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    Tattoo for Martial Arts

    Looking at getting a tattoo on my chest with a compass and then a sybol in the middle. Been doing lots of research on Martial Arts symbols and think either the Daito-Ryu Diamond or the Hachiman style symbol. I ruled out the Yin-Yang as everyone seems to have Yin-Yang tattooed on them these days so...

    Was wondering what the opinion of the populace was on what the best symbol for a martial artist is and what your opinion of tattooed martial artist is?

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    Well, you can never go wrong as long as you stick to something original, like something inspirational written in Kanji, or gladiators, or maybe a samurai or a rising sun. If you really want to stand out, you can incorporate a tribal design into your tattoo. Nothing shows your commitment to the warrior ethos like squiggly lines.

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    I think a massive Daito-ryu tattoo would be awesome. Nothing will impress your old Japanese sensei more than a cool tattoo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kron View Post
    Looking at getting a tattoo on my chest with a compass and then a sybol in the middle. Been doing lots of research on Martial Arts symbols and think either the Daito-Ryu Diamond or the Hachiman style symbol. I ruled out the Yin-Yang as everyone seems to have Yin-Yang tattooed on them these days so...

    Was wondering what the opinion of the populace was on what the best symbol for a martial artist is and what your opinion of tattooed martial artist is?
    Do you practice Daito Ryu?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kron View Post
    Looking at getting a tattoo on my chest with a compass and then a sybol in the middle. Been doing lots of research on Martial Arts symbols and think either the Daito-Ryu Diamond or the Hachiman style symbol. I ruled out the Yin-Yang as everyone seems to have Yin-Yang tattooed on them these days so...
    "Yin-Yang"? STFU.

    Do you mean the Taijitu?

    You'd better be careful you seem like you could be exactly the type of person who comes out of the tattoo parlor with the symbol for Szechuan Beef instead of "Courage" on your chest.


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    Holy ****. That may be the most embarrassing way you could possibly tattoo yourself. And I thought Brock Lesnar's cocksword was bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kron View Post
    Looking at getting a tattoo on my chest with a compass and then a sybol in the middle. Been doing lots of research on Martial Arts symbols and think either the Daito-Ryu Diamond or the Hachiman style symbol. I ruled out the Yin-Yang as everyone seems to have Yin-Yang tattooed on them these days so...

    Was wondering what the opinion of the populace was on what the best symbol for a martial artist is and what your opinion of tattooed martial artist is?
    What is the significance of the compass and the location on your body for this particular piece?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil View Post
    Holy ****. That may be the most embarrassing way you could possibly tattoo yourself. And I thought Brock Lesnar's cocksword was bad.
    Wait til he's in his 60's and instead of the tats looking like Miley Cyrus they'll all look like Charlton Heston.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil View Post
    Holy ****. That may be the most embarrassing way you could possibly tattoo yourself. And I thought Brock Lesnar's cocksword was bad.

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