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LEJOG tattoo?

Posted: 20 Nov 2018, 4:50pm
by robing
Anyone got a tattoo to mark their LEJOG (or any other cycling endeavour)?

I'm going to get one done - thinking of making the O of LEJOG and the O from 2018 as bike wheels.

Looking for inspiration, any ideas gratefully received!

Re: LEJOG tattoo?

Posted: 20 Nov 2018, 4:57pm
by brynpoeth
On which part of the body? Would it be your first tattoo? What if you do JoGLE later?

I have no tattoos. Yet

Re: LEJOG tattoo?

Posted: 20 Nov 2018, 5:01pm
by robing
brynpoeth wrote:On which part of the body? Would it be your first tattoo? What if you do JoGLE later?

I have no tattoos. Yet


Legs ;)

No, I have 3 already - and getting another one tomorrow. But these are fairly well hidden - upper arms and back.

I want to eventually get tattoos of all my cycle tours and also marathons (2 to date). I've already done two LEJOGS so if I do JOGLE I'll just have to find space for it somewhere :D

I might run out of space on my legs so will probably use arms :)

Work wise I probably don't have to worry too much now about them being visible.

Re: LEJOG tattoo?

Posted: 20 Nov 2018, 5:06pm
by brynpoeth
Is it expensive? Is it painful? What if you want tattoos removed later, what if you give up cycling? :?

Tattoos are quite normal now but I prefer tattoos of military music :wink:

Re: LEJOG tattoo?

Posted: 20 Nov 2018, 6:01pm
by Syd
How about this blokes?

https://goo.gl/images/VqVXQX

The Shut Up Legs bit is optional :lol:

Re: LEJOG tattoo?

Posted: 21 Nov 2018, 7:29pm
by robing
brynpoeth wrote:Is it expensive? Is it painful? What if you want tattoos removed later, what if you give up cycling? :?

Tattoos are quite normal now but I prefer tattoos of military music :wink:

Can be expensive. Today's was £60 not too bad, but more painful than I remember! The worst thing was having to sit through BBC 3 so called comedy that they had on all the TV's. Torture!

I've got a couple of karate tattoos and I gave that up. Nice reminders :wink:

Re: LEJOG tattoo?

Posted: 21 Nov 2018, 8:27pm
by brynpoeth
Used to collect YHA stamps, they were little pieces of art like postage stamps, at they still issued? I could almost imagine having a tattoo of the stamp from Bryn Poeth Uchaf

Re: LEJOG tattoo?

Posted: 21 Nov 2018, 9:42pm
by robing
brynpoeth wrote:Used to collect YHA stamps, they were little pieces of art like postage stamps, at they still issued? I could almost imagine having a tattoo of the stamp from Bryn Poeth Uchaf

Do it!
I had to put my blood soaked T shirt in the wash when I got home! Am I selling it to you? :wink:

Re: LEJOG tattoo?

Posted: 22 Nov 2018, 12:26pm
by pete75
I suppose you could route through Edinburgh. They have a famous tattoo there every August.

Re: LEJOG tattoo?

Posted: 28 Nov 2018, 3:46pm
by davieb
I got one just before my lejog. Sun moon and stars on my calf. I did it so that I would be reminded of why I was doing the thing - raising dosh for the charity that fights for people with the genetic disorder that my grandson has (Smith Magennis syndrome) It's the components of their logo and also represents what I think of the components of my family. Neat. It's the one and only one I'll ever have.

Re: LEJOG tattoo?

Posted: 30 Nov 2018, 1:14pm
by Mick F
27 years service in the RN and not one single tattoo.
I cannot understand why anyone would want one.

They are there for life, and after a dozen or so years they go grey/blue, no matter what the original colours may have been.
Why would anyone want one?

You name the subject, and I've seen a tattoo of it. You name the part of a body, and I've seen one or more of them there.

Re: LEJOG tattoo?

Posted: 30 Nov 2018, 1:21pm
by Bonefishblues
How about a trace of the route you followed on the back of your leg - it'd look just like a cyclists' varicose vein.

Re: LEJOG tattoo?

Posted: 30 Nov 2018, 1:37pm
by Mick F
:lol: :lol:

Re: LEJOG tattoo?

Posted: 30 Nov 2018, 2:18pm
by brynpoeth
Some people have 'ass-antler' tattoos that they can only see using a mirror, what is the point of that?

Re: LEJOG tattoo?

Posted: 30 Nov 2018, 3:59pm
by robing
Care homes of the future will look very odd with all these heavily tattooed geriatric people wandering around :D
Probably the most useful thing you could have tattooed would be your name and date of birth :lol: