BLOODBROTHERS is a project born from a true brotherhood spirit. Two childhood friends (Marco “Tainha” Santos and Bruno “Bob” Serra Vinagre) from Setúbal, a beaten down industrial city south of Lisbon, Portugal, developed an idea that slowly came to exist as a surfboard maker deeply connected to the urban origins and the underground skate culture of its founders. Along with making surfboards, mostly longboards, BLOODBROTHERS has been making longboard skates and custom bicycles since its inception.
As a project visible to the outside world BLOODBROTHERS was established around 2000 (no one knows exactly when this really happened). Some say that it was the turn of the century, or the millennium, that brought BLOODBROTHERS into the world. Again, no one knows.
Meanwhile, Bob went deep into the craft of being a tattoo artist based in Lagos with its 924 Tattoo studio. He kept being involved with BLOODBROTHERS, namely all that is it’s visual identity and aesthetics. Tainha took the helm as the captain of the pirate ship and sailed BLOODBROTHERS into this connection between a very clear vision of single fin longboard surfing with his roots as a martial art practitioner and his background underground street culture.