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Old 09-13-2008, 04:31 AM
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I have been wanting a drum related tattoo since I got my first tattoo in February. My idea is to get a paradiddle, staff and 4/4 time signature included around my bicep.

I think this is pretty cool idea that I haven't seen/heard anyone do before. I plan on getting it around November or something.

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Old 09-13-2008, 04:40 AM
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That's a great idea on paper, but this is your body. Wait this out a year or two, if you still really want it, go for it.

Nothing is worse than regretting a tattoo.

A suggestion for the tattoo itself. Try and simplify it, make it more vague. Something detailed and right to the point isn't the meaning of a tattoo. Anyone viewing it should have to think about what it means. Example: A human skull laying in a cemetery with RLRR LRLL still floating out of the skull (your skull). Be symbolic.
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Old 09-13-2008, 09:51 AM
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Honest? Really honest?? I think you are going to hate you tattoo in , lets say...about 3 years from now.

Not that i want to discourage you from doing what you wanna do, but since you asked..I thing its a terrible idea.
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Old 09-13-2008, 02:11 PM
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I have 12 tattoo's Got the first when I was 21. I love all of mine but spent months planning and thinking about each, stuff that would trigger conversation and represent aspects of my life. I like your idea, and have planned one, something musical for awhile now but still a ways away. I made sure mine would be ones I enjoyed for the rest of my life, so when you get it, make sure it's something you will always be proud to show off.
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Old 09-13-2008, 02:40 PM
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How about a slew of Wilcoxson snare solos circling around your arm, starting from your wrist and ending up in your shoulder? You'd always have some challenging reading material if the craving becomes too great.

How about just a percussion clef? That would be very ambiguous...
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Old 09-13-2008, 03:47 PM
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One thing.

Walk into Starbucks, staff loaded with tattoos and piercings.

Walk into a bank, lawyer's office, doctor's office, or a brokerage--not so much.

What would you like to do for the rest of your life?
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Old 09-13-2008, 04:06 PM
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One thing.

Walk into Starbucks, staff loaded with tattoos and piercings.

Walk into a bank, lawyer's office, doctor's office, or a brokerage--not so much.

What would you like to do for the rest of your life?
Very true, but neither of those occupations allow sleeveless shirts. You would be surprised how many "professional" people have tattoos.

Never get a tattoo on the forearm or leg, unless you've got a job you're going to keep forever.
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Old 09-13-2008, 05:14 PM
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Very true, but neither of those occupations allow sleeveless shirts. You would be surprised how many "professional" people have tattoos.

Never get a tattoo on the forearm or leg, unless you've got a job you're going to keep forever.

My brother is a profesional in the medical field, and a semi-pro jazz drummer, and has appx 15 tattoo's including an awesome back piece incorprating his Tama set.
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Old 09-13-2008, 06:14 PM
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Yeah, I really think it matters less and less these days what you look like in terms of a profession. Take me for example. I have this sick dragon tattooed on my face and I fly for United LOL!

Seriously though, everyone has tattoos these days, its not that big a deal unless you really have something horrible, like a swastika on your forehead or something.

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Old 09-13-2008, 11:07 PM
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I have been wanting a drum related tattoo since I got my first tattoo in February. My idea is to get a paradiddle, staff and 4/4 time signature included around my bicep.

I think this is pretty cool idea that I haven't seen/heard anyone do before. I plan on getting it around November or something.

-Thanks folks.





Something like this. I want it to be kinda simple, not real flashy.

Also, I'd get the RLRR LRLL Below it, not above.
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Old 09-14-2008, 02:35 AM
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I saw and read that david grohl has a led zepellin john bonham logo on his wrist. you know the one with three circles all bunched up.

So really you can do something like that, getting a tattoo of something or someone that represents you were influenced by them greatly, as it did for david grohl when he played drums for nirvana, he looked up to john bonham.

But if you do something like this, make sure the person you are representing on yourself is dead lol, you don't want a lars ulrich or neil pert tattoo, it would be kinda weird...
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Old 09-14-2008, 04:25 AM
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It seems like an original idea, but one you would probably not enjoy too much later on. Idk, thats just me though.
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Old 09-14-2008, 05:12 AM
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Paradiddle seems a bit boring, why not a ratamacue or a flam drag?

Also I don't think it would look good on a staff, it would look better as just a single bar without the staff (like how they have it on the PAS site).
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Old 09-14-2008, 06:56 AM
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One thing.

Walk into Starbucks, staff loaded with tattoos and piercings.

Walk into a bank, lawyer's office, doctor's office, or a brokerage--not so much.

What would you like to do for the rest of your life?
Objectively, I know any particular body modification is no better or worse than any other. Orthodontics, like sticking wooden plates in your lips like the Ubangis, is just a way to make your mouth conform to what a certain culture thinks looks good. Silicone implants are more invasive and dangerous that tattoos or piercings.

But I have my prejudices. I think tattoos and piercings make people look bad, and I say this as someone who has spent several thousand dollars on orthodontics (my own body modification). I have a white-collar job and I would never, ever get a tattoo of any kind.

I advise drumeyers13 to find some other way of broadcasting his interest in music to other people. How about a drumming necktie? You can always take it off when you want.
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Old 09-14-2008, 01:16 PM
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One thing.

Walk into Starbucks, staff loaded with tattoos and piercings.

Walk into a bank, lawyer's office, doctor's office, or a brokerage--not so much.

What would you like to do for the rest of your life?
Ha! Getting a tattoo dictates your job?
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Old 09-14-2008, 02:55 PM
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That sounds pretty cool, I been thinking of getting one myself but am having a hard time thinking of something that I really want. Have you drawn it out yet? If so post it here, when some people get off their soapbox I am sure they will let you know if it looks good or not.


Nothing wrong with tattoo's as long as they are not on your face or neck. I don't agree but thats just the way society works.

Dude whatever you do do not get a drumming necktie.. talk about low class...ugggg
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Old 09-14-2008, 10:38 PM
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One thing.

Walk into Starbucks, staff loaded with tattoos and piercings.

Walk into a bank, lawyer's office, doctor's office, or a brokerage--not so much.

What would you like to do for the rest of your life?
I am a culinary arts/Hospitally management major. I plan on getting into the culinary industry.
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Old 09-15-2008, 01:52 AM
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I worked For Time Warner for a while as a door-to-door cable salesman and visible tattoos were a no-no. Our basic uniform was short sleeved polos, gets hot here in the summer, and one lad was wearing a long sleeve shirt underneath to hide his arm tats. He didn't stay around long. I like my artwork in frames on walls.
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Old 09-15-2008, 12:51 PM
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[quote=Deathmetalconga;479891] I think tattoos make people look low class and less intelligent, [quote]

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[quote=Drumsword;480253][quote=Deathmetalconga;479891] I think tattoos make people look low class and less intelligent,
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Apology accepted, Still friends? :)
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Yes, of course. To make it right, I will get a tattoo of two hands shaking. On my forehead.
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Yes, of course. To make it right, I will get a tattoo of two hands shaking. On my forehead.
You'd need a really big turtleneck to cover THAT one up.
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Old 09-17-2008, 04:55 AM
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Mister Jimmy Buffet has some light to shed on this topic:
"A tattoo is a permanent reminder of a temporary feeling."
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There s nothing wrong with getting a tattoo of anything thats near n dear to your heart. For instance- my last tattoo is of my drumset... I took a picture of my set to my artist, let him add his signature style to it, and now I have my drumset-the one I ve had for over 20 years, spent uncounted hours up-grading, fixing, caring for, playing, and loving like a child....on my skin. When people ask me : "What is that?" I say : "Thats my set, I love it like a son"..... Just make sure that when you re 80 yrs old, you ll still want to look at it. Think hard, and dont be hasty. Good luck!
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Old 09-17-2008, 12:29 PM
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Yes, of course. To make it right, I will get a tattoo of two hands shaking. On my forehead.
ROFLOL, I want pics when it's done...........Poster sized..lol ;)

And we both have plenty of canvas in that geographical area in which to work my chrome domed brother. :)
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Dude, don't bother! I just went out and got the one you described (got the idea from your post) and it looks like @#$%! I will be seeing about getting it removed or covered soon.

Just kidding! Seriously, give it some thought first!
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Meh, I don't like this idea so much. I'm not against tattoos. I have one myself. But your idea, as others have mentioned, is a bit too literal, I think. I'd go for something more symbolic that is pleasing to the eye, more so that Rs, Ls, and 4s anyway. I think you might regret this one later.
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Old 09-19-2008, 04:28 AM
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Anyone here see the SNL skit of the housewives that now regret their lower back tattoos and are using a "cream" that basicly burns off the skin to take it off??? It was a pretty funny skit.
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Old 09-19-2008, 06:36 PM
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Seriously, am I the only one here who isn't a 50 year old conservative? Tattoos are not a big deal anymore, times have changed.
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Seriously, am I the only one here who isn't a 50 year old conservative? Tattoos are not a big deal anymore, times have changed.
Dude I was on your side, I just said make sure it's exactly what you want.
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Dude I was on your side, I just said make sure it's exactly what you want.
-Yeah I know. I appreciate the feedback.
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