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View Poll Results: What ultimately prompted you to get a cycling specific tattoo?
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Big Event/Ride accomplished
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I just like tatts
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Old 08-17-21, 08:40 AM
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So there must be no counterculture because everyone has at least one tattoo. Got it.
I don't have any tattoos, and neither do most of the people in my circle. I'm a free-thinker who does what I want (within the law) regardless of what people think. I don't look for or need acceptance. I lead by example.
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Originally Posted by ChamoisDavisJr View Post
You donít put bumper stickers on a Porsche.
Used to work for a very successful owner of multiple bike stores who often drove a Mercedes to the shop. I told him he should have a "My Other Car Is Porsche" (which it was) sticker on the Mercedes' bumper. He didn't find the suggestion funny, for some reason. (Also didn't go for another, which was that his Porsche should have a bumper sticker, too: "I May Be Slow But I'm Ahead Of You.")
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Originally Posted by drlogik View Post
I don't have any tattoos, and neither do most of the people in my circle. I'm a free-thinker who does what I want (within the law) regardless of what people think. I don't look for or need acceptance. I lead by example.
If I ever meet any American male who doesn't consider himself a free-thinker, a rebel, one of a kind, etc., I'll buy that man a five-cent Daniel Webster see-gar.
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Funny! This thread. I stood naked in front of the mirror yesterday and looked at myself. My abdomen! After last winter's hernia surgery it is a bumpy, scarred mess. The right tattoo there might do wonders!
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After last winter's hernia surgery it is a bumpy, scarred mess. The right tattoo there might do wonders!
LOL! Now you've done it. It's going to morph into a "show me your scars" thread! Hahaha....
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Originally Posted by Trakhak View Post
Used to work for a very successful owner of multiple bike stores who often drove a Mercedes to the shop. I told him he should have a "My Other Car Is Porsche" (which it was) sticker on the Mercedes' bumper. He didn't find the suggestion funny, for some reason.
Because at that moment, he knew that you knew that he knew that you knew that he knew.............................
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Old 08-17-21, 01:17 PM
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The attitude about tattoos has evolved. It used to be that if you met a guy with a neck tattoo, it likely meant that he was recently out of prison, and you might be murdered. Now, if you meet a guy with a neck tattoo, he probably wants to read you the poem he wrote about his vegan bicycle.

If you want a tattoo, get a tattoo. Do it for your reasons, and your reasons only.

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Old 08-17-21, 01:29 PM
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Originally Posted by drlogik View Post
I don't have any tattoos, and neither do most of the people in my circle. I'm a free-thinker who does what I want (within the law) regardless of what people think. I don't look for or need acceptance. I lead by example.
But you wrote:

"Everyone has at least one."
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Old 08-17-21, 01:31 PM
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Originally Posted by drlogik View Post
LOL! Now you've done it. It's going to morph into a "show me your scars" thread! Hahaha....
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Originally Posted by Lazyass View Post
I got a tattoo in 1987 when I went into the military. Back then they were cool, not many people had one. And you never saw girls with them. They became mainstream in the 90's and today everyone has them. Now I don't want mine. When anything turns mainstream it stops being cool to me. Thankfully you can't see mine when I'm wearing a shirt.

But even back then most people didn't cover their bodies with them. It's out of control today. The worst is when I see a pretty girl or even a model or someone with a huge tiger covering their entire leg or something. I mean come on man.
Its like 8 weeks ago all over again. Looks like your comments werent deleted this time.
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Old 08-17-21, 02:52 PM
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I don't have any tattoos, but I like them. If i get one, it will be a design that ties together a bunch of my hobbies, bikes included. But i haven't decided where to put it.
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Originally Posted by drlogik View Post
Tattoos are so establishment. Everyone has at least one. Nothing says anti-establishment and counter-culture than clear skin with no tattoos, no piercings and natural hair color.
Want to be a renegade, a radical or counter-culture? 86 the tattoo idea and save that money for something that you can actually use.
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Originally Posted by drlogik View Post
don't have any tattoos, and neither do most of the people in my circle. I'm a free-thinker who does what I want (within the law) regardless of what people think. I don't look for or need acceptance. I lead by example.
Ok, so tattoos are part of the establishment, you support being anti-establishment and counter-culture by not having tattoos, piercings, or dyed hair, and you do what you want regardless of what people think because you lead by example and dont need acceptance.

Wow thats a lot.
Super neat that you do what you want and dont need acceptance. Perhaps many others are also doing that by deciding they want to commemorate/memorialize something with a tattoo.
Perhaps others are doing what they like by dying their hair?


Your ramblings seem to suggest you dont understand the motivations of millions arent the necessarily the same. You also dont seem to understand your own reasoning can apply to that which you criticize.
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Congratulations on your successful battles with cancer. You are one of the fortunate few who can take it on to the extent you have. Keep doing what you are doing!
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I think this would be a cool cycling tattoo.

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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
Ok, so tattoos are part of the establishment, you support being anti-establishment and counter-culture by not having tattoos, piercings, or dyed hair, and you do what you want regardless of what people think because you lead by example and dont need acceptance.

Wow thats a lot.
Super neat that you do what you want and dont need acceptance. Perhaps many others are also doing that by deciding they want to commemorate/memorialize something with a tattoo.
Perhaps others are doing what they like by dying their hair?


Your ramblings seem to suggest you dont understand the motivations of millions arent the necessarily the same. You also dont seem to understand your own reasoning can apply to that which you criticize.
His posts belie his user name.
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Most people I know would consider tattoos the same as graffiti: a good way to deface the perfect surface.
Anyone young enough to have a "perfect surface" would be unlikely to share that opinion.
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Did the OP state the location on the body the tattoo will go? That might be important, or not.
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Did the OP state the location on the body the tattoo will go? That might be important, or not.
Based on the sketch, the testicles seems like the obvious place.
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I answered I don't have one, and have no plans to, but must clarify. I don't have any cycling specific tattoo. I have no plans to get one, because I'm pretty much out of space.
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Did the OP state the location on the body the tattoo will go? That might be important, or not.
Location is currently undecided, but somewhere that I can get it to a large enough size to support realistic chain links, possibly actual 1:1 size links (KMC or Shimano not decided yet either, but definitely 11spd since that's what got me to where I am now). I was also toying with the idea of life sized lungs on my chest right where my actual lungs stereotypically are (with caution to not have the links go over the nipples, since that sounds like an un-fun place to be stabbed 1000's of times), but only toying so far, since I'd have to live with that decision (no pun intended).
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Originally Posted by downhillmaster View Post
You rarely see bumper stickers on high end sports cars.
But not because they are perfect in any way.
Itís because the people that own them generally treat them with an unhealthy reverence. If you believe your vehicle is a perfect machine or a status symbol you are a tool and would never dare put a sticker on it
I drive a 2012 Kia Forte, when I'm not commuting to work by bike, and there's no bumper stickers on it either. Not out of "reverence" but because bumper stickers look stupid...always. In the case of tattoo's...98% of them also look stupid.

And;

Projection is the tool...of tools.
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Originally Posted by Riveting View Post
Location is currently undecided, but somewhere that I can get it to a large enough size to support realistic chain links, possibly actual 1:1 size links (KMC or Shimano not decided yet either, but definitely 11spd since that's what got me to where I am now). I was also toying with the idea of life sized lungs on my chest right where my actual lungs stereotypically are (with caution to not have the links go over the nipples, since that sounds like an un-fun place to be stabbed 1000's of times), but only toying so far, since I'd have to live with that decision (no pun intended).
I highly recommend you use a tattoo artist who is excellent with shading and detail work. It will make a ton of difference in the quality of the final product, and your pride in having it on your body. Also expect that it won't be cheap.
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I highly recommend you use a tattoo artist who is excellent with shading and detail work. It will make a ton of difference in the quality of the final product, and your pride in having it on your body.
Put another way, don't go on "Ink Master."
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Originally Posted by drlogik View Post
I'm a free-thinker who does what I want (within the law) regardless of what people think. I don't look for or need acceptance. I lead by example.
I hope that's not copyrighted because I'm gonna have it tattooed on my back. It'll look cool, offsetting my NO RAGRETS tat.

I'll probably have (within the law) italicized.

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