“I’ve been climbing for six years – this tattoo is a work in progress, like me. It was supposed to represent a struggle of stars and lost souls. The upside down angel is opposite a she-devil; I was going through a spiritual moment in my life.”
Tattoos are intimately personal, and stereotypical of Brooklynites. Walking through Brooklyn Boulders, it’s more often than not you’ll see some adorned bodies climbing our walls. Each inked piece tells a story, whether it’s silly, inspirational, nostalgic, funny or just a fond memory.
BKB Tattoo Stories showcase various tattoos around our space, and the stories behind them. Get to know your community of climbers a little more than skin-deep. All photos by Koji Ishibashi.
If you have a particular story you’d like to share – get in touch with us: firstname.lastname@example.org