Bluff Knoll leaving a mark

Michael TraillAlbany Advertiser

After fulfilling a lifelong dream of climbing a mountain with her best friend Sophie, Ella McAlpine will always have a little piece of Bluff Knoll with her.

The 20-year bartender from Tasmania recently got a tattoo of the Great Southern icon tattooed across her sternum.

“We always wanted to climb a mountain together and we said that if we ever did, we’d get a tattoo to commemorate it,” Ella said.

“I got a tattoo of Bluff Knoll and Sophie got a one of some wild flowers on her.”

Ms McAlphine said that she wasn’t intending on visiting Bluff Knoll or Albany on her trip down to Denmark while visiting WA recently, but couldn’t resist Albany’s scenic views.

“Albany’s just so beautiful, with the gorgeous beaches and everything, I had been two or three times before, and we just had to come back again and do Bluff Knoll.”

“I’ve heard that it sometimes snows up there, so if I get the timing right next time I’m in Albany I will be doing the hike again for sure.”

Ella had her tattoo done by Sammi Thomas, at Electric Tattoo in Margret River.

Bluff knoll has been the centre of controversy recently, with a local indigenous elder slamming the popular social media trend ‘buff on the Bluff’.

Tourist and locals alike have been condemned for posting pictures of themselves posing nude onto social media.

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