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Fishing and Fish Tattoos
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Tattoos of Fishing
Even though my days of fishing have, for the most part, fled behind me, that doesn't keep the fond memories of fishing in my youth from coming back over and over again, as the great battles with fish over the years I continue to recall with delight.
To see some great images of fish in their natural habitat jumping at the offering of a fisherman gets the blood boiling again, and makes me want to get out there and give it another try.
One way to help us remember these special moments is to have a tattoo inked on of that great memory, as it appears a number of people have done with tattoos. Having a tattoo of fishing in action is extremely popular.
Below I've included some of those, but also some fishing tattoos of sayings all of us who love to fish can relate to, and a humorous one that we will quickly get a chuckle out of.
- Ships and Sea Life Tattoos
While I usually enjoy targeting a certain theme when writing on tattoos, I got motivated to present a variety of tattoos related to oceans, ships and sea life in general. Sometimes looking at a variety of tattoo designs can trigger ideas that can...
- Majestic Ship Tattoos
Who hasn't dreamed of sailing the seas in days of old, as sailors and ship captains of those days were the explorers and greatest risk takers of their time. There's always something about the majestic ships and tossing seas that stir our...
Tattoo of "Gone Fish'n"
The first tattoos shown in this article will be of very popular and typical statements all serious fishermen embrace, and some not-so-serious fishermen as well. When you're sitting through a period of time without the opportunity to fish, the saying "Gone Fish'n continues to go through your head, and that makes this first tattoo a great one. I really like the choice of font in the first fishing tattoo too.
Gone Fish'n Tattoo
- Pistol and Revolver Tattoo Designs
Pistols and revolvers were big part of the American west, with the difference between them being the pistol includes a chamber that is integrated with the barrel of the gun, while the revolver holds the bullets in a cylinder that is separate from...
- USMC Tattoo Designs
The United States Marines have a proud tradition, dating back (institutionally) to 1775, while operationally well before that. Marines are deployed by means of the sea via Naval vessels in order to respond quickly to emerging threats. The rich...
If Gone Fish'n is the way you start the day on the lake, than immediately after that (at least we hope) is the exclamation of "Fish On," meaning of course you've hooked yourself a fish. There is nothing more exciting and compelling than sinking that hook into that fish and start that ancient battle between human and fish. Note the fishing lure underneath of and part of the font.
"Fish On" Tattoo
- Lobster Tattoos
For those of us that love the water and seas, a lobster tattoo is a compelling choice to show what it means to us. There is no doubt that we who are born near the water have a unique affinity to the sea, lakes and the life forms associated with...
- Hawaiian Islands Tattoos
There are a significant number of tattoo themes related to Hawaii and its culture, but some take it to another level and have the Hawaiian islands themselves as the tattoo design. Using the tropical state as the inspiration for a tattoo is...
Here's someone that evidently really likes this particular fishing fly, which implies they must have been very successful with it. Otherwise, why would the fisherman had it inked on himself? Being someone that has constructed fishing flies myself, I do like the choice of colors and materials of this tattoo design.
Fishing Fly Tattoo
- Boat and Ship Tattoos
Boat and ship tattoos are a surprisingly popular design for those seeking something cool to display on their skin. I don't know if it's because of Jack Sparrow and the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise that has made them so popular, or it has...
- Pirate Ship Tattoos
Anything nautical is of great interest to me, and much of the mythology and truth surrounding the history of pirates is fascinating; especially the ships they used to plunder their unfortunate victims. Picture being on a journey somewhere and...
Speaking of flies, here's a tattoo of a huge trout jumping at the offering of the fisherman, who is about to hook him for a gigantic struggle. Nice tattoo if you like the vibrant colors.
Trout Jumping Tattoo
- Cool Snake Tattoo Designs
Snake tattoos are very exciting, as the texture of the snake, its shape, and the ease of combining in with numerous other themes lends itself to great subject matter to have inked on your body. One surprising thing for me was to discover how...
- Turtle Tattoos
Turtles, which are actually classified as a reptile, are a choice of quite a few people to have tattooed on them. There are seemingly a couple of reasons for choosing a turtle for a tattoo design. The first is a person simply enjoys turtles in...
Although it is hard to tell exactly, this does appear to be a trout design for the tattoo. By the way, when I say the trout is about to hit the fly, that's just fishing lingo for the fish is about to inhale it.
Trout Tattoo about to Hit Fly
- Popular Anchor Tattoos
Anchor tattoos are a great choice for those looking to ink a compelling image on themselves. Anchors are a versatile theme to use, and can be combined with other themes to make a great story on your skin. Interestingly, this is one of those tattoo...
- Unique Fish Tattoos
Fish tattoos are among the more numerous of all tattoos it seems, with a wide variety of species to choose from, of which the Koi fish appears to be the most popular. With so many Koi fish tattoos to choose from to look at, along with the...
This is a pretty cool tattoo of a striped bass or striper, as we call them; one that can survive in fresh or salt water conditions. These fish can get huge, and it sure gets the adrenaline flowing to picture myself hooking into one of these guys. I knew these tattoos were going to get me more focused on the fishing than the tattoo design. But hey, both work together nicely.
While most people won't know it, my little complaint is the mouth of the striper is more shaped like a black or large mouth bass than it is a striper.
Striped Bass Tattoo
- Haunting American Indian Tattoos
Tattoos of American Indians cover a wide range of topics, as you can have the usual heads to a plethora of combinations, usually including feathers, animals and/or something spiritual. Almost every tattoo design for American Indians has a feel of...
- Sharp Dagger and Knife Tattoos
Knife and dagger tattoos are among the best themes to work with other props, or even as standalone when they look great by themselves. There is a recurring narrative of hearts with daggers, apparently with idea that someone had been stabbed their...
This is by far my favorite fishing tattoo. Being a fan of darker colors, and in reference to color, less being more to me, this great fishing design makes me jealous. The shadow of the fisherman in the back as he battles the fish in a way that you think you're right there looking at the action, is magnificent. Fantastic use of shadow and light to create the design.
Splashing Fish Tattoo
- Colorful Rainbow Tattoos
Rainbow tattoo designs are a great choice for tattoo ink, as the spectrum of color is awesome, and you can use the rainbow theme in an extraordinary variety of settings. They also represent desirable characteristics, it is considered a mirror of...
- Lightning Tattoo Designs
The thunder and lightning accompanying a storm have generated worry for some, and for others provide a sense of awe and amazement at this powerful experience. It's no surprise then that those seeking new tattoo design ideas look to lightning in...
This is a hilarious tattoo design of a fisherman's dream: latching onto a Mermaid. I just never associated fresh water with a Mermaid before. But it was created in the mind of the designer, so let that person have their creativity.
Now the really important question all fisherman want to know: What bait did you use to attract the Mermaid. Come on. No secrets here. Second, where did you catch her (and I don't mean body part).
Fisherman Catching Mermaid
Well there you have it. An interesting and enjoyable group of fishing tattoo designs to wet the appetite, and hopefully desire, to not only bring back the memories of past fishing expeditions, but possibly ink it on to remember for your entire life. Think of explaining your great victory over the fish, or talking about the giant that got away. A tattoo can be just the thing to generate that conversation. Of course pictures proving the event would be helpful as well.