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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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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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Re: bicycle cycling related tattoos

Postby Derny Driver » Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:16 pm

gorilla monsoon wrote:
The first I gave to my wife for our 35th wedding anniversary and it is her name in a stylised winged shield across my heart. .

Glad I didn't get either of my ex-wives names tattooed :shock:
35 years, congrats mate. That's great. :D
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Re: bicycle cycling related tattoos

Postby harmonix1234 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:17 pm

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Re: bicycle cycling related tattoos

Postby gorilla monsoon » Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:37 am

Derny Driver wrote:
gorilla monsoon wrote:
The first I gave to my wife for our 35th wedding anniversary and it is her name in a stylised winged shield across my heart. .

Glad I didn't get either of my ex-wives names tattooed :shock:
35 years, congrats mate. That's great. :D


Thanks. We are celebrating 40 years next month. No ink this time.
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Re: bicycle cycling related tattoos

Postby yugyug » Wed Jan 28, 2015 2:27 pm

I wouldn't mind getting a bicycle related tattoo, I've got a few other tattoos already, but I see too many similar ones, mainly bells, cogs and wheels. How about something a little different? An exploded diagram of a headset? A bidon cage? A quick release skewer?
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Re: bicycle cycling related tattoos

Postby gorilla monsoon » Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:19 pm

For my last one I took a number of pics to the artist and had three meetings with her to get my ideas across. For her part she came up with a bunch of designs and we finetuned it until we were both happy with the artwork before it was committed to flesh.
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Re: bicycle cycling related tattoos

Postby Le Mong » Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:48 pm

I need to everest before I can continue my project lol
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Re: bicycle cycling related tattoos

Postby Mulger bill » Wed Jan 28, 2015 6:58 pm

yugyug wrote:I wouldn't mind getting a bicycle related tattoo, I've got a few other tattoos already, but I see too many similar ones, mainly bells, cogs and wheels. How about something a little different? An exploded diagram of a headset? A bidon cage? A quick release skewer?

Depends on location methinks, IMO, a headset would make a great upper arm work.
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Re: bicycle cycling related tattoos

Postby CKinnard » Wed Jan 28, 2015 7:17 pm

bugger the tatts....how bout the haircut.

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Re: bicycle cycling related tattoos

Postby gorilla monsoon » Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:22 am

It would rip the pillowcase and cause problems when it came to helmet time. He couldn't head soccer balls and it would be a bugger if he headbutted you. :D
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Re: bicycle cycling related tattoos

Postby CKinnard » Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:13 pm

gorilla monsoon wrote:It would rip the pillowcase and cause problems when it came to helmet time. He couldn't head soccer balls and it would be a bugger if he headbutted you. :D


I give the guy 10/10 for creativity and sheer out there-ness. Never seen anything like it.
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Re: bicycle cycling related tattoos

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