The Ultimate Tattoo Collection

Barry Stevens

Barry Stevens

Want to send us your tattoo? Find out how at the end of the gallery! Even at 35, Barry still hides this tattoo from his dad, even though he got it as a reminder of how much he loved fly fishing with his father.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Mike Hoff

Mike Hoff

A love of Wisconsin, hunting and the right to bear arms are all represented in this tattoo of Bucky Badger holding a rifle.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Mark Yager

Mark Yager

This tattoo is meant to memorialize the first elk Mark shot while bow hunting in 2001. He hopes to add a mule deer, antelope, big horn sheep and black bear to his back, too.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Shannon Jay

Shannon Jay

This image is of Shannon's brother, who died recently. Long-time fishing buddies, Shannon got this to memorialize their time on the water together.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Edward DePoe

Edward DePoe

After getting the deer head, Edward added the Winchester slogan believing that it is the premier ammo company.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Arnie Kirschenheiter

Arnie Kirschenheiter

Arnie borrowed a drinking glass from his brother that had this image on it. The tattoo artist was able to recreate the image perfectly.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Mike Barrett

Mike Barrett

There's nothing Mike likes better than to be chasing cow stripers and big, blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay. This ink reminds him of it in the off-season.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Mike Barrett

Mike Barrett

Along with tattoos of crabs and stripers, Mike got this boat, which is replica of his 31-foot Chesapeake fishing vessel.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Ron Wells

Ron Wells

Ron's wife hated tattoos, but surprised him at Christmas when she paid a local artist to do this image of "Mr. Mule Deer" on Ron.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Arnie Rudenick

Arnie Rudenick

For 30 years Arnie searched for the right tattoo. Then he saw the illustration for Pat McManus's Last Laugh column and knew what to getÂ…this bear.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Tom Toth

Tom Toth

Tom took a couple of his best shed-hunting finds and had the tattoo artist copy them.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Jared Goodman

Jared Goodman

This tattoo is a representation of a buck that Jared harvested in 2005 with a bow.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Phil Cook

Phil Cook

Looking for something unique, Phil had a tattoo artist design this pattern with some antler sheds he found near his home.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Ray Woodruff

Ray Woodruff

This turkey feather is on Ray's left inside forearm, and Jake is his son's name.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Aaron Krueger

Aaron Krueger

A catfish fanatic, Aaron wanted some ink for the time he and his father spent running set lines on the Wolf River in WisconsinOutdoor Life Online Editor
Name Unknown

Name Unknown

As a 40th birthday present to himself, this gentleman got a tattoo to show his love of bow hunting deer.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Larry Mazzuca

Larry Mazzuca

Though this elk isn't an exact replica of a monster 7x7 Larry shot in 2004, it's close. And he's kept his left arm clean of ink in case he shoots a trophy deer, too.Outdoor Life Online Editor
James Hunter

James Hunter

After his wife suggested he get a tattoo of camouflage, James collaborated with his local ink artist to create this image.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Rick Kruger

Rick Kruger

This black lab made such an impression on Rick that he had its likeness tattooed on his back.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Katie Nosie

Katie Nosie

This 10-pointer is meant to memorialize Katie's father, who often took her deer hunting as a childOutdoor Life Online Editor
Lax

Lax

To honor his grandfather, the man who introduced Lax to the outdoors and trapping, he got this tattoo, which includes symbols of the trap line.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Scott Brubaker

Scott Brubaker

Instead of paying tribute to the outdoors, Scott got this tattoo as a representation of the importance of the second amendment.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Ed Griffin

Ed Griffin

Just before opening day last year, Ed got this tattoo on his chest. All of the other hunters at his camp were envious.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Randel Hoffman

Randel Hoffman

These tattoos are of a large bear and monster buck that Randel shot during the 1999 season in the same day.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Don Hudson

Don Hudson

When a 1999 issue of Pennsylvania Game News arrived in the mail, Don's son knew exactly what he wanted for a tattoo. The crouching mountain man with a flint lock was taken from the magazine's cover.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Herbert Irish

Herbert Irish

For five generations, Herbert's family hunted the woods of Maine. He got this tattoo to commemorate his ancestors. The image of the buck and the doe was a memory Herbert had while hunting with friendsOutdoor Life Online Editor
James Rensing

James Rensing

At first, James just wanted a bear tattoo. He selected the grizzly and mountain background from stock art at the tattoo parlor. But that wasn't enough. A few months later he returned and added the dead deer and a wolf.Outdoor Life Online Editor
We love this tattoo that outdoorlife.com user eburggraham got inked after receiving his concealed weapons permit.
Daniel Romanco

Daniel Romanco

The centerpiece of this mural is a deer that Daniel shot with a bow in the cornfields of Iowa. Below it is a possum, because apparently, that's Daniel's nickname. The flying turkey is just an extra touch.Outdoor Life Online Editor
"I was a little iffy about getting a catfish tattooed on the inside of my arm, but when I thought about it, cats have been a running theme throughout my life. My first big fish was a channel cat. I catfished with both of my grandfathers. My wife was the first girl I ever took catfishing (in fact, she wanted a cat pole for our first Valentine's Day together). And my son was born in August... national catfish month! Too perfect..." Dustin Brown
"I lost my mother at age 46 to cancer 6 yrs ago, my dad at age 56 to cancer 1month ago, and my granddad 16 yrs ago. This tattoo sybolizes my memories of them. The buck symbolizes my father he was an avid hunter and tought me all about it. The lab was my mother's passion. She raised, bred and trained labs for 25 yrs. My grandfather had me fishing before I could hold a rod and reel. These three people are very impostant influences in my life and this was a way I could reflect that!" -Barry Green, Warrior, AL
"I got this tattoo about 2 years ago. I am in love with the color pattern that Mossy Oak uses. I have my whole house, my truck, my boat, my four wheelers... about everything dressed up in Mossy Oak. Thought, "Why not get a tattoo of it?" It does get alot of attention everywhere I go when I am wearing some shorts. Some people like it, while others cant believe that I have put a logo on my body for life. But those who are outdoorsmen understand the love and they say it's very true-- it's not a passion, it's an obsession." Tommy Shannon, Glendale, KY
Dusty Skates' turkey tattoo.
"The deer was my first, then I added the guns and just did the elk." Joshua Atwood
Daniel Romanco

Daniel Romanco

Along with his cornfield collage, Daniel also has a western mountain scene, which includes a mountain lion, a wolf and a big horn sheep. Not bad if you love the outdoors. We want your tattoos! Send us your tat and a story to: outdoorlifephotos@yahoo.comOutdoor Life Online Editor

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