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Not quite so new. When I was in college back in the dark ages, certain fraternities were very into branding their insignia on their members. :)

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I have been thinking about blacksmith tattoos as well and have settled on Thor's hammer with Rune printing on it.

Brian

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Blkbear, I hope the tattooist doesn't rune the job and your stuck with a scar for life.

I like to get a tatt but I just can't think of a design I'd be happy with for the rest of my born days. They don't scrub off too easy I hear.

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Blkbear, I hope the tattooist doesn't rune the job and your stuck with a scar for life.


And it's Strine for the win!! (Gotta love a pun)

I think most of us probably have a blacksmith's branding. Unlike a frat brand, however, the blacksmith's brand has no set design or size, and it could be anywhere, though it's most likely to be on the forearms and/or hands.

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Had a friend that leaned on a post vise they had been using for hot work all morning---he belonged to the double bar ranch for quite a while!

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I did that yesterday, bending over to pick up something I'd dropped. :o Thank god for quick reflexes.

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look up a tattoo site called strikethebox.com It is a site for firefighter tattoos. Mine is on there in the "skull" section. It is a skull wearing a fire helmet in the middle of a red malteese cross. The cross has flames around it. It will be towrds the end of the selections as you scroll thru them. I am from Montgomery alabama. There are many different tattoos on there and it may give you some ideas.

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look up a tattoo site called strikethebox.com It is a site for firefighter tattoos. Mine is on there in the "skull" section. It is a skull wearing a fire helmet in the middle of a red malteese cross. The cross has flames around it. It will be towrds the end of the selections as you scroll thru them. I am from Montgomery alabama. There are many different tattoos on there and it may give you some ideas.


Nice Tat. I hope I'm looking at your's and you're Gary from Montgomery. If not, there're a lot of excellent tats. Give me more specific directions and I'll take a look. I've already worked myself through most of about 8 catagories, I'd like to know I'm looking at yours.

Thanks for doing the job you do. Not everybody has it in them to run towards trouble and fix it.

Frosty

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figured id post a pic of my blacksmith tattoo, :P
got it last year seems to be holding up well

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I've had this recurring thought about Wile-E-Coyote standing at an ACME anvil, forge welding a length of chain, sparks flying, and an almost finished trebuchet in the background.


I am so there for Wile-E! Please post a picture if you get it done.

Ted:D

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No Tattoo for me, I always figured that sooner or later I would do something illegal and I want to be as hard to identify as possible :)

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the only problem would be a lot of dark shading with a huge anvil but let me tell you where i live there is no one with any sort of the tattoo and my next will resemble something of the sort i really like this now
were getting into a topic i really enjoy post pics please i need to see the finished work

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I have a few tats myself but that was before I got married. My wife said no to more tats
and I said If I want to get a tattoo then I'll darn well will ....think about it. But anyway, mcraigl, not sure what your real name is , under the anvil you could put "Forging our lives together." might work.

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i have been thinking of getting an anvil and hammer on my shoulder. then my uncle brought up the branding iron idea. i think it would fit with the trade. a branding iron with an anvil and hammer. you could make it yourself and have someone stamp it on you. a big one would really hurt so it would have to be smaller. just an idea

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I could never get into the idea of paying someone to stick needles into me, I think i will stick with the scars left by cuts and burns

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Just my 2 cents, I also have lots of scars cuts and burns to show people that I work with my hands. I personally would not have a tatoo.
Gaylan

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i was thinking of getting one as well(even though im broke!! lol) i would have an anvil on my back with a cross peen hammer sitting over it hammer face on the anvil to see its contours with some lines of text (not sure what), plus if i had loads of cash i would tat weapons all over my person, what would depend on where, like a sword at the side and daggers on the inside of the forearm :) all in black ink

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great tattoo ideas! i love tattoos and think if your going to have them you may as well go for it is some style - sam your idea is insane i LOVE it! i think we should have a whip round to fund that if your too broke... also valentins picture is amazing - i love it - i got a fair few tattos and not sure if i should have many more but now you got me thinking! i think we need a blacksmith related tattoo gallery section....

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