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Offline gorlith

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Brewing Tattoo?
« on: August 23, 2010, 09:32:26 AM »
Hi Guys, I currently have one tattoo ( a valknut with the Norse runes around it) and am starting to think about my next one. I don't get a lot of tattoos, it took me 6 years of thinking it over before I got my first. I think over the years brewing has become an important and happy aspect of my life worth capturing in some way as a tattoo, but I am having trouble conceptualizing what it could look like. I don't want something obnoxious like a huge tankard of ale or anything like that. I was thinking something along the lines of the AHA logo but without the letters maybe, not sure. Have any of you ever seen any good brew/brewing related tattoos?

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Re: Brewing Tattoo?
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2010, 10:20:20 AM »
I think you should get Charlie Papzian's face across your back, as big as possible with the letters "RDWHAHB" arched over his head. That would look awesome!
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Re: Brewing Tattoo?
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2010, 10:27:24 AM »
Lol, Charlie with the glass of beer and the tilted head.

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Re: Brewing Tattoo?
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2010, 11:43:52 AM »
I think a stylized hop cone/bine would look good. Take a gander at this label designed by a tattoo artist:

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Re: Brewing Tattoo?
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2010, 12:52:56 PM »
A friend of mine has a big hopcone on one shoulder, with bines around it.  I've never taken a really good look at it, but from what I've seen it looks pretty cool.
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Re: Brewing Tattoo?
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2010, 01:45:14 PM »
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Re: Brewing Tattoo?
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2010, 01:46:32 PM »
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!
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Re: Brewing Tattoo?
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2010, 01:48:17 PM »
A friend of mine has a big hopcone on one shoulder, with bines around it.  I've never taken a really good look at it, but from what I've seen it looks pretty cool.
I've seen her too.  It's not polite to stare.
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Re: Brewing Tattoo?
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2010, 01:53:34 PM »
I've actually always wanted a tattoo of Tattoo.
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Re: Brewing Tattoo?
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2010, 04:14:55 PM »
I was thinking of getting a hop vine tramp stamp.
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Re: Brewing Tattoo?
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2010, 08:43:41 PM »
I was thinking of getting a hop vine tramp stamp.

I saw a guy at a phish show once who had the word "beer" tattooed across his lower back in gothic lettering.

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Re: Brewing Tattoo?
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2010, 09:13:45 PM »
Gothic RDWHAHB across the stomach gangbanger style.   :o

I like the hop-bine. It's what first came to mind.
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Re: Brewing Tattoo?
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2010, 09:25:23 PM »
http://www.40cozy.com/beer/beer-tattoos-good-bad-fugly/

Like any tattoo site, it might not be safe for work viewing . . .
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Re: Brewing Tattoo?
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2010, 03:26:58 AM »
http://www.40cozy.com/beer/beer-tattoos-good-bad-fugly/

Like any tattoo site, it might not be safe for work viewing . . .

Wow, there are a couple of decent ones there, but it is amazing some of the s*** people will put on their bodies.
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Re: Brewing Tattoo?
« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2010, 11:04:39 AM »
Hop bine wrapped around your bicept?  or how bout that tatoo of Charlie on your back with a hop bine wrapped around his head like the crown of thorns on Jesus?! with the gangbanger style RDWHAHB gangbanger style below him?!
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