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Old 04-27-2004, 11:48 AM   #26
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Re: Aikido and Tattoos

One of my sensei's has an ankh over his heart. The other sensei has naturally dark hair, overlaid with bright yellow (and I don't mean blond), with a blue forelock. I joke sometimes about my punk senseis.

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Old 04-27-2004, 12:36 PM   #27
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Re: Aikido and Tattoos

A tattoo over your heart? Methinks that would hurt lots?
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Old 04-27-2004, 12:47 PM   #28
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Re: Aikido and Tattoos

I didn't say "on" his heart...

The pectoral muscle, left side, a little low. Almost where shirt logos are printed on polo shirts. About where most people pin nametags.

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Old 04-27-2004, 12:51 PM   #29
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Re: Aikido and Tattoos

Ok, I still imagine it would HURT.
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Old 04-27-2004, 01:14 PM   #30
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Re: Aikido and Tattoos

Wouldn't know -- my most extreme "modification", other than getting my ears pierced when I was seven, is henna.

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Old 04-27-2004, 05:09 PM   #31
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Freaky! Re: Aikido and Tattoos

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She doesnt do anything for me Cool about the band, I thought your tattoo looked like a kind of sleeve tattoo someone in a metal or hardcore band might get. Ive been considering something similar for a while now, both the head of my organisation and my sensei have japanese style tattoos, full sleeve and shoulders. I was thinking about getting "the shape of punk to come" incorporated into a tattoo as a homage to Refused but im still mulling it over...
Gwyneth does nothing for you?

Yeah, it's a start of a sleeve. Somewhere some koi or samurai will likely find it's way into it over time. Still working on it. Maybe even a dragon with fire and smoke too. Anyways, I see you managed to view the attachments but for the life of me I can't figure out how to view them myself, LOL.

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Old 04-27-2004, 08:57 PM   #32
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Re: Aikido and Tattoos

I got a tattoo, the same one a lot of people have (Yin-Yang) and I got it on my left forearm right below my elbow cause that's where it feels the most powerful. don't know, I just don't feel it would be of any good use at any other point on my body. Amitabha

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Old 04-28-2004, 05:31 AM   #33
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Nah, she always looks too miserable, maybe if she smiled a bit more I might consider it...
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Old 07-04-2006, 01:00 PM   #34
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Re: Aikido and Tattoos

Forgive the resurrection- I wasn't sure which tattoo thread to bring back to life and I didn't want to start a new one.

So here we are

I have a few tattoos and as per normal I want more. I know where on my body I want my next one but I wasn't sure what.

My sensei traveled to japan and mentioned how tattoos have some strings attached to them (like mentioned in tattoo threads here). Some places won't even let you inside apparently if you have visible tattoos.

One idea I had was to get my school name tattooed on me (somewhere I could cover up naturally) when I came across something from this very web page.

http://www.aikiweb.com/store/tattoo.html

The second one "Masakatsu Agatsu"
True Victory is Victory over Yourself

Now my question is, is that the actual translation of the writing in the picture? Masakatsu Agatsu? And that means True Victory is Victory over yourself? I
'm obviously concerned about getting tattooed with something that means something totally different than I assume. I think it's a great concept that not only applies to aikido but life in general.

Anyhow, can someone give me a little back round/verification on that picture?

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Old 07-04-2006, 05:33 PM   #35
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Re: Aikido and Tattoos

well as for tattoos. before i went to l.a i and my mother got matching tatts. it is a rose overlaying a treble cleff. It is on my upper left arm. in the next few months i will be gitting a winged panther put on my back between my shoulders. When i pass my showdan test i will have aikido congi put underneath it. I also do judo and am in triles for the paralympic team. when i make the team i will have the olympic rings put on my rite arm.

:kiAikido is just origami with people.
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Old 07-04-2006, 06:12 PM   #36
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Re: Aikido and Tattoos

Have a picture of the aikido congi?
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Old 07-04-2006, 06:26 PM   #37
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i don't but should be able to find it in the temperrary tatts that jun has here.

:kiAikido is just origami with people.
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Old 07-04-2006, 07:09 PM   #38
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Re: Aikido and Tattoos

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Have a picture of the aikido congi?

Here is the kanji, hopefully you can read it.

合気道  = aikidou
正勝吾勝 = masakatsu agatsu

Getting the kanji done by someone who doesn't know the stroke order or how to stylize the kanji will be difficult in america.
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Old 07-05-2006, 03:00 PM   #39
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Re: Aikido and Tattoos

Jun has numerous Kanji styles to chose from if you want other selections:

http://www.aikiweb.com/gallery/showg...user=1&cat=500

just FYI.

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Old 07-06-2006, 04:57 AM   #40
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Re: Aikido and Tattoos

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...if I am not mistaken, tattoos in previous centuries in Japan were reserved for criminals, yakuza...
Not only in previous centuries. I've been told that people with tats are not allowed in onsen (hot springs) in Japan because of the yakuza connotation.
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Old 07-06-2006, 07:32 AM   #41
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Re: Aikido and Tattoos

I've been told the same thing, a few restraunts as well.

I plan on visiting Japan years down the road which is why I'm making sure everything I get can be covered with a T-shirt.

(thanks for the links John and Daniel)

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Old 07-12-2006, 08:43 AM   #42
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Nice ink. The forearm is for "hard" tatoos.

I think my next tatoo will be on my leg.
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Old 07-12-2006, 09:37 AM   #43
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Re: Aikido and Tattoos

I am printed with a few tatts also, I have not yet been kicked out of any hotspring or been denied service ,anyplace in Japan. Japanese tatto artist are some of the best and the public has become more alternate in their thinking. Yes signs are at the onsen prohibit body art but most of them are looking at your johnson, not the tatts and that is uncomfortable in itself. Just a word from lil ol me.

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Old 07-15-2006, 04:27 PM   #44
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Re: Aikido and Tattoos

I have the kanji for "ki" tattooed on my belly a couple inches below my belly button. A "perfect circle" surrounds it.

My new one is the seven tenents of budo spread across my upper back and shoulders. I also have Cherry blossoms, whole and single petals mixed in. I still need to get the wind effect put in. That will be in gray shades. The flowers are pink shades and they look like watercolor. Very nice.

I definitely plan on getting more. I do always get tattooed in places that I can easily cover because I teach kids and feel I should at least look normal.

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Old 07-16-2006, 10:25 AM   #45
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Re: Aikido and Tattoos

Your seven tenents of budo tattoo sounds pretty awesome, would love to see a picture of it. (Or anyone elses tattoo)

I'll throw mine up when I get it, it;s going from under my arm pit to my hip, one of the most painful spots you can get done I'm told. Not looking forward to that part

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Old 07-16-2006, 05:43 PM   #46
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I will put a pic up when it is all done. Still in process.

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Old 07-18-2006, 10:11 AM   #47
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Re: Aikido and Tattoos

I plan on getting the Aikido caligraphy on my upper mid back with the paintbrush circle around it sometime in the near future.

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Old 07-18-2006, 01:14 PM   #48
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Re: Aikido and Tattoos

I've seen someone with that tattooed on the palm of their hand, the aikido circle, only their was a dot in the center of it. never understood what the dot represented.

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Old 07-19-2006, 10:18 AM   #49
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Re: Aikido and Tattoos

Grant as for the armpit job, I did it ,and I do recommend some pain relief in the form of beer or some thing. It is ok if you are overweight but me I am underweight and the needle bounces of those ribs like nothing else, when I did mine it was a spectical for everyone in the place included tattooists and potential clients (big crowd) but it was not so bad after 4 pints and a bigshot tattoo artist I managed a brave face and a very detailed tattoo, they refered to me as a soldier. As the tattoo charge is applied in hours if there is a lot of flinch the tatt will be expensive, if not it will be reasonable. Anyhow I recommend pain relief.

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Old 07-19-2006, 01:01 PM   #50
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Would a liberal amount of alcohol thin out my blood and cause me to bleed easier? I am thinking it might make the tattoo more difficult for the artist doing it if I'm bleeding all over. I'll deffinatly take your advice though and figure something out.

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