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View Poll Results: What ultimately prompted you to get a cycling specific tattoo?
X number of career miles ridden
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Big Event/Ride accomplished
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In memoriam
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I just like tatts
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Old 08-18-21, 02:42 PM
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Always a good idea if you're going to get text tattooed on your body to make sure your tattoo artist is somewhat literate and not dyslexic.
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IF I were to get a tattoo, it might be something like this... --- minus the animation, of course... Maybe 1" x 1-1/2" on the outside my right/(driveside) ankle...

My default comment when asked why I have no tattoos on my body - I say 'They' say that God created us in His own image - so why should I mess with perfection???' -- and I am NOT a religious person...

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Originally Posted by ChamoisDavisJr View Post
You don’t put bumper stickers on a Porsche.
I used to drive a 968. A 6-speed black coupe. Had a small Canadian maple leaf decal on the rear bumper, which served two purposes. It covered a small tear in the bumper. And when I lived in Houston, it was a necessary political statement when driving a Porsche. I didn't know I needed the statement when I bought the car. Live and learn.
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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.
The Kia owner has ended the discussion with his expert opinion on all subjects lol
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Asking people on this forum why they got a tattoo is like asking people on a vegan forum why they ordered a Big Mac.
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Asking people on this forum why they got a tattoo is like asking people on a vegan forum why they ordered a Big Mac.
That probably explains why this might be the most lopsided poll ever!
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The Kia owner has ended the discussion with his expert opinion on all subjects lol
No doubt in my mind that you of course have one of the most illest and freshest of tattoos placing you squarely in the lofty 2% of people who let other people use their skin as a canvas, and it looks good.

You probably smell nice too.

Congrats on all your success!
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IIRC, that movie still was Hooper showing his 'Thesher shark scar' - just before Quint stole the scene with his telling of his USS Indianapolis experience...

I swear I'm one of the very few that knew about the USS Indianapolis before 'Jaws' was released in 1975... But then again, I've been a WW2 history junkie my whole life...

My personal WW2 library consists of close to a thousand books, multiple cases of old WW2 history magazines, and of course several hundred VHS tapes / DVDs... I've been to countless WW2 Museums around the Country, not to mention airshows that feature WW2 aircraft... I've flown (actually flown - been Pilot-at the controls) of several WW2 aircraft... Been to multiple US Naval museums and aboard WW2 combat ships...
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Originally Posted by ChamoisDavisJr View Post
No doubt in my mind that you of course have one of the most illest and freshest of tattoos placing you squarely in the lofty 2% of people who let other people use their skin as a canvas, and it looks good.

You probably smell nice too.

Congrats on all your success!
Kia man is again laying down the law!
Is there a reason you believe anyone cares what you think about their tattoo though bro?
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Originally Posted by Cougrrcj View Post
IIRC, that movie still was Hooper showing his 'Thesher shark scar' - just before Quint stole the scene with his telling of his USS Indianapolis experience...

I swear I'm one of the very few that knew about the USS Indianapolis before 'Jaws' was released in 1975... But then again, I've been a WW2 history junkie my whole life...

My personal WW2 library consists of close to a thousand books, multiple cases of old WW2 history magazines, and of course several hundred VHS tapes / DVDs... I've been to countless WW2 Museums around the Country, not to mention airshows that feature WW2 aircraft... I've flown (actually flown - been Pilot-at the controls) of several WW2 aircraft... Been to multiple US Naval museums and aboard WW2 combat ships...
“Mary Ellen Moffet. She broke my heart.”—Matt Hooper

I was 10 when the film was released.
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I've always liked the infinity symbol.

So if I got a bicycle related tattoo it would be that incorporated into a bicycle.

I have no strong desire to get another tattoo though. Seeing what 20 years has done to my first tattoo. it's more if a health thing for me also. The human body is awesome at detoxing. But why add more load to an already over loaded system. I suppose my thinking came after reading up on tattoo removal.
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Tats on crepy skin is the bomb. The more wrinkly the better. But seriously:

Numerous studies, like this one: https://www.wlu.ca/news/spotlights/2...pulsivity.html conclude that people IN GENERAL who get tattoos are more impulsive, are not good long term planners and do not defer gratification and therefore are less economically successful. Your definition of what constitutes success may vary dramatically from theirs. Their words not mine.
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Tats on crepy skin is the bomb. The more wrinkly the better. But seriously:

Numerous studies, like this one: https://www.wlu.ca/news/spotlights/2...pulsivity.html conclude that people IN GENERAL who get tattoos are more impulsive, are not good long term planners and do not defer gratification and therefore are less economically successful. Your definition of what constitutes success may vary dramatically from theirs. Their words not mine.
This started out with someone asking to see cycling related tattoos and has turned into a judgement no judgement on tattoos and how people with them are statistically impulsive, live by the day, and financially limited.
Then your justification will be- 'I said in general'.

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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
This started out with someone asking to see cycling related tattoos and has turned into a judgement no judgement on tattoos and how people with them are statistically impulsive, live by the day, and financially limited.
Then your justification will be- 'I said in general'.

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You should read the article with less judgment.
I failed to see the condemnation of impulsive people. I only saw the documentation of observations.

I am kind of curious to how people with thin skin can get tattoos. 🤔 you'd think it'd require thicker skin. *shrugs*
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You should read the article with less judgment.
I failed to see the condemnation of impulsive people. I only saw the documentation of observations.

I am kind of curious to how people with thin skin can get tattoos. 🤔 you'd think it'd require thicker skin. *shrugs*
The point is- what does any of that study have to do with the topic? What benefit is listing findings of the study? Why did someone read the thread, Google for a study, read the study, then link it? How does that further the topic?

I dont think the link and summary added anything to the thread and I question why the poster felt it was beneficial.
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
The point is-


The BikeForums member had an opinion. He posted it.
I happened to find the link and article interesting. You found it to be judgemental.

I have a tattoo, I don't feel judged. *shrugs*
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I was going to do a small chainring, with 60 in the middle, for my 60th birthday and ride. On my ankle, below the sock line. I have one other tattoo, from when I turned 50. This will be it. I'm using the salsa logo, replacing the N symbol with 60. One of the guys who won Inkmasters has a shop in my town, I'll use him.


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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
This started out with someone asking to see cycling related tattoos and has turned into a judgement no judgement on tattoos and how people with them are statistically impulsive, live by the day, and financially limited.
Then your justification will be- 'I said in general'.

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You are quite right; I went off course. However, impulsiveness can be seen as an asset as well. It depends on which side of the fence…. Many creative geniuses are highly impulsive and highly successful.

I particularly like the infinity bike tat, very creative. Have also seen a few others which are absolute works of art and should be put in galleries.

Being a student of human nature, I thought it was interesting about tats relationship to impulsivity. The same could probably be said about a lack of spontaneity in those adamantly opposed, but have not seen any studies there, yet.
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
This started out with someone asking to see cycling related tattoos and has turned into a judgement no judgement on tattoos and how people with them are statistically impulsive, live by the day, and financially limited.
Then your justification will be- 'I said in general'.

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You are quite right; I went off course. However, impulsiveness can be seen as an asset as well. It depends on which side of the fence…. Many creative geniuses are highly impulsive and highly successful.

I particularly like the infinity bike tat, very creative. Have also seen a few others which are absolute works of art and should be put in galleries.

Being a student of human nature, I thought it was interesting about tats relationship to impulsivity. The same could probably be said about a lack of spontaneity in those adamantly opposed, but have not seen any studies there, yet.

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I dont have any tats, but I'd like to get one placed over a couple of nasty scars. My main problem is that I can never seem to find a tattoo that I like well enough to look at for the rest of my life.
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The point is- what does any of that study have to do with the topic? What benefit is listing findings of the study? Why did someone read the thread, Google for a study, read the study, then link it? How does that further the topic?

I dont think the link and summary added anything to the thread and I question why the poster felt it was beneficial.
OP asked what prompts a tattoo. Something I always wondered.

9 tattoo members responded with the reasons and 71 said they would not or did not plan to get a tattoo

I found the link very beneficial. I have always wondered why someone would graffiti up their body with substances so unhealthy.
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“Mary Ellen Moffet. She broke my heart.”—Matt Hooper

I was 10 when the film was released.
THAT's why you must play the whole scene... Very poignant...


Better one...

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OP asked what prompts a tattoo. Something I always wondered.

9 tattoo members responded with the reasons and 71 said they would not or did not plan to get a tattoo

I found the link very beneficial. I have always wondered why someone would graffiti up their body with substances so unhealthy.
What is the average age around here?
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