Go Back  Bike Forums > The Lounge > Foo
Reload this Page >

Anyone want to talk tats?

Foo Off-Topic chit chat with no general subject.

Anyone want to talk tats?

Old 03-15-06, 10:38 PM
  #1  
CrowesFan
Member
Thread Starter
 
CrowesFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: four stars two bars
Posts: 37

Bikes: Specialized Allez, 92 Trek 830, Specialized FCR

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Anyone want to talk tats?

I am looking at getting another tattoo and I am looking for a Chicago artist. I am looking for an artist that does Japanese art. Can anyone suggest someone in the area?

Also.....anyone have some pics of their tats to share?
CrowesFan is offline  
Old 03-16-06, 06:09 AM
  #2  
Stacey
Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP)
 
Stacey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 9,161
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Are you Japanese?

This is on my right shoulder
__________________

Last edited by Stacey; 02-03-08 at 12:10 PM.
Stacey is offline  
Old 03-16-06, 06:35 AM
  #3  
Travelinguyrt
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 832
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Tatts A poor mans art got one when I was YOUNG and VERY DUMB
Travelinguyrt is offline  
Old 03-16-06, 06:42 AM
  #4  
Stacey
Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP)
 
Stacey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 9,161
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I don't know about that. I paid $200 for that dragon, and I have 2 Parrish prints and a R. A. Fox print (all three real deals, not later repros) plus a signed Gary Raham original litho 2/100, that in total I paid less for than the three tats I have.
__________________
Stacey is offline  
Old 03-16-06, 06:48 AM
  #5  
KingTermite 
On my TARDIScycle!
 
KingTermite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Eastside Seattlite Termite Mound
Posts: 3,925

Bikes: Trek 520, Trek Navigator 300, Peugeot Versailles PE10DE

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Yes, tats great...they show your invuviduality and make you unique....just like everybody else.
__________________
Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
- it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.
KingTermite is offline  
Old 03-16-06, 07:40 AM
  #6  
56/12 and 22/28
Stop it.
 
56/12 and 22/28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Weight Weenie-land.
Posts: 1,607

Bikes: 2003 Specialized Hardrock Pro w/ slicks, flipped stem and HB, 2003 Colnago Dream with full Dura-Ace 7700 double, 2001 Bianchi XL Boron/Daytona, Mavic Open Pro/Campy Centaur/DT Champion built wheels.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I have a tear tattoo under my left eye.
56/12 and 22/28 is offline  
Old 03-16-06, 07:46 AM
  #7  
Stacey
Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP)
 
Stacey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 9,161
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Worthless without a pic!
__________________
Stacey is offline  
Old 03-16-06, 08:57 AM
  #8  
Lex
Cheer****** of Doom
 
Lex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: The Secret Land of Goth Powerpuff Girls....
Posts: 515
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
My brother has a tattoo on his shoulder of a very serious looking Samuri. He got it about 10 years ago and, with age and his job, his shoulders have gotten wider and now the Samuri is smiling.

The point of this story.....everything spreads with age so that's something to consider when getting a tattoo.
__________________
"I'm starting to have grave doubts about this thing I barely liked in the first place." Homer Simpson
Lex is offline  
Old 03-16-06, 09:13 AM
  #9  
giantcfr1
Ha ha ha ha ha
 
giantcfr1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Gold Coast; Australia
Posts: 4,553

Bikes: 2004 ORBEA Mitis2 Plus Carbon, 2007 Cannondale Bad Boy Si Disc, 2012 Trek Gary Fisher Collection Marlin WSD 29er Aldi Big Box (Polygon) 650b

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
These are my friends':
First is a female friend's. I swear it says V N *****


(bummer, the system thinks it's a rudy word)

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



Steve
giantcfr1 is offline  
Old 03-16-06, 09:30 AM
  #10  
CrowesFan
Member
Thread Starter
 
CrowesFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: four stars two bars
Posts: 37

Bikes: Specialized Allez, 92 Trek 830, Specialized FCR

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
No, I am not Japanese. I just like Japanese tattoo art. I have seen some "landscape" pieces done that were just incredible. I am considering something involving a bonzai tree, water, flowers....uh....anything else I should put in? The below pic is something I really liked.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
TATOO.jpg (23.4 KB, 49 views)
CrowesFan is offline  
Old 03-16-06, 09:31 AM
  #11  
CrowesFan
Member
Thread Starter
 
CrowesFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: four stars two bars
Posts: 37

Bikes: Specialized Allez, 92 Trek 830, Specialized FCR

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
"Tatts A poor mans art got one when I was YOUNG and VERY DUMB"


Well, they are not for everyone and I am not young. Sorry you feel that way. Maybe you can find another thread to read?
CrowesFan is offline  
Old 03-16-06, 09:36 AM
  #12  
CrowesFan
Member
Thread Starter
 
CrowesFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: four stars two bars
Posts: 37

Bikes: Specialized Allez, 92 Trek 830, Specialized FCR

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Lex
My brother has a tattoo on his shoulder of a very serious looking Samuri. He got it about 10 years ago and, with age and his job, his shoulders have gotten wider and now the Samuri is smiling.

The point of this story.....everything spreads with age so that's something to consider when getting a tattoo.

There are a lot of things to consider when getting a tattoo. A good artist will advise you on how the tattoo will age with time adn ways to prevent certain aging. That is why I am posting on here to find a good tattoo artist. Have to do your research.
CrowesFan is offline  
Old 03-16-06, 09:57 AM
  #13  
Stacey
Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP)
 
Stacey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 9,161
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by CrowesFan
No, I am not Japanese. I just like Japanese tattoo art. I have seen some "landscape" pieces done that were just incredible. I am considering something involving a bonzai tree, water, flowers....uh....anything else I should put in? The below pic is something I really liked.

IMHO... Buy some wall art.

There's just something disrespectful to me about adorning your body with the iconography of a culture that's alien to yours. IE: Irish folks getting "Tribal Art" pieces... c'mon, what tribe are they, Murphy?

Again, this is just my opinion. It's your skin & your money to do with as you please. I truly wish you well in you quest and contentment in the results.
__________________
Stacey is offline  
Old 03-16-06, 10:09 AM
  #14  
free_pizza
later
 
free_pizza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 2,471
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by giantcfr1
(bummer, the system thinks it's a rudy word)
spell it out with a mistake, then tell us what the mistake is...
free_pizza is offline  
Old 03-16-06, 10:27 AM
  #15  
CrowesFan
Member
Thread Starter
 
CrowesFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: four stars two bars
Posts: 37

Bikes: Specialized Allez, 92 Trek 830, Specialized FCR

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Stacey
IMHO... Buy some wall art.

There's just something disrespectful to me about adorning your body with the iconography of a culture that's alien to yours. IE: Irish folks getting "Tribal Art" pieces... c'mon, what tribe are they, Murphy?

Again, this is just my opinion. It's your skin & your money to do with as you please. I truly wish you well in you quest and contentment in the results.

I am sorry you feel that way. I have always been interested in Japanses culture. It is something I read about and study often. I fail to see how that is disrespectful. I think that is unfortunate to discourage individuals to branch out into other cultures. Everyone is so quick to judge...

I woudl compare your statement to saying I should not listen to jazz and blues music, because it was founded in the south, made popular during the Harlem Renaissance, by African Americans. Because I am not an African American, I cannot listen to or play jazz?

I respect your opinion. Just because you were not born into a culture, does not mean you cannot respect that culture and want to honor and show your respect for that culture.

Does anyone have an artist suggestion? That was the whole reason for the post. Thanks!!!

Last edited by CrowesFan; 03-16-06 at 10:32 AM.
CrowesFan is offline  
Old 03-16-06, 10:54 AM
  #16  
Stacey
Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP)
 
Stacey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 9,161
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by CrowesFan
I am sorry you feel that way. I have always been interested in Japanses culture. It is something I read about and study often. I fail to see how that is disrespectful. I think that is unfortunate to discourage individuals to branch out into other cultures. Everyone is so quick to judge...

I woudl compare your statement to saying I should not listen to jazz and blues music, because it was founded in the south, made popular during the Harlem Renaissance, by African Americans. Because I am not an African American, I cannot listen to or play jazz?

I respect your opinion. Just because you were not born into a culture, does not mean you cannot respect that culture and want to honor and show your respect for that culture.

Does anyone have an artist suggestion? That was the whole reason for the post. Thanks!!!

There's no need for you to appologize. But I would appreciate it if you wouldn't read things in to my comments that aren't there. There is nothing wrong with taking interest in other cultures... I play Blues Guitar myself. How much more 'black' can that be? Respecting cultures is fine too, and that's where my position lies. If you were aware of the whole history of tatoo yo'd know that their origins are steeped in cultural identification and not cool fashion accessories. I find it laughable to see folks with Cherokee and Apache based tribal piece interlaced.

Again good luck in your quest, and please come back with pictures.
__________________
Stacey is offline  
Old 03-16-06, 10:58 AM
  #17  
CrowesFan
Member
Thread Starter
 
CrowesFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: four stars two bars
Posts: 37

Bikes: Specialized Allez, 92 Trek 830, Specialized FCR

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Stacey
There's no need for you to appologize. But I would appreciate it if you wouldn't read things in to my comments that aren't there. There is nothing wrong with taking interest in other cultures... I play Blues Guitar myself. How much more 'black' can that be? Respecting cultures is fine too, and that's where my position lies. If you were aware of the whole history of tatoo yo'd know that their origins are steeped in cultural identification and not cool fashion accessories. I find it laughable to see folks with Cherokee and Apache based tribal piece interlaced.

Again good luck in your quest, and please come back with pictures.

Thanks for the tattoo lesson....wasn't necessary. You were assuming.

Thanks again.

Last edited by CrowesFan; 03-16-06 at 11:04 AM.
CrowesFan is offline  
Old 03-16-06, 11:12 AM
  #18  
sngltrackdufus
Banned.
 
sngltrackdufus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: tartarus
Posts: 1,258

Bikes: MTB's & a Cyclocross

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by 56/12 and 22/28
I have a tear tattoo under my left eye.
So i take it that you've been to the Penn?
sngltrackdufus is offline  
Old 03-16-06, 11:18 AM
  #19  
sngltrackdufus
Banned.
 
sngltrackdufus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: tartarus
Posts: 1,258

Bikes: MTB's & a Cyclocross

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by KingTermite
Yes, tats great...they show your invuviduality and make you unique....just like everybody else.
Not neccessarily, fine line between what's "truth" & what's "cool"
sngltrackdufus is offline  
Old 03-16-06, 01:40 PM
  #20  
Ubie
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 313
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by sngltrackdufus
So i take it that you've been to the Penn?
I believe (or have found in my experience) that a tear/eye tattoo is for lost/dead children. All of the people i have known with that tattoo either had been forced to give children up for adoption or their children had died.


***edit***
i should a description of my tat i suppose: I have a celtic knot with a hollow center on my left shoulder (mom is irish), in the middle is says 'Ubie' in hebrew (dad is jewish) in my handwriting. Ubie is our family nickname.
Ubie is offline  
Old 03-16-06, 08:57 PM
  #21  
CrowesFan
Member
Thread Starter
 
CrowesFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: four stars two bars
Posts: 37

Bikes: Specialized Allez, 92 Trek 830, Specialized FCR

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Ubie
I believe (or have found in my experience) that a tear/eye tattoo is for lost/dead children. All of the people i have known with that tattoo either had been forced to give children up for adoption or their children had died.


***edit***
i should a description of my tat i suppose: I have a celtic knot with a hollow center on my left shoulder (mom is irish), in the middle is says 'Ubie' in hebrew (dad is jewish) in my handwriting. Ubie is our family nickname.
Love to see a pic, Ubie! Share..

I have heard many descriptions of the eye tat...some say that if it is not filled in then they are
plotting revenge" or someone has not been "avenged". If it is filled in, then they have avenged the person they got the tattoo for. Who knows.

Tattoo's are personal. They can mean anything you want them to mean. At least, that is my philosophy. Right now, the nautical star is popular. In the 70's and 80's, the nautical star represented if you were gay or not. The nautical star can also represent guidance or direction in life/journey. The sailors used to get those tattoo's to help guide them home.
CrowesFan is offline  
Old 03-16-06, 09:32 PM
  #22  
jyossarian
SERENITY NOW!!!
 
jyossarian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: In the 212
Posts: 8,738

Bikes: Haro Vector, IRO Rob Roy, Bianchi Veloce

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I think there's a Show your Ink thread in the SS/FG forum if you're looking for pics.
__________________
HHCMF - Take pride in your ability to amaze lesser mortals! - MikeR



We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty!
jyossarian is offline  
Old 03-16-06, 09:44 PM
  #23  
classic1
Senior Member
 
classic1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 5,020
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Crowesfan.

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.
classic1 is offline  
Old 03-17-06, 12:15 AM
  #24  
sngltrackdufus
Banned.
 
sngltrackdufus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: tartarus
Posts: 1,258

Bikes: MTB's & a Cyclocross

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Ubie
I believe (or have found in my experience) that a tear/eye tattoo is for lost/dead children. All of the people i have known with that tattoo either had been forced to give children up for adoption or their children had died.


***edit***
i should a description of my tat i suppose: I have a celtic knot with a hollow center on my left shoulder (mom is irish), in the middle is says 'Ubie' in hebrew (dad is jewish) in my handwriting. Ubie is our family nickname.
thats odd, not saying wrong or right (doesnt matter to me) but i always understood it (teardrop under eye) meant a "nickel" in pocket or in another variation , you have killed someone.

Last edited by sngltrackdufus; 03-17-06 at 12:23 AM.
sngltrackdufus is offline  
Old 03-17-06, 02:11 AM
  #25  
Aus_MTB
Brisbane Rider
 
Aus_MTB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 216

Bikes: 2005 Giant XTC 2 LE

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Haha sorry but after reading This on another forums 30 seconds ago i couldnt help but post it.

I don't have any tats, have considered it but its a fairly big commitment which im not prepared to take atm. My roomate has a pretty cool one though
Aus_MTB is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.