Getting a tattoo to celebrate your romantic relationship can be a risky move.
Couples break up, feelings change and the giant cherry-colored heart on your bicep may illustrate more emotion than you carry for the name the tattoo bears. Canoeing tattoos, however, are different. If you are going to forever brand a relationship on your body, the one you have with canoeing is a fairly safe bet. How often do you hear of someone having a falling out with canoeing, or developing trust issues with their canoe, or even—god forbid— catching their canoe using Tinder? Not often.
Here are 15 canoeing tattoos we think are pretty awesome, and stand a good chance of avoiding being transformed into a kayak in fifteen years.
Looking out at the paddle ahead
The canoe on the rocky shore
Ten times better than a generic tribal armband
Portaging tattoo #1: In the middle of the trail portager
Portaging tattoo #2: A stylized version of a Badger paddle logo on David Wilfong's leg
Portaging tatoo #3: The simple portager
We love this tattoo, but if you come across a duck nearly the size of your canoe, run.
Simple and classic
The paddle compass
Where is that squirrel's PFD?
A colorful sleeve landscape
For the alpine canoeist
The solo paddler