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    Kung Fu (and other Martial Arts) Tattoos

    Hello, everyone. This is my second posting.

    I am considering getting a tattoo that will represent my love and committment to the aspects of Kung Fu (and martial arts in general), and to concepts and life-principles in general. I did a search, but could not find any relevant posts. My top pick is a rather striking pose of General Kwan with a kanji phrase below it. I would rather not reveal the phrase itself at this time. If I go ahead with it, I am considering it on my right upper-shoulder.

    Anyhow, a few questions:
    Can you post pictures of your Kung Fu or martial arts tattoo?
    Did you have any problems immediately after getting it since, after working out, we sweat so much? Plus rubbing of cloth to skin?
    Anything else you would like to add to the discussion, feel free.

    Thanks for your comments and opinions.

    Eggman.

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    Q. Can you post pictures of your Kung Fu or martial arts tattoo?

    A. Yes. I posted pics of my Celtic tats a couple of months ago.

    Q. Did you have any problems immediately after getting it since, after working out, we sweat so much? Plus rubbing of cloth to skin?

    A. It'll bother you for about a week, itching and whatnot when you sweat, but you should be fine as long as you keep it clean and keep a nice layer of A&D ointment on it. You can't go swimming for a couple of weeks after, but showers are no problem.

    You getting them done at Deep Ellum?

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    Make sure the person putting the characters on understands how the character looks... I've seen my share of people with characters upside-down and sideways because neither them or the artist knew enough about characters.

    Know your characters!

    Good luck

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    DO NOT SCRATCH IT. Smack it if it itches. I like bag balm on my new tats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterKiller

    You getting them done at Deep Ellum?
    Thanks for your comments. I am thinking about getting them done at Cat Tattoo off of Beltline in/near Addison.

    Eggman.

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    don't use kanji, use traditional chinese calligraphy.

    I mean c'mon, it's kungfu!
    Kung Fu is good for you.

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    I think he might be using chinese characters.

    Most people call them kanji even though they are not. There is no popular name for them.
    A man has only one death. That death may be as weighty as Mt. Tai, or it may be as light as a goose feather. It all depends upon the way he uses it....
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    Master pain, or pain will master you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Jamieson
    don't use kanji, use traditional chinese calligraphy.

    I mean c'mon, it's kungfu!
    Heh. I should have been more specific. It will indeed be traditional chinese calligraphy. I suppose I made the error in being too general....or japanese specific.

    Eggman.

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    So do you really like your Kwan Dao forms or are you just a fan of the Patron God of War?
    A man has only one death. That death may be as weighty as Mt. Tai, or it may be as light as a goose feather. It all depends upon the way he uses it....
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    Master pain, or pain will master you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eggman
    Thanks for your comments. I am thinking about getting them done at Cat Tattoo off of Beltline in/near Addison.

    Eggman.
    Just make sure that they will do free touch up work for up to a month afterwords. I have a tribal/zodiac in between shoulderblades that needed to be touched up twice. It's nice and black now but I would have been PO'd if I had to pay for the two extra visits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PangQuan
    So do you really like your Kwan Dao forms or are you just a fan of the Patron God of War?
    Well, Kwan Dao forms are cool and he certainly is the Patron God of War.....but that really doesn't have anything to do directly with my choice, interestingly enough. I like some of the ideals he represents:

    Strength
    Integrity
    Honor
    Perseverence
    Patron of Martial Arts
    to name a few.

    Thanks,
    Eggman.

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    good answer.

    I just wanted to see what your shoulder was worth.
    A man has only one death. That death may be as weighty as Mt. Tai, or it may be as light as a goose feather. It all depends upon the way he uses it....
    ~Sima Qian

    Master pain, or pain will master you.
    ~PangQuan

    "Just do your practice. Who cares if someone else's practice is not traditional, or even fake? What does that have to do with you?"
    ~Gene "The Crotch Master" Ching

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    :(

    The only pics I can find on this pc at work of my tattoos are these two on my right arm.... The dragon head I drew up and to tell you the truth I wish I wouldn't have gotten it where I did... Being I'm really into iron arm training and took pride in how hard my arms were, that spot on the boney part of the arm is super sensitive now. Direct hits are fine but slaps feel like slapping sun burn all the time. The mantis is fine on the wrist side, but that outside one is a tough one to deal with... I'll put up the pics of my other mantis stuff when I get home tonight and can pull it off of that pc. The legs and upper arms I didn't have a problem with while training. Accept for the right leg that goes up to the knee on the outside was having a hard time healing because the skin was wrinkling from bending the leg. So after I had it touched up I had to walk around stiff legged as much as possible. So think about that when getting anything around bendy parts that the skin wrinkles up.

    okay found a pick with some of the others.
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    Show us your tats

    We ran an article on Kung Fu Tattoos way back in our July 2000 issue. In a sidebar at the end, we asked for readers to send us pics of their martial tattoos. We were hoping to get enough to do some sort of artsy layout thing but not enough were sent (and the ones that were, were ugly). We're still open to the idea. Maybe it could happen now from the web. Are you interested?
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