Coaster Tattoos

Thursday, October 26, 2006 10:01 PM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar ^LMAO Gonch!

Thursday, October 26, 2006 10:05 PM
I cant agree with Greg more.I know too many people who have got tattoos that were trendy or totally unoriginal (LIKE TRIBAL !!!!) .First do you research.Talk to people who have (Nice) tat's,look up artist's on the net(Tattoo Now is a good source) and be ready to spend some money.Its something that will be on your body forever so don't nickel and dime it.Don't be afraid to go a little bigger than you might have wanted .It will show more detail and smaller tattoo's tend to mush together with time.And for the love of god if you get one DON'T TAN IT ! That is one of the worst things you can do.

I waited 33 years to get my first.I pondered many ideas and when I felt strongly about a design and concept that I knew I would want on me for the rest of my life I went for it.

My left arm is a night scene with clouds,a moon,2 B&M inverted loops(one of them is from a pic of Great Bear),a wood coaster(from a pic of the Kennywood Jack Rabbit),and two banners.The first with Ace Forever in it (ACE bashers we can discuss any comments in person)and the second with increments of 100 (from 100 to 600 for now) and the years(02,05) under the appropriate # for the year I hit that milestone.

My Right arm is a park like sign with Dark-ride and Fun-house Enthusiasts in it,a haunted like house,and of course a Laughing Sal.

Right now I am working a piece on my chest as a tribute of childhood places.I already have Tillie from the Palace in Asbury park,and next I will be getting the image in the windows of the Casino building also from Asbury. I am still looking for a third image to complete the piece.

My wife has a heart on her right ankle (everything in our 14 year has been hearts right down to the stone in her ring) and she has a Phantom of the opera piece on her back(the note are the actually sheet music for the song of the same name).I wanted her to get a Skeeball machine on her back.You figure it out.

Her back tat and my Dafe tat can be seen on Tattoo Now under the artist Brian Murphy.I don't have any recent pix of my other two posted any where else yet.

Hey Coaster Punk the sleeve looks great so far and I am glad to hear it was Maiden and not QR.Sorry we missed you at PPP.We will probably at the Soilwork and FearFactory show's in Allentown comming this Nov. *** Edited 10/27/2006 2:06:31 AM UTC by BG Nut*** *** Edited 10/27/2006 2:09:36 AM UTC by BG Nut*** *** Edited 10/27/2006 2:23:39 PM UTC by BG Nut***

I miss Drachen Fire

Thursday, October 26, 2006 10:14 PM
I'm not a fan of Soilwork but I'll be there for Fear Factory, Suffocation, Hypocrisy, and Decapitated on the 11th. That show is gonna be sick. To keep this on topic, that show will be the day after my next tat session! ;)
Thursday, October 26, 2006 10:15 PM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar ^That's what I want, a custom tattoo. My black cat was picked out of a catalog. I have had it for 14 years now and LOVE it, but it's time for something creative.

I just don't know what I want. :(


Thursday, October 26, 2006 11:07 PM
This topic has got be thinking about some coaster tatoo ideas, and I've decided that if I choose to get one, and I probably won't because I hate needles, I would get a huge tatoo of the Texas Cyclone across my upper back, and underneath that a banner that says something to the effect of: "Astroworld Never Dies."

But, like I said, I hate needles, so it would take a lot to get me to get a tatoo, and if I get one it will be meaningful not something stupid. If I'm gonna put it on my body forever then it better mean something to me.

18 wheels, and they all missed
Friday, October 27, 2006 9:16 AM
My most recent tattoo wasn't picked off of the wall - Japanese wind, cherry blossoms, and a plaque of sorts with kanji on it. The flowers were stenciled, but the rest was drawn on by the artist. It was exactly what I wanted, and I honestly couldn't be happier about having this tattoo.

My other 8 are a different story... LOL

Friday, October 27, 2006 10:22 AM
Jeff's avatar I can't commit. I'll stick to piercings (though if my industrial gets any more gross, it'll have to go).

Jeff - Editor - - My Blog - Silly Nonsense

Friday, October 27, 2006 10:37 AM
janfrederick's avatar Coaster bolt through the nose? ;)
"I go out at 3 o' clock for a quart of milk and come home to my son treating his body like an amusement park!" - Estelle Costanza
Friday, October 27, 2006 10:58 AM
Jeff's avatar I was thinking lift chain from my nose to my nipples, actually.

Jeff - Editor - - My Blog - Silly Nonsense

Friday, October 27, 2006 11:28 AM
Why not get 40 Voyage diehards together, and make a tattoo that, when all 40 stand side by side, show the whole layout of the coaster?
Friday, October 27, 2006 11:46 AM
Funny you should mention chains. In the early 90's (when I still wore my earring ;-) ) I had a cool design in mind where I was going to get a cartilidge pierce in my upper ear and run a chain between that and my "standard" earring. Then Deep Space 9 hit the air and I decided to not get it -- I'm a geek, but I didn't want people to think I was THAT much of a geek!

Yes, you can still see where I had the earring if you look for it. And to bring this whole thing back to coasters, the reason I still don't wear one is because of the Steel Phantom -- they would (sensibly!) make you take your earrings out before riding that monstrosity. One time after a visit, I forgot to put an earring back in. A few months later (shows how attached to it I was ;-) ) I realized, and tried to put one in. The hole was closed enough already that I decided "oh, screw it..." (which was weird, since I'd already been wearing one for a decade by then, so you'd think it wouldn't close off so fast)

"You seem healthy. So much for voodoo."

Friday, October 27, 2006 1:40 PM
I'll admit that I'm not a huge fan of tattoos, especially for the reason that Jeff gave. At one point a tattoo was a symbol of rebellion and individuality but now it seems that everyone gets a tattoo because everyone else has one. Enough is enough already. That said, I see nothing wrong with a coaster tattoo if that's your thing. What's wrong with a coaster logo? I much prefer that to the standard Superman "S", which about a million people have for some reason unknown to me.
Friday, October 27, 2006 2:33 PM
rollergator's avatar ^ It's cuz they "luv Shaq, baby"!

...or maybe they have a thing for the B-52s... ;)

Friday, October 27, 2006 10:03 PM
^Lets not forget about BonJovi^

I miss Drachen Fire

Friday, October 27, 2006 10:39 PM
rollergator's avatar ^ Wish I could.....ruins the whole Jersey thing for me....well, more...(Springsteen)....

Can't I just say I was born in FL? ;)

Saturday, October 28, 2006 12:19 PM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar ^Nope. ;)

You are just acclimated to the weather. :)


Saturday, October 28, 2006 7:45 PM
LuvRaptor's avatar Ok so I'm going to sound like the "whack" here...

Cedar Point w/heart tat on my right shoulder, on top of that is the MF "M".
On my left shoulder is a Raptor tat.
On my left calf is another Cedar Point w/Snoopy tat.
On my right calf is another Raptor logo.

I also have a couple of horse related tats and a NY Mets tat too.
I am also in the process of designing (with my tat guy Andy) a band tat for my right arm that would consist of coaster hills.
I also eventually want a tat on my shoulder blade of one of my horses and I jumping a fence or turning a barrel.

Decisions I may regret down the line? Doubt it.
My tats represent things I love. I don't see my love for coasters and CP going away any time soon, are you kidding? ;)

As for the Mets and horses I have loved those things since I was a child and my love for those will NEVER go away :)

Lifetime Raptor flights: 1163 :)

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2018 - present Mako Crew

Saturday, October 28, 2006 11:29 PM

LuvRaptor said:
Decisions I may regret down the line? Doubt it.
My tats represent things I love.

That's the most important thing. I don't even have a problem with people getting "flash" as long as it's something that means something to the recipient (such as Tina's cat). Heck, the stock pieces are the bread-n-butter of most tattoo artists.

But it's important to remember that tattoo's are a permanent marking on your body, they should mean something to YOU.

"You seem healthy. So much for voodoo."

Sunday, October 29, 2006 4:55 AM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar ^I totally agree. I think it should be personal, even if it's picked out of a catalog. ;)

Getting a tat of a specific coaster, park, band, etc. is not really my thing but I can appreciate it. Some of the best artwork I have seen revolved around a person's favorite band or coaster.

I would love to see your tattoos sometime, Jo!


Monday, October 30, 2006 4:43 AM
CPunk!!!! You're finally getting it!!! Looks amazing so far...

Always been a thing of mine to stick to things that have deep meaning. At the moment I don't have any coaster tattoos. I've considered a few different things such as Matterhorn after a very intense pilgrimage to Disneyland finally two years ago. I have a massive admiration of what Disney and his team accomplished and I feel they have led to the life I have right now. I've also considered one of Dueling Dragons as I would still say to this day, that is my proudest accomplishment in my job working on coaster controls. There was something special to me about that project that I just can't fully describe. Whether it was seeing this new amazing park being built from the ground up around me to the nights standing alone in the outside queue watching the test runs, or even that it was one of my earliest major projects, I dunno.

But although I could go on and on, its more to the point that the things I consider represent extremely meaningful events/parts of my life and that can never change. My wolf tattoo on my leg gives me strength every time I see it. My girlfriend Anne has two CP tattoos, one of the current logo and one larger one of the old crest. For her it is also a source of strength and a reminder of a place she grew up at and loves. We've talked about it and even if CP would disappear tomorrow, it will always represent so much to her. It brings her back to the person she is, gives her strength on a place she cherishes and things she truly loves, and reminds her of some of the most special memories she will always have. That passion and the desire to have it as a permanent part of herself is something that I absolutely love and admire about her.

The question I always like to ask of someone considering it is will this be something that will always have meaning for you?



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