Ross Barkley seems to be going from the Everton childhood club on and off the pitch with the Chelsea star now sticking his colors into Chelsea.
Barkley, who capped two recent appearances for England with a late leveler for Chelsea against Manchester United on Saturday, revealed the reasons behind the removal of tattoos from his arm.
One of the main tattoos in his full sleeve was the date on which he made his debut at Everton (August 20, 2011 against Queens Park Rangers), but has now retired while he hopes to start a new chapter of his career in London.
Ross Barkley decided to remove the tattoo sleeve after doing it at a young age. His tattoos are clearly visible on his left arm in 2014 (L), but could not be seen earlier this month (R)
Barkley has removed a tattoo from the date he made his debut at Everton in August 2011.
Barkley used to cover his left arm with a shirt ashamed of his tattoos.
The 24-year-old managed to get his first tattoo when he was only 14 years old, since he was a "big boy", but now he regrets having done it at such an early age.
Barkley, speaking to The timesHe said: I got them at a young age and sometimes when you are young you do stupid things and do not think about it.
"But I went in too fast and over the years I felt like I wanted to eliminate them, so I went through the process in recent years.
"My first tattoo was when I was 14. I was a little young, like, I was a big boy, so they did not question my age at that time, I started taking them out a couple of years ago, I would never rule out having another, maybe when have children have something to do with that. "
It seems that Barkley was so ashamed of his tattoos that he constantly wore a long-sleeved shirt underneath his usual kit to hide them.
There was no sign of one of those on Saturday when Barkley came off the bench to score a crucial equalizer for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Barkley is fast becoming an important member of Maurizio Sarri's squad, and he is confident that the midfielder will add cunning and creativity to Chelsea's engine room when a change is needed.
The Liverpool-born midfielder has said the last 10 days have been the best of his career after winning a retirement in England for the first time since May 2016.
Barkley even covered his tattoos when he sat down with Jamie Redknapp from Sportsmail in 2017.
You no longer need to cover your arms after most of the sleeve has been removed.
He added: "Yes, I would probably say it (the 10 best days of his career). I got a couple of goals and a couple of assists and played well for England. It just shows me that hard work pays off in the end.
"Being on the England side and getting two good positive results there and today with my first goal at Stamford Bridge was fantastic for me."
"I think I'm a better player now, I've matured, I understand the game a lot more, which can be natural as you get older.
& # 39; I'm 24 years old now and I understand the game. Now I am in a big club with many expectations and fantastic players around me, and my performances prove it.
& # 39; As the season progresses, I'm playing against great teams. We have a lot of competition in our team and when you have the opportunity you have to take advantage of it. I think I'm doing things right & # 39;
Barkley jumps with joy as he celebrates a late leveler for Chelsea against Man United
The former Everton man made a difference after leaving the bank in the 69th minute.
Barkley has rated the last 10 days as the best of his career after winning a retirement in England.