Obsessed with kayaking? We are too. Tell-tale signs of being kayak-crazy include making kayaking your main conversation topic, obsessing over the minutiae of new gear and considering kayaking skills a crucial quality in a potential romantic partner. Some paddlers take it a step further and forever cement their love of two-bladed fun on their bodies. See below for the wild, ridiculous and beautiful ways kayakers illustrate what paddling means to them.
The silhouetted angler
The backcountry kayaker
The low-key kayaker
The just wants to have fun paddler
The kayak angler's dream catch
Lesson learned from this tattoo? Never kayak a salmon near a grizzly bear.
The triumphant tourer
The classic whitewater enthusiast
Kayaking on a fish is a popular motif in the kayak tattoo world
Just in case you thought kayakers were too wholesome
We don't know what's going on here, but our best wishes go to the owner of the paddle.
Wearing her love for whitewater proudly
Inspired to go paddling after seeing all these tattoos? Explore our Paddling Trip Guide.