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    Hi folks,

    been a while, the forums tell me I've not logged in since the 26th of october, 2009.

    I'm still alive though and am posting as I've been contemplating something for quite a while and have now come to a decision.

    I want a tattoo, something like however I want to remove most of the lettering, expand the B and put it and the 5 on opposite sides of the shield with the sword stil bisecting it, just the shield though, I can skip the backgrtound stuff.

    I was going to put this on my upper left forearm, it's my non dominant arm and can be easily covered with a t-shirt.

    So what do you folks think?
    Phaze
    on the "watching the season FinalÚ of Big love means one less thing I'm dvring I guess" ID
    "There are no good wars. War is always the worst possible way to resolve differences. It degenerates and corrupts both sides to ever more sordid levels of existence, in their need to gain an advantage over the enemy. Those actively involved in combat are almost always damaged goods for the rest of their lives. If their bodies don't bear scars, their minds do, ofttimes both. Many have said it before, but it can't be said to enough, war is hell. "

  • #2
    Hi, Phaze!

    Great to see you back! You've been missed.

    Are you going to just have the outline of the shield with the sword through it? Or have the dark shield and the outline of the sword? Definitely make the tattoo artist give you a sketch first!

    Welcome back.

    Jan
    "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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    • #3
      thanks for the welcome Jan, i've missed you lot too.

      I'm going with the shield with full detail, the diagnol slash and the stars n stuff, with the sword through it, nothing behind the shield though, I will have the red border I think, it'll enhance the way the shield stands out.

      I'm currently aching from pilates, only started back after two years last week, I'm in a bleedin heap.
      Phaze
      on the "also watching TremÚ season finalÚ trying to summon up the energy to get off the couch" ID
      "There are no good wars. War is always the worst possible way to resolve differences. It degenerates and corrupts both sides to ever more sordid levels of existence, in their need to gain an advantage over the enemy. Those actively involved in combat are almost always damaged goods for the rest of their lives. If their bodies don't bear scars, their minds do, ofttimes both. Many have said it before, but it can't be said to enough, war is hell. "

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      • #4
        I think it will look great but just want to mention my grand dad who had tattoos on his forearm(s). I was too young to remember this but have been told that in the summer months he always remained in long-sleeved shirts no matter how hot, not wanting to display his tattoos. I'm sure you have thought of this and as you've said it's not something you have rushed into. I just thought I would mention it .

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        • #5
          @vs

          hence my plan to get it on Bicep mate, covered by short sleeved shirt at all times.

          I have a couple of different artist friends working on it now, we dhasll see how the pictures cone out.
          Phaze
          on the "fiddlng with my vu duo plus. sky card breakage here I come" ID
          "There are no good wars. War is always the worst possible way to resolve differences. It degenerates and corrupts both sides to ever more sordid levels of existence, in their need to gain an advantage over the enemy. Those actively involved in combat are almost always damaged goods for the rest of their lives. If their bodies don't bear scars, their minds do, ofttimes both. Many have said it before, but it can't be said to enough, war is hell. "

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          • #6
            Just be careful; I heard your last space station tattoo simply disappeared.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Joe Nazzaro View Post
              Just be careful; I heard your last space station tattoo simply disappeared.


              Welcome back. I was wondering where you'd been.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Joe Nazzaro View Post
                Just be careful; I heard your last space station tattoo simply disappeared.
                Which is still a lot more healthy than what happened to the three before it.
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                • #9
                  Hey phazedout, did you get the tatto finally?

                  I want to get one but i can't find any design worthy of getting inked. I'd love a B5 logo with an outlined station behind.

                  Do you know where to find B5 designs?

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                  • #10
                    update on this (very old) thread.

                    I have following my move to the finnish lands (and lets face it away form my mum who, even with me at the age where I am the answer tot he ultimate question of life, the universe and everything, would still go ballistic) I have booked my inking session in for April 29th.

                    I will post photos here after it is done.
                    Phaze
                    on the "Pain is temporary, my love for B5 is eternal" ID
                    "There are no good wars. War is always the worst possible way to resolve differences. It degenerates and corrupts both sides to ever more sordid levels of existence, in their need to gain an advantage over the enemy. Those actively involved in combat are almost always damaged goods for the rest of their lives. If their bodies don't bear scars, their minds do, ofttimes both. Many have said it before, but it can't be said to enough, war is hell. "

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by phazedout View Post
                      update on this (very old) thread.

                      I have following my move to the finnish lands (and lets face it away form my mum who, even with me at the age where I am the answer tot he ultimate question of life, the universe and everything, would still go ballistic) I have booked my inking session in for April 29th.

                      I will post photos here after it is done.
                      Phaze
                      on the "Pain is temporary, my love for B5 is eternal" ID
                      Hope you've chosen a good artist / respected tattoo artist to ink you. So important!

                      Can't wait to see the results!
                      Last edited by Ubik; 02-28-2014, 03:52 PM.
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                      • #12
                        Looks like the picture you may have posted before has joined the Shadows. Any chance we can see it again?

                        Jan
                        "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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                        • #13
                          this is not the actual image i will be using, but it is the inspiration for it

                          essenitally the sword and shield will be revsersed, so sword point down, the letters B and the number 5 will be within the shield and either side of the sword, retaining as much detail of the stars and other parts as I can.

                          Phaze
                          on the "It will be done in 9 days at 11 am EST, which is 4 AM EST/3 AM central" ID
                          "There are no good wars. War is always the worst possible way to resolve differences. It degenerates and corrupts both sides to ever more sordid levels of existence, in their need to gain an advantage over the enemy. Those actively involved in combat are almost always damaged goods for the rest of their lives. If their bodies don't bear scars, their minds do, ofttimes both. Many have said it before, but it can't be said to enough, war is hell. "

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                          • #14
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                            This is well in to the process, the outlines are complete and the blue background half of the shield is drawn
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                            This is the final tattoo, I have been told the colours will change as it heals.

                            Phaze
                            on the "It hurt, a LOT the first thing I Was thinking after it started was I won't ever do this again" ID
                            "There are no good wars. War is always the worst possible way to resolve differences. It degenerates and corrupts both sides to ever more sordid levels of existence, in their need to gain an advantage over the enemy. Those actively involved in combat are almost always damaged goods for the rest of their lives. If their bodies don't bear scars, their minds do, ofttimes both. Many have said it before, but it can't be said to enough, war is hell. "

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                            • #15
                              Looks good. Hope it feels better soon!

                              Jan
                              "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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