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    OK, which one of you just got your calves tattooed?

    I've always thought that getting your calves tattooed was a great way to share your sentiments with drivers in the cars behind you.

    I know this has to be somebody from the 50+ forum - time to 'fess up.

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    Not I! By the way does "nsfw" stand for "not suitible for women" or does it mean "not suitible for wimps"

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    I always thought NSFW mean Not Safe for Work. By the way, I've got permanent amateur marks on my calves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jet travis View Post
    i always thought nsfw mean not safe for work.
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    I've never been able to work out what's worse, getting a dreadful tattoo that you'll regret as soon as you sober up or ... riding a carbon fibre bike while wearing race team replica clothing

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    It's not me. I understand typography. It's sloppy and looks unprofessional AND those letters are not going to read clearly 50 feet out. That fool should get his money back.
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    I have tatooed by calves before, but with a hot iron. They didn't seem to like it much, and it really wasn't very stylish either. But, what can I say, you have to do it so people know which calves are yours.

    Wait, you aren't talking about branding!?

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    When in military, guys spoke of a local <lady> who had tatooted on her inner thigh 'PAY AS YOU ENTER'

    She owned the place.
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    The traditional chain tattoo is still good enough for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by europa View Post
    I've never been able to work out what's worse, getting a dreadful tattoo that you'll regret as soon as you sober up or ... riding a carbon fibre bike while wearing race team replica clothing

    Richard
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    OK, I'm safe then...........When I wear it, no one thinks of it as "Race team replica".

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    Anybody remember the calf burns that girls would get from accidentally touching the motorcycle muffler with their leg?

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    Once there was a woman that was in absolute love with Elvis Presley. She was so in love she wanted his face tattooed on her body, but she didn't want it to show, too much. So she decided to have it done on her inner thigh. So she does her research, and find the best tattoo artist in town. She make an appointment to have it done. When she gets there, the artist had already had a bad day. So he starts the tattoo, and when he is finished, it's not his best work. But, the woman is excited, she finally has Elvis on her body forever. She has a look at the tat, and it's horrible! It looks nothing like Elvis. She says so to the artist, and they argue. Finally she says I'm not paying you for this! The artist says, give me another chance on the other thigh, it will be better, I promise. So her does the other thigh, it's worse than the first. The woman flips. They argue some more. The artist says, "look, lets get a third opinion, if he says it don't look like Elvis, no charge, if it does, you pay me". Ok says the woman. The only person they could find, as it was now late at night, was the town drunk. So they all go back into the tattoo shop, the woman sits down and spreads her legs. The tattoo artist points at the first tattoo and says "Does that look like Elvis?". The drunk takes a close look "Nope". The tattoo guy points to the other tat "Well, does THAT look like Elvis?". "Nope". The tattoo artist is now getting really mad "You mean to tell me that even YOU can't tell that one of those tattoos look like Elvis Presley? C'mon, take a closer look". The drunk take a close look at each one, sits up and says "I don't know about those lookin' like Elvis, but that sure is a good Willie Nelson in the middle".

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    I got my tattoos while recovering from shoulder surgery in 2006 after a car/bike accident.



    I'm recovery from having surgery on the other shoulder now. No car/bike accident. The parts are simply wearing out.
    No new tattoos yet, even though I have a few designs in mind. My wife says I have enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BengeBoy View Post
    I've always thought that getting your calves tattooed was a great way to share your sentiments with drivers in the cars behind you.

    I know this has to be somebody from the 50+ forum - time to 'fess up.
    Great idea!
    I think I'll have these done on both calves.

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    I have considered one cycle related tatt for the upper arm and one for a calf, but have never done it yet. The Mrs isnt especially fond of tatts

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    My chiselled calf muscles are the only "tattoo" I need!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Travis View Post
    By the way, I've got permanent amateur marks on my calves.

    Me too. Courtesy of Look.
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