When we made the call for photos for the Realtree Tattoo Contest, we admit to not being fully prepared for the response -- you folks like your outdoor ink! After posting two rounds of photos and letting you vote for your favorite ones on Facebook, these were the 10 you chose, based on the number of "Likes." Enjoy!
1 | Tabitha Brookens
As a loyal Realtree fan and huntress, Tabitha Brookens is proud of the Realtree logo tattoo on her arm. When people ask her why she chose that tattoo, Tabitha responds that it represents more than just hunting, but a way of life to her. “My family used Realtree when they hunted and brought me up that way. Now it’s all I wear when hunting.”
2 | John Brown
John Brown’s new tat encompasses all his hunting passions. This tattoo includes the skulls of a deer, turkey and coyote. The bottom of the tattoo will eventually be wrapped with a bobcat skull. John plans to ink a big boar hog skull and gator on his other arm.
3 | Jeremy McMahan
Jeremy McMahan says this massive buck tattoo is a work in progress. We can’t wait to see the finished product.
4 | Craig Corely
Craig Corely combines his love for both turkey and deer hunting into one cool design.
5 | Mike Joyner
Mike Joyner says this tattoo simply represents his favorite hunting passion – wild turkeys.
6 | Mike
Mike started his tattoo collection after he killed his first buck, which he says was one of the greatest moments of his life. He has a number of tattoos, including deer and turkeys. His right arm tattoo, pictured here, will eventually be carried out into a half sleeve.
7 | Jessica Harris
Jessica Harris says she got this tattoo simply because “Camo is awesome.”
8 | Lee Ann Lee
Lee Ann Lee’s tattoo on her lower leg represents her love for hunting and her love for her husband, Stephen, who introduced her to the sport.
9 | Steve Jackson
Steve Jackson’s Realtree Hardwoods HD Green half sleeve won the Realtree Tattoo Contest by a landslide with 4,250 "Likes," 432 comments and 810 shares. According to Steve, the tattoo required 10 separate sessions, totaling 20 hours, to complete. As a tribute to his mother, whom he lost to cancer, Steve had “Momma” designed as if it were carved onto the tree in pink for cancer awareness. Steve is currently working on a full chest tattoo.
10 | Debbie Wilson
Debbie Wilson's wanted to let the world know just how much she "loves hunting and being a redneck woman." She got this tattoo in honor of her first gun, a Browning.