Body of Work

By Josh Wrede and Dave Re

In Athletes

January 03, 2014

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Whether people know it or not, many have already seen tattooist Josh Wrede’s work on a few very prominent human billboards: multi-year CrossFit Games competitors and Level 1 Seminar Staff members Matt Chan and Chris Spealler.

Chan and Spealler aren’t the only athletes the Colorado-based Wrede has inked, and high-intensity CrossFit workouts often reveal his art on hard-working bodies around the country. Wrede specializes in large tattoos and only works on one client a day to remain focused on the big projects. Some of his favorite themes include mythical creatures, flowers and leaves, warriors and goddesses, and forces of nature.

CrossFit Inc. photographer Dave Re turned his camera on a host of Wrede’s subjects for a new look at CrossFit ink.

View more of Wrede’s work at Josh Wrede Tattoos.

Additional video: Choice Speech Defuse by Tony Blauer, published Dec. 1, 2013.

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1 Comment on “Body of Work”


wrote …

Thank you for sharing Dave, it was an honor to meet you in Denver. You always have a home at Verve. Josh is one of the best around.

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