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PPPPPP42 08-09-2011 09:28 AM

Good choice for sailboat tattoo?
 
I realized this is stretching the definition of sailing related but who better to judge than sailors?

File:JSJ-volunteer turning.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I love the looks of these boats and this shot of the Volunteer is just the angle and type of boat I would love to have as a tattoo. I think the detail would obviously have to be dumbed down a bit but I wonder how this would turn out, maybe a bit of ocean and sky around it for some color since I think the boat was white hull with period typical off white sails for the race.

I chose this particular boat because I love the lines and the set of the sails, plus its one of the ones with a good high quality close up photo of the angle I want plus a lot of paintings to show the proper colors. I've seen a lot of pics of square rigged stuff for tattoos, but not so many of the truly sexy old school Americas Cup boats.

I do fear this will be a tad expensive though. :)

smackdaddy 08-09-2011 10:04 AM

Personally I'd go with the MacGregor 26.

http://www.sailboatlistings.com/sail...tion_large.jpg

SHNOOL 08-09-2011 10:53 AM

Ok... can't comment on a tattoo, but... I have to share. I am a network admin for 5 companies... I named my servers:
America
Volunteer
Vigilant
Mischief
Resolute
Reliance
ValkyrieII
Magic
Enterprise
Columbia

Hehehe... My sailing family got it right away... nobody else in the company has caught on yet. Oh and I put pictures of each boat as wallpapers on the login screens of each server.

Tim R. 08-09-2011 11:45 AM

If you are going for something permanent like a tattoo then you have to get Reliance, the biggest and best of these boats.

Schnool, funny, I was a network engineer a few years ago and many of my admin accounts were famous AC skippers.

SD, shame on you. I do not think P42 wants a tattoo of some guys pole dancing on a sunken boat. Then again, he might...not that there is anything wrong with that. Are those the Village People?

https://www.rosenfeldcollection.com/.../m265735-s.jpg

Minnewaska 08-09-2011 05:29 PM

No tats.

That's all I have to say about that.

Tim R. 08-09-2011 05:37 PM

Tats are a way of expressing ones individuality...that is why everyone has one.;)

Sorry, could not resist. Don't have any and not a fan of them. Once my wife contemplated it and I said I would prefer to look at a scar from a belt sander...hint, hint.

These things kids are now doing with their earlobes make tattoos seem pretty mainstream.

But if I HAD to get one(read gun pointed at head) it would be Reliance.

landmineop 08-09-2011 06:13 PM

Getting ink is a permanent commitment. Good work is not cheap. Befor you make the decision I would suggest that you look at ink that has been on someone for 10 or more years. Then try to imagine that boat after 10 years. Getting ink because "you really like the boat picture" is shortsighted. If you want to look at boat pictures then buy a painting or buy some photos in frames for your wall. I have ink but I knew what I was getting into and WHY I was getting into it. You may want to think about this for a while befor you act.

rbrasi 08-09-2011 06:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by landmineop (Post 760432)
Getting ink is a permanent commitment. Good work is not cheap. Befor you make the decision I would suggest that you look at ink that has been on someone for 10 or more years. Then try to imagine that boat after 10 years. Getting ink because "you really like the boat picture" is shortsighted. If you want to look at boat pictures then buy a painting or buy some photos in frames for your wall. I have ink but I knew what I was getting into and WHY I was getting into it. You may want to think about this for a while befor you act.

....Sincerely, Your Mother

mgmhead 08-09-2011 06:23 PM

No tats here, not even the Eagle, Anchor, Globe.

Saw a great hat this weekend... Scars are just like tattoos, but with better stories.

Maybe you should just go get a scar. LOL

Andyman 08-09-2011 06:28 PM

I always kidded a friend of mine that I was going to get a big tattoo on my chest of a pirate hanging from the yardarm of sinking pirate ship with a knife in his eye.


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