Tattoos are as fine a way as any to mark moments in time. I, myself, have many including, but not limited to, an Elvis Presley “TCB in a flash” logo replete with stars representing the important personalities in the Memphis Mafia, the flag of Yemen, a surfing snowman and a black panther climbing a rather tricky cliff during an apparent lightning storm but none come close to Filipe Toledo’s latest.
The current world number one just went under the needle in order to document his utter dominance over the Oi Rio Pro which, for the past handful of years, is contested at a picturesque municipality some two hours from the aforementioned Rio de Janeiro.
The artwork, featuring the town, some palm trees, a gaping barrel and the years 2018, 2019 and 2022, was applied to Toledo’s lower calf by a competent artist and has room to add more years below in the almost certain case that he wins more.
The Kelly Slater of Saquarema.
Inspirational but back to you.
What tattoos do you have that make you very proud?