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Re: bicycle cycling related tattoos

Postby Clownshoes » Mon Dec 02, 2013 5:12 pm

Got this scratched in about 5 years ago:

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It's based on a Robert Williams painting called The Day Joe Smiley Ate the Bad Oyster, and basically symbolises death (riding an old fixed gear bike without foot retention whilst holding a stinky old plate of oysters). Who gives a !! BAN ME NOW FOR SWEARING !! what other people think about it, I'd rather have some faded old tattoos than a judgemental attitude any day of the week!!
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Re: bicycle cycling related tattoos

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:04 pm

For me at least (bearing in mind this is someone with a phobia of needles talking) the pain is so horrific that it needs a truly life changing experience to justify getting one. I got my (not cycling related) tattoo after I recovered from depression, and even with the significance it had for me I was just barely able to get through it, it felt like a red hot chisel peeling the flesh off my bones.


Of course I am a big sissy though :) .
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Re: bicycle cycling related tattoos

Postby Red Rider » Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:04 pm

I like it Clownshoes, very original.
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Re: bicycle cycling related tattoos

Postby rabbit stew » Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:14 pm

Sounds awesome gorilla monsoon, your never to old to get ink, our designs symbolixe our individuality, our beliefs and loves.
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Re: bicycle cycling related tattoos

Postby ironhanglider » Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:17 pm

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Via St Sheldon Brown.

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Re: bicycle cycling related tattoos

Postby Clownshoes » Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:14 am

ldrcycles wrote:I got my (not cycling related) tattoo after I recovered from depression, and even with the significance it had for me I was just barely able to get through it, it felt like a red hot chisel peeling the flesh off my bones.


Of course I am a big sissy though :) .


Hahah where on earth did you get it? I admit there are a couple of tender spots (also had my entire calf done down to achilles tendon) but it wasn't THAT bad was it? Well done on overcoming your obstacles and fear of needles! :mrgreen:
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Re: bicycle cycling related tattoos

Postby Le Mong » Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:11 pm

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Re: bicycle cycling related tattoos

Postby Dirty32 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:00 pm

Saw that on Weight Weenies last week!
If only you could see it while pedalling...
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Re: bicycle cycling related tattoos

Postby Le Mong » Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:07 pm

Apparently its pretty easy to read. Its almost healed thankfully.
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Re: bicycle cycling related tattoos

Postby ldrcycles » Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:21 pm

Clownshoes wrote:
ldrcycles wrote:I got my (not cycling related) tattoo after I recovered from depression, and even with the significance it had for me I was just barely able to get through it, it felt like a red hot chisel peeling the flesh off my bones.


Of course I am a big sissy though :) .


Hahah where on earth did you get it? I admit there are a couple of tender spots (also had my entire calf done down to achilles tendon) but it wasn't THAT bad was it? Well done on overcoming your obstacles and fear of needles! :mrgreen:



Same spot as clownshoes' one, though mine is a lot smaller.
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