The love of rowing is more than skin deep

We all know that rowers are among some of the most dedicated athletes out there; willingly sacrificing the weekend sleep-ins to hit the water at it’s calmest, pushing themselves through gruelling sessions on the ergs in training as well as the countless blisters, aches and pains that come with it.

This level of dedication is not to be taken lightly, however we feel these athletes have taken their devotion to a whole new level!

Below is a selection of some of the most interesting rowing-themed tattoos we could find from around the world.

If you have a rowing tattoo that you would like to share with us, we would love to hear from you! Leave a comment below or write to us on Facebook.



Live to Row – Row to Live



A great big 8 – I wonder what hurts more? Rowing continuous power 10s or getting this done?



A simple pair


The level of detail in this classic Oar tattoo is remarkable!


A nice simple Single Scull

Finally we have a tattoo themed poem, courtesy of Hear the Boat Sing.

At each flexingbiceprow
of his bicep;
the miniature scull
and oars moved,
as though being rowed.

Philip Kuepper
(13 May 2015)

If you or someone you know has any rowing-themed tattoos, we would love to share them!

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