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Darkside852003
July 6, 2005, 04:33 PM
I have been thinking about getting a tattoo that shows my thoughts on firearms rights. I have a few ideas, but I need more to think about. Help me out everybody.

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Erich
July 6, 2005, 06:41 PM
No matter what you get, you'll likely regret it in ten years.

Sorry, just trying to be helpful . . . I've been there. :o

Henry Bowman
July 6, 2005, 06:43 PM
Go here (http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=41638) and look at post #19.

And Erich is right.

Darkside852003
July 6, 2005, 08:05 PM
No matter what you get, you'll likely regret it in ten years.

Maybe but then I will have to regret the 30% of my body thats already coverd in ink. Everything thats on my body stands for that part of me. I have been getting ink since I was 15, its my second love after firearms.

Every tattoo I get in considered for at least a year. The appointment I just made to finish my half sleeve on my left arm has been under consideration for 3 years. Under the drawing board for 2 of those 3. If I regret them 10 years down the road........ I'm having fun now.

kngflp
July 7, 2005, 01:10 AM
I have been wanting some gun related work done but to much other stuff going on as of now. My guy won't do anything else for me until I finish my back piece, but I have plans.
I want the greek letters for molan labe across my chest, I also plan on doing parabellum across my belly. I plan on having th peice on my back wrap around and act as a background for my stomach. I have recently fallen in love with revolvers and would like to get a black silohette looking through the chambers of a j- frame on the back of my neck.
Unfortunatley I won't get to these any time soon, after my back is finally finished I have half sleeves to start, pieces on both calves to finish and a bike to save for.
Hopefully I will have all my work done by the time I finish graduate school and move away.

joab
July 7, 2005, 01:16 AM
No matter what you get, you'll likely regret it in ten years. I regret the ones I didn't get and waiting so long to get the ones I did

Darkside852003
July 7, 2005, 02:37 AM
Molan Labe is part of my idea. I'm thinking of a 1911 or maybe an AR, maybe both.

My right upper arm is my detailed peice, started with a modified explicit skull with the mohawk. Then we decided on a backround and went from there all free hand disscussing it as we went. Turned out as a graveyard with a huge amount of detail I'll try to get pics. My left upper arm has a giger looking skull we drew up and my half sleeve with be Giger inspired bio-mechanical. My left leg has my nickname darkside going down it in gothic lettering, and Giger inspired deamon looking guys. Above that right on the kneecap I have pain for pleasure, I earned that one. On the right leg is my tribal theme I am going to mix newschool with oldschool tribal when I find the right guy to do the oldschool stuff. My back and chest haven't been discussed yet, thats a few years in the making.

No_Brakes23
July 7, 2005, 03:19 AM
I regret the ones I didn't get +1.

And you can't go wrong with Molon Lave, however you spell it.

Chris Pinkleton
July 7, 2005, 04:00 AM
No matter what you get, you'll likely regret it in ten years.

I have 3 myself, with the oldest being 6 years old... the only thing i've regretted so far is getting a greedy, unskilled hack to do the first one, requiring 3 subsequent touch-ups to get it to what it should have looked like in the first place. This comment, the classic response to "should I get a tattoo," seems born out of the "impulse tattoo," which until the early 90's or so, probably covered 95% of tats out there. It still probably accounts for 90% of them. Those of us who put some time and thinking into our bodywork probably have a bit higher satisfaction rate than those folks who walk into a shop with a buzz and get some flashwork slapped on. The idea of having something that will last for life is a big reason I got tattooed. I just try to put the same thinking into it that I did in choosing a wife!

Darkside, how about something more along the lines of classic 40-50's military/patriotic tattoos? I feel that sometimes a simple, clean design can convey an idea much more effectively than a more busy tat can. I have a "memento mori" in honor of my grandfather covering about 3/4 the outside of my right calf, with a Sagittarius (my Grandfather's artillery unit's insignia) surrounded by the text "In Memory" on top and "1914-1999" on the bottom in an old-school script font. Along these lines, how about a 1911 (or a 1911 crossed over an AR) with "From my cold, dead hands" and "Molon Labe!"?

Then again, I really favor the "indentifiable at 50 yards, large individual piece" school of tats. But it seems like the "cold dead hands" quote would really fit your style, judging by your descriptions. If you have any desire to see my work, drop me a pm.

Hope this helps! Just don't get a tat like a guy a met a few years back -- he had the Glock logo HUGE on his inner wrist! I love my G17, but still . . . the GLOCK LOGO FOR LIFE?

mnrivrat
July 7, 2005, 04:19 AM
How about a patriotic eagle with shield clutching a rolled up paper with bill of rights heading & 2nd amendment on it in one talon, and rifle in the other . "We the people" captioned under it ?

No_Brakes23
July 7, 2005, 04:21 AM
how about something more along the lines of classic 40-50's military/patriotic tattoos? Another thing you can't go wrong with, quality old school tats. And don't forget, if you keep it all under your shirt, you shouldn't have any job problems.

stealthmode
July 7, 2005, 06:02 AM
"Shall not be infringed"

Matthew748
July 7, 2005, 07:46 AM
If that is what you want, go for it Darkside. I like mnrivrat's idea. I have a couple tattos and would get more, but whenever I get the money saved up something firearms related comes along and gobbles up my extra cash.

GregGry
July 7, 2005, 07:53 AM
I have 2 tattoos, and I love them. I have had them for almost a year now, and I don't regret them one bit. If I had more money I would get more tattoos, but right now I rather spend the money on a .45 semi-auto :D . Both my tattoos are unique, and you wont find them on anyone else. I know I would be unhappy if I had picked something off the walls of the tattoo shop I go to. Thats why all my future tattoos will be drawn by myself :D

Zach S
July 7, 2005, 08:50 AM
Although more of a USMC realated tat instead of firearms, the first one that comes to mind is a bulldog holding an M16 with USMC on its arm. Yeah, it was a big tat, but being about 6 feet tall and weighing (at least) 220lbs, this dude had plenty of room on his arms. His other arm had the typical bar and shield tat common at bike shows.

MilsurpShooter
July 7, 2005, 05:35 PM
Everyone here has some points on regretting it and not. Well I say as long as it means something to you, get it. I have one tattoo so far, celtic cross on my back, similar to this
http://www.bodytattoos.com/gallery/data/9/1celtic_cross2-thumb.jpg

I got it for me, and for a specific reason, only I and my family know why it's there, to everyone else they don't have to know unless I feel like explaining (something I don't do often) I also have it on my shoulder blade, so unless I'm wearing a white t-shirt or tank top, no one has to know it's there unless I want them too.

Nicky Santoro
July 7, 2005, 05:42 PM
Use the money to buy another gun, not a tat.

Darkside852003
July 7, 2005, 06:59 PM
Use the money to buy another gun, not a tat.

I keep doing that. I love shooting but it has been 9 months since I got any ink.

Darkside852003
July 7, 2005, 07:02 PM
Along these lines, how about a 1911 (or a 1911 crossed over an AR) with "From my cold, dead hands" and "Molon Labe!"?

I like that idea.

How about a patriotic eagle with shield clutching a rolled up paper with bill of rights heading & 2nd amendment on it in one talon, and rifle in the other . "We the people" captioned under it ?

I like this idea also. I could do both if I can't choose.

gbelleh
July 7, 2005, 11:59 PM
How about this?

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a361/gbelleh/SpongeBob.jpg

torpid
July 8, 2005, 12:02 AM
How about "...From my cold, dead hands" on your hands!
:what:

peacefuljeffrey
July 8, 2005, 02:02 AM
I want the greek letters for molan labe across my chest


I'm not a big fan of tattoos since I view a lot of the current (last 10 or so years) as a big hype fad thing, and a lot of people getting tattoos that are utterly lacking in originality, flair, significance...

I also don't like the idea of "some dude" giving me a tattoo -- a strictly financial transaction that lacks heart, soul, feeling. I would consider a tattoo if it were put on me by either myself, or maybe my wife (if I were married). But I am not going to go get a "Tasmanian Devil" put on my pectoralis major by some gray-haired ponytailed guy in a Harley shirt for $75. No way. And when I see how absolutely S#!TTY! most tattoos look after just a few years?! Nuh-uh!

Now, as far as "Molon Labe" goes... I just have never seen that as such an all-fired great universal "gun-owners' rallying call."

I mean, it applies to some degree now, but what if we get to a point where we have actually succeeded in getting a true governmental/judicial guarantee accomplished? Then the "come and take them" thing will be kind of "over."

I'd rather think that something like, "Armed and Ready" would more of a motto for gun owners. It states that we are always armed, and also is kind of cryptic, saying we're "ready": "Ready for what?" -- Anything!

-Jeffrey

peacefuljeffrey
July 8, 2005, 03:27 AM
This occurred to me on the drive home from work tonight:

The initials "R.K.B.A." on the digits of one hand (the parts shown when bearing a fist)
and the initials "S.N.B.I." on the other.

Right to Keep and Bear Arms
Shall Not Be Infringed


-Jeffrey

Rupestris
July 8, 2005, 09:58 AM
sorry gbelleh, Spongebob is anti.

In the episode with ManRay Spongebob said:

"...but ManRay, Normal people have no use for guns!"

Darkside852003
July 8, 2005, 10:50 AM
The initials "R.K.B.A." on the digits of one hand (the parts shown when bearing a fist)and the initials "S.N.B.I." on the other.

I like that but it can't be done. No tattoos on the hands, face, or neck.

JamisJockey
July 8, 2005, 11:50 AM
keep it classy
http://www.foundingfathers.info/stories/images/gadsden-flap.gif
And put it somewhere you can cover it with standard business-casual attire.

entropy
July 8, 2005, 11:50 AM
Howabout:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v196/mosinfan/kalashnikitty_-_lt1.gif

:evil:

Sorry, had to. ;)

kngflp
July 8, 2005, 03:31 PM
I have never walked into a tattoo shop and gotten "some dude" to slap some trite piece of "art" on me that he copied off the wall. All the tattoos I have, and will have in the future, are custom pieces that mean somthing special to me. I have ongoing relationships with the artists who do my work, we hang out and have conversations.The people who do my tattoos are just as much a part of the tattoo as the ink is. I not only have most of my tattoos planned but who will do them.

I like the R.K.B.A. S.N.B.I., maybe on the palm side of the hand on the same part of the fingers, that would not be as noticable.

gbelleh
July 8, 2005, 09:29 PM
Rupestris,
That's why we need to change Sponge Bob's image! If the crime rate goes up in Bikini Bottom, Sponge Bob may change his tune. :D

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