This thread was just meant to be light hearted
[QUOTE=Callmethebreeze]I played my pipes in a Tattoo in Edinburgh, Scotland. Does that qualify?
Makes about as much sense as suggesting that in order to become something that you have to get a tattoo versus doing that which you wish to become. I follow the way of Zen. I don't need a tattoo to advertise.
I certainly appreciate fine Japanese body art. I've played rugby with some extraordinary Maori men who had equally superb patterns etched into their skin. These tracings had purpose and meaning. They were not done frivolously.
Tell your wife that Harley sells temporary tattoos, perhaps she'll feel better.
PS I correct others when they refer to me as a biker. I don't like the term. It associates me with a group of people that I try to avoid.
Point well made, but I did not mean the thread to be taken so personally. Strangely enough though ever since I bought a motorcycle, my wife has been pestering me about this tatoo issue, not that I care about it one bit, I just like to ride and ride a loa nd ride fast and ride a BMW motorcycle because they are well made. And come to think of it also smell the roadkill (not just see it as when I'm in a car). Now that adds a new dimension to the word involvement.
Denis R1200 GS
Tattoos and midlife crisis
Got a Kokopelli tattoo on my left thigh (inside) when I was fifty. Got my bike at 55. A couple of hip surgeries at the age of 53 made the motorocyling possible. And prevents me from getting another tatoo.
I'm starting a new fad...
...being tattoo free!
Getting "ink" is a personal thing, and I know how important they are to some people as reminders, symbols, etc. I have nothing against tattoos or the people that wear them.
But, it's very different in today's world. When I was a kid, the only people that had tattoos were ladies in a circus sideshow, or guys that had served overseas and had the mermaid on their arm.
Go to a summer event now, when people are showing a little skin, and you'll see more people with tattoos than without. Teens and even pre-teens, in some cases with real ink on their arms, backs, and legs. Housewives with butterflies on their shoulders.
Not for me, since I already have enough scars and marks on my body. Like I said, soon, if not already, I'm a loner, a rebel, a guy with no ink. :brow
No tats, but lots of miles
Uninked at present, and no plans for the future. But I ride a lot of miles every year. I do occasionally wear BMW t-shirts.