Because with some catches, a photo just won’t do.
There’s a surprising number of tats out there dedicated to Dad.
Again, with the Dad tats.
We had to give this props because a) it wasn’t on the back or arms, and b) it suggests some cool movement.
After Dad, you’d be surprised how many fisherman are so attached to tackle, they get the ink done.
How in love do you have to be with a fly to have it inked on your back?
As the folks at Wide Open Spaces put it, this is just some awesome bass kicking ass.
Some tattoos are so beautiful, so elaborate, you can imagine just skipping Netflix for a day to look at them.
And don’t forget Grandpa when getting your art. When Dad wasn’t available, he was there to take you out on the boat.
Reels aren’t getting nearly as much love as rods, flys, boats and other gear in 2017 fishing tattoos.
And the Large Mouth gets way too much love in contemporary fishing tats. Memo to self: more Billfish art!
Finally! Our Billfish tat!
Every now and then you realize how much space there is on a back, and how many stories can be told. Why waste a back on a single fish when you can depict an entire ecosystem.
And what fishing body art retrospective would be complete without an homage to one of the great fishing movies of all time: “Jaws.”
Come to think of it, “Jaws” was a color film. Why do it in black and white? Look at how beautiful the scene above is with a much smaller fish than Jaws, but just as feisty.
Finally, something to remind us all that there’s plenty of reasons we go fishing besides the fish.