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bgtrck

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I am trying to decide on some graffixs to be painted on my stretched bags. Anyone ever heard of a tattoo paint job?
 

CHAINSAW

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Tattoo paint job is what most people refer to as the Sinister built bikes. The graphics that are somewhat bunched up, but do not cover the entire bike (i.e. down one side)
The bike that Bagged64 is referring to is simply bad ass! I can promise you that by this time next year, you will see 100 more bikes painted like that because it was original, cool, and something you can stare at for hours to see all the details. Im just jealous I didn't think of it first :)
 

808Bagger

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Tattoo paint job is what most people refer to as the Sinister built bikes. The graphics that are somewhat bunched up, but do not cover the entire bike (i.e. down one side)
The bike that Bagged64 is referring to is simply bad ass! I can promise you that by this time next year, you will see 100 more bikes painted like that because it was original, cool, and something you can stare at for hours to see all the details. Im just jealous I didn't think of it first :)
Time to start a new trend then? Or perhaps keep it a solid color and you'll be the very few! LoL. Someone should do a all chrome panels!!!
 

Classic$98

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I like that bike Dana built but that look will be played out sooner than later. Besides, the avg guy can't afford all that air brushing. He said they had 5 weeks alone just on the air brushing!
 

Bill

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I too need some ideas... I always thought I would go the tattoo route but I am a little worried about it being overplayed.
 

yardsale

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I'm pretty sure I saw this one at Sturgis and I didn't even notice how cool the paint was because I was trying to get my head around that exhaust design!
 

Crazy Beaver

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The trick to doing something like this that has been done is to change it up and make it your own, add your own twist to it. For example most of the tattoo bikes I have see have been solid color with tattoo down one side, the art work is good but some of the ones I have seen look to be stenciled art work with a few details added. If you change it up and do maybe a 2 tone with candy, add some tattoo down both sides but carefull to not overdo the amount of tattoo, and make the art work a little more realistic in the focal points of the tattoo. Now going this route might be a little more expensive but it would be sick in the end. I like the tattoo design also and I am thinking about that route when I redo my bike, but if I go that route I will be changing it up different than any other tattoo paint I have seen.
 

InMotionJosh

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Kind of what is said above is how mine is going to be. My base color is silver on my bike. I will have black and candy blue graphics running the length of the bike. Inside the graphics will be "tattoo"
 

bgtrck

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Don't think I really want to do the wrap thing. ChainSaw, that bike white has the kind of paint job I am looking for. I don't want anything big. I was thinking something on the bottom corner of the bags that wraps around to the back of the bags.
 

CHAINSAW

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I personally like the tattoo style, like that white bike because a person can walk around, or HAS to walk around a couple times to see everything. It keeps people doing circles around your bike for a long time and will sure gather a crowd.
 

Classic$98

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I bet I have a couple pics of that thing half done from 2009 sturgis. I wish I would have talked to john at the time, looked his few bike he had there over real good. So cutting edge. Funny thing is, most weren't on board yet. A lot of people looked at his chopped up Baggers like he was ruining them. Oh, how things have changed.
 

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