The Roller Derby Tattoo Project

Tattoos and roller derby go hand in hand. Sure, there are plenty of derby people who don’t have any tattoos, but unlike in the general populace (where only about 20% of Americans have ink), the tattoo-free roller derby crowd is likely in the minority when they take to the track. And so it is that I decided to embark on this project: The Roller Derby Tattoo Project.

I’ve been photographing skaters both on and off the track since 2010. As of May of 2014, I’ve decided to give my efforts a bit of direction as I endeavor to photograph the wide variety of artwork found on the skin of the amazing and diverse group of roller derby athletes that I’m fortunate enough to call my friends. I’ll be photographing any and all roller derby women who care to participate. The fruits of our labor will be shared here as we go along, so please check in often!

Without further ado, I give you The Roller Derby Tattoo Project

DWP_0097-200
Verta Break


Bones Patrol #2

Barking Spider

Misstress

Maggie
DWP_0105-200
Coyote #2

Rad Die

Lux Volta
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Rockit
dwp_0047-200
Robin Graves
dwp_0149-200
Sweetie Ramone

Karma
dwp_0094-200
Shaniqua M. Brink
dwp_0140-200
Sophie’l the Pain
DWP_0055-200
Chi Chi Chong
DWP_0335-200
Mars
DWP_0101-200
KT
DWP_0035-200
SW
DWP_0634-200
Clitterference
DWP_0256-200
TraGek
DWP_0103-200
A. Nonny Mouse
DWP_0116-200
Violet A. Saultz
DWP_0084-200
Coyote

Casstrator

KP

Belle the Butcher

Peaker Boo

Piper

Rocky

Sinn Drella

Whack

Purdy Vicious
DWP_0158-200
Bijou
DWP_0059-200
Harassafras

Southern Discomfort
DWP_0108-200
Crucial Taunt
ghostskate killah
Ghostskate Killah
rae gunn
Rae Gunn
bones
Bones Patrol
Harper Bizarre
Harper Bizarre

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