We recently asked you to send in your horse-inspired tattoos, and the response has been overwhelming. We will be posting your photos in several reader submission posts over the next few weeks. Would you like to show off your ink? Send a photo to [email protected]
We’re back with another installment of reader submitted tattoos to show off. I am sitting over here getting lots of inspiration for a new tattoo, so I hope you all enjoy these as much as I am.
Brittnie Chidsey sent us a photo of her horse-inspired tattoos. “My mom grew up riding, and had my sister on horses before either of us could walk. My little sister was actually the first person in our family to get a tattoo at age 18, and she quickly convinced our Mother and me to go with her for her second piece of ink. Each of us now has a tattoo dedicated to horses. My sister, Hillary, has her favorite horse’s name on her wrist as a memorial (he passed away after a freak pasture accident–but they had competed through training when she was 13 and he was 8, 6 yrs before). My mom has a knot design (I believe its celtic, but I’m not positive) of a horse and woman rider on her ankle. And lastly, I have a modified celtic knot/triptec of 3 horses on my thigh. Each is a little different, representing the slightly differ ‘hairstyles’ of each phase of eventing.”
Brandi Williams sent us her colorful tattoo, “three horseshoes (with some flair). One for each phase!”
One of my personal favorites from this go-round comes from Kayla Muller. “I am an eventer from Maryland. I am the barn manager and assistant trainer at Fox Hill Eventing. Last year, the working students at the time, one of which was Rebecca Stewart, who has already been featured, and my self decided we were getting tattoos that same day, I believe the quote was “Let’s get tattoos!….. Tonight.” Famous last words. Needless to say we all got some form of ink and will always remember that crazy horse loving friendship we formed. And I may have taken EN’s motto a little too literally? Once an eventer, always an eventer.”
Kelley Shetter-Ruiz sent us a photo of her impressive back piece. “I am both a horse trainer and yoga instructor. I got this tattoo when I started my own business. I use the body awareness and alignment that one develops practicing yoga with the fundamentals of riding to better connect horse and rider. My tattoo is an image of a horse with the yoga symbol OM on its hind quarters.”
I always am amazed by the intricacy of some of these tattoos, so this next one absolutely blew me away. Jen Bishop wrote in with a photo of her amazing tribal horse tattoo. “My tattoo isn’t a traditional horse. I got this tribal horse to represent many different things in my life. The tiki mask is in honor of my ottb, Tiki! The other stuff is symbolic for different things, family, etc. It’s still my favorite one!”