Tattoo for engineers

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Tattoo for engineers

Postby PerpetualQuickFixes » Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:38 am

If the stereotypical tattoo for deck hands etc is to get a fouled anchor to symbolize the trials and tribulations of sea life, and on uniforms navigation gets anchors whilst engine gets propellers, wouldn't a good tattoo for engineering be a fouled propeller? I was thinking propeller with a leaking stern tube, but how do you draw that

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Re: Tattoo for engineers

Postby JK » Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:55 am

A prop with a physchadelic rainbow effect?

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Re: Tattoo for engineers

Postby Revolver » Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:04 pm

Some combination of a gear wheel, a prop, and a timing diagram.

Or bulbous bow symbol on your hip or something lol

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Re: Tattoo for engineers

Postby The Dieselduck » Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:46 pm

I like the MSD thing, although I think tattoos are way overrated, unless of course you have earned them - whatever that seems to mean.
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Re: Tattoo for engineers

Postby Revolver » Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:03 pm

Agreed, it bugs me as a sailor when non-sailor hipsters get traditional sailor tattoos... The wimps wouldn't survive on a ship - lack of safe spaces and too many microaggressions going around lol


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