Victoria Pendleton's tattoos surprise Don't Rock The Boat fans - what does she have?

As Rock The Boat sees a group of celebrities take on more than 500 miles of rowing, Victoria Pendleton’s tattoos surprised viewers. We had a look at them – what does she have done?

Olympic Champion Victoria is among other stars who have chosen to take on the gruelling rowing challenge from Cornwall to the tip of Scotland.

It hasn’t been an easy ride for them, especially for Victoria, who had to be escorted off the boat for medical reasons in the first episode.

However her tattoos have caught the attention of fans. Let’s explore them!

Screenshot: Don’t Rock The Boat, Episode 1 Series 1, ITV

Meet Victoria Pendleton

Victoria is a 40-year-old former track cyclist, who has won gold twice with her top cycling skills at the Olympics, and 9 times as a world champ.

With two Olympic gold medals and one silver, Pendleton is considered one of Great Britain’s most successful female Olympians.

 

She got an MBE in the 2009 New Year Honours and Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2013 New Year Honours for her services to cycling.

You may recognise Victoria, who was born in Bedfordshire, from her time on Strictly Come Dancing series 10 and SAS Who Dares Wins in 2019.

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Fans react to Victoria’s tattoos

It seems that Victoria’s arm tattoos have caught the attention of several Don’t Rock The Boat viewers.

One fan told Victoria: “Loving your arm tattoos on the rowing show.”

Others have said they “love the ink” and labelled the tattoos “awesome”.

What tattoos does Victoria Pendleton have?

Victoria has several tattoos, including a deer skull surrounded by florals and horse on her forearm, a snake on her other forearm, and a striking Medusa tattoo on her upper arm.

She also has a bird near to the snake tattoo, with some writing next to it. The writing was her first tattoo, which involve lyrics sung by rock group The Smashing Pumpkins. Victoria got it done on her 30th birthday!

Looking at her Instagram, it looks like The Family Business Tattoo London, at Exmouth Market, is her go-to tattoo parlour.

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