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Old 03-17-06, 05:52 AM
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Sakai doesnít feel guilty about using hapless college students as canvases for his graffiti.

ďI think Iím helping my fellow man by labeling all the stupid people in the world,Ē he explained. ďItís not a crime, itís a public service.
Thanks for posting that, it's pricless! What a hoot! Only if he'd use subtitles so we knew just how stupid they were.
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Old 03-17-06, 02:20 PM
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spell "yssup" backwards and you've got the missing part of the URL.

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These are my friends':
First is a female friend's. I swear it says V N *****

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b229/stefbrn55/stray%20pics/vn*****.jpg
(bummer, the system thinks it's a rudy word)

Second is my training partner's. Any guesses for what it is? Hint: Shimano

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Are you a 'Blacks Crowes' fan? A mate of mine has a tat of the two stoned crowes shown in the gatesleeve of the Black Crowes first album.
Great idea. I've been wondering what to get for my next tat. Being a life long Alman Bros. fan, i think i get a mushroom tat.
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Old 03-17-06, 02:59 PM
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Check out the work on this guy's page. Some pretty cool stuff.

http://www.blackbirdsf.org/chainwheels/

I'm patiently waiting for a friend to finish the design on Campy Athena double crank, minus the crankarm, for my right shoulder. I'll post a pic when it's finished.
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Old 03-17-06, 08:44 PM
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Originally Posted by KingTermite
Yes, tats great...they show your invuviduality and make you unique....just like everybody else.
True, if you pick one from the shops flash art or copy another person's tattoo.
If it's an "original" then it does show your individuality so you're not like everyone else.
The tattoo artist drew both of mine from pics and graphics I supplied. The only part that is flash art are the feathers. The medicine wheel he modified from some flash art the shop had.
The wolf tattoo is only 9 days old. I'm allergic to the bacitracin ointment so the red is from the rash. It should be gone in a few more days. The other tattoo wraps around my leg - similar to a band tattoo.

I'm considering getting the chainring/yin-yang as my next tattoo. Just not sure where I want it.
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Old 03-23-06, 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by 56/12 and 22/28
I have a tear tattoo under my left eye.
In england thats a borstal tattoo.borstal being a young offenders prison
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Old 03-24-06, 06:17 AM
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Originally Posted by lexo
In england thats a borstal tattoo.borstal being a young offenders prison
Sweet.

If I ever end up in England, no one will mess with me!
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Old 04-03-06, 05:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Travelinguyrt
Tatts A poor mans art got one when I was YOUNG and VERY DUMB
Poor mans art??? At $300 and up, most "poor" people can't afford artwork. I sure couldn't in my past life.
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Old 04-03-06, 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by RonH
I'm considering getting the chainring/yin-yang as my next tattoo. Just not sure where I want it.
Be ready for the catcalls of, "Is it a 110 bcd compact?"

/not from me, of course...
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Old 04-03-06, 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by RonH
True, if you pick one from the shops flash art or copy another person's tattoo.
If it's an "original" then it does show your individuality so you're not like everyone else.
I think that what KingTermite was saying is that the concept of getting a tattoo is so played. Everybody has one (it seems) and regardless of if it's a flash off a wall or an original design, it's still painting your body to set yourself apart...just like everybody else.

Every fad (and tattoos are a fad...really, they are.) has scores of followers, ergo nobody is individual. We're all like everybody else. Even the freaks are just following what the freaks before them did. Name a truly unique person, and someone else can name something they're emulating or a sect that's done it all before.

If it floats your boat, good on ya. I wasn't going to let anybody tell me not to pierce my ears 7 times or grow a 2' ponytail. (I've since removed the earrings and cut the hair...glad I was able to.)
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Old 04-03-06, 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Mo'Phat
I think that what KingTermite was saying is that the concept of getting a tattoo is so played. Everybody has one (it seems) and regardless of if it's a flash off a wall or an original design, it's still painting your body to set yourself apart...just like everybody else.

Every fad (and tattoos are a fad...really, they are.) has scores of followers, ergo nobody is individual. We're all like everybody else. Even the freaks are just following what the freaks before them did. Name a truly unique person, and someone else can name something they're emulating or a sect that's done it all before.

If it floats your boat, good on ya. I wasn't going to let anybody tell me not to pierce my ears 7 times or grow a 2' ponytail. (I've since removed the earrings and cut the hair...glad I was able to.)
I don't think they are a fad at all. Most times, or at least the people who do it without being drunk. Usually bring some sort of unique art, or something that they personally drew. It can be done for all sorts of reasons, remembrance of someone who passed, remember a significant event in your life, something that looks cool. The rumor that people do it because everyone else is doing it and its a fad is ridiculous. Though Im sure some people do it for that reason I think the majority of people who do it is for personal reasons. I personally think when it first came on the scene it wasn't socially acceptable thats why very few people got them. Now its becoming alot more acceptable because of the fact everyone has one.
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Old 04-06-06, 02:56 PM
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Here are a few of mine. I have more, but don't have good pics. Once I get married and have money again, I plan on getting many more.

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Originally Posted by Mo'Phat

Every fad (and tattoos are a fad...really, they are.)

Is it a fad if it's been around much longer than we have written history? Wouldn't that make it the anti-fad? One would think a fad would be something like the feathered hair of the 70's, not something that has been a part of nearly every culture since the dawn of man.
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Originally Posted by Ubie
Is it a fad if it's been around much longer than we have written history? Wouldn't that make it the anti-fad? One would think a fad would be something like the feathered hair of the 70's, not something that has been a part of nearly every culture since the dawn of man.
It is most definitely a fad if people from cultures which never used tattooing are now doing it as a means to impress people. I don't know what culture you're from, so tattooing may be an important social convention with your people. I know that some cultures have been tattooing for ages, just like some have been piercing, branding, painting, mortifying, manipulating, amputating, etc. for ages.

Let's just say that, for lack of a deep, spiritual argument to the contrary, it's totally faddish for Joe Blow American, whose ancestors were White, Anglo-Saxon Protestants (who never tattooed anything, ever), to walk into a parlor and get a freakin tribal armband tattoo. Am I right? Likewise, the midwest farmer's daughter-type, with no Asian roots whatsoever, goes and gets some Japanese characters on the small of her back. Here in So. California, I see all types, and I just have to roll my eyes. Most of these people (yes, I'm generalizing...sue me) don't really embrace tattoo culture...they got a wild hair, they wanted to rebel, they got drunk, they thought it would be 'neat', or they just brain farted. Either way, you can't honestly say that all tattoos that people get are a direct result of pre-historical cultural significance. Most are faddish.
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Old 04-17-06, 07:37 AM
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Good point Mo', much along the lines of my earlier statement.

While I have three tattoos and my linage is mostly european with a touch of Native American none of them were done with the intention to "impress people"... I stopped doing things with intent to impress somewhere between the ages of 18-22.

My tat's all have deep personal meanings for me. I designed and planned them for an extended period... And I was sober on all occasions
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Originally Posted by Mo'Phat
Let's just say that, for lack of a deep, spiritual argument to the contrary, it's totally faddish for Joe Blow American, whose ancestors were White, Anglo-Saxon Protestants (who never tattooed anything, ever), to walk into a parlor and get a freakin tribal armband tattoo. Am I right?
Well, no, you're not right. First off, Celts and Germanic tribes did quite a bit of tattooing. I was able to find that with less than two seconds of searching. I'm fairly certain that i could look more deeply and find additional instances of Northern European tattooing as well.

And, i'd also put forth that tattooing today is done for the same exact reason it has been done for thousands of years. To show off. Whether your a warrior trying to scare your enemies or impress your brothers in arms, or a frat boy with a tribal bicep tat, they are there to do that same thing, scream 'look at me, i'm badass, i'm so hardcore i permanently changed my skin using ink and needle'.


Anyway, no point in getting into a pissing contest about the current cultural signifigance of tats. Let's just leave it that you think they're a fad, and i think there is a deep, perhaps unconcious, cultural drive behind them.
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Originally Posted by Ubie
Well, no, you're not right. First off, Celts and Germanic tribes did quite a bit of tattooing. I was able to find that with less than two seconds of searching. I'm fairly certain that i could look more deeply and find additional instances of Northern European tattooing as well.
I stand corrected. I know there are Celtic and Germanic tattoos NOW, they're on the walls at the parlors. All I saw was Braveheart, and didn't see any tattoos.

I'm not against tattooing if it's for cultural, religious, or personal significance. Do up your entire body, if it makes you happy. Good on ya. Your tattoo of the Celtic knot with your family nickname has cultural and personal significance for you, and you're most likely the type of person who would NOT put something on their body that has zero significance. I don't see you as the type of person who wants to scream, "I'm a badass". You pretty much confirmed the point I was trying to make.
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I really don't have an opinion one way or the other, if you like them fine, if you don't fine. I know that I have no desire to have one, that's just me though. I do know that if you get one and plan on working in a professional field later on try to get them where they can be covered. My wife and I have spent a couple thousand dollars now having a small road runner tattoo removed from her ankle that she got when she was around 18. At the time it was "cool" I guess. However later in life when she had to constantly go into court it wasn't nearly as "cool" having the roadrunner showing through her hose.

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