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Old 01-26-09, 02:35 PM   #1
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Cycling Related Tattoo

Can't say why just yet, but was wondering who among us 50+ers has a cycling related tattoo and can show a photo of it.
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Does this count?



Not me but I have had more than I would like.
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Old 01-26-09, 05:12 PM   #3
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Mine aren't cycling related. Just related to my heritage.

You'll find lots of pics in the SS/FG or just do a general BF search.
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Tattooing my glorious body would be analogous to splashing Michelangelo's David with red spray paint.
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It's probably stretching things a bit, but when I ride, my lower-leg tattoos are exposed... that's about as close as I get to "cycling related". Here's a photo of the backs of 'em:



If it helps any, the tattooist is a l-o-n-g--t-i-m-e bicyclist: road, track, and trail ("Painless" Jimmy, at Louie Lombi's Tattoo Paradise)
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Mam's Ruin???
You should ask for a refund.
No apostrephe and misspelled.
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Looks OK to me.

I believe it says, "Man's Ruin."

The "n" is written in script exactly the way I was taught to write an N; notice that the N in "ruin" is written the same way.

Not sure what's wrong with the apostrophe. "Man" is possessive, gets an apostrophe.

By the way, apostrophe is not spelled apostrephe.

BTW, I don't think the owner of those calves would let the tattoo artist get away with a misspelling...
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Women, gambling, drugs, alcohol and (is that a hot dog with mustard in the upper left corner?) overeating - Man's Ruin. I think that's fairly clear. Perhaps better suited for a t-shirt than the back of one's calf, but to each his own.
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maybe it's a hamburger...an In N' Out burger maybe?!
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There is (or was - it's been a while since I was there) a wrench at a bike shop in Boulder Colorado who had a gorgeous old style campy logo tattooed on his ankle. The name of the bike shop was Vecchio's which is an appropriate name for this forum!
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There is (or was - it's been a while since I was there) a wrench at a bike shop in Boulder Colorado who had a gorgeous old style campy logo tattooed on his ankle. The name of the bike shop was Vecchio's which is an appropriate name for this forum!
Is this it? Nice ink.
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OK, you all have been of very modest help.
But I have found a site with a few "interesting" examples.

http://cyclingtattoogallery.blogspot.com/

Still looking for some on 50+ folks.
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Old 01-27-09, 12:50 PM   #13
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Is this it? Nice ink.
Nope - the one that I saw was much smaller and more discrete, and was the old style logo with the bicycle wheel and the wings - and the guy who has it is a 50+ cyclist! -- Although I have seen and heard of a couple of Campy tattoos, I have never heard of anybody tattooing SHIMANO on their bodies....

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Old 01-27-09, 02:59 PM   #14
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Is this it?


I found it here --> http://www.campyonly.com/tattooed.html
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I'll bet it is this one from the same page. Peter from Vecchio's built a great set of wheels for me a few years back.
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Can't say why just yet, but was wondering who among us 50+ers has a cycling related tattoo and can show a photo of it.
I was browsing through old posts and came across question.
Here is mine, old school life member.
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I was browsing through old posts and came across question.
Here is mine, old school life member.
You're not still grumpy about the LAW name change, are you?
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Body graffiti . . .
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You're not still grumpy about the LAW name change, are you?
No, but not going to remove this one to ad the new one either.

BTW our local league affiliaed club still uses Wheelmen in it's name.
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If it bothers you so much, why did you open this thread?
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No, but not going to remove this one to ad the new one either.

BTW our local league affiliaed club still uses Wheelmen in it's name.
I was in favor of the change but the old LAW logos are cooler than anything LAB.
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That big lower leg "Campy" logo above looks more like a temporary tattoo used for advertising during a pro cycling race. With all the other adds plastered all over that bike frame, the riders legs are the only thing with space left to sell. Temp tattoos are really popular on pro beach volleyball players (although smaller than what's shown above).

The would be cool to get a small tattoo of an old bicycle company logo. Maybe an old Schwinn logo since I'm here in the USA. Hmmm . . let me think about that . . .
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I'd love to have some cool TEMP tatoos that were bicycling related, just for laughs.
But in answer to the question "Where would you get a tatoo" my answer is always "On someone else."
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OK, you all have been of very modest help.
But I have found a site with a few "interesting" examples.

http://cyclingtattoogallery.blogspot.com/

Still looking for some on 50+ folks.

OMG! Most of those are horrible! Looks like they were giving them away at the local county fair.
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Old 04-12-09, 07:19 AM   #25
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OMG! Most of those are horrible! Looks like they were giving them away at the local county fair.
A lot of those were pretty crummy looking. And what's with hairy guys who get tattoos and then let the hair grow back over it? If you're going to decorate your body, then make the effort to keep it shaven as well. BTW, I think tattoos are incredibly cool myself, but that's just me.
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