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Old 08-07-2017, 09:56   #91
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Re: Nautical Tattoo Thread

I use to know a guy in the navy years ago that had a a popular cartoon rabbit tat on his protruding belly with it's ashole being his belly button. He regretted it!
Quite often, if he had his shirt off, headed for the shower or whatever, people would stick their finger in his belly button. The thing was always reddish and it got so he'd keep his shirt on until he was ready to put on another.

We were in Vietnam, on a boat, parked offshore, so it was common to be without a shirt in the evening hours. Similar to this but a better tat......


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Old 08-07-2017, 11:09   #92
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I had these 2 done in my late 50's. My first and only tattoos so far. The one with the boat and giant squid is my design idea using a picture of my fishing boat. Local to me tattoo artist digitized the boat and drew in the "kraken". The steering wheel was from a photo taken of the actual wheel from that same boat. I may eventually expand on the boa/kraken across the back but so far havenít come up with anything that really speaks to me.
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Old 08-07-2017, 12:46   #93
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Maybe a tattoo across my forehead that says Starboard!.....for crowded places.
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I had these 2 done in my late 50's. My first and only tattoos so far. The one with the boat and giant squid is my design idea using a picture of my fishing boat. Local to me tattoo artist digitized the boat and drew in the "kraken". The steering wheel was from a photo taken of the actual wheel from that same boat. I may eventually expand on the boa/kraken across the back but so far havenít come up with anything that really speaks to me.
Oh, they look amazing! I really like their design, I'm thinking about making smth similiar for a long time, however I'm still not ready for covering my body with permanent images...
Btw, how much did they cost and how much time you needed to make them? I heard that such big tattoos are made not during one session but in several steps on different days
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I use to know a guy in the navy years ago that had a a popular cartoon rabbit tat on his protruding belly with it's ashole being his belly button. He regretted it!
Quite often, if he had his shirt off, headed for the shower or whatever, people would stick their finger in his belly button. The thing was always reddish and it got so he'd keep his shirt on until he was ready to put on another.

We were in Vietnam, on a boat, parked offshore, so it was common to be without a shirt in the evening hours. Similar to this but a better tat......


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That guy must really love beer. Stretch marks galore !
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Re: Nautical Tattoo Thread

What cracks me up is it is a 'Nautical Tattoo Thread' and then all the 'Oh, I wouldn't mark my body Nay Sayers' jump on and say they are a stupid idea. Key board warriors everyone of them.
How about you start your own thread 'Judgemental not Tattoo owners, then those that are Inked will most likely just leave you to your own narrow distorted views. Tattoos are not for everyone just like every one has a view on Catamarans, Monohulls, Ketch's, Day sailors or Square riggers.

For those that posted their Tattoos... Well done !
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I got a tat and add on.

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