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    Nice tattoo

    Not my kind of thing, but I saw a guy with a nice Strat tattoo. I never knew they made a Strat with 7 strings, 6 tuners and 18 frets. Nice.

    Edit; This prompted me to search for really crap guitar tattoos. There are plenty out there.
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    Cubist Luthiery

    That prompted me to search Picasso's guitar depictions. Came across this:


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    And, curiously, this:
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    I've never had a tattoo, neither have I done one. But it looks pretty easy and you can get a really good quality setup for less than $40. Or I would trade anyone who has an unused kit for my Braille shaving mirror. If I get set up, is anyone interested in having a guitar tattoo?

    https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Tatt...ae2a2aff2259a9

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick Bailey View Post
    I've never had a tattoo, neither have I done one. But it looks pretty easy and you can get a really good quality setup for less than $40. Or I would trade anyone who has an unused kit for my Braille shaving mirror. If I get set up, is anyone interested in having a guitar tattoo?

    https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Tatt...ae2a2aff2259a9
    Kewl - if I just duct tape that to my CNC rig I'll be able to stamp those tat's out easily. Just remember it's vital to stay absolutely still
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    I hate tattoos, but I always thought, if I was going to get one, I would get one of Hervé Villechaize just to make people ask "WTH is that?".
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    Permanently disfigure myself? Nah. Our 32 year old son has stayed away from tats, he sees what they turn into by looking at the ones on his bio father. Especially if your weight goes up and down.

    I don't get them. Women will wear a different top every day, a different skirt every day, change their jewelry and other adornment every day. They change their hair style, and hair color all the time. Classic to have 20-30-40 pairs of shoes. Yet they want the same blue-green fuzzy bracelet tattooed around their ankle for all time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick Bailey View Post
    If I get set up, is anyone interested in having a guitar tattoo?
    Depends. Can you do an 'off-road tattoo' like in Jackass?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enzo View Post
    Permanently disfigure myself? Nah. Our 32 year old son has stayed away from tats, he sees what they turn into by looking at the ones on his bio father. Especially if your weight goes up and down.

    I don't get them. Women will wear a different top every day, a different skirt every day, change their jewelry and other adornment every day. They change their hair style, and hair color all the time. Classic to have 20-30-40 pairs of shoes. Yet they want the same blue-green fuzzy bracelet tattooed around their ankle for all time.
    And, you have to wonder what those tramp stamps will look like when this generation hits their 70's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick Bailey View Post
    Not my kind of thing, but I saw a guy with a nice Strat tattoo. I never knew they made a Strat with 7 strings, 6 tuners and 18 frets.
    The seventh tuner is on the back, invisible. It's a Strato-Banjo-Blaster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dude View Post
    I hate tattoos, but I always thought, if I was going to get one, I would get one of Hervé Villechaize just to make people ask "WTH is that?".
    "Eet's de plaaaane, boss, eet's de plaaaane!"

    Years later when you've um, ... expanded a bit,

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    And then one fiery day...

    "Oh, the humanity..."
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    Reminded me of a short story from 1952
    Roald Dahl, 1916-1990. Skin, 1952

    Maybe I shouldn't copy it here.. here's the link

    https://artinfiction.wordpress.com/2...ahl-skin-1952/

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    Fairly recently I was at a open-air music event and spotted a beautiful young woman with the prettiest face. She was wearing a summer dress and as she turned I noticed a disfiguring birth mark on her shoulder. I thought she was brave to go out with that showing, and was touched by her defiance of not letting something like that affect what dress she chose to wear. At the same time felt really sad that such a beautiful woman would have to endure such a hideous thing.

    Anyhow, later on in the day as the crowd pushed towards the stage I saw her again and she moved back to stand just in front of me. I got a good look at that birth mark - her whole shoulder had a really crap tattoo consisting of dozens of fuzzy small roses.

    It's funny, but now every time I see a tattoo I think of her.

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    Ah, I recall a time I saw a young woman with a round blue-ish bruise on her calf. I later noticed it was not a bruise but a tattoo of some sort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enzo View Post
    Ah, I recall a time I saw a young woman with a round blue-ish bruise on her calf. I later noticed it was not a bruise but a tattoo of some sort.
    Similar to Enzo's and Mick's stories - In my municipality we have an annual village midsummer bash, "Picnic in the Park" or some such. Along with the other entertainment & vendors stands, several local tattoo shops participate and have tattooed bikini clad young women wandering thru the crowd to show off their "art." They look like refugees from an airliner crash with their limbs, backs, bellies, chests and necks streaked blue, red, green and purple. Hm, what should be attractive, isn't. Shocking and disturbing instead. It's not that I don't like tattoo art, some of it is very kool! I guess I'm not looking close enough, next time I'll bring a magnifying glass, we'll see how that works out, maybe I can earn the "old creep" prize. Hold still sweetie, lemme have a look!

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    There's been a TV repeat series about Kavos, Corfu -debauchery capital of Europe. The place has plenty of parlours catering for drunken teens/twentys who want to get a holiday tattoo. One of the girls featured had a Chinese symbol done on her arm. When they were sober her mate jokingly suggested the go to the local Chinese restaurant and try to order it. The guy said "I get you that" and bought back a bowl of egg fried rice. Another girl had a map of Corfu island with a dot and 'Kavos' alongside. Except it was in the wrong place and located where Corfu town is. Another woman had a bloody tampon tattoo - apparently the symbol of a Women's bike club.

    Aargh! I just did a search and there are plenty of Tampon tattos, too.

    What a F*cked up world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oc disorder View Post
    Reminded me of a short story from 1952 Roald Dahl
    Thanks for that oc, a good read. There's also science fiction writer Ray Bradbury's 1951 "The Illustrated Man" here's the Wiki link:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Illustrated_Man

    In more recent times (2010) vlogging genius Casey Neistat and his friend Roger scored press passes, went to visit Air Force rescue units in Afghanistan, also brought along a tattoo kit & provided free skin art to the guys they met. It was a very popular effort. Casey made videos of what they experienced & for those interested here's a couple links:

    "That Time in Afghanistan" for the relevant video skip ahead to 2:14.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BvwWHzbJUY

    Next, "Jimmy Was Shot in the Head," real life & hijinks, how our fighting & rescue guys keep each other amused in the hot zone, and a plug for what I'm sure is a terrific book. Cut to 3:15 for a view of Jimmy's very kool "Vietnam Cat" tattoo, I like it a lot. Far from some inebriated half ass artwork, this is a meaningful memento for one of our uniformed heros. Enjoy, and know that Jimmy just caught a fragment in his forehead, "merely a scratch" and it didn't much slow him down. Coulda been worse, good on you Jimmy!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFRGQGN8u1E

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    When I was growing up, only a certain stripe of society ever even got tattoos, but folks who did generally said "I want to get a tattoo of (something) here." Today, young people will say, "Why don't we go to a movie, go dancing at the club and then get a tattoo." i guess that is why we see Garfield permanently etched on someone's ass.


    I must say I am surprised. Considering the murals all over rockers these days, I was not expecting so many negative responses to body ink.

    I recall a long time ago, when the "punk" thing was popular - everyone looked like some parody of the Fonz. Kids would tell you they want to express themselves and make their own identity rather than"look like everyone else." Except if I lined ten of them up with the leather jackets, the tattoos, and the hair gel, and then inserted a girl with a page boy hairdo, and a pink poodle skirt, which one would stand out as the individual?
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    A guitar player in Dallas likes tubes so much, he got a tattoo of a tube that he says came to him in a dream. Now he plays a Master Volume amp (2203 clone) and claims he turns the master down to avoid clipping the power amp. I still waiting to get him, his rig and an oscilloscope in the same room.
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    Looks like he might be starting to red plate...
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    Just googeled tattoo mistakes, there's a bunch.

    I liked "too cool for scool."

    And the picture of Jimi Hendrix titled Bob Marley.
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    A girl at my old job had this mistake "Born to Loose".

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    I saw a Notre Dame fan with a "Fighing Irish" tat.
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    The problem I see with Tattoos?
    They won't wash off with soap and water.
    Not sure how you tell if you're clean, with all that ink?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazz P Bass View Post
    A girl at my old job had this mistake "Born to Loose".
    Hmm, was the mistake an extra "o" or a missing "o"?
    ("Born to lose" or "Born too loose" ?)

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    I would think henna would be more popular. You can draw designs on your skin, they won't wash off easily, but will wear off soon enough. On the skin rather than in the skin. So you can have the LAst Supper one week, and GArfield the next.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazz P Bass View Post
    A girl at my old job had this mistake "Born to Loose".
    Quote Originally Posted by Enzo View Post
    And the picture of Jimi Hendrix titled Bob Marley.
    I'm envisioning a tat:
    The words "Born to Loose" arching over a picture of Clarence Clemons, titled Bruce Springstein.

    EDIT:
    D'oh. That was "Born to Run", not "Born to Lose". "Born to Lose" was Ray Charles (and others).
    I should learn not to post before my first coffee.
    Then again, that would make the tat a quadruple mistake....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enzo View Post
    So you can have the LAst Supper one week, and GArfield the next.
    Beware: politically incorrect content.

    Or how about a Last Supper, with a bug-eyed lolling tongued orange henna Garfield at the table clutching knife & fork, staring down a steaming steak on his plate. Wine? Bread? Who needs that? Say grace already, let's EAT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dude View Post
    And, you have to wonder what those tramp stamps will look like when this generation hits their 70's.
    That cute little butterfly turns into Mothra.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick Bailey View Post
    Aargh! I just did a search and there are plenty of Tampon tattos, too.
    That must have been absorbing viewing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave H View Post
    That must have been absorbing viewing.
    You forgot to add "Thank you Ladies and Gentlemen. I'll be here all week, try the veal"

    Just noticed I can't spell Tampon tattoos (tattos). Would that make me a good candidate for becoming a Tattoo Artist now I've become a victim of my own derision?

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    You'ff been great, veal be here all veek.
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    It seems like there is a tattoo shop on almost every block where I live. One of them is called No Egrets.
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    Tatoos are for sissies, real Macho Men use these:

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    Oh dear lord, branding actually became a thing, at least around MSU some years back. There are a couple of black frats, and it became standard there. I haven't seen it going on in recent years.
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