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Old 08-10-12, 09:10 AM
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What is your scuba tattoo? Is it a dive flag? You could get an orange triangle bike flag tattoo to match? Or a red triangle w/ white/silver outline between your shoulder blades?
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Old 08-10-12, 09:36 AM
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What is your scuba tattoo? Is it a dive flag? You could get an orange triangle bike flag tattoo to match? Or a red triangle w/ white/silver outline between your shoulder blades?
It is a diving flag on the right shoulder blade.


Thanks for all your ideas so far. I like the chain ring mark on the calf but not sure yet.
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Old 08-10-12, 10:01 PM
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you should just do what everyone does and get a permanent version of the common chain grease stain, being the same as everyone else is a safe bet. how about one of those 'share the road' signs across your back? for those days when its too hot to wear your 'share the road' t-shirt
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I like the chainring tatoo idea. I might actually get one of them myself. I also would have to get the pretty one on board---that would be the hard part.
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How about a Shimano tattoo, just kidding. I like the ones that are simple, like a silhouette.
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Old 08-11-12, 08:44 PM
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What about a scuba diver ridding a bike?
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Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
Cuz I'm too cheap to be cool. I don't see the point to getting a tattoo, just a waste of money (to me).
Plus, you will have to spend a fortune to have it removed later when it's not cool to have a tatoo ... that's if you want to remain cool. It's better instead to just get a cycling jersey with "cool" graphics ... then donate it to Goodwill when you get bored of it. Different strokes for different folks, but I'm with Doohickie on this.

This ones, BTW, really freaks me out... I hope for her sake it isn't a permanent one.

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Way to go "all in" -- WOW! At least she already knows what her biggest regret will be.
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People are really considering the chainring grease on the calf tattoo? I'm not really pro tattoo but if you must get one, at least try to get something a little unique.
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People are really considering the chainring grease on the calf tattoo? I'm not really pro tattoo but if you must get one, at least try to get something a little unique.
No kidding, I can't think of any other bike related tattoo that screams "poseur" more than that tattoo. It's like the bike world's counterpart to the cliché barbwire armband tattoo that used to be all the rage.
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I want that!
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What if you didn't get a tattoo and just rode your bike more....

Wouldn't that be even more meaningful?

Tattoos are going to define today's generation. When today's tattoo and cigarette crowd eases into middle-age. The new young generation is going to make jokes about "old geezers with tattoos".

I remember when disco was hot and it seemed it was taking over the world and would never go out of fashion. Now, I am glad I didn't somehow have my hair permanently shaped like John Travolta's do-of-the-day.

That reminds me... where the heck are those Hula Hoops? Anybody want to by some vintage battery powered lighted yo-yo's? I think I have a couple rumbling around the bottom of the tool drawer somewhere....
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Old 08-12-12, 10:03 PM
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We had this young kid in our Tae Kwon Do club. He was big into martial arts, got his black belt, and upon turning 18 immediately had "Tae Kwon Do" tattooed in huge letters across his shoulders; all the way from the left side to the right side.

He might as well had the words "Kick Me" tattooed on his back.

Not long after that, he had is a$$ handed to him in a tournament. He never came back to class.

Now, he is probably drinking beer sitting on a couch in front of a TV somewhere with "Tae Kwon Do" still scrawled across his shoulders.
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Old 08-13-12, 09:11 AM
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Originally Posted by mike View Post
What if you didn't get a tattoo and just rode your bike more....

Wouldn't that be even more meaningful?

Tattoos are going to define today's generation. When today's tattoo and cigarette crowd eases into middle-age. The new young generation is going to make jokes about "old geezers with tattoos".
So what about those of us who already are middle-aged (and don't fit the "and cigarettes" part of the stereotype)? I'm working on two designs for after CX season finishes up; one for the back of each calf. One will be based on a stained glass window of St. Monica, the other will center around cycling designs from the chapel at Madonna del Ghisallo.
Most of my team, and quite a few of the others I can think of in the local CX series, is pretty well inked up; not surprising, since a tattoo studio is one of our sponsors and one of their artists rides for the team. My last piece with him was our team logo, right above my knee.
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I wouldn't mind having an L.A. county coroners tag tattoo on the bottom of my foot......with a little string tied around my big toe......all filled out except time of death and cause.... Hopefully it won't be bike related.

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Old 08-13-12, 03:05 PM
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If I had a tattoo for everything I took interest in I would have something relating to:

Golfing
Scuba
Electric R/ Car Racing
Photography
Cycling
Judo
Volkswagen Beetles
Computers

The list could go on and most I would be regretting today. My point is that I would only get a tattoo for something that is permanent. I have a tattoo of my kid's name and a tattoo of a snake that I owned. I suppose if you wanted a tattoo of a bike related nature then I would make it a generic "timeless" tattoo and not have it be a logo or brand. It should be more of "This is what I have liked in my life" type of storytelling tattoo. I have know too many people that have gotten sport team tattoos only to find out that the team left the city after several years, ask Los Angeles Raiders or Seattle Supersonic fans!! More of a sports example but I think the point is the same.
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Old 08-14-12, 09:28 AM
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Not everyone who gets tats are superficial hiptser. If anything, most people that do get tated up, think it through before doing it. Because, it IS permanent. The people who regret it are those who get pressured into it at last moment. For most, and I said most, there is meaning behind every depiction placed on themselves. I say, make sure what you get means something to you.
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I have know too many people that have gotten sport team tattoos only to find out that the team left the city after several years, ask Los Angeles Raiders or Seattle Supersonic fans!! More of a sports example but I think the point is the same.
That's one that I've never quite understood: Getting a sports team or band logo for a team/band you weren't part of. Even if someday I no longer race for my current team, I'm happy to have the permanent reminder that I was part of something so awesome in its very first year.
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Originally Posted by mike View Post
What if you didn't get a tattoo and just rode your bike more....

Wouldn't that be even more meaningful?

Tattoos are going to define today's generation. When today's tattoo and cigarette crowd eases into middle-age. The new young generation is going to make jokes about "old geezers with tattoos".

I remember when disco was hot and it seemed it was taking over the world and would never go out of fashion. Now, I am glad I didn't somehow have my hair permanently shaped like John Travolta's do-of-the-day.

That reminds me... where the heck are those Hula Hoops? Anybody want to by some vintage battery powered lighted yo-yo's? I think I have a couple rumbling around the bottom of the tool drawer somewhere....
What a bizarre argument. Tattoos have been popular for virtually the entirety of human history, and are only gaining in such.
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Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 View Post
That's one that I've never quite understood: Getting a sports team or band logo for a team/band you weren't part of. Even if someday I no longer race for my current team, I'm happy to have the permanent reminder that I was part of something so awesome in its very first year.
Ya, that is different. It is a tattoo that has meaning behind it. Not just a tattoo of a race team because you like the race team. I would be pretty bummed if I got a Lance Armstrong USPS team tattoo. Not that I was a fan nor have I ever met the guy nor have I ever been on the team. It would look pretty silly now, despite your feelings of LA and his racing. Just a bike related tattoo idea that goes inline with what we were talking about. I would even consider it silly to get a name brand like Shinamo or SRAM or whatever else that would be bike related. You never know where that company is going to head in the future.

Just sayin'
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That's one that I've never quite understood: Getting a sports team or band logo for a team/band you weren't part of..
That's why I want a generic tattoo like my scuba diving flag, even if I stop scuba diving I will always be a diver at heart, same thing with my bicycle. As long as I will be able to stand I will hop on a bike once in a while.
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What a bizarre argument. Tattoos have been popular for virtually the entirety of human history, and are only gaining in such.
Correction: tattoos have been AROUND for a long time, but they have not always been popular nor accepted. Until just recently in both Western and Asian cultures, tattoos were associated with the lower classes, gangsters, gypsies etc.

Even today in Japan, people with tattoos are not allowed into many public venues like swimming pools, public bath houses and even some amusement parks. Twentieth century Western writers described tattoos as "decoration of the lower classes" (obviously, they were not at all hip in those days...)

I would venture to say that you would not have to look hard to find people right here in modern USA who have a prejudice against people with tattoos. I have even heard that some folks try to hide their tattoos when they go to job interviews. That suggests that there isn't really a universal acceptance or appeal of tattoos quite yet.

Personally, I think that tattoos are a fun fad. I also know with certainty that every day somebody somewhere is getting a tattoo that they will regret later - and sometimes that "later" means "immediately".

My daughter in law had her son's footprint tattooed onto her neck less than a year ago. Today, it is stretched out so much looks more like a lizard paw than a child's foot. She loves her baby, but the tattoo is losing its favor.

Modern tattoo removal is fairly crude - heating up the ink with lasers so that it gasifies and bubbles up through the skin or is absorbed into the flesh and bloodstream. Probably in the future there will be better ways to remove tattoos and it will surely be a booming business.

Today, the tattoo fad is so strong that it seems there will be no end to it, but just like disco, pet rocks and hula hoops, this too shall pass. Unlike disco balls, goofy gifts, and hula hoops, you can't just put tattoos in the closet to be donated to the thrift shop at a later date. We are already seeing a chasm in what is cool and what is passé' in tattoo culture. Tramp stamps, barbed wire, even chain-ring grease mark tattoos are already seen as "old", "silly" or "trashy". What is the poor girl in her late thirties with a tramp stamp she got back in the Bay Watch and Beverly Hills 90210 days supposed to do with her now deformed tat? I mean, some of these women are actually being giggled at behind their backs, literally.

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what's wrong with this one...?



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what's wrong with this one...?




That gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "Love Handles" Ha ha
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