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Old 07-28-17, 09:14 AM
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This thread has me curious as to how well tattoos hold up to road rash. Anyone have any problems with scrapping off some of their ink? Do you tattoos get scars if you get a deep cut through them?


I probably have too much hair to make a tattoo worth it unless I got a Chewbacca tattoo.
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Old 07-28-17, 09:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Tony_G
I've noticed that the cyclists that I see are much less likely to have publicly visible tattoos - especially large tats, and sleeve tats - than the general population.

Maybe I'm wrong?

As for myself, I have nothing against tattoos. I just never saw anything that I wanted permanently embedded in my skin.

I take it you have never hung around with the urban hipster fixie/single speed crowd before?
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Old 07-30-17, 06:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Lars Honeytoast
I take it you have never hung around with the urban hipster fixie/single speed crowd before?
There seems to be a tragic shortage of hipsters on fixies where I live and bike.

However, last week at the nature park MUP I did see a guy with a sleeve tat taking a folding bike out of the trunk of his car. He was arriving at the MUP just as I was leaving (I started at dawn and had biked for 4.5 hours). Maybe he had stayed up late the night before, ironically drinking PBR.
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Old 12-12-17, 02:42 PM
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I haven't any tattoos, but if I do it, I will choose something like this http//inkprofy.com/compass-tattoo-designs-with-meanings/ I really like high quality tats made by professionals artists! I think tattoo can be a kind of art!
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Old 12-12-17, 03:10 PM
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I grew up in a religion that went a little further than criticizing tattoos, essentially labeling getting a tattoo as quasi sinful.

Now that I've thrown off that religion (and any others) I'm forced to reevaluate my stance on tattoos, since I no longer buy into the idea that some invisible being somewhere hates them, and just consider it from a personal aesthetic point of view. I'm about to turn 49 and still have no tattoos, and I think sheer life momentum at this point will probably dictate that I just never do.

Funny thing is that when I came home from my deployment for two weeks to commission my daughter, who was graduating from college and ROTC, I noticed maybe the second day home or so that she had some kind of round design tattooed between her shoulder blades. I said something like "holy ****, you've got a tattoo?!?" Then I looked at my wife and said "did you know about this?" My wife replied "yeah, I was there when she got it."

I just accepted it as non-judgmentally as I could. I'm pretty sure that my previous religious bias against tattoos has probably clouded my ability to really think of them as just something people choose to do, or choose not to do, and that either choice doesn't really say much about a person's character.
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Old 12-12-17, 04:14 PM
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I have 2. One is on the forearm. The needle wrapped in thread variety. Gave that one to myself 40 years ago. Still looks good.
Have a professional one on the upper arm where I could watch it being applied. Was cool to see your skin open up during the outline phase. Shading was not so fun. I would like a portrait of my late father on my shoulder...someday.
Absolutely no regrets.
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Old 12-12-17, 04:41 PM
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If the tattoos are original, I think it's a better way to sponsor yourself and stand out among the rest than wearing professional team jerseys and company logos. Unless they're paying you to wear it what's the point?
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Old 12-12-17, 08:19 PM
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Originally Posted by SethAZ


I just accepted it as non-judgmentally as I could. I'm pretty sure that my previous religious bias against tattoos has probably clouded my ability to really think of them as just something people choose to do, or choose not to do, and that either choice doesn't really say much about a person's character.
Everything a person does says something about his or her character.....WHAT it says is the question.
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Old 12-12-17, 08:29 PM
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Started as Sasquatch, but slightly changed the head to more gorilla.

Sasquilla
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Old 12-12-17, 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr


Started as Sasquatch, but slightly changed the head to more gorilla.

Sasquilla
That's pretty good. Simple, but really nicely executed.

I seriously considered something bicycle themed for my calves, but went with cats instead. It's always somewhat amusing to whomever gets stuck behind me in a paceline
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Old 12-12-17, 08:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Wildwood
Just keep in mind that all too often what we believe isn't even close to the truth. Esp when judging humans who are all individuals that defy stereotypical classifications and generalizations. YMMV
One thing I've learned about humans is that they lie......most often to themselves.
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Old 12-12-17, 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted by pickettt
One thing I've learned about humans is that they lie......most often to themselves.

One thing I've learned is not to believe everything you think. But YES, people lie.
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Old 12-13-17, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by pickettt
Everything a person does says something about his or her character.....WHAT it says is the question.
+1

And making this observation does not make one judgemental.
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Old 12-13-17, 12:51 PM
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I watched some of Ink Master last night. That Ashley woman has lost some weight and is really trying to let us know that.
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Old 12-13-17, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by DrIsotope
I live in California. It's a trick to find people without tattoos, cyclists included.

It is interesting to see the sentiment against tattoos remains constant by age, and not by generation. I'm closer to 50 every day, but still listen to music too loud, and have a few tattoos. If you can't imagine something you'd want on your body permanently, that's fine. But the judging of people that have... that's a bit distasteful, isn't it?
Another strike against Calif.
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Old 12-13-17, 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted by rydabent
Another strike against Calif.
Well, it's 81 and crystal clear here on the 13th of December, how's life over there in the middle of nowhere?

If you really want to log strikes against SoCal, remember that something is always on fire, and E-bikes outnumber 'Bents by at least 10 to 1.
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Old 12-13-17, 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted by DrIsotope
Well, it's 81 and crystal clear here on the 13th of December, how's life over there in the middle of nowhere?

And there is plenty of ink in his God forsaken part of the world. I was touring in SD and came not that far from the Nebraska border. Plenty of people with tats. Many of them bad tats from what I saw. BTW...Did you know that, according to one source I found, Nebraska has a higher teen pregnancy rate (age 15-19) than California does?
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Old 12-13-17, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Stanly
I haven't any tattoos, but if I do it, I will choose something like this http//spamalot I really like high quality tats made by professionals artists! I think tattoo can be a kind of art!
I haven't any tattoos either but if I wanted to spam a totally irrelevant business to a bicycling forum on my first post this is exactly the kind of post I'd use to do so.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
BTW...Did you know that, according to one source I found, Nebraska has a higher teen pregnancy rate (age 15-19) than California does?
That's not really surprising. Like... what else is there to do? By SoCal standards I live in the sticks (Inland Empire) but still in an area with a population bigger than the entire state of Nebraska. And we have theme parks, the Pacific Ocean, ski resorts, all sorts of diversions. Oh, and no weather. So we can go outside pretty much all year round.
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Started as Sasquatch, but slightly changed the head to more gorilla.

Sasquilla
Sasquatch - World Hide-N-Seek Champion!
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Old 12-13-17, 07:27 PM
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A buddy of mine shoots for Suicide Girls. My Omafiets and Scott Addict have both had some quite attractive tattooed gals on them. My wife asked me if I'd ever wash the seats again. She also told me that I'm not allowed to shoot for Suicide Girls. Oh well.
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Old 12-13-17, 09:28 PM
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I have never seen a tattoo that I thought made a woman look more attractive.


What I don't understand is the common themes. For example, the barbed wire on a bicep. How is that significant for a particular individual?


By the way, Daryl Hall has a tat of a seven point star on his shoulder. I googled it, but couldn't find a pic.


Another thing I really don't understand and will surely lead to regrets later in life for some is the ear lobe stretching, where they put hoops inside of the lobes. They'll look really bad later in life if you don't keep wearing the earrings. I suppose you could get the hole sewn up and it'll look like a little butthole.


That said, I try not to be judgmental. Lots of good people around that want to portray themselves uniquely. Folks used to do the same thing with hairstyles and clothing choices.
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Old 12-13-17, 10:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Rogerogeroge
I have never seen a tattoo that I thought made a woman look more attractive.


What I don't understand is the common themes. For example, the barbed wire on a bicep. How is that significant for a particular individual?
I disagree a woman or man with a tramp stamp that says muc (backwards) dumpster with a cross in the middle is pretty sexy

The barbed wire is so you look really hard and tough or you have a barbed wire fetish and want to let people know because unfortunately the hanky code doesn't cover that.

Other similar tattoos that everyone gets and all look the same are to show people you are a true individual who isn't going to follow trends and get tattoos that are unique but get the same thing someone else got. People too often are following the trend of being unique and these rebels are bucking that hard. Give me #120 just like it is on the page.

Certainly some people get the same tattoo because it has a special meaning like 269 which was a calf who got rescued shortly before he was about to be slaughtered from a dairy farm and the folks who rescued him got it branded on them and others have done tattoos in solidarity to show we are all in this together. I also have friends who got the same tattoos because they are good friends and wanted to have a permanent reminder.
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Old 12-13-17, 11:03 PM
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Originally Posted by veganbikes
Other similar tattoos that everyone gets and all look the same are to show people you are a true individual who isn't going to follow trends and get tattoos that are unique but get the same thing someone else got. People too often are following the trend of being unique and these rebels are bucking that hard. Give me #120 just like it is on the page.
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Old 12-13-17, 11:07 PM
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[QUOTE=veganbikes;20051740]I disagree a woman or man with a tramp stamp that says muc (backwards) dumpster with a cross in the middle is pretty sexy
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What if they have a lower back tat of some motorcycle handlebars and grips? I have seen more than one.
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