The Boxer

The latest Curbside shirt, “The Boxer“, brought to us by Dave Koenig, incorporates some interesting traditional tattoos with imagery from 1700′s/1800′s prizefighting.
Interesting fact: a variation of bare-knuckle boxing, the “Irish Stand Down” was an early version of the sport that involved literally standing toe-to-toe and trading punches. Another variation went as far as tying the two opponents to one another with a leather strap.
Tattoo factoid: The anchor, in traditional sailor tattoo iconography, represents stability. Words and images placed with the anchor are what sailors thought to be the most stable elements in their life. Often “Mom” was placed over the anchor instead of the heart.

Fisticuffs and tattoos brought to you by Dave Koenig at Curbside.

Fisticuffs and tattoos brought to you by Dave Koenig at Curbside.

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