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Cycling tattoo's - advice/ideas?

n.welshyn.welshy Posts: 61
edited July 2007 in Workshop
Good evening ladies and gentlemen

I've just booked myself in for later in the month for a tattoo. Initial idea unless convinced otherwise is for a Zak Carr style band to go around my right thigh, just below cycling shorts level.

Does anybody have any alternative suggestions that may have more of a cycling theme, or something that would be appropriate. As Assos logo perhaps? Any pictures out there would also be welcomed.

Maybe even the Team GB 4-man Pursuit Sqaud, lined up wheel to wheel going round my leg? But would that then lead to a selection dilemma, should Rob Hayles be there .. sorry, beginning to go OT

Semi serious suggestions only please.
Neil
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  • Rob SallnowRob Sallnow Posts: 6,279
    I'm sure you'll find some here:

    http://www.campagnolo.com/trademarks.php?pager3_from=16

    [:)]

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  • I know a MTBer with quite a good chainring tattoo on the inside of his right calf. I'm not a big tattoo fan, but it looked pretty good. I liked the simplicity of it.

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  • n.welshyn.welshy Posts: 61
    Great ideas, but I've always been a shimano user. Good excuse for a new Record groupset though!

    More ideas please
    Neil
  • Rob SallnowRob Sallnow Posts: 6,279
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by barq</i>

    I know a MTBer with quite a good chainring tattoo on the inside of his right calf.
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    A bit of Swafega will get that off.[:)]

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    I'd rather walk than use Shimano
  • monty_dogcpmonty_dogcp Posts: 382
    Check out Jamie Staff's tattoo for inspiration
    http://www.cyclingnews.com/photos/2004/ ... SGdsc_2466
  • Rob SallnowRob Sallnow Posts: 6,279
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Monty Dog</i>

    Check out Jamie Staff's tattoo for inspiration
    http://www.cyclingnews.com/photos/2004/ ... SGdsc_2466
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    My legs would only be wide enough for a tattoo of a seat post!![B)]

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    The older I get, the better my power to weight ratio was.
    I'd rather walk than use Shimano
  • Gavin GilbertGavin Gilbert Posts: 4,019
    Whatever you do - don't get the name of your club tattooed anywhere. Because when one of them does something dumb and you leave getting laser removal treatment only adds to the expense of new club kit and respraying your frames.

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  • GreenbankGreenbank Posts: 731
    Something from: http://www.bikecult.com/works/chainring.html

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  • BigBrenBigBren Posts: 145
    I used to work in a tattoo/piercing studio many moons ago and have a few myself, including a tribal/broken black affair on the outside of my right calf, which looks rather fetching in cycle shorts, even if I do say so myself [8D]

    If you're fixed on having one on your leg, I think the outer calf, like the linky above, looks ace. That one is a slightly amateurish attempt at a biomechanical style, creating the illusion of machinery under the skin. Nice idea on a pro-cyclists leg, but badly executed in that instance. Maybe try here for more inspiration? http://www.bmeink.com/

    Most important of all though, before the tattooist makes a mark on you, ask to see actual photo's of the artists work - not flash or magazine pic's of other peoples work - and if possible, talk to some satisfied customers and see what kind of job s/he did on them. Might seem obvious, but there are some truly horrid back street 'scratchers' out there.

    Good luck!

    Bren
  • bianchi 1bianchi 1 Posts: 253
    I have the profile of the raid pyreneese which i did a few years back around my arm. People say it looks like a heart beat pattern or my shattered soul ( long story ) I love it tho and it is pretty unique ( i think )

    http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184 ... C00107.jpg
  • knuckleheadknucklehead Posts: 243
    http://www.into-you.co.uk/other.php?dir=mr_x&loc=lon does some nice robots guns tanks chainsaws etc so should be able to do a handsome detail tattoo for you.
    I've got cogs working their way around my chest back and shoulders done in strong black lines so its quite tribal looking in a Hando Romper Stomper bones way.
    A set of sprockets layed out up your calf in some detail might look good with the number of teeth and lots of chrome shading.
    If I was a messenger I'd get wings like mercury on my outer wrists and ankles!)
    Loads of carnival/tiki skeletons cycling the route of the TDF UK around your leg might be nice either.
    Or how about a pirate lady head in the middle of a chainring with 5 legs in the cycling position around the ring (like a sun swastica) and 'Welsh Cycle Pirates Rule the Roads' or something trivial of that sort.
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  • Tom753Tom753 Posts: 737
    My advice is don't! Tattoos are ugly, you'll only regret it one day.

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  • peterbrpeterbr Posts: 2,076
    Surely a baby elephant in honour of this forum?

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  • dsoutardsoutar Posts: 1,746
    Kraftwerk TdF single artwork ?

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  • knuckleheadknucklehead Posts: 243
    Kind of disapointed no-one had the ET silhouette in that pic gallery...
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  • monty_dogcpmonty_dogcp Posts: 382
    Bianchi 1 - what about the names of all the peaks then? and what about the Raid Alpine on the other arm?
  • bianchi 1bianchi 1 Posts: 253
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Monty Dog</i>

    Bianchi 1 - what about the names of all the peaks then? and what about the Raid Alpine on the other arm?
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    here's the original map

    http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184 ... C00060.jpg

    the bloke doing the tattoo did offer to label the peaks but i thought it would look a bit more abstract without, always fun when people ask what it is and you get to point out all of the passes.
    Raid Alpine is in the early ( very early ) planning stage!
  • belgiangothbelgiangoth Posts: 2,849
    Either the chainring marks (though why not just get them naturally, easier to wash them off afterwards?) or fly to a south sea island and get a proper tribal tattoo done using a shark's tooth on a bow (may require you to beef up to have the appropriate physique).

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  • cacbynamecacbyname Posts: 285
    Don't worry too much about the design. In a few years it will be an indistinct bluey green blob no matter what you go for.
  • bunnymanbunnyman Posts: 62
    You could always go for the Michael Scofield look, especially if your brothers's been imprisoned for crimes he did not committ and you just happened to design the prison he got sent to...

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  • bianchi 1bianchi 1 Posts: 253
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by cacbyname</i>

    Don't worry too much about the design. In a few years it will be an indistinct bluey green blob no matter what you go for.
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    But in the meantime you will become irresistible to the opposite sex[8D]
  • hevipedalhevipedal Posts: 2,475
    don't do it. Just imagine your self old and wrinkled and what it will look like then............
    it's self mutilation

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  • tattos are just a form of self expression, i have three, i had a very intricate tat done on my shoulder four years ago of my coat of arms, was very painful and took four sittings and ended up taking 6 hours and cost just under a grand...still love it!

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  • n.welshyn.welshy Posts: 61
    Cheers guys, some good ideas.

    Actually now thinking of some gothic script around lower thigh, something along lines of 'I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike!'

    Further ideas still welcomed.
    Neil
  • Anything less than a spiders web on your face would be a waste of time![:)]
  • Be careful:-
    A woman walks into a tattoo parlor...
    "Do you do custom work?" she asks the artist.
    "Why of course!" says the tattoo artist.
    "Good," she says. "I'd like a portrait of Robert Redford on the inside of my right thigh, and a portrait of Paul Newman on the inside of my left thigh. And I want them both looking at my *****."
    "No problem," says the artist. "Strip from the waist down and get up on the table."
    After two hours of hard work, the artist finishes. The woman sits up and examines the tattoos.
    "That doesn't look like them!" she complains loudly.
    "Oh yes it does," the artist says indignantly, "and I can prove it."
    With that, he runs out of the shop and grabs the first man off the street he can find; it happens to be the town drunk.
    "Well, what do you think?" the woman asks, spreading her legs apart for the drunk man. "Do you know who these men are?"
    The drunks studies the tattoos for a couple of seconds and says, "I'm not sure who the guys on either side are, but the fellow in the middle is definitely Willie Nelson!"
  • oldwelshmanoldwelshman Posts: 4,733
    Hi.
    How about this one in link, mine is the red celtic one on the bottom of the page.
    It has been on cycling websiates a few times in races [:D]

    http://www.woodystattoostudio.com/WOODY ... RY%205.htm



    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by n.welshy</i>

    Good evening ladies and gentlemen

    I've just booked myself in for later in the month for a tattoo. Initial idea unless convinced otherwise is for a Zak Carr style band to go around my right thigh, just below cycling shorts level.

    Does anybody have any alternative suggestions that may have more of a cycling theme, or something that would be appropriate. As Assos logo perhaps? Any pictures out there would also be welcomed.

    Maybe even the Team GB 4-man Pursuit Sqaud, lined up wheel to wheel going round my leg? But would that then lead to a selection dilemma, should Rob Hayles be there .. sorry, beginning to go OT

    Semi serious suggestions only please.
    <hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"></font id="quote">[:D]

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  • Tom753Tom753 Posts: 737
    Remember to save up for the laser removal treatment!

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