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    Phil B bullfrog_28560's Avatar
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    MY Tattoo

    Here is my tattoo for the airheads, i designed and had to find someone i trust to do it.
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    I have BMWs AND tattoos. Motorcycling is part of my life, and I have had major body scars from when I was about 12, so I was "over" the concept of having permanent markings on my body.
    Owning motorcycles or having tattoos, doesn't make you a bad person. Your parents did that to you!
    I DO think "bad" tattoos, or "questionable"* tattoo content is tragic. Can't say that about motorcycles, as I pretty much like them all. Plus, you can always sell a bike, but a tattoo is somewhat more difficult to remove...









    *Purely subjective, I know. My personal opinions notwithstanding. Of course.
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    USMC tattoo on my left shoulder and my Son's name over my heart. Texas state seal is getting added sometime this year to my right shoulder.

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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by Motogirl View Post
    Got this (avatar) a few years ago - Bob Nye took this pic at the race in Daytona.

    I noticed an immediate improvement in my riding skills when I got it, by the way. Maybe having ink makes you faster, just like black is the fastest color.


    Sweet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Braddog View Post
    ...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.
    You stole the words from my mouth! I'll add: For me they are a waste of money as I would rather give it away to my fave charity or blow on travel or bike stuff/other hobbies,family than spend it on personal adornment for any reason given above. Same for gold neck chains and piercings or jewelry, fancy clothes,pony tails & certain other "make a statement hair-do's,etc., just not on my agenda. When I see the "soccer mom" in front of me in the checkout line with kids & a tatoo, I privately think they should have spent the $$$ on their kids or saved it for school,whatever. Yes, it's there $$$.
    I'm actually an "artsy sort of guy", had lots of art training & done various craft work all my life-mostly wood but several others at a high level such as jewelry and wood burning and leather among others,just don't see wanting that stuff.FWIW, When I was selling my work it was common for people to assume that I had certain habits, if you get my drift, based on my being creative. Not me at all and I don't view tattoos as an indication of either having or lacking said creativeness. Same for being a motorcyclist-tattoos mean nothing about the hobby, they just are what they are to you alone. If you want one, get one, as it keeps somebody in a job...
    "If I had my life to live over, I'd dare to make more mistakes next time...I'd relax,I'd limber up... I would take fewer things seriously...take more chances... take more trips...climb more mountains...swim more rivers...eat more ice cream." Jorge Luis Borges at age 85.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gened12 View Post
    Harley owners have their style and most Beemers have theirs too.
    cheers

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    I always thought our style was "travel the world on your Fathers motorcycle, looking like your Mother dressed you"?.................Rod.
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    No! TATS - but a lot of surgeon's have left their MARKS.

    Nine is enough.
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    Cool Oooooooooo Look at me.....

    IMHO ink is an invitation for attention.....especially the sleeves......almost demanding attention & comment...nothing to do with bikers or motorcyclists........there's also that "peer pressure" thing with many groups...almost like "straight pipes"!!!!!!

    I'm not a shrink.....jus' my Oh pinions!!!!
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    Tatoos

    Tattoos are a permanent reminder of a temporary emotion. I hate needles of any kind, so this works for me.

    2012 K1600GTL

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    It means something to me. That's all I care about.
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    It has been interesting reading the responses to this thread.
    Of course I am curious to the ages of all the respondents connected with their Yea/Nay responses. I know ink is much more common in younger folks, and would like to know if that is true in this subculture as well.

    I am 40 and have 5, and prefer them to the scars I have, as I at least got to choose their location, design etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjjj3386 View Post
    It means something to me. That's all I care about.
    That's the one. I gave serious thought to the Ruination gargoyle but never did it. It looks good. As for the next poster's question; age 61, 1 tattoo (extra credit for correct spelling).
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlevee View Post
    It has been interesting reading the responses to this thread.
    Of course I am curious to the ages of all the respondents connected with their Yea/Nay responses. I know ink is much more common in younger folks, and would like to know if that is true in this subculture as well.

    I am 40 and have 5, and prefer them to the scars I have, as I at least got to choose their location, design etc.
    You missed a group. It's the Yea/Nay/Holier than thou.
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    BMW riders and TATOOS!

    5 on me. got them between 18 and 20 years old as a paratrooper stationed in Fayetteville, NC. I'm 48 now.

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    Tat

    I would like to have one of a fire cracker that glows in the dark, but I am afraid I would never be able to endure the pain as to the choice of my location for this tat.
    Gene T

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