Fencing-related tattoos?

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  1. Foiled in Seattle

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    What is it? Where is it? When did you get it? What on earth were you thinking?

    If you don't have a fencing-related tattoo, have you ever seen one?
     
  2. KShan5[PrFC]

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    I'm gonna guess no matter what it is and no matter where it is, it's a fencing tattoo, so probably not that cool.
     
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  3. Superscribe

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    I've often though about getting a tattoo of a sword hilt in my inguinal (lookit up) area. Basically if I've got my shirt off, it'll look like i have a sword in my pants. I've gotten dangerously to getting this done.
    :dunce:
     
  4. Lady Quindecim

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    and now, prey tell, for the final tidbit: What on earth were you thinking?
     
  5. Peach

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    A small sabre on my shoulderblade, because I'm entitled to it. I've had it for a few years now. I keep forgetting I have it because I can't see it, so when people react it startles me.
     
  6. FreshPrinceofEWU

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    One of the coaches at my club has a fleching fencer on his inner arm. It's pretty badass. He lurks here sometimes, maybe he'll show it off.
     
  7. Jvanhousen

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    At the start of our sectionals years ago we were getting ready to head to our strips and noticed a guy getting dressed w/ a large, detailed, colored hand-sized tat of his competitive fencing club's insignia on his upper arm. We thought 'wow, a die hard fencer'.
    Then he asked us what we were doing putting that weight thingy on the end of our foils.
     
  8. Cookeit

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    I have a body-cord tattoo running from my wrist, up my arm, down my side, ending in my butt crack.
     
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  9. oiuyt

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    I know someone who had an artist friend custom design a tattoo for her.

    He later decided he liked the design so much that he converted it into the logo for the club where he coached at the time.

    -B
     
  10. MHS Fencer

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    Well, if we're talking fencing-related, a friend of mine has the Olympic rings on his shoulder blade, which he got after competing in the modern pentathlon event - not quite the same, but close enough for me.
     
  11. Nolano

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    I know a guy who has a rapier tatooed on his arm, with the words "in ferro veritas" around it. It's pretty awesome.
     
  12. Guerre

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    Strongly considering getting the following on weapon shoulder: Strain-Stress curve (an engineering chart that shows the amount of stretching a material undergoes, one of steel would look parabolic at an angle much like a foil that has just bent from impact) with a foil grip at the intersection of the graph so that it overlays the output of the graph with the bent foil blade. The culmination of 4 years of spending all of my time on fencing rather than on schoolwork and one very boring finite element analysis class.
     
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  13. Cookeit

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    Ahh, I have my finite final on Monday.
    Hardest math class evAR!
     
  14. Purple Fencer

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    Freewind is the most heavily tattooed fencer anyone on this board has ever met....but he had no fencing-related tats last I knew.
     
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    I knew a guy who had a somewhat common chinese style dragon on his arm, but it was holding a saber!!

    My impression was that he later regretted getting the tattoo, and I don't even know if he continued fencing beyond a couple of years...
     
  17. Inquartata

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    No tattoo is either "cool" or "awesome". I'll grant you sad, but no more! :blah:
     
  18. Purple Fencer

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    I happen to like mine a lot...'course, it's a memorial tat to one of my cats, but it DID provide a last bit of healing....12 years after she died.

    Mine -- she's the M in H.O.M. (stands for Home of Mischief) [​IMG]

    My wife's....fairly awesome if I do say so! [​IMG]
     
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  19. Inquartata

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    I will NOT quote Mencken,
    I will NOT quote Mencken,
    I will NOT quote Mencken... ;)
     
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