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S.Leeper

Sport climber
Austin, Texas
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 1, 2010 - 11:11pm PT
mrtropy

Trad climber
Nor Cal
Mar 1, 2010 - 11:15pm PT
.............Never Mind....................
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
New York, NY
Mar 1, 2010 - 11:33pm PT

Okay - this guy actually lives in my neighborhood. I first noticed him a couple years ago at the corner deli. His face wasn't quite so inked back then, and was very much looking like he had an Eddy Munster hairdo tattoo.

His name is Tim Dax, and he's a performer. Here's one link on him, which has more photos: http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/1048765

I see him all the time, just walking around, running errands and such. He certainly has tats, that's for sure!

S.Leeper

Sport climber
Austin, Texas
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 2, 2010 - 12:01am PT
This guy use to live in our neighborhood
S.Leeper

Sport climber
Austin, Texas
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 2, 2010 - 12:01am PT
anybody have any climbing related tats?
Tan Slacks

climber
Joshua Tree
Mar 2, 2010 - 12:25am PT

Paul Turecki did this one for me last year. Turning 50, it seemed like a good time to document the first half of my life. I guess it's a climbing tattoo... I grew up in Venice, in the water... the waves... moved to Idyllwild and then to Europe, with all the mountains in between... the mountains and then ended up in JT (hard to see because of the picture angle) Two Joshua trees. The other images are ... they just are.

BTW. Paul is an amazing tattoo artist and human being. He lives just up the street and I would highly recommend him. I guess I will see what comes in the next 50 years

http://pturecki.wordpress.com/
mrtropy

Trad climber
Nor Cal
Mar 2, 2010 - 12:36am PT
The Puzzle guy went by "The Enigma", he was an original member of Jim Rose Circus, the first of the modern circus sideshows. Yes he was on X- files as the "The Conundrum" . Very cool episode
S.Leeper

Sport climber
Austin, Texas
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 2, 2010 - 12:56am PT
Great back story Tan Slacks!
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Mar 2, 2010 - 12:56am PT
climbingtrash

Trad climber
Virgin, Utah
Mar 2, 2010 - 09:16am PT

survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Mar 2, 2010 - 09:51am PT
Ohhh that last one is pure class!

Guido, middle photo.....Tommy Chong has face tats?
smithygreg

Social climber
Portland,OR
Mar 2, 2010 - 11:24am PT
climbinginchico

Trad climber
Modesto, CA
Mar 2, 2010 - 05:27pm PT
Interesting stuff. I always find it amusing to see peoples reactions when they find out I have a few/lot of tatts (depends on your point of view- wife says I have a lot, I think I have a few- 10) some people automatically judge you.

Mine are all straight from the Good Book.
Tattooed 1

Trad climber
Sebastopol, Ca
Mar 2, 2010 - 06:16pm PT
I got my first tattoo when I was 16. At the time I thought they were cool. My dad had some, my grandfather and my uncles all had tattoos. Some of them were servicemen but my dad was just a hoodum when he was a kid. It didn't matter I just thought they were cool and I wanted one. Later I got a few more to commemorate events in my life like the birth of my kids. The few tattoos I had were all concealed under short sleeves. When I was 36 I got a large tattoo by a very talented artist and I was hooked. Getting tattoed can be very addictive if you are bent that way. I am 45 now and have full sleeves and few large tattoos on my legs none of which are offensive,IMHO. I didn't tattoo my torso because my wife ( of 27 years ) claimed dibs on that real estate. I haven't been tattoed for a few years now but I have no regrets. I own a sucessful construction company and I have no problems meeting with clients while wearing short sleeves although I sometimes wear long sleeves if meeting someone for the first time. I have no issues with insecurity or self confidence. In hind sight I don't think it showed any lack of foresight, IMHO.
Tim
S.Leeper

Sport climber
Austin, Texas
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 2, 2010 - 07:08pm PT
climbing related! sharma signature
nature

climber
Whereverland....
Sep 30, 2010 - 12:13am PT
I'm under the needle right now. Will be here for hours.

All across my upper back.

Starting with an abstract of the valley, nataraj in the sky, om shanti in Sanskrit and hanuman lurking in there somewhere.

Good thing I'm doped up. Ouch
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Sep 30, 2010 - 12:22am PT


Somebody sent this to me a couple of years ago. I don't know anything about it, other than that it's beautiful. I can't even remember who sent it to me.
nature

climber
Whereverland....
Sep 30, 2010 - 12:27am PT
Tina's work by the same person who is currently spearing me.
S.Leeper

Sport climber
Austin, Texas
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 30, 2010 - 01:01am PT
Nice, way to dig up an old thread!
Pass the Chongo, Chongo

Social climber
in cave
Sep 30, 2010 - 02:48am PT
Woah don't get Tina pregnant, the fruit may begin to turn!
Pass the Chongo, Chongo

Social climber
in cave
Sep 30, 2010 - 02:49am PT
Now that Sharma signature is GAY!
nature

climber
Whereverland....
Sep 30, 2010 - 03:30am PT
We're not worried about the fruit turning.

Yikes... almost 4 hours under the needles. many more to go.
S.Leeper

Sport climber
Austin, Texas
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 1, 2010 - 07:30pm PT
nature

climber
Whereverland....
Oct 2, 2010 - 09:06pm PT

name the place. Lol!
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Oct 2, 2010 - 09:27pm PT
I ain't disrespetin' you and what youse choose, but the 'Tat Lucille gave me on my left scapula is all I need. Old school, precambrian, k-spar, is my ink, and my gun!
drljefe

climber
Old Pueblo, AZ
Oct 3, 2010 - 12:47am PT
That's going to be quite a tattoo Nature.

For me, tattoo is like permanent postcards and don't have to be too well thought out or intricate to be special or memorable.

I never really considered a large piece, or really had the money or time to dedicate to one. Sure can admire them though.

I like sailor tattoos, but if I had the time and money I'd get a large realistic portrait of a majestic Jackalope with the Grand Teton in the background.

Don't go stealin my idea now!
hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Oct 3, 2010 - 02:39am PT
I wonder if the guy with the "I'M AWSOME" tat across most of his back had it spelled wrong on purpose. Seems unlikely. Another example of tats are forever. What do you think? H.
nature

climber
Whereverland....
Oct 3, 2010 - 06:31pm PT
yeah Jefe.... the time/money factor is pretty huge. Tina spent that last year healing and pealing.

I get the postcard concept. but I'm dating an artist and as we/she view this as body are, and I can afford it, I decided to go big.

I'll see Andra again in a week then see her twice in Hawaii. We start with color next (blues in the sky).
MisterE

Social climber
Bouncy Tiggerville
Oct 3, 2010 - 11:29pm PT
Here's Skip's backpiece, I love it:

nature

climber
Whereverland....
Oct 9, 2010 - 08:23pm PT
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Oct 9, 2010 - 10:41pm PT
a former had a nice antler upon here west 40 but now that i think about it , i only remember her and not the tu or the shapely behind? phuck the tu's... tu cliche yeast? touche!..rj
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Oct 9, 2010 - 10:48pm PT
Wait a minute Nature...who is spearing you...? the lady with the fruit? almost slipped by me...you go guy!..rj
nature

climber
Whereverland....
Oct 9, 2010 - 10:56pm PT
Fruit girl (tina) and I are getting tattoo work from the same person - Andra. I'm not spearing Andra... Fruit girl..... uh..... what's the question?

http://www.andraking.com
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Oct 9, 2010 - 11:04pm PT
Nurture...yeah , would have been nice... but it's all good...rj
nature

climber
Whereverland....
Oct 9, 2010 - 11:17pm PT
what would have been nice? fruit girl? needle girl? both?

rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Oct 9, 2010 - 11:48pm PT
Fruit girl....rj
nature

climber
Whereverland....
Oct 9, 2010 - 11:57pm PT
I got a second chance. didn't blow it.
drljefe

climber
Old Pueblo, AZ
Oct 10, 2010 - 11:57am PT
So I get home late from work and my gal's all pissed off.
"Where have you been?"

"I got a tattoo."

"WHAT? WHERE?"

"On my penis."

"WTF?!"

"Yeah, I got a hundred dollar bill tattooed on my penis."

"WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?!"

"Well", I say...
"First, I like to watch my money grow."
"Second, I like to play with my money."
"AND, next time you want to want to go shopping....


you can just stay home and
blow a hundred bucks."
nature

climber
Tuscon Again! India! India! Hawaii! LA?!?!
Jan 26, 2011 - 12:06pm PT

hossjulia

Social climber
Eastside
Jan 26, 2011 - 12:25pm PT
nice to see those coming along, thanks for the update.


(looks painful.)
ewto

Mountain climber
slOwHIO
Feb 17, 2011 - 07:05am PT
Nature... Your back piece is looking awesome. I finally got my first piece done yesterday. A bit cheesy... but I love it:

426

climber
Feb 17, 2011 - 08:30am PT
Captain...or Skully

climber
The Seas of Stone.
Feb 17, 2011 - 08:35am PT
Uh, Judged? I think "juge" is something else...
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Feb 17, 2011 - 08:52am PT
Here come the juge!
the kid

Trad climber
fayetteville, wv
Feb 17, 2011 - 09:21am PT

this was my last tattoo...
i am ready for another one..

nature

climber
Mysore, India
Feb 17, 2011 - 09:25am PT
Did ya get the tip of your elbow worked on?

nice work esto.

I should take a shot of my back now that it's had the final (for now) touches put on it.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Feb 17, 2011 - 09:32am PT
Beatrix Kiddo

Mountain climber
ColoRADo
Feb 24, 2011 - 11:23am PT
I just got this one last night. Ommmmmmm yeah!!!!!!




Disaster Master

Social climber
Born in So-Cal, left my soul in far Nor-Cal.
Feb 24, 2011 - 11:43am PT
S.Leeper

Social climber
Ft. Useless, Virginia
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 24, 2011 - 07:03pm PT
Some nice ink all!!
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Feb 24, 2011 - 11:30pm PT
My tattoos f*#kin rock!

Actually they're not that good, but they're mine.
S.Leeper

Social climber
Ft. Useless, Virginia
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 24, 2011 - 11:31pm PT
did you already post a pic?
S.Leeper

Social climber
Ft. Useless, Virginia
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 24, 2011 - 11:34pm PT
Nature, bad ass tat on your back!!
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Feb 25, 2011 - 12:25am PT
so why did Nature have Werner put on his back?
wildone

climber
Troy, MT
Feb 25, 2011 - 01:17am PT
Yeah, nature you should have it touched up to have a 1" swami around his ribs and a boombox in his hand. Or a chalkbag on the side.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Feb 25, 2011 - 09:23pm PT
Left- tattoo by reef
Right- 40's sailor tattoo ALOHA

I know, I'm well on my way to emulating Tucker.

Still considering the jackalope portrait.
S.Leeper

Social climber
Ft. Useless, Virginia
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 26, 2011 - 09:59pm PT
thems some messed up feet
MisterE

Social climber
MEEPMEEPmeepMEEP
Feb 26, 2011 - 10:03pm PT
Them's not messed up feet! Them's Hobbit's feets!

Look how stable those feets look...
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Feb 26, 2011 - 10:36pm PT

Ya think she's hinting for someone to eat fruit salad?
MisterE

Social climber
Cinderella Story, Outa Nowhere
Mar 14, 2011 - 06:04pm PT
82 Julia Roberts tattoos! Maybe just a couple more...
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
May 30, 2011 - 05:23pm PT
nature

climber
back in Tuscon Aridzona....
Nov 17, 2011 - 12:03am PT

http://andraking.com/
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Nov 17, 2011 - 08:59am PT
Pretty amazing tattoo work there nature.
Mine just look like I fell asleep on the funny pages.
Batrock

Trad climber
Burbank
Nov 17, 2011 - 10:42am PT
S.Leeper,
Is that Chris Sharmas signature on your arm?
nature

climber
Aridzona for now Denver.... here I come...
Feb 3, 2012 - 06:36pm PT
I get more ink in a week. I'll think I'll get dragon wings as a tramp stamp.
cintune

climber
Midvale School for the Gifted
Mar 21, 2012 - 04:29pm PT



http://fashionablygeek.com/approved-products/incredible-cyborg-arm-terminator-tattoo/
anonymous one

Big Wall climber
Jul 17, 2012 - 03:47pm PT

A perspective shot. . . . looking at Half Dome.
the kid

Trad climber
fayetteville, wv
Jul 17, 2012 - 05:34pm PT
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 17, 2012 - 06:13pm PT
definitely a climbing related tatt!

THE MAN
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Oct 19, 2012 - 01:28am PT
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/loom/science-tattoo-emporium/
mountainlion

Trad climber
California
Oct 19, 2012 - 06:27am PT
nice work nature!!
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 11, 2013 - 08:18pm PT
Pretty striking ink:
Some Random Guy

climber
The Long Slow Road To Nowhere...
Jul 11, 2013 - 09:01pm PT
in san francisco roxx is the shit!

http://2spirittattoo.com/
WyoRockMan

climber
Flank of the Bighorns
Jul 12, 2013 - 10:39am PT
Back when I was 17, my friend Josh had this great idea, "let's go get tattoos!", he then proceeded to tell me about a guy who could do it really cheap. Plus he wasn't real concerned with checking IDs. So off we went to get our first ink.
Greg was a sketchy ex-con with a body full of poorly done tattoos, but "MICHELLE" in giant Gothic letters across his neck really stood out amongst the rest. His "parlor" err trailer was even sketchier. Me being young and dumb and having a new subscription to Rock and Ice thought the little heal hook dude would be AWESOME on my shoulder. Anyway he sawed away on both of us and away we went happy as clams with our own sketchy half-assed tatoos.


Josh wanted to go back a few weeks later to get, Animal (from the muppets) playing drums. I said I'd pass on getting one, but would gladly tag along just to hear Greg's amusing hard time anecdotes. Greg answers the door, Josh looks at him and says, "Looks like you an Michelle broke up." I laughed, Greg didn't. Greg had a new black bar across his neck. Ha!



My little sister decided her calling was as a tattoo artist. I watched and encouraged her work for years, and then finally I agreed to a big piece from her. She drew up the concept we worked on as a testament to my lifelong relationship with geology. Here is the result:



A few months later I stumbled upon the link that Ed referenced above and submitted my photos and a brief story. I never heard anything back from Carl Zimmer, other than a canned "thanks for your submission" (not that I was looking for anything else.) Then last year I was perusing a book store and found Zimmer's book, "Science Ink" (http://www.amazon.com/Science-Ink-Tattoos-Obsessed/dp/1402783604).

Flipping through the pages I found this:


It hasn't made my sister famous, as we joke about, but it is a fun story for me and my boo.
kaholatingtong

Trad climber
Nevada City
Jul 12, 2013 - 11:50am PT
coming soon to a deltoid near me.
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 12, 2013 - 04:55pm PT
looks good, what does the crest signify?
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 12, 2013 - 04:57pm PT
Wyorockman, what a great tat! and coming from your sis makes it that much more sweet!
kaholatingtong

Trad climber
Nevada City
Jul 12, 2013 - 06:49pm PT
that i am a mccoy ( mackay ) and it is both good, bad, and something in between. and perhaps ironic having strong hand branded on my arm with all the titanium in it.
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 12, 2013 - 11:32pm PT
I thought this was a good idea for a tattoo

nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Jul 12, 2013 - 11:56pm PT
I guess I never did post the final piece....
Gerg

Trad climber
Calgary
Jul 13, 2013 - 12:31am PT
cbr

Ice climber
Jul 13, 2013 - 07:03am PT
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Jul 13, 2013 - 08:32am PT
I hate tattos, if you're asking
TWP

Trad climber
Mancos, CO
Jul 14, 2013 - 01:42am PT
I hate tattoos too.

I will forever associate tattoos with the first American I saw sporting one: Loris Lee McVey. I meet him at his arraignment on a charge of assault on his fellow death row inmate. I was his court appointed attorney. He was on death row for killing a fellow Hell's Angel he killed over a few motorcycle parts Loris thought the "victim" had stolen from him. He got convicted because he confessed this crime to his girlfriend. I guess he thought this increased his sex appeal? He told me about another girlfriend of his -"Dirty Nancy" - who during a notorious Hell's Angel's shoot-out had been injudicious and stood the better to yell at the cops. Loris's distress arose because this behavior made it easy for the cops to ID her, and she in turn dropped the dime on him.

Loris's tattoo was a real thing of beauty. I asked him about it. He said he did it to himself, looking into a mirror, while in prison. It was a giant scorpion on the back of his hand as big as a gorilla's with lots of rich colors. Loris had an unusual physic in many ways. Short but with a girth of easily 60 inches around both waist and chest, with thick arms, massive hands. He had a seriously undershot jaw bite, so large that it was ever-present. The same day saw his half-brother. Larry and Loris obviously did not have the same father. Larry was as small, jaunt and sinewy as Loris was a barrel from head to toe. Loris and Larry who co-occupants of death row, with a common mother. Loris and Larry were both charged with assaulting another death row inmate during exercise release.

So how did the fight occur? Weren't inmates released into separate runs? Yes, they were. But the separation was a climbable chain link and guards looked the other way if an inmate "voluntarily" climbed his own fence to get into some else's cage. Indeed the brothers had encouraged the "victim" to join them in one cell to play - then stuck him with a shank, intentionally inflicting (I am sure) only non-lethal wounds.

Loris did not want to cop a plea to the beef I was assigned to defend (it carried a mandatory 25-year sentence that would not even begin until he was paroled on every other charge against him, and of course, he already had a murder conviction and death sentence (which was never carried out though Loris didn't want to miss out on this last chance to get out of death row and into a courtroom where he would see real, live women! Once this logic was explained to me, I fully understood that I would be employed by the State of Arizona for a trial that might easily take two or three days if every played their cards right. The Judge was a good sport who had seen it all; the prosecutor took no umbrage at the death row inmates refusal to plea; he had assumed that would be the case all the long.

Since Loris was convicted and received the mandatory 25-year sentence, he was entitled as a matter of right to appeal his conviction to the Arizona Supreme Court. Yes, guessed it; I had to take the appeal with a straight face and "do my best."

Realizing what Loris wanted was as much time in court and out of death row as possible, and wanting to cover my butt, I had filed a motion to suppress Loris's confession of guilty for the subject assault. Loris told me (an no one ever denied and disbelieved him) that once the assault "went down", the prison administration told me would be held '"in the hole" until he confessed. You might have thought as a civilian that his confession was not needed. Oh, but it was. The "victim" was a fellow inhabitant on death row; at trial he refused to testify (because of the prison code of silence and the State had nothing to offer him; he was already on death row. The confession would be good for the jury to hear at the trial. Juries love confessions. In the average juror's mind, a confession is "the best evidence" - for surely no one would ever confess to a crime unless they are guilty and surely LEO's never do anything coercive, cunning, conniving, rough, tough, duplicitous or nasty in this post-Miranda world run by faint hearted, limp wristed, and ultra-liberal judges who love nothing better than to let criminal off on technicalities!

So I put Loris on the stand to tell the Judge (and later the jury) why his confession was "involuntary."

He explained the horrid reality of lost privileges so long as he was confined "to the hole" and not just death row! No dessert! No dessert in the hole; but everyday on death row. Why shouldn't he confess under that kind of pressure? The jury didn't buy it; or did the Arizona Supreme Court when I presented the involuntary confession as grounds for a new trial. The old coots on the Court treated me just fine; no sign of distain or lack of respect for my zealous advocacy. And they approved my fee application in full.

His defense makes more sense to me now, as a mature man, after living with my Mother who refused to eat anything but chocolate ice cream the last two years of her life (though she knew it would hasten her death) and a wife who can't quit eating premium Chocolate Ice Cream as often as possible though she abhors weighing more than 103 pounds. And wife is a very intelligent woman and highly trained professional.

So I say, we need more posters to show us OLD TATTOOs. Show me what they look like after 5 years, 10 years, 25 years.

The tattoo fad will pass. And when it does, if I ever need a new profession, I will set up shop as a tattoo removal artist. Not much licensing required to put those bad boys on; how much more fun to be paid serious bread by ex-nare-do-wells once they've grown up. The "you can't believe how stupid I was to get my tattoo" stories will be fodder for a best seller. Then I will re-retire as a successful author.
kaholatingtong

Trad climber
Nevada City
Jul 14, 2013 - 02:05am PT
The tattoo fad will pass.
if you honestly think this aspect of body art and self expression IS a fad and will die then... I will have to disagree with you. cool stories though.
TWP

Trad climber
Mancos, CO
Jul 14, 2013 - 11:08pm PT
Yes, the fad will pass. That's what popular culture is all about - change, being different. Tattoos are so ubiquitous nowadays, their popularity can only go into decline. Tattooing the body as a human behavior will persist forever; it's popularity in this culture will pass. Soon. Whatever is hot today within the youth counter culture and "cool" has to change rapidly, about every ten years.
Mtnmun

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Jul 15, 2013 - 12:31am PT
Great story TWP....thanks for posting.
MisterE

Social climber
Jul 15, 2013 - 12:49am PT
TWP

Trad climber
Mancos, CO
Jul 15, 2013 - 08:01pm PT
Mr E.

Thanks for posting the definitive proof of what I said,

"Tattoos are so ubiquitous nowadays, their popularity can only go into decline."

Yes, the fad is over since the "FATS are the ones getting the tats."

And those tattoos are on display at McDonald's in the "Yes, I will f*#k if you buy me a drink" body zone, per the map posted far above by Tami.

jiff

Ice climber
colorado
Jul 17, 2013 - 11:49pm PT
tatts are so 80's
kaholatingtong

Trad climber
Nevada City
Jul 18, 2013 - 12:41am PT
and anyone caught wearing one should seriously re consider their temporal alignment. What if i was to say that generalizing about and projecting on, and just general dislike of tattoos is a cultural generational semi specific fad and that I believe it too, will eventually die off? just saying.
the kid

Trad climber
fayetteville, wv
Aug 17, 2013 - 09:28am PT
my newest piece..


I will finish this sleeve with Black Sabbath, RUSH and Pink Floyd. These are my 4 favorite bands. I'll post when it is finished.
Kurt

WyoRockMan

climber
Flank of the Big Horns
Sep 12, 2013 - 01:55pm PT
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 12, 2013 - 05:21pm PT
great tatts, fad or not..

me, i'm too chicken sh!t to go under the needle.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Sep 12, 2013 - 07:33pm PT
Kurt, that Zep piece is rad. Keep em coming. The question is: what are we gunna do about this climbing fad?? It's should pass soon I suspect.

That photo above with the old dudes is classic!
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 12, 2013 - 08:00pm PT
well put Charles.
hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Sep 15, 2013 - 02:36am PT
Did it myself. Climbing related, too.

Advantage: Not permanent.
Disadvantage: Painful.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Sep 15, 2013 - 09:23am PT
Wait, you posted a thread about ink, and you don't even have any?

You're a tattoo tourist?

Super lame, needles scare you? Pull up your man pants, you're making yourself look weak.

McHale's Navy

Trad climber
From Panorama City, CA
Oct 26, 2013 - 05:57pm PT
I got this 2 weeks ago in Bishop at Gypsy King via Chris Witty. For many years I have told myself that if I ever did get a tattoo it would be a Baby Angle. Not sure why an angle but I think I just miss pounding on steel a little. I think Don Lauria even mentions Dennis Hennek taking a swing at a baby angle and missing and hitting a finger instead in 'Dihedral Diary'.

The photo is of my right shoulder photographed in a mirror. There is some 'irony' to this in that I have a separated right shoulder from 13 years ago I did not have fixed. The other irony is that I broke my right ankle pretty badly at Alabama Hills a week after getting the tattoo. Now I will have steel in my right lower leg and ankle! I did not see that coming. I'm feeling pretty jazzed in spite of it. I've tried to go back in time and reverse it but have conceded to just moving on. Damn the torpedos!
Don Lauria

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Nov 9, 2013 - 04:57pm PT
No, actually it was MY knee I hit.
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
From Panorama City, CA
Nov 9, 2013 - 05:09pm PT
Nice! I thought I had the story memorized. :>)
adatesman

climber
philadelphia, pa
Dec 25, 2013 - 07:49pm PT
Bump to say that I've never had anything to contribute to this thread until now, and while discussing tattoos with wife's cousin's girlfriend's plan for a floral sleeve I mentioned this thread and brought it up, only to hear she's met the guy in the 4th post. Not sure what to make of that other than surprise given the Cali-centric nature of ST and us being on the East Coast, but cousin and her seem to get along really well so am supportive of the relationship.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 31, 2014 - 04:03pm PT
Bump for weird tats!
[Click to View YouTube Video]Tats what ROCK!
MisterE

Gym climber
Bishop, CA
Dec 28, 2014 - 09:34pm PT
Awkward-at-Christmas bump.

BrandonAdams

Big Wall climber
Oakhurst, CA
Dec 28, 2014 - 10:17pm PT

My newest tattoo
Flip Flop

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
Dec 28, 2014 - 10:35pm PT
Dude,
You're knocking it out of the park with the bathroom selfie. How often will you shave your tit.

Bunch a joiners if you ask me.

I only like tattoos on girls because dumb and crazy is a sexy combination.
BrandonAdams

Big Wall climber
Oakhurst, CA
Dec 29, 2014 - 10:39am PT
In my experience here, 90% of SuperTopo users seem to be either posers or chickenshit aholes.

You sir, seem to be the latter.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Dec 29, 2014 - 11:52am PT
Buncha dudes need to go rub one out.

Flip Flop

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
Dec 29, 2014 - 12:05pm PT
I'm more of a dickhead than an as#@&%e. But I feel you. It was a dick thing to say and I'm sorry. I think that I'm funny. Now I think that you're funny, too.
You definitely shouldn't giveaf*#k what I say. But, honestly bro, really? It's just so bathroom selfie. That's what poser means, remember. And the manscaping is hella confusing. Otherwise, rock on with your bad self. Keep laughing because climbers are crazy as hell.

Whassup Jebus, still the funniest dude around, I see. I'm actually laughing out loud.
LearningTrad

Trad climber
Dec 29, 2014 - 12:08pm PT
Hey flop.

Tattoo looks fairly fresh. Considered thou, that perhaps it's growing back in after the needed shave for installation?
Flip Flop

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
Dec 29, 2014 - 12:14pm PT
I didn't and that's a reasonable explanation. Again, my humour isn't for everybody.I've got some kind of Tourette's or something. Like Shadenfreude only dark. Still Chickenshit Ahole sounds like top 10% to me, I'll take it.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Dec 29, 2014 - 01:00pm PT
Damn dude you take it to the next level.
I was merely suggesting a few of you go rough the passer and relax.
If you want company, that's your gig,

New tattoo idea for you kooks
"I'm a dickhead on supertopo"
Just make sure the spell correctly, that could be embarrassing.
SicMic

climber
across the street from Marshall
Dec 29, 2014 - 04:20pm PT


Long story short... covering a climbing-related scar. Seemed appropriate at the time.
Roots

Mountain climber
Tustin, CA
Dec 29, 2014 - 04:52pm PT
We had matching rings done for our wedding bands in 1998. This pic is from 2008.

We wanted to avoid having to take rings off while climbing:

Michelle

Social climber
1187 Hunterwasser
Dec 30, 2014 - 06:11pm PT

Rib shots, not fun
TWP

Trad climber
Mancos, CO & Bend, OR
Feb 28, 2015 - 11:02am PT
Washed out nature of tattoo of infinity symbols posted two above shows how wonderful tattoos like with a little aging. Not! Maybe infinity doesn't last any longer than the tattoo.
swollenknuckle

climber
moab, utah
Feb 28, 2015 - 07:31pm PT
this just in

climber
Justin Ross from North Fork
Dec 22, 2015 - 09:35am PT
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Aug 1, 2016 - 01:06pm PT


:-)
mooch

Trad climber
Old Climbers' Home (Adopted)
Nov 14, 2016 - 02:25pm PT
DM88T

climber
San Dimas CA 3.11 X
Nov 14, 2016 - 04:53pm PT
Roots and spouse,

Those bands Rock.
TWP

Trad climber
Mancos, CO & Bend, OR
Jan 11, 2017 - 06:30pm PT
The Economist magazine thought tattoos merited a special feature!

The 2016 "Holiday Double Issue" includes a "Holiday Special" (complete with slideshow) about "Prison Tattoos" that "investigates what inferences about a life of crime it might be possible to draw from different types, and numbers of tattoos."

http://www.economist.com/news/christmas-specials/21712032-what-can-be-learned-prisoners-tattoos-statistical-analysis-art

Using data on 100,000 inmates from the Florida Department of Corrections, the Economist studied the relationship between tattoos (by presence, bodily location, type, content etc.) and types of crime (murder, assault, theft, robbery and drugs).

The article also dealt with the strong correlation whether a inmate had a tattoo and recidivism. The effect was "especially pronounced for those with tattoos on the hands and face."

Tattoos may seem on the verge of becoming "Mainstream." Their roots lie with societal losers: prisoners, gang members. They have been adopted rather mindlessly as "cool" by rebels without a cause, hipsters, celebrities and posers.

Now I want to know: Do a majority of voters WITH tattoos support Donald Trump?

Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Feb 14, 2019 - 02:37am PT
I try hard to appreciate ink,
its not my choice but I have lots of friends who have 3 pieces or more. all marks of dedication that span some 30 years.
but bad ink is Gwad icky, I've been watching Billy Strings video's
He has a full eagle on his chest, the beak just at the collar-line.
 last night he was sporting more new ink.
Bracelets & some sorta mismatched forearm shields. I was sitting ten feet away, kind of a shame, Three weeks ago he could still wear a T-Shirt & play at children's zoos `n stuff,


[Click to View YouTube Video]
Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Feb 14, 2019 - 10:24pm PT
^^^Your best luck is to turn those EBTs at your local Korean Mini-Market. Of course those bastards will burn you for 30% in fees but what else you gonna do right? Suck it up, take the cash and go to your ink slinger and ask for monthly payments.
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Feb 15, 2019 - 01:05am PT

National record holder (age/weight class) USAPA.

Bench 207 Squat 248 Dead Lift 335 Total 790

Age 62

Don't tell her I posted this here or I'll have to out-run her again...
originalpmac

Mountain climber
Timbers of Fennario
Feb 15, 2019 - 01:33pm PT
TWP, your hating on tattoos is hilarious. Lighten up dude. Its 2019, not everyone with a tattoo is a convict. And the roots of tattooing goes waaayyy further back then prisoners and criminals. Hell, Otxi the Iceman had a tattoo. He died some 6 thousand years ago.
The old question I've heard a number of times, "What'll you tell your grandkids when you get old and they ask about them? That's easy. "I'm going to go upstairs and bang your grandma."

That being said what kind of sick person would get a tattoo of a woman scrubbing a pig?
Me, that's who.

I was going for Sailor Jerry style pin up girl, but all southern and white trashy. The artist was like, "Dude, I can work with you on this!"


originalpmac

Mountain climber
Timbers of Fennario
May 10, 2019 - 07:05pm PT

Fresh ink! My son just turned one.
NutAgain!

Trad climber
https://nutagain.org
May 11, 2019 - 08:55am PT
^^^ I'm a geek! I looked at that and thought "wow, he really likes his job"... I saw JSON - javascript object notation.
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