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Aug 12, 2008, 05:44 PM
 
Something thats not cliche like the Apple logo, but still geeky:



Heres the original image: My prediction of this thread: Peter will call me an idiot.

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Aug 12, 2008, 05:55 PM
 
you have to be ****ing kidding me


what does the 4 8 16 32 mean? you realize it starts at 0? or 1? or 2?
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Aug 12, 2008, 05:57 PM
 
Originally Posted by Peter View Post
you have to be ****ing kidding me


what does the 4 8 16 32 mean? you realize it starts at 0? or 1? or 2?
My prediction was right! Anyway, 400 Mbit/s 800 Mbit/s, 1600 Mbit/s, 3200 Mbit/s.
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Aug 12, 2008, 05:58 PM
 
yeah, kudos for getting a tatoo of a failing transport technology. Nice association!
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Aug 12, 2008, 06:00 PM
 
Nice. I'm in the minority here, but the more ink the better. Looks great. If anyone else says otherwise, it is because they don't understand ink.
     
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Aug 12, 2008, 06:01 PM
 
I'm not against tatoos, they're an amazing creative medium.
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Aug 12, 2008, 06:06 PM
 
I guess my point is, good ink can be art - but it doesn't need to be. My opinion, find an artist who can on some level understand and capture what something means to you, and then mark the point in time.
     
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Aug 12, 2008, 06:08 PM
 
The South Park shirt really completes the look.
     
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Aug 12, 2008, 06:12 PM
 
it reminds me of the lost numbers
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Aug 12, 2008, 06:16 PM
 
You will kick yourself in the butt for that in a few years.
     
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Aug 12, 2008, 06:17 PM
 
*days

when someone, anyone sees that and recognizes that.

"whats that on your arm"

"its the firewire symbol"

"the what?"

"its a connection for computers"

"a computer cable? why? did you invent it or something?"
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Aug 12, 2008, 06:21 PM
 
The FW logo does indeed look quite cool, IMO, just not worth a tattoo.
     
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Aug 12, 2008, 06:23 PM
 
Seriously. Write down what your tattoo means and print it on business cards... because you will be asked what the hell that means 50,000 times in the next 50 years.

I have an 8-track tattooed on my ass and I've regretted it for a long time.

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Oh yeah, and...


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What's an 8-track?
     
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Aug 12, 2008, 06:53 PM
 
^ See?


But seriously, a FW logo? Wtf? So, you're meeting a young lady, things are going well, she slips her hands under your shirt and lets it drop off you back. She sees your tattoo.

She: "What's this, honey?"

You: "Um, it's the symbol for a technology nobody really uses anymore. But I got the speed predictions right."

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Aug 12, 2008, 06:59 PM
 
Originally Posted by Mastrap View Post
^ See?


But seriously, a FW logo? Wtf? So, you're meeting a young lady, things are going well, she slips her hands under your shirt and lets it drop off you back. She sees your tattoo.

She: "What's this, honey?"

You: "Um, it's the symbol for a technology nobody really uses anymore. But I got the speed predictions right."

Door: "Slam"
Good point. But maybe he doesn't have to give the most elaborate answer on the topic in that particular situation?
     
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Aug 12, 2008, 07:18 PM
 
This thread is going as expected. And Ort read my mind.
     
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Aug 12, 2008, 07:19 PM
 
Every single person who ever sees that will ask you 3 questions.

1) What do those numbers mean?
2) What symbol is that?
3) Why did you decide to get that?

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Aug 12, 2008, 07:37 PM
 
You don't get tattoos for other people and tattoos don't have to "mean" something. It is not anyone's business what they "mean." I'm always mystified that people view tattoos as fashion or a statement. Who the hell ever said a tattoo has to specifically "mean" something?
     
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Aug 12, 2008, 07:42 PM
 
Originally Posted by DKeithA View Post
You don't get tattoos for other people and tattoos don't have to "mean" something. It is not anyone's business what they "mean." I'm always mystified that people view tattoos as fashion or a statement. Who the hell ever said a tattoo has to specifically "mean" something?
Why paint yourself for life with 'art', words or symbols if it doesn't mean anything?
     
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Aug 12, 2008, 07:45 PM
 
The FireWire logo is indeed a good looking logo. But what the hell is up with the numbers? Geek gangsta?

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Aug 12, 2008, 07:56 PM
 
Originally Posted by mattyb View Post
Why paint yourself for life with 'art', words or symbols if it doesn't mean anything?
As long as it means something to the person who has the tattoo, it shouldn't have to mean anything to anyone else.

I like the FireWire logo, too. It's abstract enough that it can look like just any symbol (like those horrible run-of-the-mill tribal tattoos), but it will mean more to certain people.

I agree with most people here, though, that you'll be kicking your ass backwards over the numbers someday in the not-too-distant future.
     
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Aug 12, 2008, 07:57 PM
 
Originally Posted by mattyb View Post
Why paint yourself for life with 'art', words or symbols if it doesn't mean anything?
Maybe it marks an experience, a lesson learned, a phase of life - whatever. Why should you have to explain that to every rude, presumptuous dolt who feels it is ok, and even appropriate, to ask personal questions like "what does it mean?" You don't understand ink. People are not all the same and we express ourselves differently, right? His choice to get a firewire logo is his. Why criticize him? Do you really think your intellect and experience is superior to his?
     
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Aug 12, 2008, 08:17 PM
 
I wouldn't do it myself, but hey, if you like it great!
I do like the FW logo and you can use the numbers as a password or pin number when you get old and have trouble remembering things.
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Aug 12, 2008, 08:26 PM
 
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Aug 12, 2008, 08:27 PM
 
That looks more like marker to me. If it really is a tattoo, then you need to find someone better next time. There is a lot of bleed out.
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Aug 12, 2008, 08:34 PM
 
I think it's great. Each person has their own preferences, and whatever you want - go for it. You only get a limited number of trips around in circles on this planet.
     
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Aug 12, 2008, 10:09 PM
 
Originally Posted by DKeithA View Post
Maybe it marks an experience, a lesson learned, a phase of life - whatever. Why should you have to explain that to every rude, presumptuous dolt who feels it is ok, and even appropriate, to ask personal questions like "what does it mean?" You don't understand ink. People are not all the same and we express ourselves differently, right? His choice to get a firewire logo is his. Why criticize him? Do you really think your intellect and experience is superior to his?
I think Matt was just pouncing on an unfortunate wording of yours. Of course the tattoo has to have meaning—to the person carrying it. Like Matt said, there’s no point in getting a tattoo if it doesn’t have any meaning at all (such as the throngs of people who have 爱 (‘love’) tattooed somewhere between their shoulders—completely meaningless).
     
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Aug 12, 2008, 10:25 PM
 
Not a bad tat,

Not that i would get something like that but to each his own. Evidently you must of struck a nerve with Peter for him to fly off the handle like that

Personally if I were to get a tattoo I'd get an apple logo over a firewire logo, but then I probably wouldn't get a tattoo in the first place - if that makes sense.
     
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Aug 12, 2008, 10:55 PM
 
Originally Posted by Art Vandelay View Post
That looks more like marker to me. If it really is a tattoo, then you need to find someone better next time. There is a lot of bleed out.
It's just new. Tattoos look bad until the skin heals. Give it a few weeks.

Then it will just look bad because it's a firewire logo.

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Aug 12, 2008, 11:00 PM
 
I did just think of the ultimate nerd tattoo.

An empty box with a red "X" in the middle. Like, you got a tattoo and the picture won't load.

Anyone is free to use it. Post a picture on here and I'll make fun of you.

The only tattoo I have is a dot the size of a period on my forearm. I got it when all of my friends were into tattooing. I was really close to getting the word "tattoo" on my arm, or the phrase "This is permanent".

I don't think I would regret either that much today, but I'm still glad I didn't get it done.

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Aug 12, 2008, 11:17 PM
 
Originally Posted by ort888 View Post
It's just new. Tattoos look bad until the skin heals. Give it a few weeks.

Then it will just look bad because it's a firewire logo.
I've seen plenty of new tattoos. That does not look like a new tattoo. New tattoos really irritate the skin. There is no redness or swelling present. I still say marker.
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Aug 12, 2008, 11:34 PM
 
You can get this one for your other arm and then you're covered....
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Aug 12, 2008, 11:37 PM
 
Originally Posted by Mastrap View Post
But seriously, a FW logo? Wtf? So, you're meeting a young lady, things are going well, she slips her hands under your shirt and lets it drop off you back. She sees your tattoo.

She: "What's this, honey?"

You: "Um, it's the symbol for a technology nobody really uses anymore. But I got the speed predictions right."

Door: "Slam"
Since she doesn't know, you could always tell her it's a special forces tattoo or something else that sounds cool. Kinda like those Chinese symbols people get tattooed....
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Aug 13, 2008, 12:17 AM
 
You guys should check out my sweet tattoo. Ignore the item in my left hand. It is of no importance.

     
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Originally Posted by C.A.T.S. CEO View Post
Something thats not cliche like the Apple logo, but still geeky:

I'm too afraid of accidentally ending up in jail to get a "plug and play" symbol tattooed large on my arm.
     
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Aug 13, 2008, 08:33 AM
 
Originally Posted by Art Vandelay View Post
That looks more like marker to me. If it really is a tattoo, then you need to find someone better next time. There is a lot of bleed out.
This makes sense, as I'm not entirely sold on the fact that CATS is old enough to get one.
     
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Somebody PM his mom and ask. WE NEED CONFIRMATION!!1111!!
     
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Things could be worse.

     
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I see we're having a productive day.
     
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And for the coup de grace:
     
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Originally Posted by DKeithA View Post
Maybe it marks an experience, a lesson learned, a phase of life - whatever. Why should you have to explain that to every rude, presumptuous dolt who feels it is ok, and even appropriate, to ask personal questions like "what does it mean?" You don't understand ink. People are not all the same and we express ourselves differently, right? His choice to get a firewire logo is his. Why criticize him? Do you really think your intellect and experience is superior to his?
I would argue that a great number of people get tats for the sake of displaying to others. Do you honestly believe that the OP wanted to immortalize a significant event related to firewire? Doubtful. He got it so he can lift up his shirt sleeve and show it to others. A very appropriate question to ask is "what does it mean?"
     
 
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