Any gun related tattoos out there?

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    I want to get a full body tatoo of myself...only a little taller and better looking.

    No offense to anyone, but my problem with getting a tattoo, is that tastes tend to change over the years. Stomething that I would have loved 10 years ago, I could care less about today. I am sure that will probably be the case 20 years from now. The other thing is, phrases and symbols that were completely innocent a few years ago, may have completely different meanings today. For instance, it hasn't been too many decades since gay meant happy. In the 80's rainbows didn't mean anything, they were just a popular design. Before Nazis came to power the swastica was a hindu good luck symbol, and the car company we know as Jaguar was known as "SS". Those aren't very good examples but I can see some of today being adopted by some gang, or undesirable group.

    Once again, I am not trying to offend anyone, and I am sure that most anyone on here getting a tattoo would be very careful in their selections. Having said that, you never know



    If they had some that were permanent, yet easily removable, then I might go for it.

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    Before Nazis came to power the swastica was a hindu good luck symbol
    True, swastikas are still used in Hindu religion, throughout India and Nepal you will see swastikas on buildings, especially over doorways. The Native Americans also used swastika symbols. Even Coca-Cola used swastikas.

    LINK to pictures of swastikas.






    What I predict with many of todays tattoos is the owner/wearer of kanji will regret having the wrong character indelibly added to their body for life. Many people get tattooed with Chinese/Japanese characters and don't realize that a simple mistake can make the whole meaning very different.

    Check out some of these monstrosities. LINK to bad tattoos

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoodSamaritan View Post
    Stomething that I would have loved 10 years ago, I could care less about today. I am sure that will probably be the case 20 years from now.
    This is my fear. I started designing my tattoo almost four years ago and it's always changing because, well, I'm always changing. There is only one element of the tattoo that has never changed and I think it's safe to say it never will and I'm pretty confident that I will still love it in 20 years.

    I think there are certain things that are "safe" to get tattooed, such as your branch of service. I mean, the military has been around as long as the United States has been in existence and those symbols haven't changed for decades.

    Though some people might not understand (like the gal who asked my husband what "yousmeck" stood for when she was phonetically reading his USMC tattoo) but the symbol of the United States Marine Corps or it's Acronym is not going to go away any time soon... At least not until we get another president who thinks we overspend on our military.

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    I've thought about a tattoo but have never gotten one. Basically agree with those above, I've never seen anything that I want on my body when I'm 88. And yes, I'm in the Navy and I've been overseas and drunk once or twice, or so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdlv4_0 View Post
    I'm starting to see a trend with drunk servicemen getting tattoos, WAS I THE ONLY ONE THAT WAS SOBER?
    Perhaps the only one that was sober but not the only one without a tat.
    There were times I don't remember getting back to the barracks but never any ink.

    I've thought of a black and white tiger with blue eyes or a very colorful dragon, maybe a paw tiger draped over my shoulder or the dragons tail curled around my arm.

    Kind of glad I didn't do it though
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    My first enlistment was anything but sober and my second enlistment I had made some major changes in my life and stayed stone cold sober. No tats though I vaguely remember coming close. Now at 47 I still consider it but have held off. One reason is that I travel in the south pacific from time to time and hope to make it permanent one day. In some areas ink is fine and in others it marks you as a trouble maker and possible undesireable. Their values, not mine! Being a palangi I could get away with it as a visitor for a bit but it could cost me if trying to become a resident expat. So for now I think I'll be staying ink free. Otherwise it would be something with a Samoan or Tongan flavor......
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    I've seriously considered it.

    I've considered getting the serial number of my M4 on my left arm and the same for the M240B on the right arm. Not that I'll ever forget them.

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    And don't go Shooting You Arse Off (Play On Words yuk yuk ) About It Being To Spicy - I Cropped a lot Visible BUM off of this pic before I posted it.

    It is BODY ART.

    BTW: Gary Brommeland is Tattooing matching holsters for her.


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    These tattoos bug me. Why are they not "cocked and locked"?!?! In the images where there are 2 guns, I just love the fact that both are the same side of the gun just inverted.

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    Thats one way to have a shower gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sig P239 View Post
    Being 19 years old, just out of boot camp and drunk in San Diego isn't any better for you if you are trying to stay tattoo free.

    Mine is a big anchor with USN written across it. Looks very similar to the anchor insignia that Chief Petty Officers have on their hats and collar devices. Which kind of sucks as I never made it to Chief, just to 1st class P.O. before I got hurt and medically discharged.
    My dad was in the Navy and got his ink in San Diego too! He's alot older than you (71) and I can still remember when I first asked him about it.

    I asked him why he had a tattoo (I think I was around 6 or 7). He told me that he was in the Navy and he had to have one. I asked why he "HAD" to have one. He said if you didn't get one, you got threw overboard in shark infested waters and had to swim home! He also said that every tattoo has a story.

    His tattoo's story is...He got it at "Painless Ned's" just before they set sail in 1956. It's a dove with an olive branch in it's mouth, and below it says "To Hell With The Japs!"

    I think that's a famous quote from FDR, right?

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    My tats are almost 30 years old (1978), I have two from the Navy days an Eagle and American with USN under it on one arm and a Heart with Mom on it on the other.

    My daughter wants us to get matching tats, a .45 bullet with each others name on it, for her birthday next month. I haven't decided yet.

    Other than that, no guns.
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    She went through a lot of unnecessary ouches to get those front slide serrations put on there. haha



    "My daughter wants us to get matching tats, a .45 bullet with each others name on it, for her birthday next month. I haven't decided yet."

    My Wife said she has a bullet with my name on it. I wonder what she meant by that.

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    I was thinking the same thing about those decocked .45s. Just shows they really aren't as gun savvy as they think. I told my wife if I ever got sentenced to prison I was going to get a DO NOT ENTER sign strategically tatooed. Other than that, I don't see me getting inked.
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