Ross Barkley has explained his desire to get rid of the tattoo that’s been on his left arm for the last five years. There are very few photos of the Englishman wearing a short-sleeved shirt as he preferred to hide his tattooed part of the body from the public during his times at Everton. However, some of the promotional photos for the 2014 FIFA World Cup may paint a picture of how the midfielder looked like before joining the Blues.

Ross Barkley with Jack Wilshere and Raheem Sterling before the start of the Mundial in Brazil

What exactly was tattooed on the midfielder’s left arm? Apart from the other symbols related to the Englishman’s biography, there were the Roman numerals which commemorated Barkley’s debut for the Toffees on August 20, 2011.

“I got them at a young age and sometimes when you are young you do stupid things and not think about it. But I went into it too quick and over the years I felt I wanted to get them removed, so I went through the process in the last couple of years. My first tattoo was when I was 14.”

“I was a bit young. I was a big lad so they didn’t question my age at the time. Started getting them removed a couple of years ago. I would never rule out getting another, maybe when I have kids I might have something done to go with that”


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