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Firearm tattoo in 2 weeks

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by collateral, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. collateral

    collateral Well-Known Member

    I went and got my appointment set.

    Im getting a big eagle in the center of my chest, modeled after the eagle in this picture:

    The eagle will be perched on top of a blue helmet ;) , with several bullet holes in it. The helmet will be on top and in the middle of 2 rifles crossed. I'm torn between the 2 M1 garands and 2 M16s.

    I am leaning towards the garands, because not only are they what I consider to be the iconic American firearm, but the wood stocks will go very well with the brown on the eagle.

    There will be a banner that comes around over the rifle barrels and hangs down under the helmet, Im thinking of having it say "there is no fear in my heart" OR MOLON LABE.

    What do you all think?
  2. CDignition

    CDignition Well-Known Member

    I say don't do it.

    Whats the price tag on an item like that?
  3. rkh

    rkh member

    It's a neat idea, but I feel obliged to give my stock tattoo question response. Talk to a few old people with tattoos. How do they look? How do they feel about their ink jobs? With the full benefit of hindsight, would they have done anything differently?

    /not a big fan of permanent body art
  4. buy guns

    buy guns Well-Known Member

    Bald, wrinkly, and gross...so a tattoo will be the least of your worries :D
  5. General Geoff

    General Geoff Well-Known Member

    I've tinkered with the idea of getting a tatoo for years and years; I just can't really think of anything that I can confidently say I know I'll still like in fifty years.
  6. Husker1911

    Husker1911 Well-Known Member

    While I don't sport any tattoos upon my body, I've always thought the Rampant Colt would look great.

  7. Bazooka Joe71

    Bazooka Joe71 Well-Known Member

    Well, since you asked for opinions I'd say go with the garands...But I'd get it on my deltoid or shoulder blade instead of my chest.

    The saying is up in the air.

    I don't have any tattoos, nor do I plan on getting one, but one on the delt or should blade looks much classier IMHO.
  8. GunTech

    GunTech Well-Known Member

    +1 for Garands.

    I have no tattoos either, but my wife has one and will be getting another next week. For her they are not so much decorative, but to mark major life events - things she want to note and remember forever. I understand this is fairly common.
  9. rkh

    rkh member

    One more thing. You're considering getting tats of service rifles on your chest, but are you aware that your proposed tattoo will probably get you permanently DQ'd from any type of military service?

    Just a thought.
  10. cnorman18

    cnorman18 Well-Known Member

    I have a tattoo. I got it to show my love for a woman. She's long gone, but the tat is still here...

    If you really want it, go for it; but I second the opinion that the shoulder or bicep or back is much cooler than the chest. Those ol' pecs are going to sag a bit when you get old, and you don't want a droopy eagle.

    It also sounds a little elaborate to me. Simple is good on tattoos. Pile too many images on there, and in 20 years you won't be able to tell what they are.
  11. Outlaws

    Outlaws Well-Known Member

    I personally am not of fan of words. Images are great because they leave things open to interpretation. Words are narrow and focused.

    Just my .02
  12. Junkyard Dog

    Junkyard Dog Well-Known Member

    Either this is a joke or I am to old to understand why anyone would do
    something like this.
  13. gaudio5

    gaudio5 Well-Known Member

    garands all the way i have a ton of tattoos chest is paiiiiiinfulllll
  14. Blackfork

    Blackfork Well-Known Member


    First of all if you are going to get this in the middle of your chest, I'm assuming you're a guy.

    I thought about a tattoo myself. I thought I might get the wind drift chart for 80gr Sierras on the back of my right hand, but I've just gotten to where I watch the mirage and wind flag and chase the spotter.

    As long as you are over 21 and your mom is dead, I'd say go for it. It really is a heck of an image. In the near future, I'm sure they will be able to remove tatts.
  15. cbsbyte

    cbsbyte Well-Known Member

    Well its your body, do to it as you please. Personally I find this tattoo idea a little strange. First have the artist draw it out before you finalize on the looks of it.
  16. collateral

    collateral Well-Known Member

    It's not a joke. Its me blending 2 of my most important political beliefs and presenting it in a way I see fit.

    My rights to firearms and my dislike of the UN.
  17. Outlaws

    Outlaws Well-Known Member

    Just remember that nothing lasts forever (except tatoos lol), and that the UN might one day disappear, or it might one day be a force for good.

    But politics are a terrible idea for a tatoo. The gun thing...whatever. That isn't politics really. The UN? That is. Political beliefs change.
  18. helpless

    helpless Well-Known Member

    Middle of the chest is either total badass or gay, not sure.

    I say one of each, AR and an m1, though it would take some creative angle to make them take up equal space seeings how the lengths are different.
  19. milo z

    milo z Well-Known Member

    We all get soft and squishy in our old age - but unless you do something really stupid (face and neck tattoos, IMO - unless you're independently wealthy and already married to a supermodel), a tattoo's just a tattoo. It should remind you of where you were at one point in your life, who you were with, etc.. One day it won't look as good, but such is life.
  20. Flak_Jakett

    Flak_Jakett Well-Known Member

    Ummm... how big is it going to be? I have a tatoo of my nickname on my shoulder blade. I thought about getting one more on my arm. A big herkin tat on a chest is a different story.

    I can see a big eagle as being in a tat. Crossed M1 are better the M-16s in my opinion. Though crossed M-60s would be even better. DITCH THE BLUE HELMET IDEA THOUGH. Your getting inked with a NATO kevlar?

    Big chest tatoos are kind of gay in my opinion, and if you add a blue nato helmet you might as well add a rainbow to the top of it. Of course, if your gay then this might be the thing for you and I say GO FOR IT!

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