Roller derby is a sport filled with folks who love their ink. From tattooed refs, to badass bench managers and skaters covered in artwork, there is certainly no shortage of on-track inkspiration. Some of us even go so far as to seal our love for this sport with a body art homage, which is why today, we're looking at our top 5 favourite roller derby tattoos.
1. Rink rash
Fishnets may be out these days, but tattoos of bruises past are ever more popular. There's one way to guarantee your track trophy won't fade!
2. Praise derby
Is roller derby a sport or a religion? Sometimes, our devotion to derby makes it hard to tell. Family members think you're in a cult anyway. All hail derby!
3. Team tattoos
These adorable bearings are just one way of showing your league love, even out of uniform. D'aww!
Nothing makes you feel stronger and sexier than using your strength and skill to hit someone out of your way – which is why we love derby girl pin-ups. What better way to show the world how derby makes you feel? Welcome to your inner goddess.
The new love of your life: your roller skates. It's not about those particular skates – after all the upgrades, you're basically skating on a new pair anyway – but the feeling of being on skates is something you'll never forget. How better to celebrate your derby love than with a tribute to the one piece of kit that doesn't stink (as much) – your beloved skates.
What are the best derby tattoos you've seen? Do you have any of your own? Let us know in the comments below!