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Christmas came one month early to Inked in the form of Christmas Abbott, whose body has been perfected thanks to tattoos and CrossFit, the increasingly popular fitness training program. “My mother named me Christmas because I was born so close to the holiday,” she says. “Actually, it’s Christmas Joye simply because that’s exactly what I was to her—I was her Christmas joy. No returns or refunds!”
These days she comes wrapped in an array of ink, from butterflies and squirrels to sword-wielding goddesses and pistols. There’s a stereotype that all CrossFitters are tattooed, and she has a theory as to why: “I think it’s just that we embrace this more intense lifestyle,” she says. Her collection includes a squirrel in the ditch of her elbow, a piece she isn’t too pleased with (it almost earned the artist a “bicycle kick to the face with cleats,” she jokes). There’s also a goddess holding a flower, and a sword that she describes as “welcoming and aware.” That philosophy is something she tries to implement every day: “Be nice to everybody but always be ready to protect yourself, and be aware of your surroundings.” The mantra is part of her CrossFit routine too.