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I want to get a tatto..(23 posts)

I want to get a tatto..Cartman
Aug 24, 2001 11:34 AM
that is bicycle related. I can't seem to come up with a good picture. Any sugestions? I would have it inked on my left outer calf.
voodoo radanm
Aug 24, 2001 11:39 AM
get a chainring tatoo to your inner right calf (nm)velo_rider
Aug 24, 2001 11:40 AM
How about...MrCelloBoy
Aug 24, 2001 11:42 AM
a naked mermaid like my retired Coast Guard bud has on his. She's a BABE! Or a bicycle wheel (36 hole w/aero rim).

Remember you can't donate blood for a year afterwards.
re: I want to get a tatto..zz top
Aug 24, 2001 11:43 AM
get two W's on each cheek when you bend over it will say WOW
And when you lift your legs it says "MOM"! (_;_)Tig
Aug 24, 2001 11:50 AM
Trollman would advise against this.Trollman
Aug 24, 2001 11:46 AM
If you are ever on the run from the authorities, they will have an easier way of tracking you down.

Trollman has no identifying marks.
I fought the Law and the Law won! nmMB1
Aug 24, 2001 11:54 AM
Aug 24, 2001 12:34 PM
Anyone remember Answerman from the old Bicycling mag forums?
whatever you decide,...Haiku d'état
Aug 24, 2001 11:50 AM
draw it and have it traced/drawn on your leg in inkpen before you take the plunge. i'm the happy owner of a few myself, and though no regrets (want more and more but can't afford more skin art AND bike crap), i'd have selected more apt artists and stuff that could tie-in with my other stuff if i'd known then what i know now.

also, the work--good or bad--fades after awhile. delicate detail becomes a smudge. some not so much as others, but hey...

my advice: tribal bike art. let me know if you find some!

-tattooed haiku
a chain tattoo that goes around your ankle -NMTig
Aug 24, 2001 11:52 AM
re: I want to get a tatto..doug_s
Aug 24, 2001 12:07 PM
If you find an image you like, put a copy up on your fridge for six months. If after those six months, you still want that tatto, then go for it. You might find that you'll be sick of the image by then though.
location, location, locationfiltersweep
Aug 24, 2001 12:19 PM
You *should* want it (sorry about appearing perjorative here) on your RIGHT calf- otherwise only the people passing you on their bikes will see your tattoo, rather than all the people YOU pass!

How about a road rash tattoo- the appearance of scar tissue and mangled flesh with imbedded gravel and broken glass?
good point NMHaiku d'état
Aug 24, 2001 12:35 PM
DON'T GET A TATTOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Roadie77
Aug 24, 2001 12:44 PM
It seems like a cool idea now that you are young, but think about having the damn thing 20 years from now. You won't be that impressed with it as it fades and just gets "old and tired". Trust me, leave this world the way you came in it with no unnecessary marks on you. Tattoos are way too fashionable nowadays. Some tattoos are pretty cool, but it is only about showing others your dedication when all whose opinion should matter is your own. You know you love to ride bikes and let your shaved legs be the only thing to identify that ot others. Some gay looking chain ring or chain looped around your calf won't make you more dedicated.
What if you get old and fat (which is possible)? You still want that as a reminder of how lazy you are if you take a break from cycling when you get older? Hey it is your body and do what you want, but my girlfriend had a few tattoos that she got when she was younger and only one really means anything (my name tattooed on her ankle). Some may think that is flattering and say "You are doing her right for her to do that", but she did it without my blessing and it is ridiculous. Just to get attention. At least she can hide it when she wants to.
All those tribal bands and design tattoos seemed cool a few years ago, but now every knucklehead guido and frat boy has them and they are just stupid looking now. So DON'T DO IT.
DON'T GET A TATTOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Sanjuro!
Aug 24, 2001 12:46 PM
(struggling NOT to flame)filtersweep
Aug 24, 2001 2:05 PM
I can't help it that your GF is *crazy* ;) .... and assuming someone isn't going to be completely stooopid about a tattoo....

I agree that there are PLENTY of stooopid tattoos, trendy tats, etc... and a tattoo won't make anyone more dedicated, but I've never regretted a tattoo (and I have about 16 hours of work on my body). Yes there are people who pick a design off a wall and end up regretting it. Who cares about what a tattoo looks like in 30 years? Besides, a calf really shouldn't get THAT fat!
Found this one but not sure how to postLike2bike
Aug 24, 2001 12:38 PM
Ill post it in the photo gallery in the bike photo section .
Found this one but not sure how to postLike2bike
Aug 24, 2001 12:40 PM
Actually the upload section isnt working right now, ill try again later.
My brother got a tatoo on his
Aug 24, 2001 2:03 PM
looks pretty stupid. Course what tatoo doesn't?
My brother got a tatoo on his calf...capnjim01
Aug 24, 2001 2:22 PM
take the money you would spend on a tatoo amd buy something nice for your bike, he or she, will reward you for it everytime you ride
My brother got a tatoo on his calf...dave woof
Aug 24, 2001 2:28 PM
I'll be getting a Colnago three leaf clover tattoo with the world color stripes some day (actually it's supposed to be a flower per Ernesto)

re: I want to get a tatto..Tri-State Cycler
Aug 25, 2001 3:06 PM
Some inking ideas:
1.Campy "Wings"
2.Chainring at upper calf, freewheel at ankle, chain attached to both
3.Chainring with flying flames
4.Cycling Cap on skullshead
5.Chainring with skull in center
6.Chainring with skull in center with optional flames
7.In bold print from the top down: Dura Ace
8.In bold print from the top down: Dura Ace with optional lightning bolt background
9.Superman emblem with "SuperGams" written underneath
10.Bicycle pump with hose running up your leg into your crotch area

I was going to get inked when I was younger but I am glad I didn't do it. But to each his/her own. Good Luck with your decision.