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    gened12
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    Unhappy A very pertinent opinion

    Quote Originally Posted by JMister
    Tats should be a personal decision. Weather you want to have something on your body for the rest of your life or not is a personal choice and should not be a label of who or what you are.

    Personally, I have no tats or piercing and not planning on getting any. I plan on leaving this world in the closest resemblance as I came into it. Just a personal choice.

    As far as a biker or motorcycle enthusiast you could call me biker.

    Biker; what is a true definition of a biker? Is it an outward appearance or a state of mind, an enthusiasm for the enjoyment of the experience? The appearance or the camaraderie?

    Personally, my buddies call me a biker due to it doesnÔÇÖt matter what you ride just so that you ride. If youÔÇÖre ever in need of help or assistance I would be there tats or not. This is MY definition of a biker. A motorcyclist to me is the person who would fly by you when youÔÇÖre broke down along the side of the road. I donÔÇÖt say this because I have a HD parked in my garage (IÔÇÖve never owned one and donÔÇÖt plan on it). Seems to me that a lot of people associate bikers with ÔÇ£1%ÔÇØ (outlaw bikers) and no, I donÔÇÖt hang with people like that, they usually have their own support vehicle to assist when they break down.

    A good example of my point is when my wife and I were traveling out to the west coast this year we were getting our gear loaded on the bike outside of the motel and there were 3 metric cruisers parked next to me. I said ÔÇ£morning ÔÇ£and I was snubbed by the 3 couples wearing their leather vests, chaps and chains. I guess they didnÔÇÖt like our full riding zuit suits or my long hair. Well sure enough about 45 miles out of town there they were, 1 of them broke down on the side of the road. Having to take a long thought about what happened a little while earlier I turned around and offered my assistance because I am a biker.


    This is just my personal opinion right or wrong as it may be. But isnÔÇÖt that the great part that we all can have our own opinion.



    Reminds me of this one time this summer when I was riding past a guy on a broken down Harley. I naturally stopped and asked if I could help. He replied simply that he did not need help from a guy riding a BMW and that he would just use his cell phone to get himself out of trouble. I wished him good luck and rode on.

  2. #122
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    Talking This post is fast degenerating...

    Quote Originally Posted by BradfordBenn
    I was at the MOA HQ last week and came across three tattoos. I think I am going to start a contest as to identifying who is who from the tats....
    Next thing we'll hear is that we will have tickets and a grand prize for whose tattoo is it anyway... Let's keep it serious please and stick to ink lol


    Cheers

    Denis R1200GS

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    Yea you do meet all different kinds of people riding.
    Some good and some bad but thatÔÇÖs the experience.

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    Tatts are the skin equivalents of bumper stickers. They are designed for others rather than for the wearer (unless of course the wearer is a narcissist or fetishist who likes to pose in front of mirrors). Some people like to advertise their personally held beliefs, feelings and proclivities through a visual versus a verbal medium. If I walk by with a Death's Head tattoo on my clearly visible arm or chest it tells you something about me without my having to say anything to you.
    Tattoos and "bikers" easily go together if you consider the message implied, such as "I'm a rebel, independent, noncomformist, cool, bad, different and if you don't like it well you can kiss my ass."
    I find this stuff amusing since many of these "bad boys" are in reality book keepers whose wives tell them where to sit.
    At the end of the day, I think it's about image, not mysticism or spirituality or any other "high-minded" values. Some people just like to show off, be it through their motorcycles or their skin. "Bikers" just offer a double shot of narcissism.



    breeze

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    Tatoo again

    Post was dead last year. On another site some of the same discussion about the guy who put the roundel on his arm and if memory serves me right the words Daytona 2006 around it? May or June issue MOA 2006. I was told to take a look over here and see the postings on this long thread? I guess he and I are the only one with the roundel on our bodies?

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    I checked...I didn't see anything like that in the April through July 2006 issues.

    Kurt in S.A.

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    Grammarian no, Rider yes ISAMEMON's Avatar
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    never say never, thought I would never have a tat.
    not all tats are advertsiing or showing off
    I work a job where I can not where a ring
    I guess wedding rings are showing off and advertising, hey IM taken
    anyway, after 27 years of being married, I got a wedding ring tat on my finger
    so
    not all tatas are bad, or say, look at me , IM BAD TO THE BONE

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    I have one. Inside left calf. It's a silhouette of a crow (big surprise) from a photo I took.

    I'm kind of ambivalent about it. The guy who inked it was pretty sloppy, and even though it sees almost no sunlight it's gotten blue and fuzzy. I guess that's not so totally bad, though, because it looks older than it is. It's in a good place: not on a particularly naughty bit, but in a private enough place that nobody sees it unless I want them to. And it serves as a good reminder that decisions I make stay with me.

    I'd never do a corporate logo. I always imagine a guy with the Enron "E" tattooed on his bicep. Every now and then I consider one of the logos I've designed (like the avatar over there), but I find I get tired of them way too quickly.

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    Not Exactly a Tattoo

    While not exactly a tattoo, I got a muffler burn from my F650 that is going to leave a permanent mark...


    The write-up is here.

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    Other mags?

    Quote Originally Posted by 20774
    I checked...I didn't see anything like that in the April through July 2006 issues.

    Kurt in S.A.
    Must have been Motorcyclist or Cycle World then? I thought for sure it was in the MOA? TOO OLD! Cant remember nuttin except where to point the bike!

    00weel

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    Cool logo

    Crow I like that logo you designed...have you designed a lot?

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    Don't have a tat, don't need one. What I wear doesn't define me, what I am does. Makes no difference to me if someone else has one, I'm not their guardian. Same as I don't care what you ride, it's your money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goferu
    Crow I like that logo you designed...have you designed a lot?
    Thanks. I haven't done a whole lot. I used to be a professional digital artist type, and for a while I got on a kick of designing hockey jersey logos (and, to stay slightly on-topic, I've done a couple of tattoo designs for people). I guess I've done about 7 or 8, but only 3 have made it to the embroidery stage. The crow avatar is the shoulder patch for the team I coach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ooweel
    Must have been Motorcyclist or Cycle World then? I thought for sure it was in the MOA? TOO OLD! Cant remember nuttin except where to point the bike!

    00weel
    Nope, you are correct, I am not sure how people missed it...

    It is on page 11 of the July 2006 issue.
    -=Brad

    It isn't what you ride, it is if you ride

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    OK, since Flash has opened the discussion to burns as permanent marks of motorcycling, here's what I got:

    I've owned two motorcycles and somehow I wound up getting a header-burn from each. I forget which is which anymore, but I think the one nearer my elbow is from my former K100 and the other is from The BatBike. Or is it the other way around???
    2012 R1200GS

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