RKBA Tattoos


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Kalashnikov
June 20, 2006, 07:34 PM
I just recently got a couple of tattoos (its what marines do), anmd both are highly RKBA motivated. The first is "molon Labe" with a spartan shield inetween on my left shoulder, the other is simply RKBA on my right forearms. Anyways the pint of this thread is I was wondering anyone else had seen or has similar tattoos themselves.

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creitzel
June 20, 2006, 07:38 PM
I'm always looking for new tatoo ideas :)

Chris

Kalashnikov
June 20, 2006, 07:42 PM
Will do, as soon as I can figure out how to get them from my phone to the comp that is. My next one is probably going to be crossed rifles over my chest.

Arkie
June 20, 2006, 07:50 PM
Just e-mail them to you as an attachment.

I have a friend that does that with me...

hoji
June 20, 2006, 07:54 PM
Guess you won't be going into SF.

Kalashnikov
June 20, 2006, 08:06 PM
Most likely I wont be reenlisting. The Corps does some great things for you, but at the same time its takes alot away. I dont think I want to do it again.

Thanks for the email tip, should have them up tomorrow.

Korimyr the Rat
June 20, 2006, 08:13 PM
There are parts of my life that I choose not to advertise in public. Being armed is one of them.

Hoppy590
June 20, 2006, 08:18 PM
ya but joe schmoe public, walking around in condition white isnt gunna notice. nor know what RKBA and Molon Labe mean, they probibly assume RKBA is some ones initials and the shield and Molon Labe are just something you thought looked cool

Alex45ACP
June 20, 2006, 11:01 PM
Sweet.

I've always though it would be pretty cool to get a tattoo of an M16 with a rattlesnake coiling around it.

ralphie98
June 20, 2006, 11:16 PM
I've thought about getting the Gadsden flag logo as a tattoo... haven't gotten around to it yet. http://www.gadsden.info/

Hoploholic
June 20, 2006, 11:56 PM
Why not let others know that you value the 2nd Ammendment and practice your God given rights? Are you ashamed? Fearful? Times ain't getting no better. The more we can make our lifestyle visible to those who are not aware of the individual power they possess, the better.

I happen to be a tattooed freak also. My own personal rule though is leave myself the freedom to cover my markings when and if I chose.

Here is one of my ideas for a future piece. Kotenrai is one of the 108 heroes of the Suikoden and was a master of the cannon. This particular version was drawn by Horiyoshi III.

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a89/Hoploholic/kotenrairyoshin.jpg

aaronrkelly
June 21, 2006, 03:00 AM
My right leg:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/aaronrkelly/legtattoo.jpg

My left arm:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/aaronrkelly/Picture006.jpg

stratomole
June 21, 2006, 03:32 AM
Here's my RKBA tattoo. It's inspired by the Gadsen flag. Being in the Air Force I get some gentle ribbing from my Navy buddy for having the "wrong" tattoo.

http://static.flickr.com/49/171838015_c828d8a694.jpg?v=0

rms/pa
June 21, 2006, 06:41 AM
very nice folks,

as for me, i never saw a peice of art i wanted to live with for the rest of my life.

perhaps Tulips, or Starry Night.

rms/pa

American By Blood
June 21, 2006, 07:42 PM
Nice tattoos, all.

I already have a few, though none RKBA related.

My next tattoo will likely be a very large bald eagle on my chest. He'll be clutching an American flag and a flag of Ulster. Under him will be a banner reading "BORN FREE, BORN FIGHTING"

If anybody of Ulster Scots (Scotch-Irish) blood wants to steal that idea from me they're more than welcome.

magsnubby
June 21, 2006, 11:23 PM
Nice tats guys. I have several, although none are RKBA related. Just had another one done on my right arm Saturday as kind of a fathersday present to myself. It's a dragon done in black and gray, but 've been thinking about some type of gun related tat for awhile.

Alex45ACP,
I like your idea.

Selfdfenz
June 21, 2006, 11:56 PM
I don't think I would ever get a tat but that Molon Labe is awesome!!
If it happens...so let it be written.

S-

old4x4
June 22, 2006, 12:02 AM
Duh..what's RKBA stand for?

mp510
June 22, 2006, 12:05 AM
old4x4:
RKBA= Right to Keep and Bear Arms

aaronrkelly
June 22, 2006, 12:17 AM
ya but joe schmoe public, walking around in condition white isnt gunna notice. nor know what RKBA and Molon Labe mean, they probibly assume RKBA is some ones initials and the shield and Molon Labe are just something you thought looked cool

This is correct, I have ran across NOBODY that actually knew what Molon Labe meant. I carry business cards with the meaning printed on them, if you ask me what it means I will hand you a card with the story printed on it.

9 times out of 10 when someone points to the tattoo they say "havent hard of the fraternity before" - I mostly reply with "its a new one" and walk off.

the naked prophet
June 22, 2006, 09:23 AM
I'm surprised clipse hasn't chimed in yet.

wheelgunslinger
June 22, 2006, 11:20 AM
I have "Nemo Me Impune Lacessit" tattooed on my inner forearm. It's where I can read it, not the average passerby. It's part of a larger work that involves a primitive style arrow that goes the length of my inner arm with a banner that wraps around containing the words.
It's not quite as overt as "Molon Labe", but when people ask about it, I tell them what it's about. Every once in a while, I get a guy who reads latin that will ask me something lame like "so does that mean if I mess with you, you'll kill me?", but for the most part it just goes over people's heads.

Archery and bowhunting are lifelong pursuits for me. During battles in the middle ages when archers were still employed, the loosing of an arrow meant that all the negotiating was over and it was time to fight. The banner, sprouting from the tip of the arrow, has an obvious connection to the symbolism as a convergence of words and action.

wheelgunslinger
June 22, 2006, 11:25 AM
Hoploholic wrote:
Here is one of my ideas for a future piece. Kotenrai is one of the 108 heroes of the Suikoden and was a master of the cannon. This particular version was drawn by Horiyoshi III.

Horiyoshi is one of the best artists from the Japanese old school I've ever seen for meaninful tattoo work.
There are a lot of Yakuza who had his work tattooed on them.
But then, if you're having a Horiyoshi piece done, you already know all about him, I'm sure.
Nice choice.

Billy_H
June 22, 2006, 11:30 AM
I'm planning on getting "Molon Labe" as my next piece, on the inside of my right bicep (to compliment the left bicep). I'm still deciding on adding to it or keeping it simple with just plain text.

I've always liked the story that goes along with it and am doing it for that reason, although knowing that it has been adopted by the pro-2A side doesn't hurt either.

K-Romulus
June 22, 2006, 11:34 AM
Posted by Kalishnikov:

Most likely I wont be reenlisting. The Corps does some great things for you, but at the same time its takes alot away. I dont think I want to do it again.

You got that right. Getting out was the hardest decision I ever made and the easiest decision I ever made. Yes, both at the same time.

Hoploholic
June 22, 2006, 12:25 PM
Slinger...he is a wonderful artist. I think what sets him apart from the other masters is his willingness to incorporate some of the finer points of western art into his work. If I was stationed on the main land instead of Okinawa I would really like to have him do the work. Right now I am planning on having his student Horitaka do it when I return from overseas. I have alot of family in CA and I plan on visiting them before the next duty station.

Many people frown upon tattoos, as is their right. I enjoy the art for its meaning and beauty. Also, one can never truely be naked when they carry their life's story around with them under their small clothes.

Roccobro
June 22, 2006, 07:22 PM
All- Nice tats. Anybody else?

Although I have no tatoos, I frequently think about one fellow from the local gun shop. He has the words running up his forearms "the right to keep and bear arms" and "shall not be infringed."

Beautifully simple.

Justin

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