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    How are tattoos viewed in the body building world?


    I have one tattoo. I want to get more but I would also eventually in the next year or so like to do a show. I know a lot of people on hear have tattoos but I have never seen any pro bodybuilders with tattoos. Would having tattoos be looked down upon in a contest or would it not matter at all?

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    As long as it doesn't obscure evaluation of development, I have never heard anyone deride a few tats.
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    Dorian Yates had several. Had a couple of them removed as time went on also.
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    Im an NPC Judge, and I can say that unless its an insane tatoo that truly obscures body parts, it makes no difference....yeah we always notice them, and sometimes even talk amongst ourselves about them....never have we ever held it against somebody (yet)....LOL...

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    Just don't get one on your face!
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    I don't know what the guy's name was, but there is some guy who looks like Batman or something. His entire face is cover in black. He was on MDTV training with some doctor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rpen22 View Post
    Face Tats are a bad choice. Lee looks like an idiot; I guess he and Mike Tyson go to the same Tat-Artist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Lungz View Post
    Face Tats are a bad choice. Lee looks like an idiot; I guess he and Mike Tyson go to the same Tat-Artist.
    Thanks for the feedback. That's good to know. That guy is going to look like one bad ass when he's 70.
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    Lee looks bad with a tat on his face. Only Mike Tyson can pull that off.

    Lee Priest is like 5'4" or something ? So you see a short, stumpy guy with big arms with a tat on his face that you have to look down to see ?

    It dosen't work.


    Batista OTOH is 6'6" and a tat on his face would work better for him.


    The height thing kinda makes it a joke for Lee.
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    i love tattoos so much, they are my passion. But i have not seen many big ones in the competition world. if you want them i say get them, im never gonna stop. i actually am waiting to get my right sleeve done just because i like seeing my arm actually show some progression, the other arm is all covered in ink and i can never see anything haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rugger1 View Post
    I guess he could have got that or he could have just got "DOUCHE BAG" tattooed on his forehead.

    I agree though. The height thing makes it a bit of an issue.
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    The only thing about tattoos is that they can obscure muscle definition and cuts.
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    i want a tat to. but wont a tat cover ur detail and ur striations(sp)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brolic View Post
    i want a tat to. but wont a tat cover ur detail and ur striations(sp)
    yes depending where you get it. but they are worth it!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Lungz View Post
    Face Tats are a bad choice. Lee looks like an idiot; I guess he and Mike Tyson go to the same Tat-Artist.

    I read somewhere that he is in the process of getting it removed.
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    I had my sister cover up my tattoo up with make up this week.. it worked like a charm.. I do have pics to show
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    I have 18 tats and granted, I don't ever plan on doing shows or going pro. Just remember, for every 1 decent person with tattoos, there's about 500 douchebags who THINK they look like a bad ass.
    Truth is, tattoos look WAY BETTER on muscle than on some walking vagina with japanese characters all over him. They just want attention and for people to ask them what they mean. No one cares.
    My body is a temple and I like to decorate my temple with ink
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAGShaw View Post
    I have 18 tats and granted, I don't ever plan on doing shows or going pro. Just remember, for every 1 decent person with tattoos, there's about 500 douchebags who THINK they look like a bad ass.
    Truth is, tattoos look WAY BETTER on muscle than on some walking vagina with japanese characters all over him. They just want attention and for people to ask them what they mean. No one cares.
    My body is a temple and I like to decorate my temple with ink
    That's the way to look at it. Decoration...or a blank canvas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAGShaw View Post
    I have 18 tats and granted, I don't ever plan on doing shows or going pro. Just remember, for every 1 decent person with tattoos, there's about 500 douchebags who THINK they look like a bad ass.
    Truth is, tattoos look WAY BETTER on muscle than on some walking vagina with japanese characters all over him. They just want attention and for people to ask them what they mean. No one cares.
    My body is a temple and I like to decorate my temple with ink
    right on brotha. my whole body will be covered eventually. ps it does look better though when you are muscular and have tats.
    here is matt from avenged sevenfold. i think he looks badass.


  

  
 

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