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The 25 Best Tattoos from Field & Stream's 2010 Hunting and Fishing Tattoo Contest

The 25 Best Tattoos from Field & Stream's 2010 Hunting and Fishing Tattoo Contest

SUICK...the classic musky lure!

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from IsaiahB wrote 3 years 48 weeks ago

I love number 4 looks sweet as hell, there all cool I also liek the elk and moose but number 4 is sweet.

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from KyleKortright wrote 3 years 48 weeks ago

I liked #3.

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from Blainer wrote 3 years 48 weeks ago

These are all corny and terrible.

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from bholder78 wrote 3 years 48 weeks ago

Treble hook is probably the best but Surely there are better tattoos out there. If these were my choices I would def not permanently ink my body!

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from Tattooed Angler wrote 3 years 48 weeks ago

What was the criteria that they were judged on? Just curious...

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from NyBigGameHunter wrote 3 years 48 weeks ago

theres a whole lot of fish tattoos on here. in the original contest there were a ton of whitetail tattoos. What happened to those?

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from huntnfishnut wrote 3 years 48 weeks ago

Personally I am a fan of #5

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from derekegler wrote 3 years 48 weeks ago

I'm not big into tattoos, but I gotta say I think the treble hook is cool. Takes me back to the Cat fishin days. Kudos to you guys and your tats.

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from Mactrager wrote 3 years 48 weeks ago

Thanks for the Top Twenty Five, you have to love the Patron Saint of Hunters.

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from Ethan3 wrote 3 years 48 weeks ago

Haha #4 is so corny. I like #9 though, thats one of the least corny

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from jerry12719@yahoo.com wrote 3 years 48 weeks ago

gotta love #16 salt water is the best

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from Kramsdell wrote 3 years 48 weeks ago

Number 25..SCORE!!!! lol some nice tats

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from edwaite wrote 3 years 48 weeks ago

Some years ago, I measured a freshly killed whitetail deer for a man and when I finished the scoring, I showed the hunter the score sheet. He then proceeded to show me a tattoo that he had on his chest. The tattoo was of a buck with the statistics beneath. It read "15 points, 155 4/8 inches", that is exactly what the deer scored. Unreal!

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from czyburt wrote 3 years 48 weeks ago

#25, winner!

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from Sb Wacker wrote 3 years 47 weeks ago

If they were the 'best' WTF were the worst like?

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from fisherus wrote 3 years 47 weeks ago

Wow!
This really dismays me. I've always felt proud to share my OL and SA mags with my kids,grandkids, and their friends. This article tends to condone tattoos as though they are something every sportsman should be proud to have. As a former tat wearer I can tell you that most professional employers and employees frown on they like you've contacted a bad disease. Most tattoos are done on a whim to start out with. It was a day of annointing my head with a sizable amount of beverage while in the service and proclaiming my manhood at a sleazy tattoo parlour in Asia. The service gave summory Court Martials to those that got caught. Years later I paid mega $$ to rid my arms of what I had inked there-on. I couldn't get a great paying job until I was able to go to a employee interview without ink glowing from my fingers and hand.
Although tattoos are more acceptable today than they were in the past, the majority of higher paying employers and employees still frown on them. There is still a certain image conveyed to certain people by the wearing of a tattoo that still isn't being accepted in the professional world. It's sad, but it's true.
To the person with the elk and ? (it has antlers resembling a moose) I hope you can find another artist that can do something with it. You really covered a bunch of canvas with a very poor replica.

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from fisherus wrote 3 years 47 weeks ago

Were these all taken at Walmart?

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from sweetangler wrote 3 years 47 weeks ago

These are the worsts tatoos ever! They should take them all of the website.

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from nylebakker wrote 3 years 45 weeks ago

sweet

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from davethestuccoguy wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

#2-the hook on the pinky is cool...but, rainbow letters?...nah. #4 corny idea, #14 looks messy and cheap w/ all the plus signs #12's okay, but the treble hook is def the best in my opinion

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from high ridge bugler wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

# 5 has them all beat in my opinion. Gota love elk sheds.

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from casestevenson wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

number twenty five. thats so awesome!

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from db270 wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

people show their support for the sport they love in many forms. for all you who are talking crap about the tattoos, you either have dead animals hanging on your wall that many people would associate with tacky trailer trash, stickers on your truck that people make fun of while sitting in traffic, or are probably the snobby type of elitest that also gives hunters a bad name. keep your negative comments to yourself and stop dividing the hunting and fishing community...

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from cabob45 wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

If I ever saw a crankbait or a good bass lure tattoo on someone, I'd feel obligated to buy them a drink.

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from Rick Palm wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

Is this a yearly contest? When and how do you submit a tat?

I am sure that there are MANY people out there that have tat's worthy of Field & Stream's contest... I have read the mag. for 30 or 40 years and never heard of it before. All tat's are personal, no matter how big, small or well done someone else think's they are. It makes no never mind to those that wear the ink.

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from Blainer wrote 3 years 48 weeks ago

These are all corny and terrible.

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from NyBigGameHunter wrote 3 years 48 weeks ago

theres a whole lot of fish tattoos on here. in the original contest there were a ton of whitetail tattoos. What happened to those?

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from Sb Wacker wrote 3 years 47 weeks ago

If they were the 'best' WTF were the worst like?

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from nylebakker wrote 3 years 45 weeks ago

sweet

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from IsaiahB wrote 3 years 48 weeks ago

I love number 4 looks sweet as hell, there all cool I also liek the elk and moose but number 4 is sweet.

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from Tattooed Angler wrote 3 years 48 weeks ago

What was the criteria that they were judged on? Just curious...

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from derekegler wrote 3 years 48 weeks ago

I'm not big into tattoos, but I gotta say I think the treble hook is cool. Takes me back to the Cat fishin days. Kudos to you guys and your tats.

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from fisherus wrote 3 years 47 weeks ago

Wow!
This really dismays me. I've always felt proud to share my OL and SA mags with my kids,grandkids, and their friends. This article tends to condone tattoos as though they are something every sportsman should be proud to have. As a former tat wearer I can tell you that most professional employers and employees frown on they like you've contacted a bad disease. Most tattoos are done on a whim to start out with. It was a day of annointing my head with a sizable amount of beverage while in the service and proclaiming my manhood at a sleazy tattoo parlour in Asia. The service gave summory Court Martials to those that got caught. Years later I paid mega $$ to rid my arms of what I had inked there-on. I couldn't get a great paying job until I was able to go to a employee interview without ink glowing from my fingers and hand.
Although tattoos are more acceptable today than they were in the past, the majority of higher paying employers and employees still frown on them. There is still a certain image conveyed to certain people by the wearing of a tattoo that still isn't being accepted in the professional world. It's sad, but it's true.
To the person with the elk and ? (it has antlers resembling a moose) I hope you can find another artist that can do something with it. You really covered a bunch of canvas with a very poor replica.

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from fisherus wrote 3 years 47 weeks ago

Were these all taken at Walmart?

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from davethestuccoguy wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

#2-the hook on the pinky is cool...but, rainbow letters?...nah. #4 corny idea, #14 looks messy and cheap w/ all the plus signs #12's okay, but the treble hook is def the best in my opinion

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from db270 wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

people show their support for the sport they love in many forms. for all you who are talking crap about the tattoos, you either have dead animals hanging on your wall that many people would associate with tacky trailer trash, stickers on your truck that people make fun of while sitting in traffic, or are probably the snobby type of elitest that also gives hunters a bad name. keep your negative comments to yourself and stop dividing the hunting and fishing community...

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from KyleKortright wrote 3 years 48 weeks ago

I liked #3.

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from bholder78 wrote 3 years 48 weeks ago

Treble hook is probably the best but Surely there are better tattoos out there. If these were my choices I would def not permanently ink my body!

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from huntnfishnut wrote 3 years 48 weeks ago

Personally I am a fan of #5

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from Ethan3 wrote 3 years 48 weeks ago

Haha #4 is so corny. I like #9 though, thats one of the least corny

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from edwaite wrote 3 years 48 weeks ago

Some years ago, I measured a freshly killed whitetail deer for a man and when I finished the scoring, I showed the hunter the score sheet. He then proceeded to show me a tattoo that he had on his chest. The tattoo was of a buck with the statistics beneath. It read "15 points, 155 4/8 inches", that is exactly what the deer scored. Unreal!

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from czyburt wrote 3 years 48 weeks ago

#25, winner!

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from high ridge bugler wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

# 5 has them all beat in my opinion. Gota love elk sheds.

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from casestevenson wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

number twenty five. thats so awesome!

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from cabob45 wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

If I ever saw a crankbait or a good bass lure tattoo on someone, I'd feel obligated to buy them a drink.

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from Rick Palm wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

Is this a yearly contest? When and how do you submit a tat?

I am sure that there are MANY people out there that have tat's worthy of Field & Stream's contest... I have read the mag. for 30 or 40 years and never heard of it before. All tat's are personal, no matter how big, small or well done someone else think's they are. It makes no never mind to those that wear the ink.

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from jerry12719@yahoo.com wrote 3 years 48 weeks ago

gotta love #16 salt water is the best

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from Kramsdell wrote 3 years 48 weeks ago

Number 25..SCORE!!!! lol some nice tats

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from sweetangler wrote 3 years 47 weeks ago

These are the worsts tatoos ever! They should take them all of the website.

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from Mactrager wrote 3 years 48 weeks ago

Thanks for the Top Twenty Five, you have to love the Patron Saint of Hunters.

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Additional Info

Many of our readers love the outdoor sports so much that they've inked them onto their bodies, permanently. These 25 tattoos are our picks for the best ones entered into our 2010 Hunting and Fishing Tattoo contest. The winner is "The Tattooed Angler," for the Suick musky bait on his forearm, which we though was the most original of the bunch. He wins a SEAL Pup Elite and PowerLock multitool combo, and the two runners up get a Revolver Hunter knife, all from our friends at S.O.G. Knives.

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