54 ( +1 | -1 ) NO ... Dan, I have never seen or heard anyone actually having a Chess tattoo before, during my whole 35+ years around the tournament crowd. But now that you bring it up, I am a bit surprised to realize that. Perhaps it just doesn't come up during conversation, if not visibly displayed or noticeable. *** Seems like an interesting idea & your Knight looks good ... maybe more players will go in for it if they see yours. Doesn't seem tacky at all to me. Personally, I see it as expressive Art, like the game itself. Are you thinking of adding to the "set" ? }8-)
35 ( +1 | -1 ) Let's see...Knights on the upper arm ... right hand side black knight, so obviously the queen's knight. Another on the other arm is the king's knight. Place bishops on the shoulders, king on the left cheek, queen on the right, rooks on each forearm, a row of 8 pawns across the chest - and you'll always be ready for a game!
36 ( +1 | -1 ) Thanks all. I don't think I'm getting any more chess tattoos - I'm studying to be a teacher and that is a profession that frowns on visible tattoos. I do want my next tattoo to probably deal with a Christian-related theme.
I do think that more players should get a chess tattoo. At the very least, it makes for an interesting conversation piece
16 ( +1 | -1 ) how about...a large chess board across one's back - maybe portraying the end position of of a famous game - a Morphy classic or a forced mate in 13? The possibilites are endless.
5 ( +1 | -1 ) Does anyone else have a...GameKnot logo tattoo somewhere? Anyone? :)
19 ( +1 | -1 ) I've always liked the idea of tattoos on the palms of your hands. I've recently considered getting the "with compensation" or even "white is slightly better" symbols done on my palms.
48 ( +1 | -1 ) ...To answer the question, I don't think I could get a chess tattoo. I like the game, but not to that degree.
The only kind of tattoo I've considered getting is something along the lines that Tyler Florence (from Food Network) got. He says his favorite is this tattooed script that he got from a Buddhist monk. It sounds cool.
But then I figured that the ink probably has some kind of metal in it. If I ever have to undergo an MRI, I'd rather it be as painless as possible.
12 ( +1 | -1 ) Maybe Mike would give me a lifetime membership if I got the GK logo tattooed?
j/k. I like Gameknot, but not THAT much.
48 ( +1 | -1 ) My stepson is a tattoo artistat Denver's oldest tattoo shop. After reading this thread I asked him if he'd ever run across a chess related tattoo. He said no, but agreed that it was kind of surprising since chess piece iconograph is pretty interesting. * That was a few days ago. He came home from work yesterday and said someone had come in and asked for a large pawn on his back. Interesting timing and interesting choice of images. * And actually, this thread has got me thinking.....