I want a nautical tattoo :) - Page 4 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree43Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #31  
Old 07-02-2013
美国华人, 帆船 教授及输送
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: MD
Posts: 2,449
Thanks: 22
Thanked 20 Times in 12 Posts
Rep Power: 9
rockDAWG is on a distinguished road
Re: I want a nautical tattoo :)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ulladh View Post
"The modern person who tattoos himself is either a criminal or a degenerate. There are prisons in which eighty percent of the inmates have tattoos. People with tattoos not in prison are either latent criminals or degenerate aristocrats."

Adolf Loos; Ornament and Crime (1929)

So RockDawg are you a degenerate aristocrat?
Well, I don't know what I am anymore. It is not becasue I am senile or depressed; it became irrelevant in this stage of my life. I have achieved what I said to do more than 35 years ago to my parents and later to my wife and children. We would raise our children the best way we know how and we would shape them to become a good citizen of the world. I was and still is a good provider to my family and a good mentor for my employees. I have given my very best work to clinical research to improve the quality of lives of others. Although I must say without my contributions, I am sure others would fill my place. But at the end, it was still my effort, it was still my signature in the reports I wrote found in the US FDA archives.

I changed my priority from "Family, Career and Pleasure" to "Pleasure, Family and career ($)". Children are grown. They are too busy to fight for a place in the society that will propel their career to surpass their old man's achievement. Some day , I hope i will hear them say: "Daddy, you suck. I have done better". . It will music to my ears that my children are better than me.

Growing up in Hong Kong, I spent endless hours watching the ships go by in Victoria Harbour. I was dreaming about the ocean. Father told me that there is a secret tunnel connecting China to America becasue there was a little boy lost his shoe, it was found floating in NY harbour later. And America was so fascinating and beautiful. Now, sailing to HK is within my reach.

I have never had an urge to have a tattoo, I didn't like anything on my body. I don't even wear my wedding band the day after our honey moon. As i grow older, my childhood love of the sea grows stronger. I used to swim non stop 6 to 8 hours without any floating device. I know the HK water so well just by looking the bottom of the sea floor. I belong to the water and the sea. I want to get back to the sea where I belong. I want a tattoo to remind me that becasue I can.

I know exactly who I am.

Thanks for reading.
SolSailor likes this.
__________________

Fine Print:
I am old school. Integrity is to do the right thing even when no one is watching.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #32  
Old 07-02-2013
Ferretchaser's Avatar
Owned by Velcro
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: On a Boat
Posts: 751
Thanks: 16
Thanked 12 Times in 11 Posts
Rep Power: 4
Ferretchaser is on a distinguished road
Re: I want a nautical tattoo :)

Get a tat of a chicken, cow even a musk rat but not anytthing nautical or marine related as it is usually a lot more expensive to get anything boat related. That starts with grease and does not end at tattoos
__________________
"Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."

Light travels faster than sound. That is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak!.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #33  
Old 07-02-2013
shadowraiths's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: On my sailboat
Posts: 252
Thanks: 26
Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts
Rep Power: 3
shadowraiths is on a distinguished road
Re: I want a nautical tattoo :)

Quote:
Originally Posted by rockDAWG View Post
Thanks for the input

I like this one. Good potential.
This trident is great. It is both simple and elegant.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #34  
Old 07-02-2013
bigdogandy's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Posts: 388
Thanks: 7
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Rep Power: 7
bigdogandy is on a distinguished road
Re: I want a nautical tattoo :)

Quote:
Originally Posted by rockDAWG View Post
Well, I don't know what I am anymore. It is not becasue I am senile or depressed; it became irrelevant in this stage of my life. I have achieved what I said to do more than 35 years ago to my parents and later to my wife and children. We would raise our children the best way we know how and we would shape them to become a good citizen of the world. I was and still is a good provider to my family and a good mentor for my employees. I have given my very best work to clinical research to improve the quality of lives of others. Although I must say without my contributions, I am sure others would fill my place. But at the end, it was still my effort, it was still my signature in the reports I wrote found in the US FDA archives.

I changed my priority from "Family, Career and Pleasure" to "Pleasure, Family and career ($)". Children are grown. They are too busy to fight for a place in the society that will propel their career to surpass their old man's achievement. Some day , I hope i will hear them say: "Daddy, you suck. I have done better". . It will music to my ears that my children are better than me.

Growing up in Hong Kong, I spent endless hours watching the ships go by in Victoria Harbour. I was dreaming about the ocean. Father told me that there is a secret tunnel connecting China to America becasue there was a little boy lost his shoe, it was found floating in NY harbour later. And America was so fascinating and beautiful. Now, sailing to HK is within my reach.

I have never had an urge to have a tattoo, I didn't like anything on my body. I don't even wear my wedding band the day after our honey moon. As i grow older, my childhood love of the sea grows stronger. I used to swim non stop 6 to 8 hours without any floating device. I know the HK water so well just by looking the bottom of the sea floor. I belong to the water and the sea. I want to get back to the sea where I belong. I want a tattoo to remind me that becasue I can.

I know exactly who I am.

Thanks for reading.
Sounds like something like this might be in line with what you're looking for.....

[IMG][/IMG]
rockDAWG and shadowraiths like this.
__________________
Andy
Key Largo
S/V Everlasting Moon
1981 Endeavour 32

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Be joyful though you have considered all the facts.
- Wendell Berry
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #35  
Old 07-02-2013
aeventyr60's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Andaman Sea
Posts: 1,515
Thanks: 5
Thanked 23 Times in 23 Posts
Rep Power: 4
aeventyr60 is on a distinguished road
Re: I want a nautical tattoo :)

Wait til you get to French Polynesia..In the MArquesas there are a few really talented artists. get something original that tells of your journey. The island of Ua Pou would be a good place...
shadowraiths likes this.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



"Your dreams minus your doubts equals your net worth"

Life is a short journey, filled with emptiness and pain. Get all the sailing and booty you can.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #36  
Old 07-02-2013
grumpy old man
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 3,647
Thanks: 1
Thanked 74 Times in 70 Posts
Rep Power: 4
bobperry will become famous soon enough
Re: I want a nautical tattoo :)

Get a small spike, a railroad spike. Get it in memory of my beloved son Spike. I was going to get a Spike tat but I really don't need one to remind me of Spike.
__________________
Please visit my blog. It's fun to read.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Bob's Blog ....

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Please also visit my new web site
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #37  
Old 07-02-2013
bljones's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: South Coast Ontario
Posts: 8,151
Thanks: 32
Thanked 72 Times in 65 Posts
Rep Power: 7
bljones has a spectacular aura about bljones has a spectacular aura about
Re: I want a nautical tattoo :)

__________________
It's 5 o'clock somewhere:


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #38  
Old 07-02-2013
smackdaddy's Avatar
Last Man Standing
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 13,133
Thanks: 84
Thanked 78 Times in 72 Posts
Rep Power: 9
smackdaddy is a jewel in the rough smackdaddy is a jewel in the rough smackdaddy is a jewel in the rough
Re: I want a nautical tattoo :)

Poseidon?

shadowraiths likes this.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

S/V Dawn Treader - 1989 Hunter Legend 40
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #39  
Old 07-02-2013
shadowraiths's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: On my sailboat
Posts: 252
Thanks: 26
Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts
Rep Power: 3
shadowraiths is on a distinguished road
Re: I want a nautical tattoo :)

Quote:
Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
Poseidon?

Omg. Hilarious... and a tad, scary. o.O lol
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #40  
Old 07-02-2013
美国华人, 帆船 教授及输送
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: MD
Posts: 2,449
Thanks: 22
Thanked 20 Times in 12 Posts
Rep Power: 9
rockDAWG is on a distinguished road
Re: I want a nautical tattoo :)

Quote:
Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
Poseidon?

Smack, how the hell you find this one?

It will be funny if the CG come onboard and ask: Captain, how many are on board?
__________________

Fine Print:
I am old school. Integrity is to do the right thing even when no one is watching.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Good choice for sailboat tattoo? PPPPPP42 General Discussion (sailing related) 21 08-10-2011 01:04 PM
Nautical Name Suggestions JKCatalina310 General Discussion (sailing related) 9 02-14-2011 05:25 PM
Nautical Names Kiltmadoc General Discussion (sailing related) 43 01-25-2011 08:06 PM
Nautical Tattoos bmartin220 General Discussion (sailing related) 8 07-18-2010 11:05 AM
nautical clip-art jerel2u General Discussion (sailing related) 1 12-15-2009 09:23 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:15 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.