Bryant Followers Tattoo Their Idol, The Legend Beyond The Sport

Los Angeles, Feb. 11 (EFE) .- Just hours after the news of Kobe Bryant’s death transpired, José Guijosa began receiving requests for tattoos in honor of the basketball star and who at the end of January lost his life in a helicopter accident with his 13-year-old daughter and seven other people. “It’s a legend,” he told Efe Guijosa, one of the owners of Killer Tattoos, located in Montclair, east of Los Angeles, about the late player of Los Angeles Lakers. The Hispanic says that he has attended at least a dozen fans of the player who has come to the store with that request and has more than fifty on the waiting list. “A client contacted me from Australia. walk to California, in August, to get Kobe tattooed, “Guijosa, 34, revealed. Tattooed images, which can take up to 10 hours of work, distributed in several sessions, show Bryant in action, as well as hoops Basketball, the n mere 24 (the one he took in much of his career) and even a custom ring worn by the player.Madeline Coleman and his daughter Jessnie Zamudio tattooed yellow hearts with purple wings, the color of the basketball team in which Bryant He militated most of his career, with the words “Mamba” and “Mambacita,” the latter in honor of Gianna, the daughter who died on January 26 in the accident in the hills of the Californian town of Calabasas. He said he “would have preferred Kobe to stay alive” and not have “all the work” that his clients ask for in honor of the legend, who retired in 2016 and played 20 years on the Los Angeles Lakers squad. Sitting in an armchair Reclining and with the extended right arm, Juan Garcia, 31, arrived last weekend at “Killer Tattoos” to immortalize in his skin an image of Bryant hitting a ball. “I’ve been a fan of him since I was 10 years old, “he said to Efe García. “He was a role model, so to honor him I decided to get a tattoo,” he added. Garcia, along with his wife and children, came shortly after the fatal accident to the LA Live entertainment center in Los Angeles and there, in the midst of those mourning feelings , decided to get a tattoo of the player. “Kobe Bryant was more than a basketball player,” Garcia said. “We all feel that we lost a cousin or a brother,” he said. The sports figures are no stranger to Guijosa, who has a job under Talen Horton Tucker, also a Los Angeles Lakers player and who got a basket of tattoos. Basketball: Derrick Rose, from Detroit Pistons, drew several typical African animals in his stomach, as well as a portrait on the leg of Jamaican reggae singer Bob Marley. A public memorial will be held next February 24 in memory of the former player basketball, his daughter, and the other deceased, at the Staples Center, the Los Angeles Lakers court. The date, 2/24/20, contains a special symbolism for the Bryant family, since the two is the number he carried Gianna, 24 is the one who led Kobe Bryant for much of his career, and 20 is the number of seasons he played at the Los Angeles Lakers. (C) EFE Agency

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