Nyjah Huston’s All over the Place with Tattoos
Nyjah Imani Huston, commonly known as Nyjah Huston, is a professional skateboarder who recently competed in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. He finished 7th in the skateboarding finals.
The California-born highest-paid skateboarder in the world pursued his skateboarding passion from an early age.
At 10, he won the skate world’s biggest amateur contest, turned pro the next year, and followed up his initial success by continuously pushing his limits.
The result of his dedication? He was crowned as an overall champion in the competition series in 2010, 2012, 2014, 2017, and 2019.
Besides his championships and fortune, Huston is also quite popular amongst his fans for his tattoos. If one had to count, the Olympics participant has over 200 tattoos all over his body.
First Tattoo at 18
Speaking with GQ Sports in June 2021, Huston took off his shirt to break down his tattoos and tell the stories behind his inks.
"How many tattoos do you have?" the interviewer upfront. In response, the champion skateboarder said he knew that particular question would pop up.
Afterward, he revealed he had his first tattoo on his right arm when he was 18. The inking was a text which read, "SKATE AND DESTORY."
The 26-year-old explained he wasn't thinking of getting tattoos at the time. However, he changed his mind after his friend Chase pressured him into getting it while they were at the skate contest in Tampa called Tampa Pro.
I think that it is sick I got that as my first one because that is like the classic skate saying.
"The tattoo artists there were like working out of the back of like this parking lot. And I think they were just doing a few different things you could pick from that being one of them," he added, describing his first tattoo experience.
His Stupidest Tattoo
In the interview, Huston also talked about his most recent tattoo, which he had just two days before that interview. He claimed that his recent ink might be the stupidest tattoo he had ever got so far.
The 26-year-old showed off his tattoo, a ferret on a skateboard, which was inked around his left thighs. He said the tattoo was dedicated to his close friend, Michelle, who is obsessed with the animal.
All over the Place with Tattoos
Showing off his "fried" leg [his left leg], which he has dedicated to getting random designs including Jason mask, pineapple, and lion skull, Huston said people might think he is stupid because he has tattoos all over the place.
"I feel like I have so many tattoos and like probably 90% of my body is covered at this point," he stated. "I'm really all over the place."
The skateboarder also showed his lion tattoo, right in the middle of his stomach, a girl on his left hand, and a circular floral design in front of his neck.
When asked if he is picky about his tattoos, he revealed he was extremely picky about them initially. However, as the numbers started increasing, the extreme has blurred down, but he still claims most of his tattoos are thought out.