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    Bike tattoo. Designing one is kinda like frame building right?

    Alright so I am trying to get a bike related tattoo together. This is what I have so far. A friend is an awesome artist, and he has things whipped up. I messed with the spine to make it look more like a chain ring (he isn't a biker, but had it pretty close), so it needs a little tweaking there, but otherwise what do you think? Suggestions for improvements? Anyone good at photoshop and want to fix the spine for me...hehe!

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    Quote Originally Posted by y0bailey
    Anyone good at photoshop and want to fix the spine for me...hehe!

    I am, how would you like it tweaked? rounder? spikier?/less?
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Just even up the white area under the spine. It is thicker at certain points. And maybe taper the first and last chainring teeth.
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    This is mine, It's the Dig BMX logo. I'm a BMX rider at heart, so I felt that this means the most to me and it carries on to other cycling as well! Mine is on the inside of my right bicep and I love it.
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    ok here's something quick...
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    Dude that is perfect! Thanks for the help!

    What does everyone think of the design. I am veterinarian, and my first pet ever was a lizard, so hence the lizard bike parts hybrid.
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    I think it's cool
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    I think the three holes on the 'belly' would be better without the little lines through them. It's actually a pretty cool design. I like it. It has nothing at all to do with frame building though.....

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    yeah really thats pretty dope.

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    Here is the final design. A few feet related tweaks and it is set! Thanks for the help!

    Now about location. I was thinking on the back of my right calf, where it can be hidden during work (long pants), yet seen while riding. Any suggestions or examples of locations?



    Picture stolen from forum thread about tattoos and modified to get the general idea. Whatya think?
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    That is cool. Maybe make the flathead screws hex heads?

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    I am a fan of going big...I would make the tattoo bigger in than what is shown in the picture. Doesn't have to be huge but a little tiny tattoo on a large body part like the calf too me does not look right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nubster
    I am a fan of going big...I would make the tattoo bigger in than what is shown in the picture. Doesn't have to be huge but a little tiny tattoo on a large body part like the calf too me does not look right.
    I agree, if you're gonna do it, you should do it big. It's painful while it lasts but you'll be glad you took the extra time and money to make it big.
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    To play the devil's advocate, aren't geckos and chainrings pretty played out as tattoos? Kinda like designing a car combining all the "great" characteristics of a Chevy Vega and a Ford Pinto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sean salach
    I think the three holes on the 'belly' would be better without the little lines through them. It's actually a pretty cool design. I like it. It has nothing at all to do with frame building though.....
    Two points...
    I like the lines thru the holes - it's very indicative of some screw-heads.

    Also, I think it (tattoo design or artwork in general) has alot in common with frame building; massaging the design, trial&error etc.

    (not arguing w/ you sean - just a commentary )
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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
    Two points...
    I like the lines thru the holes - it's very indicative of some screw-heads.
    Yeah, 'cause we all have flat head screws holding our chainrings on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whodaphuck
    To play the devil's advocate, aren't geckos and chainrings pretty played out as tattoos? Kinda like designing a car combining all the "great" characteristics of a Chevy Vega and a Ford Pinto.
    Depends on if you want your tattoo to be something YOU like or whether you are playing to the current style. I would rather get something that is permanently attached to my body to be something I like rather than what others like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nubster
    Depends on if you want your tattoo to be something YOU like or whether you are playing to the current style. I would rather get something that is permanently attached to my body to be something I like rather than what others like.
    True dat. I guess that's why I don't have any. I've never seen one that convinced me I'd like to see it on me FOREVER.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whodaphuck
    Yeah, 'cause we all have flat head screws holding our chainrings on.
    Well, you'll find that suggestions of an idea often work better than the literal.
    A hex pattern would not only be hard to define in a tat, but would also lose a lot of meaning if in a print for example (to MOST people). Instead of subconsciously saying "ahh yes, screws" the viewer thinks, "what's up with those hexagons".
    It's all about Iconography man...
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Quote Originally Posted by whodaphuck
    To play the devil's advocate, aren't geckos and chainrings pretty played out as tattoos? Kinda like designing a car combining all the "great" characteristics of a Chevy Vega and a Ford Pinto.
    This makes little sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
    Well, you'll find that suggestions of an idea often work better than the literal.
    A hex pattern would not only be hard to define in a tat, but would also lose a lot of meaning if in a print for example (to MOST people). Instead of subconsciously saying "ahh yes, screws" the viewer thinks, "what's up with those hexagons".
    It's all about Iconography man...
    I think most people would look at that and think "What's up with that poor gecko's spine and tail, the poor thing?" Anyone who recognizes the pieces of chainring would surely know how they're usually fastened.

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    Also I agree with the size being a bit small on the picture with the actual leg. I think I would probably make it about 50% bigger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by y0bailey
    This makes little sense.
    Pinto and Vega...tired, nondescript, unspectacular, overproduced designs.
    Geckos and chainrings....
    you get the picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whodaphuck
    Pinto and Vega...tired, nondescript, unspectacular, overproduced designs.
    Geckos and chainrings....
    you get the picture.
    Yea you are right...I cannot explain how many gecko tattoo's I've seen not as a picture on the internet while designing this tattoo (zero), or chainring tattoo's I've seen not on the internet looking for chainring tattoos (also zero). Certainly overproduced. Douchenozzle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by y0bailey
    Yea you are right...I cannot explain how many gecko tattoo's I've seen not as a picture on the internet while designing this tattoo (zero), or chainring tattoo's I've seen not on the internet looking for chainring tattoos (also zero). Certainly overproduced. Douchenozzle.
    Oooh, degrading to name calling. Don't get butt hurt if you come on forums asking for opinions and you don't get only ones you like, junior.

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    Quote Originally Posted by y0bailey
    Yea you are right...I cannot explain how many gecko tattoo's I've seen not as a picture on the internet while designing this tattoo (zero), or chainring tattoo's I've seen not on the internet looking for chainring tattoos (also zero). Certainly overproduced. Douchenozzle.
    Yeah, there are hardly any gecko tattoos out there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by y0bailey
    Yea you are right...I cannot explain how many gecko tattoo's I've seen not as a picture on the internet while designing this tattoo (zero), or chainring tattoo's I've seen not on the internet looking for chainring tattoos (also zero). Certainly overproduced. Douchenozzle.
    read much?
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    Quote Originally Posted by whodaphuck
    Anyone who recognizes the pieces of chainring would surely know how they're usually fastened.
    I think you.... may be wrong, but you may be right
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    Quote Originally Posted by y0bailey
    read much?
    y0, because you haven't seen them doesn't mean they're not a dime a dozen. I'd bet if you gathered a dozen hippie chicks there'd be at least half a dozen gecko tattoos among them. You think all those people "pictured" on the internet were cg?
    You need to get out in public more....

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    Quote Originally Posted by whodaphuck
    y0, because you haven't seen them doesn't mean they're not a dime a dozen. I'd bet if you gathered a dozen hippie chicks there'd be at least half a dozen gecko tattoos among them. You think all those people "pictured" on the internet were cg?
    You need to get out in public more....

    I shoulda never fed the troll.

    Anyways, we know whoda doesn't enjoy it, any constructive criticism out there? I think I am sticking with the flathead appearance. I agree hex can get confusing. Plus if u look at a lot of the chainring bolts out there the back side has a slot for a flathead.
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    I like it dude, phuck the phuck
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    I think you should get it. Make it real big. "...looks good on you though ..."<object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/VzPsdkTCufs&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/VzPsdkTCufs&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object>

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    The front foot above the head looks a little too high up in proportion to the rest of the design, but other than that I dig it.

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    I like it as well. I do like the idea of the flat heads being hex.I'd even go as far as to do the circles in the toes as hex as well - give it a more mechanical look.
    Cool art though!

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    Maybe you could symbolize chainring bolts with an extra circle in the middle to maybe indicate "hollow"? So you would still have the flat head, but with another circle in the middle.
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    I love this - would be a perfect tat! Sorry to bump an old thread. Found this looking for a bike tattoo

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    Here's one that I'm thinking of getting on my shoulder or calf

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    Here are a couple pics of mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ak_cowboy View Post
    Here's one that I'm thinking of getting on my shoulder or calf
    Is that a road ring?

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    This was funny to read So what happened with the tattoo? Can we see a pic of it? I hope you went with the flat head screws!

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_owl View Post
    Is that a road ring?
    My thoughts exactly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_owl View Post
    Is that a road ring?
    I have no clue. It was just the cleanest pic I could find to photoshop with the biohazard symbol lol

    If someone wants to do the same thing with a mtb ring (36t?) that'd be great

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    Quote Originally Posted by ak_cowboy View Post
    Here's one that I'm thinking of getting on my shoulder or calf
    I'm sorry man, but no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danimal View Post
    I'm sorry man, but no.

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    Any reason why not?

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    What about like a bike chain around the bicep, all tribal style? Lots of options out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ak_cowboy View Post
    Any reason why not?
    Quote Originally Posted by ccs1676 View Post
    What about like a bike chain around the bicep, all tribal style? Lots of options out there.
    because biohazard-anything in a tat is played out.
    as are tribal bicep tats
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Hard to find a nice bike tattoo, that's for sure. Liking yours Dave!

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll View Post
    because biohazard-anything in a tat is played out.
    as are tribal bicep tats
    That's strange....cuz I know literally nobody with a biohazard tat...

    Lets see your idea for a bike tattoo

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    google bike tat and google biohazard tat. - maybe try both together?
    I can have an idea for a bike tattoo, but why should I show it?
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll View Post
    google bike tat and google biohazard tat. - maybe try both together?
    I can have an idea for a bike tattoo, but why should I show it?
    biohazard bike tattoo = no results on google images...

    Because I'm interested in seeing a tattoo that's not "played out"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ak_cowboy View Post
    biohazard bike tattoo = no results on google images...

    Because I'm interested in seeing a tattoo that's not "played out"
    it's your skin.. and 'image'
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Why BioHazard?anyways - why not a pot leaf or something in old-english script?
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll View Post
    Why BioHazard?anyways - why not a pot leaf or something in old-english script?
    Because I'm not a pot smoker or Old english...

    but I am a biologist, so I deal with biohazardous material every day. As well as doing things that some would consider hazardous to my health as a biological organism. ie: mtn biking.

    oh wait, you thought I wanted a biohazard tat cuz it's "cool" and "edgy" and I'm a "rebel" right?

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    Why seek others approval then argue when someone offers an opinion? If you like it that's all that matters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msimmons View Post
    Why seek others approval then argue when someone offers an opinion? If you like it that's all that matters.
    I have to agree with this. Getting a tattoo is such a personal thing, why on earth would you ask for opinions from complete strangers about it. If you ask me, I'd tell you tattoos are stupid and that a LOT of people end up regretting them at some point down the line. But my opinion doesn't matter when it's your body, and your creative decision.

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    I say put the road ring on there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by msimmons View Post
    Why seek others approval then argue when someone offers an opinion? If you like it that's all that matters.
    Not sure if this was directed at me or not...I wasn't seeking approval or arguing about it, but discussing design changes and why it works for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by PedalDangit View Post
    I have to agree with this. Getting a tattoo is such a personal thing, why on earth would you ask for opinions from complete strangers about it. If you ask me, I'd tell you tattoos are stupid and that a LOT of people end up regretting them at some point down the line. But my opinion doesn't matter when it's your body, and your creative decision.
    because they might see something that I missed and are going to be compeltly honest about how the feel about it. I didn't catch that I used a road ring originally and am glad that someone mentioned it.

    Here's a new version with a mtb ring.

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    I also like the road ring version better. Looked a little nicer with the additional detail.
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    I like the one with the MTB ring...just sayin

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    Lizard = Cool

    Biohazard = Supa Ghay

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    Quote Originally Posted by pbbreath View Post
    Lizard = Cool

    Biohazard = Supa Ghay

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    Well, I for one, really like the lizard tat. I have a gecko tat on my left ankle, but it is unlike any other I've ever seen, with the gecko lying on it's back with legs outstretched and one arm tucked behind it's head as if reclining. I call it my "lounge lizard"! The point being, another lizard is fine, if it unique as yours is. No reason not to go with your design if it pleases you, and who freakin cares what someone else thinks.
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    lizzard

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    At first I thought that original tattoo was a seahorse navigating its way through kelp...

    Now that I look at it, it is pretty neat-o I guess..

    Something like a simpler version of this (not a runner though) could be cool imo IF done right...
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    Yeah the tribal thing is def played out. Anything that circles the arm actually. I like the lizard/bike hybrid concept. Very cool and unique.

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    Not an ink lover, but I do like the lizzard.

    As for the Bio - I like the second version better, but it still needs something imho.

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    tattoos are for wannabe tuff guys who can't get laid....

    buncha poseurs.








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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM View Post
    tattoos are for wannabe tuff guys who can't get laid....

    buncha poseurs.








    get whatever floats your boat...just sit on the idea for a while before pulling the trigger
    I respect peoples opinion, but I personally love tattoos. And if you love biking why not get something that shows it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zombie_AZ View Post
    I respect peoples opinion, but I personally love tattoos. And if you love biking why not get something that shows it.
    look over here

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    I wasn't even paying attention to your avatar. Lol. I am a gun nut, and so I have a tattoo of my a gun my grandfather passed down to me.

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    A couple of dimensional nuances give it a little added visual interest IMO. FWIW. NBDIYWMTFO.

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    But then it's still a tat of a bio hazard symbol...

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    Quote Originally Posted by She&I View Post
    A couple of dimensional nuances give it a little added visual interest IMO. FWIW. NBDIYWMTFO.

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    #3 from left to right

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    Minority opinion here too

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    If you ask me, I'd tell you tattoos are stupid and that a LOT of people end up regretting them at some point down the line. But my opinion doesn't matter when it's your body, and your creative decision.
    I don't believe all tattoos are stupid. But what you think is cool at age 20, 30, or whatever, will most likely change later in life. And your interests generally change over time too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by She&I View Post
    A couple of dimensional nuances give it a little added visual interest IMO. FWIW. NBDIYWMTFO.

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    And I have no idea what your last acronym means.

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    I think #3 looks good also. I already have 3 tattoos and don't regret any of them. I also have them in areas easily covered by a t-shirt, just so I don't turn into one of those old guys with a faded sleeve lol.

    also have no idea what NBDIYWMTFO means...

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    Get a giant shark.

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    RYDBYK... where did you find that robot photo? That thing looks super cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrss13 View Post
    RYDBYK... where did you find that robot photo? That thing looks super cool

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    The gecko thing is unique, it gets my vote. The biohazard thing looks too much too much like a tribal tatoo and I'm sick of all those tribal tats, JMHO.

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    If you like it, ak_c, go for it. I've never regretted going against the grain of popular opinion--or any opinion for that matter.

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    Ugh.. SMH

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrss13 View Post
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    i think the bio hazard logo looks cool visually, but if people didnt know you are a biologist, it might just make them think you have a disease!!!! or if it were a tramp stamp, it would seem like you do deadly farts.

    i have a REAL chainring tattoo...in the form of a rookie scar on my leg

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    How about 3 chain rings to make the symbol instead of one ring in the middle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by asphaltsucks View Post
    How about 3 chain rings to make the symbol instead of one ring in the middle?
    You'd have to show me a picture, I'm not sure what you're getting at

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    Tattoos are for shuttle monkeys that wear flat billed Monster Energy drink hats and argyle knee socks.
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    cool, show us your tat then!
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Ive been thinking of getting a "cycling" tattoo for 15 years and working as a bike mechanic I've seen some pretty dope ****. Still, I have not come up with anything worth while for myself...

    I have one tattoo on my ring finger and I'll be getting a dirty sanchez mustache in my index soon, but nothing bike related, yet. sigh.

    right now I'm pretty satisfied with my looks, as I have a super boss handle bar mustache and have stopped cutting my hare since June.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowjnky View Post
    Tattoos are for shuttle monkeys that wear flat billed Monster Energy drink hats and argyle knee socks.
    Thanks grandpa

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron D View Post
    Ive been thinking of getting a "cycling" tattoo for 15 years and working as a bike mechanic I've seen some pretty dope ****. Still, I have not come up with anything worth while for myself...

    I have one tattoo on my ring finger and I'll be getting a dirty sanchez mustache in my index soon, but nothing bike related, yet. sigh.

    right now I'm pretty satisfied with my looks, as I have a super boss handle bar mustache and have stopped cutting my hare since June.
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    I think all these guys who tat themselves all up when they're in their twenties because it's trendy at the moment get a little older and think "what was I thinking?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by zrm View Post
    I think all these guys who tat themselves all up when they're in their twenties because it's trendy at the moment get a little older and think "what was I thinking?"
    is that a fact...

    tell me more about being trendy and regretting it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zrm View Post
    I think all these guys who tat themselves all up when they're in their twenties because it's trendy at the moment get a little older and think "what was I thinking?"
    I think if that is the reason you tat yourself up then you are a moron....People who have tats with meaning and thought and passion will NEVER look at them and wonder what they were on. If you really put thought and time into your tats they will be meaningful your entire life. They are a glimpse into your past, good or bad. They remind you of a time when something happened in your life that had real meaning. I know many people that have their life story on their bodies....This is not a tramp stamp that happened when you were hammered and felt saucy!!

    Now to the OP and others looking for ideas, I seriously recommend putting some real time into the design of your tat. For a bike tat I would not only put one part of the bike but build a bike in your head (the inner workings, the layout, the design, the form and function of the bike)..A bicycle is a piece of art and that can be drawn in so many ways...One of my favorite tats along this line (though this is motorcycles not bicycles) is Bert, the owner of Baker Drivetrain...He has a sleeve that is the inner parts of one of his company's transmissions...It really is amazing and mesmerizing when you look at it

    http://www.bakerdrivetrain.com/press...ed_2strong.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by ak_cowboy View Post
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    Luckily I have argyle socksBike tattoo. Designing one is kinda like frame building right?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1322171404.314806.jpgBike tattoo. Designing one is kinda like frame building right?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1322171762.218003.jpg
    One of my smaller ones.
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    Hug life = very cool.

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    why ask on a forum for a personal thing for yourself? if it's for you and "you" like it, do it. if you need the love from a bunch of interent forum nobodies (myself included) why bother? if you like it do it. if you need a bunch of people who you don't know personally to approve of it, maybe it's not for you

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    Quote Originally Posted by qbert2000 View Post
    why ask on a forum for a personal thing for yourself? if it's for you and "you" like it, do it. if you need the love from a bunch of interent forum nobodies (myself included) why bother? if you like it do it. if you need a bunch of people who you don't know personally to approve of it, maybe it's not for you
    Isn't a big part of tats making sure everyone knows you have tats?

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