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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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0.98%
X number of years ridden
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1.96%
X number of bikes owned
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0%
Big Event/Ride accomplished
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4.90%
In memoriam
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0.98%
I just like tatts
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I don't have one, and have no plans to
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Cycling Tattoo?

Old 08-25-21, 06:57 AM
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Personally, I don't understand why anyone would want to Tattoo their body. It just kills me when I see an otherwise beautiful young woman, who has everything in the world going for her, have some abomination written or drawn across her body.

I realize that many members and their loved ones may have tattoos and I'm sure I'm not going to change (or trying to change) anyone's mind. But I just don't agree with any of the arguments or reasons for getting a tattoo. But don't worry, other than expressing this distaste for this fad in general I don't and wouldn't every criticize anyone in public or private regarding their choice, It's just that I really don't get it.
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Old 08-25-21, 07:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Lazyass View Post
This fad just makes me cringe.

The sad thing is that she'd be quite attractive if not for all the ink in her skin and metal in her face. But, it's her life. I just wonder if, at age 60, she regrets inking up her face.
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Old 08-25-21, 07:46 AM
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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..... Now I don't want mine.
I'm in the same boat. Drunk in the Philippines, woke up with a tat. Not a bad one. But I wish that I knew then that I would rather not have it later in life.
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Old 08-25-21, 07:48 AM
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Originally Posted by milton keynes View Post
i just wonder if, at age 60, she regerts regrets inking up her face.
fify :d
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Old 08-25-21, 08:02 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
fify :d
No regerts. Regrets, on the other hand...
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Old 08-25-21, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Metieval View Post
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.
Using Hooters as an example of a company that has appearance "standards" in order to present a certain image is pretty sad.
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Old 08-25-21, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
Using Hooters as an example of a company that has appearance "standards" in order to present a certain image is pretty sad.
Standard, to me means a level of certain quality. Or a measurement of the norm.

I'd have a seriously hard time saying Hooters has "standards".


On The flip side, Hooters is a very viable example here. Seeing how Hooters along with all their other rules for appearance, has a strict no visible tattoo policy.

I am not justifying Hooters by the way. it just is what it is.

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Old 08-25-21, 11:36 AM
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"Nobody goes to Hooters for wings."--Chris Rock
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I donít have any ink or plans for any. Iíve never considered getting a tat though never had issue with some. The obviously bad or just stupid ones are funny.

I think of the Barcelonian climbers (men) that all had tramp stamps. I still laugh about them.

But never say never. I met an older guy, mid 70s probably with a rather fresh bicycle tat on his leg. I didnít have a chance to really ask him about it but was later told that it was in memory of a son he lost.

Some may call it cliche but it does seem like a poignant way to remind yourself of a loss.
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Old 08-25-21, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by TakingMyTime View Post
Personally, I don't understand why anyone would want to Tattoo their body. It just kills me when I see an otherwise beautiful young woman, who has everything in the world going for her, have some abomination written or drawn across her body.
Perhaps that otherwise beautiful young woman who has everything in the world going for her has something drawn on her body because she doesnt make choices on how she presents herself to the world based on what you prefer a woman to look like?
Just spitballin a possible reason here.
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Old 08-25-21, 01:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Lazyass View Post
This fad just makes me cringe.

The upside down cross is telling.....
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Old 08-25-21, 01:39 PM
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I should go for that one. 6' 4" 275lbs.
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Old 08-25-21, 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by GhostRider62 View Post
I have always wondered why someone would graffiti up their body with substances so unhealthy.
My body is hardly a temple of anything, and my skin is already scraped and scarred from experiences and adventures. Riding a bicycle is probably has more potential hazard to my health than getting ink injected under my skin by an artist well-practiced in their craft.

I have 2 tattoos. Both of them I got in my late-30s. One is a memorial to people who were important in my life. The other is a reminder of a place and experience that was significantly meaningful to me. I choose to display these on my body because I appreciate tattoo art.

You wondered why. Those are my reasons. I don't need to you to agree, nor am I trying to convince you of anything. Honestly, I couldn't care less if you agree or not. I didn't get my tattoos for anyone but me.

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Old 08-25-21, 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by TakingMyTime View Post
Personally, I don't understand why anyone would want to Tattoo their body. It just kills me when I see an otherwise beautiful young woman, who has everything in the world going for her, have some abomination written or drawn across her body.

I realize that many members and their loved ones may have tattoos and I'm sure I'm not going to change (or trying to change) anyone's mind. But I just don't agree with any of the arguments or reasons for getting a tattoo. But don't worry, other than expressing this distaste for this fad in general I don't and wouldn't every criticize anyone in public or private regarding their choice, It's just that I really don't get it.
But you're okay criticizing people on a discussion forum where you can remain anonymous? Got it.

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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
"Nobody goes to Hooters for wings."--Chris Rock
I think it's bee-rests and thighs. We talking about chicken, right?

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Old 08-26-21, 01:47 AM
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But you're okay criticizing people on a discussion forum where you can remain anonymous? Got it.
Relax. There's no need for all that.
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Originally Posted by Lazyass View Post
Relax. There's no need for all that.
There has been no need for a lot of what has been posted in this thread. Eric made a very good point- just let it stand instead of being critical of the very good point.
It tracks with the thread from 8 weeks ago that was locked due responses from the same type of comments in this thread.
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I don't have any. The only one I'd consider would be a likeness of Herve Villechaize. That would be getting into fantasy territory, though.
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I have twice as many tat's as my youngest daughter and got them at the ripe old age of 58. Both daughters are very close and they had each others initials in Morse code put on their arms. They were getting some judgmental feelings from the grandparents, so as a sign of support I added both my arms to the mix. It works out kind of neat with the left-handed daughter on my left arm and right-handed daughter on the right. Oldest daughter is in the music industry and has many more....

...and is friends with the tat artist, the singer in this video
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Originally Posted by Lazyass View Post
Relax. There's no need for all that.
There's also no need for the judgement and criticism being dished out by people who have no interest ever getting a tattoo themselves. The OP was looking for some input on a decision he is already planning to make. He was not asking for opinions on whether or not he should make the decision. The hypocrisy of TMT's post is vivid.
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Originally Posted by Deal4Fuji View Post
I have twice as many tat's as my youngest daughter and got them at the ripe old age of 58. Both daughters are very close and they had each others initials in Morse code put on their arms. They were getting some judgmental feelings from the grandparents, so as a sign of support I added both my arms to the mix. It works out kind of neat with the left-handed daughter on my left arm and right-handed daughter on the right. Oldest daughter is in the music industry and has many more....

...and is friends with the tat artist, the singer in this videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUZCDcv-4JM
That would not be the location for me. I give blood/platelets every 2-3 weeks. My elbow creases see lots of needle action.
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There's also no need for the judgement and criticism being dished out by people who have no interest ever getting a tattoo themselves.
Get used to it.....it is a forum. You're going to hear opinions you don't like.
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Get used to it.....it is a forum. You're going to hear opinions you don't like.
Valid. I might also post my opinion about those opinions. It is a forum.
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Valid. I might also post my opinion about those opinions. It is a forum.
Opinions are interesting to read. Emotional responses not so much.
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Originally Posted by Metieval View Post
Opinions are interesting to read. Emotional responses not so much.
That's your opinion, anyway.
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