Alrighty. I guess this qualifies as gun-related... hopefully, anyway. haha. I was wondering if anyone has gotten a tatoo of the second ammendment? I'm considering getting one, but I haven't decided on a design. What I'm thinking about is getting it written out in something like an Old English script on a scroll. Has anyone seen a picture like this that I could use for a reference? If anyone has done this, how did you get it done? Thanks.
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December 10, 2003, 06:34 PM
Well, Wendy (RK|BA) could show you, but then she'd have to kill you...
December 10, 2003, 06:43 PM
Before you get a tattoo, keep in mind that something like 1/3 of those who get them end up regretting it and spend hundreds, if not thousands, to have them removed.
December 10, 2003, 09:13 PM
If you wrote something on yourself 10 years ago, would you like it now?
if you write something on yourself now, will you like it in ten years?
But heck, if I were to get a tattoo, RKBA would probably be it. Maybe across the knuckles of my shooting hand.
December 10, 2003, 09:20 PM
Be sure to spell-check "amendment".
December 10, 2003, 09:30 PM
No offense to those that have them.....but I could neer come up with anything to permanently put on my body that I know I would still like when I'm 80 (should I live that long)
Except maybe Wile Coyote.:D
December 10, 2003, 10:12 PM
It's been 8 years since my first tatoo and haven't regretted it yet. My second will be RKBA related, but I too am unsure of how it will look.
December 10, 2003, 10:14 PM
and spell check "tatoo". ;)
(it's tattoo, btw.)
December 10, 2003, 11:02 PM
Go for it.
December 11, 2003, 12:11 AM
As in "BORN TO LOOSE"?
December 11, 2003, 10:11 AM
Molon Labe seems a more stylish tattoo to me.
December 11, 2003, 10:20 AM
You know, 10 years in the Army and I never had the want for a Tattoo.
I join THR, and a few months ago I see this Tattoo and can't get it out of my head that I really want one like this.
(Thanks to Clead from the old TFL)
Link to TFL
Molon Labe Tattoo (http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=137264&highlight=tattoos)
December 11, 2003, 10:53 AM
It is graffitti pure and simple. I have seen "beautiful" folks do terrible things on impulse that mar their bodies forever. Even laser removal still leaves scaring and it is expensive. Spend the money on something else.
You will be glad you did.... Just a recommendation of course.:rolleyes:
December 11, 2003, 12:18 PM
And remember before you get that tattoo that the risk of HCV increases dramatically. HCV will be the HIV of the next generation and we're already seeing an increase in cases; even among people who got their tattoos 20 and 30 years ago.
December 11, 2003, 12:43 PM
I was going to get one on my chest that said "FRONT TOWARD ENEMY" but my drill sergeant talked me out of it...
December 11, 2003, 03:53 PM
Spartacus: LMAO! :D
I have two tattoos, I have been toying with the idea of a RKBA-related piece. I imagine it will take me several years to make up my mind, after all, they do last forever...
I don't know the truth of it, but I have been told that you are more likely to get Hepatitis from the dentist than from a tattoo. Of course, it doesn't hurt to use your brain and ask the artist about safety, then watch them while they set up to make sure they use fresh needles and ink. A little common sense goes a long way. :)
December 11, 2003, 04:44 PM
When I got married I told my wife that I always wanted to get a tattoo. I wanted a rose (one) that would symbolize having one true love. We both went in and each got a single rose. Another thing about get that particular image was that a tattoo is permanent as marriage should be. I will be married to her as long as I have this tattoo. Both seem pretty expensive to get out of. I would like to get a tattoo dealing with RKBA but one thing about getting a tattoo is that it is the longest mind numbing pain imaginable. I like what I have but don't plan on anymore.
December 11, 2003, 06:36 PM
I always thought that M60 linked 7.62x51 rounds around your bicep would be really cool. But I'm not a tattoo kind of guy. :)
December 11, 2003, 11:08 PM
The best guy I ever knew had a tattoo right at his pant line that made it look like he had a revolver tucked in his pants. Makes a girl wonder how long the barrell is ---ya know.
December 11, 2003, 11:19 PM
Kim, similar to this?
I bet it would increase your insurance rates and decrease your life expectancy.
December 11, 2003, 11:43 PM
I always pass on the wisdom I received from my Tattoo Artist:
Never have anyone's name tattooed on your body but your own and your children's names. They are the only ones that don't change.
Other than that, I can just say I got Tat # 1 19 years ago and never regretted it or the ones after that.
December 12, 2003, 12:43 AM
Pictures Holly, we want pictures!
December 12, 2003, 02:17 AM
Yes similar to that one. ;) His did not look quite as realistic but close. He lived in a very rural Missouri town. Everyone knew him. I think he had enough smarts to not walk around showing it in the "wrong places".
December 12, 2003, 02:54 AM
A lot of people talk about it being painful.
The only pain I had was afterward, when some jerk would punch me in the shoulder. And that was just a brief, although serious, flash.
Actually, I stared at the needle the whole time, giggling. It tickled. Even on the under part of the bicep, which is supposed to hurt quite a bit from what I hear. I had to take a break a couple times because it made me laugh too much for the artist to continue to do his thing.
December 12, 2003, 04:21 AM
Wow, thanks to everyone for all the replies. Keep 'em up because this is very interesting to me. Oh, and trust me, I'd use a spell-checker before getting anything written on me. Haha. :) I can do math, but I can't spell to save my life. Haha.
Oh, and I would definately think twice and three times and four times before doing anything like it. I have a SERIOUS phobia of needles. I just have always thought that getting one would be neat, but like I said, hadn't really thought of what or where until I thought up the idea of the RKBA on a scroll reciently.
December 12, 2003, 09:04 AM
BluesBear that is NOT a tattoo.
That is a death wish!