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Anybody have any tattoo's that are inspired by mountain biking? I am thinking of getting one and am looking for inspiration. I was thinking something like a crank/pedal/chainring on my right calf....but that looks like an online bike shop's logo (can't remember which one...driving me crazy).
 

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I have a five bolt granny ring with flames on my right calf.....the artist originally drew up a four bolt. I had him change it, as four bolt is soooooooo new school.
 

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Yes ... and no

I have a standard tatoo (one off of the wall) that I had the artist modify for mountain biking.

The tat is of a gecko holding a Yin-Yang in one hand and a MTB tire in the other ... Mine is on my left outside ankle.

BTW, it hurts a touch more to place a tattoo where the fat is thinner, like the shin. But it only hurts for a while ... (and it hurts less than road rash!)
 

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i like this post, for my birthday I'm getting one bike related, and was also wondering what would look good and if anyone know what the marine corps allows in the tattoo area
 

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Marines? Tattoos are good to go as long as they dont show when wearing long sleeves and pants.

They do make exceptions for some that show as long as they are small enough and in certain areas, but better safe than sorry. And for career options later, I like to keep them hidden as long as I'm wearing pants and a tshirt.


I always thought about getting a mtb tat, but I figured the scars are enough.:cool:
 

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haha well this will be my 1st and mountain biking is a passion so i thought it would be great. I was figuring on my shoulder would be cool
i already got the scars but now im looking at ink ideas
 

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Marines? Tattoos are good to go as long as they dont show when wearing long sleeves and pants.

They do make exceptions for some that show as long as they are small enough and in certain areas, but better safe than sorry. And for career options later, I like to keep them hidden as long as I'm wearing pants and a tshirt.


I always thought about getting a mtb tat, but I figured the scars are enough.:cool:
There are a number of jobs that require them to be covered. Some of them even allow shorts and short sleeves but not if tats show.

I've always figured the expense and potential hassle, for me, is better spent on other things like spare parts or other hobbies. Plus with my luck I'd get a cool tat and mess it up with a scar.

That said, I've seen a number of M's, a couple Marzocchi a few chainrings some better done than others. I'm not that big on paying for logo gear and always wondered a little about paying to have someone else's brand inked on your skin.
 

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I have a tat' of a 1937 Skyking Tricycle with knobby tires on my arm that I got several years ago because of mountain biking. It kinda represents when I started riding and what it's turned into 40 years later. As far as the the 37' trike, I just like how they look!
 

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nice!!!

That gargoyle is sweet!!!! The best I have seen was a Rock Lobster logo on the rider in front of me at this year's Sea Otter!!!! It was good conversation while we rode together for a while!!!
 

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My tribute

I am alive today because of a mountain bike!

This is my forearm, a tribute to my love of bicycle. The heart is not perfect, but working strong. I always love the lizards on the trails - legs flying, racing me, trying to find shelter, who knows. Native peoples all over the world believe in the healing and protective power of lizards.

It is there to show others what moves me, not to remind me; I will never forget for a minute the life the bicycle has given me.


Full story is in the link in my sig.

Four plus years of this.
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