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Old     (braap)      Join Date: Mar 2004       02-13-2005, 6:57 PM Reply   
How many wakeboarders out there have tattoos? Are tattoos going to take over in the wake world like it has done in Moto X freestyle?
Old     (mango)      Join Date: Mar 2004       02-13-2005, 7:09 PM Reply   
tattoo take over? I don't think so mang
Old    wickedwake            02-13-2005, 7:21 PM Reply   
I doubt it, no one I ride with have tatoo's. Nothing wrong with them, just dont see many at the lake
Old    walt            02-13-2005, 7:27 PM Reply   
I've got a few and a lot of the people I ride with have them too but I really don't think it's a wakeboarding thing though.
Old    michaelvinczii            02-13-2005, 7:32 PM Reply   
depends on the area of the country. you drive through canyon lake or lake elsinore and everyone has sleeves, personally i have 5 now and will keep goign with them, im only 20 .... many of my friends have tats as well. its just a personal style if you like them you do if not then you dont no big deal, but i see many boarders in the future having them... look at The Vandall or Ricky G. both have some bad ass artwork done on them.
Old     (greenthumb)      Join Date: Mar 2004       02-14-2005, 7:25 AM Reply   
I have one on my leg, didn't do it for wakeboarding, did it because I had my heart set on it for years.
Old     (greenpinky)      Join Date: Apr 2004       02-14-2005, 7:38 AM Reply   
No way, you did it because I got one about a month earlier! Wuss a$$.
Old     (greenthumb)      Join Date: Mar 2004       02-14-2005, 8:13 AM Reply   
HAHAHAHAHA, let me ask you where you got your artwork from? I will give everyone a hint....Maibu Boats.....that's a pretty good hint!
Old     (oulaxster25)      Join Date: Feb 2004       02-14-2005, 8:34 AM Reply   
I have two right now. Looking to get my third in a few weeks. As far as it taking over doubt it, people wont go out and get tattoos just because they wakeboard.
Old     (p1emt)      Join Date: Sep 2004       02-14-2005, 9:59 AM Reply   
I have 5 now and I will be geting 5 more !!!

Nothing to do with wakeboarding

Old     (cocheese)      Join Date: Jul 2004       02-14-2005, 10:43 AM Reply   
I work in a tattoo parlor and no one has ever come in and said that I want a tattoo because a famous wakeboarder or motorcross rider has one. Most people who get tattoos, get them for a reason and not a person.
Old     (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       02-14-2005, 10:51 AM Reply   
I have one that I got when I was 18 & had planned on never getting another one. But my closest friends passed away & I feel the need to get soemthing to remember him by. That's what it's about, an external expression of an internal feeling. Tat's are fun and can be incredibly beautiful. Have fun with it.
Old     (ttrigo)      Join Date: Dec 2004       02-14-2005, 11:00 AM Reply   
i have 11 or 12. will always be getting more. nothing to do with wakeboarding, but have always dug them.
Old    michaelvinczii            02-14-2005, 11:19 AM Reply   
i second that thomas, its all a personal style and if you have it or not...will continue to get tats as long as there are memorable moments in my life.
Old     (evil_e)      Join Date: May 2004       02-14-2005, 11:59 AM Reply   
I've got 8 of 'em and none of them have anything to do with wakeboarding
Old     (the_love_muscle)      Join Date: Mar 2004       02-14-2005, 2:28 PM Reply   
I have some, but I started getting them before I started wakeboarding. Although, one definitely has to do with it.
Old     (ladythump)      Join Date: Jul 2004       02-14-2005, 2:33 PM Reply   
I have two and they're both nautical but not necessarily wakeboard. My ankle has an anchor with a rose wrapped around it... and my bottom mid-back has the symbol for water.
Old     (ladythump)      Join Date: Jul 2004       02-14-2005, 2:34 PM Reply   
That's a definite wakeboard tat! Way cool!
Old     (ladythump)      Join Date: Jul 2004       02-14-2005, 2:34 PM Reply   
Post some pics of tats please!
Old     (zride)      Join Date: May 2001       02-14-2005, 2:34 PM Reply   
got a couple.. They are cool but dont think its going to take over.
Old     (toolfan)      Join Date: Jul 2003       02-14-2005, 2:36 PM Reply   
i got a spare tire tattooed around my waste. im trying to get it removed though.
Old     (whitewookie)      Join Date: Jul 2004       02-14-2005, 2:38 PM Reply   
I'm thinking of getting a full body tattoo of myself, only 3" taller.
Old     (toolfan)      Join Date: Jul 2003       02-14-2005, 2:40 PM Reply   
same here, but more muscular.
Old     (three6ty)      Join Date: Feb 2004       02-14-2005, 2:55 PM Reply   
You should have had the rope coming out of your ARSE!!!!!!!
Old     (ttrigo)      Join Date: Dec 2004       02-14-2005, 3:22 PM Reply   
that is pretty cool. where did you get the design from. any particular rider??? just curious.
Old     (braap)      Join Date: Mar 2004       02-14-2005, 5:27 PM Reply   
Thats a tight tattoo Russell. I have 2 right now a arm band and a eagle like the Trans Am logo. I want to get waves or something but I don't want to copy billabongs logo. or waves or something cool. Any ideas would be great..
Old     (thane_dogg)      Join Date: Jun 2002       02-14-2005, 5:43 PM Reply   

Old     (gunz)      Join Date: Sep 2001       02-14-2005, 7:17 PM Reply   
Walt has one with the mask on the premier I believe.I have several,none of which have anything to do with wakin.

Thane is correct.
Old    crazycooter            02-14-2005, 9:48 PM Reply   
wow thats a neat tat, id get one but my skin is too wrinkly, haha, thats what happens when your old like i am.
Old    logan_adams            02-15-2005, 3:01 AM Reply   
I've got 5, one half sleeve and the start of another one. Each one of them means something to me, I didn't get to make everyone else happy. I will never be done. Just personal preference!
Old     (ladythump)      Join Date: Jul 2004       02-15-2005, 6:54 AM Reply   
Thane Dogg, I totally agree!!!
Old     (ivyrider)      Join Date: Jan 2004       02-15-2005, 8:56 AM Reply   
I have 6, and they all have meaning. 3 of the 6 have to do with water, and marine animals, but its only because I love the water, and I am a Cancer, which is a water sign. It's more about what statement it makes in your heart, than what others say about it. And no, I don't think it has anything to do with wakeboarding. At least, not anymore than any other sport.

(Message edited by ivyrider on February 15, 2005)
Old     (jetskiprosx)      Join Date: Aug 2004       02-15-2005, 9:16 AM Reply   
I have one on my back in between my shoulder blades. It kind of has to do with wakeboarding, but more of summer time. Mine is a sun about 5 inches around and I got it because all of my great days and memories come from hanging with friends and family under the summers sun.
Old     (the_love_muscle)      Join Date: Mar 2004       02-15-2005, 10:27 AM Reply   
I did the design myself. It's not based on anyone in particular, and, hey, who doesn't like hoochies!
Old     (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       02-15-2005, 12:45 PM Reply   
Mine's kinda like patrick's except the sun is about 8 inches wide & 5 inches tall. It also has a liquid core which is my favorite part. I got it cuz the sun is the center of our universe & in my world water is the center of my universe. It's also located further south & all my friends say I have a chick tattoo. I guess that's why I have it & not them. I don't have any sweet pictures. I'll see what I can do about that. I got one somewhere.
Old     (surfnfury65)      Join Date: Aug 2004       02-15-2005, 4:49 PM Reply   
I have a half sleeve right arm and a quarter sleeve left arm and one on my leg. My old lady has way more. BOARD MORE/WORK LESS. J$
Old     (ttrigo)      Join Date: Dec 2004       02-15-2005, 6:12 PM Reply   
I dont think I have one single digital shot of any of my tats. I will try and get some this weekend. would be curious to see what all the wakeboarders out there are into in their ink.
Old     (evil_e)      Join Date: May 2004       02-16-2005, 7:43 AM Reply   
This is the only shot I have that shows one of em
Old     (socalwakepunk)      Join Date: Dec 2002       02-17-2005, 6:28 PM Reply   
She's got my back -

Old     (bill)      Join Date: Feb 2001       02-19-2005, 2:50 AM Reply   
No tats here but some on here are pretty cool..

BTW Byerly was the first wakeboarder i know of with Tat work ,,,Does Gator have tats..either way its really a lifestyle thing not really something All wakeboarders are getting into ..
Old     (electricsnow)      Join Date: May 2002       02-20-2005, 4:57 AM Reply   
In the first wakeboarding magazine there was a picture of darin shapiro and scott harwood sitting with their ankles showing because they both had these inner tatoos on their ankles...oh, it was so cute! (I'm just was just kind of a funny pic).

Bruce clem and greg nelso also have some tatoos...for awhile there, these tatoo artists were doing a bunch of board graphics. I know greg morris did a bunch of greg's stuff a long time ago (and maybe a few byerly grafs) and chris mack did a bunch of scott's and cassette's grafs (among others).

So whether the riders *actually* get tatooed (sp), many tatoo artists have already left their mark in wakeboarding.
Old    upupnaway            02-20-2005, 5:41 AM Reply   
I think it will be pretty amusing to see grannies on the beach 40 years from now with the tribal tats on their leathery lower backs, calling attention to their wrinkly granny butts.
Old     (buzz_grande)      Join Date: Mar 2004       02-21-2005, 7:44 AM Reply   
"Wrinkly granny butts" Ha ha ha!
Old     (jaegermaster)      Join Date: Sep 2002       02-24-2005, 2:39 PM Reply   
Here are pics of two of mine.
back (112.0 k)

Leg (113.1 k)
Old     (nikki)      Join Date: May 2004       02-24-2005, 6:58 PM Reply   
i love tats, i have 2 so far, plan on getting more. The first one was one my mom drew for me, its on my lower back (ofcourse right? haha) and then i just got one while i was in san francisco its a butterfly (another ofcourse, jeez) and its on the back of my ankle right above my achilles. The butterfly one was spur of the moment but its gorgeous!! I cant wait for it to heal. I definately plan on getting more... I found this saying funny from a trainer at my gym i was talking to, "if you treat your body like a temple, why have bare walls?" i completely agree.
oh ill post pics once this last one heals.

(Message edited by nikki on February 24, 2005)
Old     (tigebob)      Join Date: Apr 2004       02-25-2005, 3:34 AM Reply   
I have had my mind seton getting one but I just dont know what I want, what does everybody think of this one, its the chinese symbol for water
water sign

(Message edited by tigebob on February 25, 2005)
Old     (ladythump)      Join Date: Jul 2004       02-25-2005, 7:36 AM Reply   
My husband and I both got that done last year.... he got it on his shoulder and I have mine in the small of my back.
We had it done with a dark blue to light blue fade! I've only seen one other person with that since .... let me know if you get it.
Old     (zride)      Join Date: May 2001       02-25-2005, 10:38 AM Reply   
here is a couple pics.
alien tat
all tats
Old    vandal            02-25-2005, 11:09 AM Reply   
Tat's are right up there with Texas Hold 'em, bad-a$$ choppers, and dozens of other things that are promoted to the "masses" so the sheep of the world can have something to feel good over. most of them all wreak of lameness. tigebob, I actually think that is the japanese symbol for "in touch with my emotions". just look at all the idiots who were being so unique, just like everyone else, that have the "tribal" armband or some other BS like that. too funny to watch these threads anymore. whatever happened to people actually being cool and having some sort of innovation?
Old     (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       02-25-2005, 11:13 AM Reply   
whatever happened to being cool and not putting people down for their choice in tattoos?
Old     (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       02-25-2005, 11:34 AM Reply   
I recognize that trip Zride. Hogan's last year? I see Aaron in the background. I was the next site over.
Old     (lzyboy)      Join Date: Jun 2001       02-25-2005, 12:40 PM Reply   
HAHHAHAH - nice spot J-rod..

Looking FWD' to catching up with ya @ Pedro in April, if not on the delta sooner... Z-ride and I were looking to get out on Sunday maybe but weather's not cooperating. Hopefully next weekend we can get our first ride of the new year in...

Old     (surfnfury65)      Join Date: Aug 2004       02-25-2005, 1:02 PM Reply   
Tattoos have become more mainstream than every before. Way more excepted today. Everybody has their own reason. I have one to remember all the firefighters that lost there life in the Twin Towers and one for love, pain, suffering, death, and for the king of kings and my kids names. I have seen tattoos that I didn't like but saying they are "lame" isn't that cool. Besides I don't let people on my B52 unless they have tatts. J/K. If you like tatts then get one. That's all I got to say about that. Board More/ Work Less
Old     (ttrigo)      Join Date: Dec 2004       02-25-2005, 2:28 PM Reply   
John Boy,
I could not agree more with you. Tattoos have definitely lost there "edge" for a lack of a better word. but knocking someone for their choice of tats is "lame". more power to the people who have the "balls" to sit under the hand of someone, and take thousands of puncture wounds into their skin, all in the name of self expression.
Old     (zride)      Join Date: May 2001       02-25-2005, 2:31 PM Reply   
Old     (ttrigo)      Join Date: Dec 2004       02-25-2005, 2:35 PM Reply   
I have been getting tats for ten years, and still haven't gotten the balls up to do my back. props to you. maybe I will have to go for my back the next time out. OUCH!
Old     (gunz)      Join Date: Sep 2001       02-25-2005, 4:15 PM Reply   
Vandal=keyboard warrior.Thanks for enlightening us, Now go back outside and shovel snow.

Old     (timmy)      Join Date: Jul 2001       02-26-2005, 12:24 PM Reply   
i have to agree with vandal and gbphantom. it seems like they are a fashion accessory. can you be 'cool' in cali without tattoos? i know it is not isolated strictly to that region, but it is especially evident to an outsider. While I say that, the wakeboarding tattoos on this page show extreme dedication to the sport, and thats pretty cool.

and while i am at it, whats up with forgetting to shave right below your mouth, kill the flavor savers please!
Old     (tigebob)      Join Date: Apr 2004       02-28-2005, 12:14 AM Reply   
Vandal, first of all, if you would have looked at my post closer, maybe you would have picked up on the fact that I said Quote "CHINESE SYMBOL" not Japanese. so therefore you are
, Thats Chinese for Incorrect or Wrong.
Old     (johnnyb)      Join Date: Apr 2002       02-28-2005, 9:21 AM Reply   
Here is a pic of one of mine.

JohnnyB Surf
Old     (zride)      Join Date: May 2001       02-28-2005, 10:20 AM Reply   
Right on Thomas, thanks


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