Published: April 6, 2014 at 7:37 PMTerrific article, Bobbie! I never would have thought of it. I never got a tattoo- wanted to once, but my wife put the kibosh on that idea. She hit me with the old "I can't tell you what to do....but I wish you wouldn't." End of discussion. No tattoo. That being said, I love yours- especially the Maverick tattoo! One month until Cedar Point opens!
Published: April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PMJames has Cedar Park fever. Camped out on the shores of Lake Erie, the only known cure is to ride every CP coaster from morning till night. Or, in this case,a tattoo of "every" Cedar Park coaster might work......Interesting article. I enjoyed the different slant.
Published: April 7, 2014 at 8:23 AMI admit it- I've got the fever. 34 days until Cedar Point opens for 2014, 32 days until Media Day when I get to ride Pipe Scream for the first time. Haven't started counting the hours...yet.
Published: April 7, 2014 at 12:01 PMI'm against tattoos. They send the wrong messages. Isn't it easier to use a sharpie? It lasts for at least one week.
Some places offer temporary tattoos that could last a few weeks. This might be the better option when you might consider going on vacation at the beach.
Published: April 7, 2014 at 5:12 PMWhat about Millennium Force? If you have to get a tattoo, you could either get one of MF's logo or of its first drop!
Published: April 9, 2014 at 11:05 AMI am all for this! My first tattoo I ever got was of Kingda Ka, I got the golden sun logo with all the gems and what not as a shoulder piece, came out beautiful and I even got a free Kingda Ka coffee mug out of it from the park.
The second roller coaster tattoo was Big Bad Wolf, since it was my first roller coaster ever and was taken down. That I got on my left leg by the same artist that did my Kingda Ka one and it looks amazing.
Roller coaster logos make great tattoos because the designs are made to stand on their own. It would be hard to melt them together into a sleeve or something but as a stand-alone image, they're perfect for it and can be modified so that it doesn't look EXACTLY like the logo if you don't want it to. The only people who recognize my Kingda Ka one are people who have been to the park and are familiar with that particular logo, otherwise people just see a very colourful, decorative golden sun with a tiger in it.
I already know my next one will be a watercolour style piece for Alpengeist. Nothing wrong with representing your favourite rides!
Published: April 12, 2014 at 1:19 PMHow do tattoos send the wrong message?