Have an automotive tattoo? Let’s see it.

Colin
By Colin Wood
May 13, 2022 | Tattoo

Do you have any automotive tattoos? Why not share with the rest of the class? What better way to show the world how much you enjoy cars and motorsports than by printing its imagery on your skin?

And although we don’t condone putting a GRM logo on your body forever, we won’t judge–we aren’t your parents.

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iansane
iansane Dork
5/12/22 1:05 p.m.

Surprisingly, I only have one auto themed tattoo. It's to remind me about torquing my lugnuts after working on cars. I used to forget that step.

Can't say I won't get more though.

preach (dudeist priest)
preach (dudeist priest) GRM+ Memberand Dork
5/12/22 4:39 p.m.

I know a guy with the Cadillac old V across his chest. He owns a '68 Coupe Deville.

Also at work is a guy with the Muncie 4spd shift pattern tattooed on his right palm.

I plan on a Porsche 901 5spd pattern in the crook of my elbow eventually.

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/12/22 4:46 p.m.

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/12/22 4:55 p.m.

Be careful what you ask for.

Adrian_Thompson (Forum Supporter)
Adrian_Thompson (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
5/12/22 5:17 p.m.
Colin Wood said:
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So areyou offering a free lifetime subscription to GRM and CM for the first person to brand themselves?

 

 

 

 

 

No, please don't.  

RevRico
RevRico UltimaDork
5/12/22 5:20 p.m.

In reply to preach (dudeist priest) :

Bryan "big b" Mahoney of Las Vegas?

 

This is the closest to automotive relates I have. I mean, there's a car there at least.

Javelin
Javelin GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/12/22 5:27 p.m.

I got this nasty permanent (?) mark from the CV axle on my 986. Does that count?

iansane
iansane Dork
5/12/22 5:33 p.m.

In reply to RevRico :

I have a print of that in my hallway.

Steve_Jones
Steve_Jones Dork
5/12/22 5:51 p.m.

In reply to Javelin :

How long ago? I had similar, took over a year to go away, it went forward as the nail grew. 

Javelin
Javelin GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/12/22 6:22 p.m.

In reply to Steve_Jones :

Working on 2 months already, it was early March.

Driven5
Driven5 UberDork
5/12/22 6:41 p.m.

I've seen manual trans shift patterns, but not actual manual transmissions. That's one I'd really like to see, especially a cutaway or even just the internals.

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/12/22 6:51 p.m.

In reply to Javelin :

Make a hole in the nail (hot pin, knife point) and it will drain and look a little better until it grows out. 

Javelin
Javelin GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/12/22 6:53 p.m.

In reply to Woody (Forum Supportum) :

Owie! It doesn't bother me so I think I'll pass. Thanks though!

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/12/22 7:10 p.m.

In reply to Javelin :

Heat the pin or blade with a match or lighter and it will melt right through the nail. There's a dead spot under there, so if you don't push too hard you won't feel it. 

stuart in mn
stuart in mn MegaDork
5/12/22 7:19 p.m.

If an automotive related burn or scar qualifies as a tattoo, I have several of them.  Otherwise, no.

classicJackets (FS)
classicJackets (FS) SuperDork
5/12/22 7:32 p.m.

I'll probably get the Datsun Z on my left shoulder. Haven't done it yet, probably once my own Z is running/driving.

Looks like this

Captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
Captdownshift (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/12/22 7:35 p.m.

In reply to classicJackets (FS) :

Recent occurances in eastern Europe would have me second guessing that one. 

classicJackets (FS)
classicJackets (FS) SuperDork
5/12/22 8:31 p.m.

In reply to Captdownshift (Forum Supporter) :

Clearly I'm not very up to date on my history as I cannot remember where else this has been used. But I do appreciate the warning, haha.

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/12/22 8:46 p.m.
Woody (Forum Supportum) said:

In reply to Javelin :

Make a hole in the nail (hot pin, knife point) and it will drain and look a little better until it grows out. 

No.
 Use a 1/32 - 1/16" drill gently twirled between thumb & pointy finger.

The release is better than Orgasm.

Captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
Captdownshift (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/12/22 9:35 p.m.

In reply to 914Driver :

I know some people that I should introduce you to. 

wvumtnbkr
wvumtnbkr GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
5/12/22 9:38 p.m.
Captdownshift (Forum Supporter) said:

In reply to 914Driver :

I know some people that I should introduce you to. 

Amy?

Curtis73 (Forum Supporter)
Curtis73 (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/12/22 9:55 p.m.

My honeymoon with the (now ex) wife was Rt 66 from Chicago to L.A.  Strangely, we got the tattoos when we divorced as a gift for each other.  Kind of a "thanks for the memories" thing.

 

Byrneon27
Byrneon27 Reader
5/12/22 10:20 p.m.

 

I can't take anything seriously enough to get a tattoo but PHG is a fan, she decided while getting this done that I would be getting a BMW gear pattern in the same location I've been dodging that for like a year. The BMW/Honda ratio around our household is still slightly in favor of the Germans therefore I'm winning the relationship. 

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/12/22 10:35 p.m.

In reply to Byrneon27 :

But they don't match?  How do you decide how to go in reverse?

Byrneon27
Byrneon27 Reader
5/12/22 10:51 p.m.

She's dating me we can infer that decision making isn't a part of her skill set

 

She had never owned anything other than Hondas until we met, she got a flat tire in front of my shop and quite frankly is super hot so I tossed her the key to my E90 (was my NAPA sales rep at the time) shortly thereafter we had our first date at a BMWCCA function. 

She bought herself an LCI 328xi for her birthday last year and proceeded to tell people loudly that I've broken her the tattoo came shortly thereafter. Doesn't want to forget "where she comes from" 

Chrissmith
Chrissmith New Reader
5/12/22 11:19 p.m.

In reply to Byrneon27 :

ooh i like it. I've always had this idea.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
5/13/22 1:13 a.m.

Not automotive,  but definitely a hotrod.

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/13/22 8:28 a.m.

In reply to wvumtnbkr :

Most likely a Karen.

350z247
350z247 Reader
5/13/22 8:28 a.m.

It's a 4.5cm ruler in half centimeter increments. Ot was originally 6cm long, but the last 1.5cm faded away as it's tricky tattooing fingers. Comes in handy all the time.

Durty
Durty Reader
5/13/22 9:21 a.m.

In reply to 350z247 :

I imagine finger skin doesn't stretch or sag much over time, this should work better than the yard stick across my belly

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/13/22 8:25 p.m.
350z247 said:

Comes in handy all the time.

4.5cm = 45mm = 1.77 inches; what are you measuring?

(remember this is a family show)

volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse PowerDork
5/13/22 9:42 p.m.

Had this little baby done about 14 years ago by a bit of rusty LeMons race car when the sawzall let go. First and only time in my life I've ever gotten stitches (and took them out myself). 

Mrs VCH has a picture of her 68 Camaro on her leg but she won't let me take a picture of it just now. I may have to wait until later when she's asleep...

furiousdrt
furiousdrt New Reader
5/14/22 9:17 a.m.

How's this turbo diagram for y'all?  Of course, it's not perfect, being 2D in a 3D world... Props to wikimedia for the inspiration.Leg tattoo

nome66
nome66 New Reader
5/14/22 10:54 p.m.

hands on the clock!!

calteg
calteg SuperDork
5/15/22 8:45 a.m.

A long time ago my buddy got the Cadilliac crest on his forearm. 2 years later they did away with it as an official logo. Good reminder of the impermenance of things.

JThw8
JThw8 UltimaDork
5/15/22 9:17 p.m.

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dculberson
dculberson MegaDork
5/16/22 12:01 a.m.

In reply to JThw8 :

I didn't know you got drunky the Pooh on your leg!! That's awesome. 

JThw8
JThw8 UltimaDork
5/16/22 6:07 p.m.
dculberson said:

In reply to JThw8 :

I didn't know you got drunky the Pooh on your leg!! That's awesome. 

His name is Winnie the E36 M3 ;)   Yeah, did it a few years back.

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