caving tattoo ideas

braveduck

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If you have cave survey Tattoo and it turns out to be copyright ,the result could be very
painful ,expensive or both !  :LOL:
 

lumenchild

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Cantclimbtom said:
Strikingly similar to Barry Chuckle, but minus the tache
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looks like a happy frank zappa lol
 

Brains

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I would suggest NOT text or surveys, as they do tend to age badly, but I would say find an image that speaks to you and get a good artist. If you must have text, you a large chunky font and spell check several times, as well as asking a grammar nerd to look it over  ;)
 

2xw

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T pot 2 said:
I have a flying horse on my left forearm that should give one a clue as to which club I was once a member of🙄

Is it Eldon cos they used to take loads of ketamine?
 
Brains said:
I would suggest NOT text or surveys, as they do tend to age badly, but I would say find an image that speaks to you and get a good artist. If you must have text, you a large chunky font and spell check several times, as well as asking a grammar nerd to look it over  ;)

Hmm yes, this is a good point re the ageing, although I know some artists now that are incredibly fine line and v good at doing good quality intricate stuff like this
 
Was thinking of getting a tattoo of a rabbit wearing a caving helmet looking wretched (whatever that means) because county to WR was my first ever caving trip (well technically a trip in Ardeche was but I can't remember which cave it was now). The only problem is that I don't actually like WR, I think it's boring and the worst Easegill entrance so maybe not a good idea
 
perhaps a dead rabbit would make a good tattoo then.
alternatively a whirlpool and multi-headed monster to represent scylla & charybdis, which are my favourite holes.
or a nice minaret's type silhouette which is probably the most practical of these three options, but also the least fun.
 

pwhole

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Here's one at the base of a quarry face that should have been wearing a helmet :)
 

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Alex

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Was thinking of getting a tattoo of a rabbit wearing a caving helmet looking wretched (whatever that means) because county to WR was my first ever caving trip (well technically a trip in Ardeche was but I can't remember which cave it was now). The only problem is that I don't actually like WR, I think it's boring and the worst Easegill entrance so maybe not a good idea

And it collapsed and is likely to be for some time, so I guess you are quite happy then lol. Was it you I saw with a large sledge hammer almost a year ago then ;). As you went in County though you could have the overlay of the 3 county boundaries?

I had been thinking about getting a tattoo myself, though never did it. I was thinking a Petzl Stop, as my life literally depends on it, on my upper arm.
 

Fulk

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I'm sure I've heard somewhere that the 'wretched (dead) rabbit remains' were wrongly identified, and were in fact those of a fox. Maybe the name of the passage shoud be changed to 'Phantom Fox' or 'F***** Fox' or some such.
 
Yes, 'good riddance' was my first thought, but after several clusterf*cks in Lancs / County this fresher's season I have changed my mind. One of these involved over 30 student cavers (from Newcastle, MUSC and ULSA) trying to get up/down the first pitch in county, and for about 15 members of the group it was the first time they'd ever done SRT so you can imagine what the traffic jam was like. I now think it would have been far more useful if wretched had been opened up for fresher's season and then strategically demolished again.

Just googled 'three counties boundary' and it came up with Gloucestershire/Herefordshire/Worcestershire. I will try again. That's actually not a bad idea though, because we all know that the Three Counties system is the best in the land.

A Petzl stop would be a cool tattoo! Though simple, or rack purists (if there are any of those left) might beg to differ.
 

Cantclimbtom

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thehungrytroglobite said:
perhaps a dead rabbit would make a good tattoo then...
This falls squarely into the "Dad Joke" category, and it's even more lame when written not spoken, but I still couldn't resist

Did you hear about the bald man who had a rabbit tattooed on his head?
From a distance it looked like he had a little hare...


Edit, I think a Simple would look better than a Stop
 
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