Though some fans drove to the Chargers practice facility to rid themselves free of their old Chargers gear once the team announced it was moving to Los Angeles, tattoos are a little harder to get rid of.
On in particular, San Diego resident Alonso Rodriguez, is going to the length of having his large Charger tattoos removed. “It feels like a complete slap in the face. Los Angeles has enough teams already.”
— Alex Presha (@Alex_Presha) January 15, 2017
Rodriguez went to the Concrete Jungle Tattoo parlor in Chula Vista with a friend and had two large Chargers bolts tattoos inked into his skin in 2004 when he was age 18 – one on each shoulder, much like the bolts on the sleeves of a typical Chargers jersey.
Starting Saturday, Rodriguez said he will begin the long process of removing his bolt tattoos from his shoulders. A team at a tattoo shop in San Diego’s College Area will tackle the task, which will take 12 sessions to complete and cost Rodriguez $2,000.
Tattoo parlors in the city have even began offering cover-ups for those wishing to hide their tattoo, and the options they have are ‘out there’.
— Artie Ojeda (@ArtieNBCSD) January 13, 2017