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Old 02-28-2009, 04:51 PM   #31
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Re: What Does Your Ink Mean?

"And shepherds we shall be,
For Thee, my Lord, for Thee.
Power hath descended forth from Thy hand,
That our feet may swiftly carry out Thy command.
So we shall flow a river forth to Thee,
And teeming with souls shall it ever be.
In Nomine Patri,
Et Filii,
Et Spiritus Sancti."

I may have seen it once or twice.

I suppose you can be a huge nerd for it, but it's a different quality nerd than, say, going to a Trek convention dressed as a Bajoran.
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Old 02-28-2009, 05:16 PM   #32
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Re: What Does Your Ink Mean?

Most of mine mean:

Think long and hard about what you get inked on your body because it's gonna be there forever and the laser is really expensive and hurts like a m*****f*****.

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Old 03-01-2009, 12:40 AM   #33
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Re: What Does Your Ink Mean?

This piece goes all the way down to my knee, covering my butt and thigh and is 2 koi fish, chrysanthenem, and a turtle
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Old 03-01-2009, 06:35 AM   #34
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Wow, that is a fantastic piece of work, Dustin!
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Old 03-01-2009, 10:15 AM   #35
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Re: What Does Your Ink Mean?

I do not have a tatoo yet but, I've been pondering a design for a while and would love some input, if you guys/gals are willing.

I was thinking bands along my leg each depicting something from human history to remind me of what we need to hold onto and remember in this soft, easy, modern age.

First band (think decrative border with maybe 2 or 3 centimeter band for the actual images) would be cave painting style drawings of men with bows hunting animals. I've had a fair bit of experience with traditional archery (hardwood flatbows, no sights, etc) and it struck me that this thing I did for FUN meant life and death, eating or starving, for our ancestors. It also reminds me that almost nothing in modern life in my wealthy nation means life or death. Most people worry about money, rent, looking like a fool, getting promoted at work, etc, stuff that, unlike our ancestors problems, cannot (generally speaking) kill us, no matter how badly they go.

Second band would be a greek vase style image of boxers. It's a reminder that sometimes things being hard and painful make them worth doing, and it reminds me of the ancient greek philosophy of Arete (virtue), in particular the interpretation regarding the need to hone all aspects of a man; that people should challenge themselves in all areas.

The Problem: How do I put these on my leg. There isn't the nearly 2 feet of imagery I'd need to have it be a horizontal band on my thigh, but a couple of fat vertical stripes on the outside of my leg would look silly, right? For a little while I thought I would keep adding vertical bands until my entire thigh was encircled, but I can't come up with enough designs that mean something to me. Any suggestions for placement or for other designs for this theme?

P.S.: Dustin, that is a hell of a piece of work!
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Old 03-01-2009, 11:18 AM   #36
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Re: What Does Your Ink Mean?

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On the more personal level, it's a reminder to me how big the universe is...
I don't need a tatoo on my back to remind me how big the universe is.

Whenever I look at my back in the mirror I'm reminded by the size of my a$$.
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Old 03-01-2009, 11:47 AM   #37
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"And shepherds we shall be,
For Thee, my Lord, for Thee.
Power hath descended forth from Thy hand,
That our feet may swiftly carry out Thy command.
So we shall flow a river forth to Thee,
And teeming with souls shall it ever be.
In Nomine Patri,
Et Filii,
Et Spiritus Sancti."

I may have seen it once or twice.

I suppose you can be a huge nerd for it, but it's a different quality nerd than, say, going to a Trek convention dressed as a Bajoran.
The sequel wrapped filming up here in Toronto a couple of months ago. Can't wait for it to come out.
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Old 03-01-2009, 12:15 PM   #38
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Re: What Does Your Ink Mean?

Sequel? I kept hearing rumors that was coming out and I'm dying to see it, but I dunno. No Rocco? I'll hope for the best, but I don't see how they're gonna be able to pull it off without him.

I'm always surprised what a cult following Boondock Saints has. People either have never seen/heard of it or they've watched it 426 times, going through 4 separate DVDs because they've worn them through so much, and have the opening music memorized because every time they get trashed they come back home and pop it in to watch... pass out on the couch, and wake up to the opening music of the main menu which had been playing all night long.

You know... not me or anything... but "people"... or so I've heard.
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Old 03-01-2009, 01:25 PM   #39
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Re: What Does Your Ink Mean?

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This piece goes all the way down to my knee, covering my butt and thigh and is 2 koi fish, chrysanthenem, and a turtle
Very nice artwork!

My tattoos are all landmarks of my life. I have a couple on each leg, a couple on my right arm, and this is my most recent (well from the elbow up anyway is recent. From the elbow down was done awhile ago.) The tiger goes up to my shoulder, and has rocks, water, and a banzai tree on the other side. I don't currently have any good pics of the whole thing.
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Old 03-01-2009, 03:56 PM   #40
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Re: What Does Your Ink Mean?

Nice sleeve Andrew!
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