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You don't meet many folk who are half into mountain biking. It doesn't tend to be the kind of thing you take up as a half-hearted hobby.

If you're into your mountain biking, you tend to be really into your mountain biking, and it kind of starts to take over your life and your living space.

Gradual grains of dirt will become ever more frequent in your hallway, that spacious bedroom of yours gets smaller by the day with each extra accessory, bike or piece of clothing you add to the collection, and yeah, you might even end up with a bit of ink that shows off your passion.

There are some good, bad, bold and delightful mountain biking tattoos out there, but here are just 15 to get you started... Be sure to drop a photo in the comments if you've got MTB stamps yourself!

@felipelima.eu

For the ones who love the scenery...

@frenchiefabulous

For the ones who love the detail...

@gazboy1

For the ones who love it so much they can't keep it in...

@julioturin_tattoo

For those who love the bike...

@mikokawibawa

For those that love the accessories...

@samulione

For those that love flying high...

@stevepeat 1

For those that love Steve Peat...

Note: Whilst on Steve Peat's Instagram, this is a photo of one of his many fans rather than of a man himself!

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For those that love the beauty...

downhilldaz15

For those who love the riding...

enej_46

For those that scale it big...

Leonardo Ghizoni

For those that get out everyday...

Paul Cummins

For those that keep it fashionable...

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For those that can't live without it...

St. Petersburg Tattoo Convention

For those that love the colour...

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For those that love the mountains...