the Rams.
MARSHALL FAULK TRIBUTE
Hall of Fame running back never played for the Los Angeles incarnation of the Rams, but that didn’t keep this fan from getting a full-color tattoo of the Super Bowl champ in action.
CLASSIC BLACK & GRAY
This classic black & gray tattoo was inked in Bakersfield, California by expert inker Flip Valdez.
Combine two iconic California symbols and voila, you get a tattoo of an avocado wearing an LA Rams football helmet, or Rams-ocado for short.
Who knew Boo from Monsters Inc. cheers for the Rams? It seems more likely she would be a Raiders or Niners fan since Pixar Animation Studios is headquartered in the Bay Area.
This colorful tattoo, executed by “Drain the Pain” at Emerald Tattoo and Piercing in Modesto, features LA’s team colors on a ram’s head with the city’s skyline and palm trees on the horns.