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Look At My New Livestrong Tattoo

Old 07-16-05, 06:49 PM
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Look At My New Livestrong Tattoo

Check out my new Livestrong tattoo. Once it heals, the Livestrong will be surrounded by yellow, not the orange color in the picture. Livestrong means a lot more to me than just cycling, so I thought it might make a great tattoo.

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Old 07-16-05, 06:51 PM
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ah thats sweet.where is it?
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Oh sorry, it's on my back right between my shoulder blades. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by publius
Check out my new Livestrong tattoo. Once it heals, the Livestrong will be surrounded by yellow, not the orange color in the picture. Livestrong means a lot more to me than just cycling, so I thought it might make a great tattoo.
Where is it on your anatomy? Arm?
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Pretty cool, and it has a meaning to go along with it.
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Sweet, you are LivnStrong!
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I'd like to get the Campagnolo logo, somewhere.
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Originally Posted by jbhowat
I'd like to get the Campagnolo logo, somewhere.
I ride with a guy who has a HUGE campy logo on the outside of his calf. I can't imagine what that is going to look like when he's older though
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I ride with a guy who has a HUGE campy logo on the outside of his calf. I can't imagine what that is going to look like when he's older though
Probably better than what's above it!

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The only proper place to put it would be covered by your shorts
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Originally Posted by publius
Check out my new Livestrong tattoo. Once it heals, the Livestrong will be surrounded by yellow, not the orange color in the picture. Livestrong means a lot more to me than just cycling, so I thought it might make a great tattoo.

send that tp armstrong!

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You better have that mole checked out.
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excellent idea, you'll probably get bashed by a few people because they're paranoid that you're branding yourself but I think you're absolutely right, Livestrong is not just a moto, it's a way of life!!! Unfortunately people have been stealing the idea of the braclets for other purposes but I think there's only one purpose that truly deserves it, and you've just gone a step up. Good for you!

Definitely think you should send a pic of this to the Livestrong organization!
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Branding yourself to an organization like LAF isn't a bad thing at all. A Pepsi logo, on the other hand...

Nice tattoo! You should send a picture (maybe once its healed up a bit) to the LAF.

peace,
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Originally Posted by publius
Check out my new Livestrong tattoo. Once it heals, the Livestrong will be surrounded by yellow, not the orange color in the picture. Livestrong means a lot more to me than just cycling, so I thought it might make a great tattoo.
That is so great! Post images of it when it yellows
I keep a bunch in my trunk as giveaways and I haven't taken off my bracelet yet
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Normally I don't find ink bothersome, but thats like the feel good equivilant of a tribal band. Sorry.
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Anyone who rags on someone elses ink has to post a picture of themselves naked so we can all make fun of the permanent things about your body.
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Props to you for standing up and making a statement.

If you don't mind me asking, you mentioned that it "means a lot more to you than just cycling" - can you elaborate?

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Nice tatoo! I'm with Rad on the props.

Almost daily I get asked about the wristband. My initial response is to plug the Lance Armstrong foundation. Unforunately, I believe it's become more of a fashion statement than a promotion for the cause, or the meaning behind the cause. Hence, the recent commercials with people stating... " I livestrong for this... or that". I think those commercials were made to refocus the attention to the real meaning behind "livestrong"

Cheers to making a positive statement!
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pretty neat. i bet you can get on the commercial
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Thanks to everyone for all of their positive responses. I mentioned that I should take a picture and send it to the LAF to my wife, but she said I'm certainly not the first. Who knows though, once it heals I might just do it for fun.

Livestrong means a lot to me in a few different ways. First, the whole Lance Armstrong "phenomonon" is what got me reinvigorated about cycling and back into it after being gone for a long time. I had gotten out of shape and I'm slowly coming back together (losing weight, gaining muscle, etc) and I credit the motivation to Lance. Secondly, I have always tried to live life to the fullest in many other ways (in my education, work habits, etc) and I think that taking care of my body as well as my mind is the ultimate exhibition of this. Lastly, I've lost a lot of close relatives to cancer in the last few years and the LAF has done so much to promote cancer research and raised so much money with just such a simple idea as selling wristbands that I think it's a great organization.

The question I asked was whether or not I would be proud to show that to my grandkids when I'm 80 years old and the answer was yes. They probably won't have a clue what it means or meant at the time, but I think that with a good explanation they would understand. I can't say that I would feel the same way if I had gotten my favorite sports team plastered on my back.

I agree wholeheartedly with what a lot of people have said in this thread and others regarding the Livestrong bracelet becoming a fashion statement and losing its meaning in a lot of different areas. This is why I chose to get the cycle put on top because it is about cycling as well, not just about making a fashion statement. Thanks again.
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Originally Posted by phidauex
Anyone who rags on someone elses ink has to post a picture of themselves naked so we can all make fun of the permanent things about your body.
What you call permanent & not a tattoo is my choice?? Weird logic... each can dedide what to do but before I get one in the back of my mind is the definition we've all heard.... a tattoo is a permanent mark of temporary stupidity. They're everywhere.... counterculture now to NOT have one!
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Then be counterculture and don't get one. To each his own I say. I don't have any and probably wont ever get one, but I certainly wont begrudge those who do. Nor will I begrudge those with permanent marks not of their choosing.

Very cool tatoo by the way. I'm a big LAF supporter and also have a bunch of bands I give out. Each one represents a donation and gets the word out a little bit more.
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To me it's not about just getting something, it's about where the money goes. I used to get frustrated about all the rich preps at my school wearing them, but every time i did i would just remind myself where the money went. I wear mine because my father and sister were diagnosed within a month of each other, and that's the same reason I do the American Cancer Society Bike-A-Thon every summer.
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