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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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In memoriam
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I just like tatts
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Old 08-23-21, 01:14 AM
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Originally Posted by BlazingPedals View Post
I'm waiting to see the responses since I know there's a difference in acceptance depending on generation. Most people I know would consider tattoos the same as graffiti: a good way to deface the perfect surface.
Those people can injest a sachel of richards.
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I have one I drew a few years ago, but it hasn't been a priority to get it done.
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Old 08-23-21, 05:44 AM
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Originally Posted by downhillmaster View Post
What is the average age around here?
How is your question related to my post?

I have no idea the average age nor does it matter. That would be like saying what is the average race or sex here.
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Originally Posted by GhostRider62 View Post
How is your question related to my post?

I have no idea the average age nor does it matter. That would be like saying what is the average race or sex here.
Age does matter.

Because I would have given a completely different answer 20 to 30 years ago.

Btw my race and sex hasn't changed much since my birth. Age has changed... as has my stance and opinions on many things including tattoos.
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Originally Posted by GhostRider62 View Post
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.
It took you until this point in life to have this long standing question finally answered, and it was on a message board of all places?

On second thought, that sounds about right since if you were to actually phrase your wonder in this way to someone in person, there is a strong chance it wouldnt go well.
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Old 08-23-21, 07:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Metieval View Post
Age does matter.

Because I would have given a completely different answer 20 to 30 years ago.

Btw my race and sex hasn't changed much since my birth. Age has changed... as has my stance and opinions on many things including tattoos.
Ok. I still do not see how or why you responded to what I wrote. BTW....plenty of old people have tattoos, they just do not parade their graffitti like the youngins
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Old 08-23-21, 07:40 AM
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Originally Posted by GhostRider62 View Post
How is your question related to my post?

I have no idea the average age nor does it matter. That would be like saying what is the average race or sex here.
Why am I not surprised that you did not understand the nature of my post.
You clearly referenced a large number of BF posters not planning on getting a tattoo.
Only about 10% of the population over 50 have a tattoo.
More relevant to this thread and your naive comment; only 2% of people over 50 get their first tattoo.
You really don’t know the average age of BF do you?
You keep doing you though
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
It took you until this point in life to have this long standing question finally answered, and it was on a message board of all places?

On second thought, that sounds about right since if you were to actually phrase your wonder in this way to someone in person, there is a strong chance it wouldnt go well.
Ok, mr tough guy

Do you think exposed tats affect (good) employment?

I know I would never hire let alone promote someone with tats exposed all over the place.
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Old 08-23-21, 07:43 AM
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Originally Posted by GhostRider62 View Post
Ok. I still do not see how or why you responded to what I wrote. BTW....plenty of old people have tattoos, they just do not parade their graffitti like the youngins
So age does make a difference.... lol okay then.
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Originally Posted by GhostRider62 View Post
Ok, mr tough guy

Do you think exposed tats affect (good) employment?

I know I would never hire let alone promote someone with tats exposed all over the place.
Luckily for the tattooed employees under you, none of them wants to be head french fryer
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Originally Posted by downhillmaster View Post
Luckily for the tattooed employees under you, none of them wants to be head french fryer
There is more to it than if the tattooed person is a good/bad person.

Sometimes it is about company image.

Example, Hooters doesn't hire pudgy out of shape plus size women. That doesn't make them bad women, it just means they don't fit the image Hooters wants.
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Old 08-23-21, 07:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Riveting View Post
I'm getting ready to get inked with my first cycling specific tatt, and was wondering what prompted others to get one. Feel free to submit a pic of it.

Edit: BTW, within the last 2 years I've beaten Stage 4 Lung Cancer which metastasized to my Lymph, Spine, and recently Brain, all of which are under control (so far). And my oncologist said if it weren't for my advanced cardio-pulmonary system (like many of us here at BF), the tumors the width of my fist that collapsed my left lung upper lobe, as well as large blood restricting clots in both lungs would have likely killed someone not as fit as us. So I'm going to get a tatt that symbolizes cycling and lungs, possibly lungs outlined by a bike chain, something like this, but without the bikes inside.
i seem to get a temp tat on calf each and every mtb ride
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Originally Posted by GhostRider62 View Post
Ok, mr tough guy
Do you think exposed tats affect (good) employment?
I know I would never hire let alone promote someone with tats exposed all over the place.
I am not the tough guy, I said that I can see why your wonder has lasted so long and why you needed a message board to finally answer your question- it is phrased so rudely that if you ever asked that to someone in person it may not go well. That doesnt mean I am a tough guy. It just means the person you ask may get snippy and think you are a di** for asking in the way you did.

As for my views on good employment, that is an entirely separate issue from what you were stating before.
- I work in a position that requires a college degree and have held my job for over 17 years. Nobody at all cares that I have a couple tattoos. I can wear pants and suddenly- no tats! I dont wear pants at work unless its cold though because...nobody cares about dressing up either since it doesnt affect our success.
- My wife is a lawyer and has 2 tattoos. Neither are visible when she is leading presentations and meeting with policy makers. Its like they dont exist.
- My brother in law has 4 tattoos. Again, none are visible when wearing traditional business attire. He also doesnt have to wear that though since his company also recognizes it doesnt matter.

My point here(I feel I need to spell it out) is that you seem to think there are only two choices- no tats or tats covering all visible space on your body. That isnt reality. They can be covered up quite easily if the individual wants that when they get the tattoos.

If I were hiring for a daycare, even if they were qualified, I would think long and hard about hiring the woman with multiple tear tattoos under their eye and 'EVIL INSIDE' tattooed over they eyebrows. I would not think twice about hiring the qualified woman with a Claddagh tattoo on her ankle.



Its almost as if using
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
I am not the tough guy, I said that I can see why your wonder has lasted so long and why you needed a message board to finally answer your question- it is phrased so rudely that if you ever asked that to someone in person it may not go well. That doesnt mean I am a tough guy. It just means the person you ask may get snippy and think you are a di** for asking in the way you did.

As for my views on good employment, that is an entirely separate issue from what you were stating before.
- I work in a position that requires a college degree and have held my job for over 17 years. Nobody at all cares that I have a couple tattoos. I can wear pants and suddenly- no tats! I dont wear pants at work unless its cold though because...nobody cares about dressing up either since it doesnt affect our success.
- My wife is a lawyer and has 2 tattoos. Neither are visible when she is leading presentations and meeting with policy makers. Its like they dont exist.
- My brother in law has 4 tattoos. Again, none are visible when wearing traditional business attire. He also doesnt have to wear that though since his company also recognizes it doesnt matter.

My point here(I feel I need to spell it out) is that you seem to think there are only two choices- no tats or tats covering all visible space on your body. That isnt reality. They can be covered up quite easily if the individual wants that when they get the tattoos.

If I were hiring for a daycare, even if they were qualified, I would think long and hard about hiring the woman with multiple tear tattoos under their eye and 'EVIL INSIDE' tattooed over they eyebrows. I would not think twice about hiring the qualified woman with a Claddagh tattoo on her ankle.



Its almost as if using
I work in a high line automobile dealership and one of our best salesmen has a full sleeve of tattoos on both arms. He wears a short sleeve polo shirt most of the time
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I got tattooed with a calligraphy pen by the bully in fourth grade art class.
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[QUOTE=majmt;22188830]I think this would be a cool cycling tattoo.

I like that idea.
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Originally Posted by thehammerdog View Post
i seem to get a temp tat on calf each and every mtb ride
That's actually the one cycling tattoo I would consider - just make it permanent, probably the right calf. No one would really get it, though.
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I got tattooed with a calligraphy pen by the bully in fourth grade art class.
Hoping you didn't ride a Huffy at the time, and he held it against you. Although, I'm sure I've seen worse tats.

Now that I think about it, a tat of my first bike, a red white and blue Free Spirit, seems kinda cool. But it's getting late...
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When he was racing, my son got a RD tattooed on his ankle.
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Originally Posted by Chinghis View Post
That's actually the one cycling tattoo I would consider - just make it permanent, probably the right calf. No one would really get it, though.
but thats the secret to good tat...they are for you. i have 3..
4th on the way.only 1 is visible to public
​​​​the chainring grease tat is classic.
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What is the average age around here?
I'd wager it has 2 digits and starts with a 6.
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Originally Posted by GhostRider62 View Post
Ok, mr tough guy

Do you think exposed tats affect (good) employment?

I know I would never hire let alone promote someone with tats exposed all over the place.
In the hiring climate we've been in for the past two years, if your business only hired folks with no visible tattoo's, you can expect to be woefully understaffed.
I would say that except for ministers, that ship sailed about 5 years ago. Except that I know too many young ministers with very visible tattoos.
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This fad just makes me cringe.

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I've been thinking about getting this tatttoed on my ass cheek for quite a while !
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