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9/21/2017 3:18 AM

I'm getting a tattoo in a few weeks, basically going to cover my whole pec and some shoulder, depending on how much he gets done. I'm desperate to ride the day after, but not sure if it's too wise. Anyone has any experience with this?

I know it's going to be saw, just wondered if there could be any implications with the tattoo? I'll obviously keep it well covered...

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9/21/2017 7:10 AM

I rode three days after getting my lower arm done. Totally dumb move on my part. I crashed getting on the pavement section of the course. Had some extra carnage on the exact spot. Seemed to heal fine. Maybe I got lucky. I had no soreness after the first minute or so of warming up. Adrenaline maybe?

Also would be advised to wear a chest protector for your circumstances as long as it doesnt create a lot of friction.

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9/21/2017 7:29 AM

exposing an open wound, such as a tattoo is not recommended...

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9/21/2017 7:43 AM

That's my only concern, if I go down and do more damage to the area. Your probably right about the adrenaline, most of my injuries I have had I didn't feel due to adrenaline!

I was planning on wrapping the area in cling film just before I ride, with some anti bacerial moisturiser so it wouldnt be exposed. Think this is good practice anyway for the first few days after a fresh tattoo. Obviously it's not reccomended flying around on a dirt bike but if I don't ride that will probably be it for the winter sad

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9/21/2017 8:02 AM

If the tattoo is so important, why don't you just not plan on riding for a week or two?

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9/21/2017 8:15 AM

^^^ He lives in GBR. Maybe the amount of riding days are limited this time of year? Heard it rains a lot over there.

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9/21/2017 8:25 AM

-MAVERICK- wrote:

^^^ He lives in GBR. Maybe the amount of riding days are limited this time of year? Heard it rains a lot over there.

Bang on! Busy work schedule combined with some very wet months will probably see me parking the bike up until march.

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9/21/2017 8:36 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/21/2017 8:38 AM

flymoto wrote:

I'm getting a tattoo in a few weeks, basically going to cover my whole pec and some shoulder, depending on how much he gets done. I'm desperate to ride the day after, but not sure if it's too wise. Anyone has any experience with this?

I know it's going to be saw, just wondered if there could be any implications with the tattoo? I'll obviously keep it well covered...

i would wait at least a week. i've been working on a full leg sleeve and i usually stop wearing socks for a few days just to not irritate it. not only that but the chance of getting dirt in there, wrecking and scraping it, etc... tattoo's are lifetime investments, treat them like one. if i were you i would wait until the scabbing is cleared up to even think about riding (2-3 weeks).

my .02 bro

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9/21/2017 8:40 AM

I don't suggest going riding after.

I usually keep it wrapped at least 6-8 hours after getting it done and I find it heals up nice. Keep it clean.

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9/21/2017 8:48 AM

-MAVERICK- wrote:

^^^ He lives in GBR. Maybe the amount of riding days are limited this time of year? Heard it rains a lot over there.

flymoto wrote:

Bang on! Busy work schedule combined with some very wet months will probably see me parking the bike up until march.

Just postpone your tattoo and keep riding until you have no other choice to park it because of the shitty weather. You'll then have plenty of time to get your tattoo done and heal before the new riding season starts.

Problem solved!

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9/21/2017 11:59 AM

am I the only person here who would never get a tattoo?

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9/21/2017 12:22 PM

Dirty Britches wrote:

am I the only person here who would never get a tattoo?

I don't have any tattoos but I don't mind them. They're just not for me. At least not at this time in my life. My brother has them. My mom has been thinking about it for a couple of years and my dad well that's just not going to happen lol.

Never say never though.

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9/21/2017 12:28 PM

Dirty Britches wrote:

am I the only person here who would never get a tattoo?

I'm not much of a fan. Just lived long enough to see so many fashion changes that I'm not excited to wake up 20 years later with fake tribal shit or fake Chinese words stuck to me forever.

The exception would be military tattoos. I remember being really young and thinking that you could only get tattoos from the military. Those old service tattoos never really seemed subject to changes in fashion to me.

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9/21/2017 1:38 PM

Dirty Britches wrote:

am I the only person here who would never get a tattoo?

You're not the only person here without a tattoo. I'm not for or against a tattoo. I just couldn't ever find anything that I wanted on my body for the rest of my life.

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9/21/2017 1:44 PM

Dirty Britches wrote:

am I the only person here who would never get a tattoo?

No

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9/21/2017 1:46 PM

Lots of different views! I have always wanted one, no regrets is what I say. You can do it 2 ways. The right way and the wrong way. I hate tattoos that are walk into a studio and come out 30 mins later with one. I have had months of thought and going to a well respected tattooist makes the choice a little easier.

Tattooist probably already pissed anyway cause I had to cancel first sitting for mxon !

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9/21/2017 2:09 PM

flymoto wrote:

Lots of different views! I have always wanted one, no regrets is what I say. You can do it 2 ways. The right way and the wrong way. I hate tattoos that are walk into a studio and come out 30 mins later with one. I have had months of thought and going to a well respected tattooist makes the choice a little easier.

Tattooist probably already pissed anyway cause I had to cancel first sitting for mxon !

No regrets! Or is it regerts? I get confused.....

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9/21/2017 2:24 PM

I think the Regerts thing is funny, but it HAS to be a tattoo joke now. I've seen too many pictures of it spelled that way.

Neck tattoos. Now that's a commitment.

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9/21/2017 2:49 PM

I remember some of the clothes I wore in the early 70s. Thought they were cool at the time. Would hate to still be wearing them now. Sums up my view of tatoos.

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9/21/2017 2:56 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/21/2017 3:02 PM

Dirty Britches wrote:

I think the Regerts thing is funny, but it HAS to be a tattoo joke now. I've seen too many pictures of it spelled that way.

Neck tattoos. Now that's a commitment.

The No Regerts thing originally comes from a movie.

I'll see your neck tat and raise you a face tat. Face tattoos are a big time commitment and even more than that eye tattoos. Yes it's a thing. Look it up.

Edit: I'm not talking about eyelid tattoos either. I'm talking about the actual white part of the eyeball.

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9/21/2017 3:25 PM

peelout wrote:

i would wait at least a week. i've been working on a full leg sleeve and i usually stop wearing socks for a few days just to not irritate it. not only that but the chance of getting dirt in there, wrecking and scraping it, etc... tattoo's are lifetime investments, treat them like one. if i were you i would wait until the scabbing is cleared up to even think about riding (2-3 weeks).

my .02 bro

The start of Peely's leg sleeve laughing

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9/21/2017 3:29 PM

^^^ Pretty sure he started with sprockets, bolts & a torque wrench.

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9/21/2017 3:33 PM

properly torqued bro

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9/21/2017 3:42 PM

Dirty Britches wrote:

am I the only person here who would never get a tattoo?

IWreckALot wrote:

You're not the only person here without a tattoo. I'm not for or against a tattoo. I just couldn't ever find anything that I wanted on my body for the rest of my life.

People have said to me, why don't you get a tatoo? I say why? So far, nobody has given me a good answer. Haven't been able to come up with one on my own either.


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9/21/2017 4:02 PM

peelout wrote:

properly torqued bro

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Is that honestly yours or something you found online? Pretty cool looking. Just missing a spark plug and a piston.

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

9/21/2017 5:57 PM

Dirty Britches wrote:

am I the only person here who would never get a tattoo?

No

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9/22/2017 9:10 AM

-MAVERICK- wrote:

Is that honestly yours or something you found online? Pretty cool looking. Just missing a spark plug and a piston.

nah i found it online, looking for sprocket tattoos.

also found this one... erm...

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9/22/2017 9:23 AM

The first one you posted was cool the second one...not so much.

No idea if that's suppose to be dirt being kicked up, if it's on fire or if it's a burnout? Also, disc brake in the wheel?

That tattoo artist needs a lot more drawing practice. I think some people just go to the cheapest tattoo artist they can find just so they can say I have a tattoo. You get what you pay for and that's with everything in life. I don't have any but if I was to get one done you can bet your ass I'd find a quality artist. Tattoos are for life so invest in someone that knows wtf they are doing.

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9/22/2017 9:31 AM

peelout wrote:

properly torqued bro

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-MAVERICK- wrote:

Is that honestly yours or something you found online? Pretty cool looking. Just missing a spark plug and a piston.

peelout wrote:

nah i found it online, looking for sprocket tattoos.

also found this one... erm...

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I posted the following ones in a tattoo thread but I'll post them again. It's amazing what a great tattoo artist can do.

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9/22/2017 9:34 AM

as for the ongoing discussion, it's cool if you don't like tattoos, want tattoos, don't want them, etc. everyone is different. it may be looked at as a "fad" or "keeping up with the trends", whatever you may call it. i personally only get tattoos that mean something to me. i have Excitebike on my right arm, my best friend has the same tattoo in the same spot. we've been closer than brothers for over 25 years and our friendship started out by playing legos and Excitebike for hours on end. we've also been riding moto together for 20 years, so the Excitebike has double meaning.

i also have a full side piece that is a collage of PinkFloyd album/artwork. it started with the Wish You Were here men shaking hands. it was my memorial piece to a very close friend of my that took his own life. we spent a lot of time together playing pool at a little bar and he would always play Wish You Were, knowing full well that PinkFloyd is my favorite band. now every time i hear that song i think of our friendship. my dog of 16 years also died the same night.

my leg piece is a comic-book style of the Dark Tower book series by Stephen King (not the movie, the movie sucks). i picked the series up shortly after my friend killed himself, my dog died, my lady left me, i became a heavy alcoholic, etc. i was in a very dark place. the books gave me an escape and got me back in charge of my life.

i get it, not everyone likes tattoos or wants them. but some of us do. i understand that i'll be judged by some for my decisions and those will not understand the meaning behind them. i couldn't care less. i like them and i'll continue to get them.

here's a couple sections from my leg if anyone is curious



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