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caving tattoo ideas
« on: November 09, 2021, 09:41:08 pm »
Have been wanting to get a caving tattoo for a long time, but been held back by being indecisive about which tattoo to get. Please help me brainstorm some caving-related tattoos!!

So far I've been thinking of:
- a collection of notable formations from Easegill (ie. the colonnades, bob's boss, painter's palette, fire hydrant, etc.)
- looking towards the waterfall in bullpot of the witches from the bottom of the chimney
- a lil SRT dude

and yes I'm serious about this  :bounce:
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Re: caving tattoo ideas
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2021, 09:52:51 pm »
Whereabouts are you planning to have it? I'm guessing if it's an underground shot it'll have a 'frame' of some sort? Darkness fading out to skin-tone might be quite tricky?

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Re: caving tattoo ideas
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2021, 10:21:40 pm »
Yeah if it ends up being an underground shot then it will have a frame, ideally the frame will be the shape of a cave entrance! Which cave entrance is yet to be decided
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Re: caving tattoo ideas
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2021, 10:29:47 pm »
Do you know Phil Wharton (ex-DUSA)? He's got a pretty epic cave tattoo that's worth checking out.

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Re: caving tattoo ideas
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2021, 10:37:47 pm »
Yeah if it ends up being an underground shot then it will have a frame, ideally the frame will be the shape of a cave entrance! Which cave entrance is yet to be decided

Jubilee Cave near Malham is pretty tasty as an entrance - I made a t-shirt design from an outward-looking shot with masking, but that only works on a black background! But it looks like I have a big hole (and a tiny person) in my chest if I stand against a white wall, so that's pretty cool I guess. The outdoor shot might work, and you're welcome to trace that if you don't find anything better :)

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Re: caving tattoo ideas
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2021, 10:47:56 pm »
Somebody has a Petzl Simple tattoo which is awesome, although I can't for the life of me remember who...

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Re: caving tattoo ideas
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2021, 11:03:09 pm »
Browgill's a nice-looking entrance . . . . but would you want a whole load of black ink surrounding it?

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Re: caving tattoo ideas
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2021, 11:09:02 pm »
I like this but not sure where you would put it 



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Re: caving tattoo ideas
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2021, 11:36:08 pm »
How about I get your face tattooed on my arse if you get my arse tattooed on your face?

Other ideas:

- a "tramp stamp" of a caver descending into your crack
- Andy Eavis but in the style of the Che Guevara poster every student used to have
- a Petzl Duo with a disappointed face next to it
- Krab around the nipple
- Draenan survey as a back piece
- Duncan Price in the bath
- the wording of the BCA participation statement on your thigh
- Josh Bratchley snoopy loops photo
- a wellie but tattooed life size, on your foot
- that cliche one people do of the planets in a line, but instead of planets it's the Petzl diagrams from the side of descenders
- the NUCC logo of the lion made of all the caving kit, or really just any of their t shirt designs
- one of the Wizards from namho

Hope this helped!

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Re: caving tattoo ideas
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2021, 01:37:52 pm »
How about I get your face tattooed on my arse if you get my arse tattooed on your face?

Other ideas:

- a "tramp stamp" of a caver descending into your crack
- Andy Eavis but in the style of the Che Guevara poster every student used to have
- a Petzl Duo with a disappointed face next to it
- Krab around the nipple
- Draenan survey as a back piece
- Duncan Price in the bath
- the wording of the BCA participation statement on your thigh
- Josh Bratchley snoopy loops photo
- a wellie but tattooed life size, on your foot
- that cliche one people do of the planets in a line, but instead of planets it's the Petzl diagrams from the side of descenders
- the NUCC logo of the lion made of all the caving kit, or really just any of their t shirt designs
- one of the Wizards from namho

Hope this helped!


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Re: caving tattoo ideas
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2021, 02:23:45 pm »
I have this bat on my calf

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Re: caving tattoo ideas
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2021, 02:28:32 pm »
Got this done on hubby for his birthday last year

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Re: caving tattoo ideas
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2021, 02:47:16 pm »
Have been wanting to get a caving tattoo for a long time, but been held back by being indecisive about which tattoo to get. Please help me brainstorm some caving-related tattoos!!

So far I've been thinking of:
- a collection of notable formations from Easegill (ie. the colonnades, bob's boss, painter's palette, fire hydrant, etc.)
- looking towards the waterfall in bullpot of the witches from the bottom of the chimney
- a lil SRT dude

and yes I'm serious about this  :bounce:


A nice survey of a cave you like.
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Re: caving tattoo ideas
« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2021, 03:23:05 pm »
Have been wanting to get a caving tattoo for a long time, but been held back by being indecisive about which tattoo to get. Please help me brainstorm some caving-related tattoos!!

So far I've been thinking of:
- a collection of notable formations from Easegill (ie. the colonnades, bob's boss, painter's palette, fire hydrant, etc.)
- looking towards the waterfall in bullpot of the witches from the bottom of the chimney
- a lil SRT dude

and yes I'm serious about this  :bounce:

I can recommend trialling designs in glitter first :P

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Re: caving tattoo ideas
« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2021, 05:06:19 pm »
A brilliant list. I couldn't resist  :lol:  :lol:

How about I get your face tattooed on my arse if you get my arse tattooed on your face?

Other ideas:

- a "tramp stamp" of a caver descending into your crack
- Andy Eavis but in the style of the Che Guevara poster every student used to have
- a Petzl Duo with a disappointed face next to it
- Krab around the nipple
- Draenan survey as a back piece
- Duncan Price in the bath
- the wording of the BCA participation statement on your thigh
- Josh Bratchley snoopy loops photo
- a wellie but tattooed life size, on your foot
- that cliche one people do of the planets in a line, but instead of planets it's the Petzl diagrams from the side of descenders
- the NUCC logo of the lion made of all the caving kit, or really just any of their t shirt designs
- one of the Wizards from namho

Hope this helped!
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Re: caving tattoo ideas
« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2021, 05:24:16 pm »
Strikingly similar to Barry Chuckle, but minus the tache
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Re: caving tattoo ideas
« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2021, 06:11:00 pm »
Here's my idea - don't do it.

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Re: caving tattoo ideas
« Reply #17 on: November 10, 2021, 06:47:22 pm »
Here's my idea - don't do it.

Chris.

I was thinking of posting something similar Chris. The OP might regret it, in years to come.

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Re: caving tattoo ideas
« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2021, 07:07:06 pm »
Mind you, a detailed survey of OFD or the Thrè Counties (properly kept up to date) could be useful if you are in there and get lost.
"That, of course, is the dangerous part about caves:  you don't know how far they go back, sometimes... or what is waiting for you inside."   JRR Tolkein: "The Hobbit"

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Re: caving tattoo ideas
« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2021, 07:08:00 pm »
Tattoos are crazy unless you are at an advanced age. I look all these people and think what they'll look like with blurred smears all over them in a few years time. I also have a nice photo in my collection of a bas relief tattoo where the ?victim? reacted to the cinnabar in the red ink.  If you must have a tattoo get a fake one you can remove. Still I think the tattoo removal specialists will be doing a roaring trade in about 20 years time so anybody wants a career in this field that's a tip from me.

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Re: caving tattoo ideas
« Reply #20 on: November 10, 2021, 07:25:51 pm »
Cinnabar? Isn't that a mercury compound? Bet skin cells just love contact with that.

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Re: caving tattoo ideas
« Reply #21 on: November 10, 2021, 07:39:02 pm »
You can see the stereotypical generational divide on tattoos here so clearly (no offence). Once they may have been considered the markings of criminals, sailors and other hard nuts, but it is 2021 chaps, tattoos are an expression of life story, individuality and art to many, not something there to offend you. I hear the echoes of my parents in these comments, prior to them seeing the tattoos I have. Inks have also advanced a lot so that blurry fading of tattoos seen 20 years ago is not as much of an issue now. I'm also assuming the OP is not a child and can make their own mind up about their own body and does not need a lecture.
If you wouldn't get a tattoo yourself then fine, but don't impose your views onto others. I'd rather have my 4 tattoos than the overwhelming opinion that anyone who did have one was wrong and that my perfect blank skin was somehow superior. What I put on me is my choice. That said I won't get one on my face or neck because that's not my bag, but I won't judge anyone here that does (unless it's deliberately offensive in which case you're probably just an idiot).
And yes, one of mine is a caving tattoo, I'll try to remember to upload a pic.
Can we get back to seeing cool pics of other people's cave and mine tattoos and not read about those who don't agree with it. No offence intended, but it is not your choice and not what the OP was asking.

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« Reply #22 on: November 10, 2021, 07:53:22 pm »
Fair comment Pete K - and no offence taken. I don't agree that anyone has been "lectured" though, as you seem to imply. I'm sure the OP can make their own mind up about such things but a friendly word just to say "Think it through carefully" surely causes no harm?

But I do think you're wrong in seeking to make this a generational thing, which I feel is (at best) meaningless. But - as you say - that's not what the OP asked so I'll shut up.  ;)

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Re: caving tattoo ideas
« Reply #23 on: November 10, 2021, 08:11:02 pm »
Yeah, what I should maybe have typed was "the often generation based bias" as that is what I meant by that, not that anyone of a certain age is automatically of the same opinion.

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Re: caving tattoo ideas
« Reply #24 on: November 10, 2021, 08:18:35 pm »
  :thumbsup:

 

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