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    Hey if it donít work out, just tell folks it stands for All Terrain

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    Quote Originally Posted by capehiker View Post
    First- letís squash the notion that one must be a through hiker to get a tattoo. I know lifelong section hikers (including myself) who have put more time and work into the AT than a one and done through hiker ever will.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Hiker View Post
    You are seriously telling your wife what she can and can't do?

    BEFORE going into the woods alone together for an extended period of time with NO witnesses?

    Good luck on THAT. I mean, your AT hike, of course.
    I really could not say it better.

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    That's exactly what I did on my 2014 NOBO hike. IMG_0054.JPG

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarcasm the elf View Post
    Pretty much.

    Personally if I were into that sort of thing I'd opt for making an AT symbol brand out of some wire and heating it in the fire on trail.
    That's what I did on my 2014 NOBO hike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StichBurly View Post
    That's what I did on my 2014 NOBO hike.
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    That looks to have been insanely painful.

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    kinda like folks who have a news article done about their upcoming thru hike then they never make it out of georgia. tattoos are foolish

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    And as far as arguing with a spouse about something like this, always remember that "You can be right, or you can be happy." Your choice.

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    I passed on the tattoo and just got the patch. Cheaper, easier and less painful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    That looks to have been insanely painful.
    Believe it or not the actual branding didn't hurt at all. Healing on the other hand was uncomfortable at times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garlic08 View Post
    And as far as arguing with a spouse about something like this, always remember that "You can be right, or you can be happy." Your choice.
    Well i am normally a very happy hiker .i need to point out that i played no part in her decision to get the tattoo done. It was a birthday gift to her from our children. (It was her idea) as to motivation i think the idea here is that now i have the tattoo i need to do the thru hike. ( I suspect she will do it anyway) I think it looks very good.

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    I think it is a little too late to ask when to get the tattoo! "I told you so" never goes well with a spouse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StichBurly View Post
    That's what I did on my 2014 NOBO hike.
    IMG_0054.JPG
    Ha! You may have been part of the group I got the idea from!


    I saw it in a trail documentary a few years back, think it was one of Squatch's Flip Flop Flippin videos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StichBurly View Post
    That's exactly what I did on my 2014 NOBO hike. IMG_0054.JPG
    great way to get an infection and send ya packin’

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    Further...if you feel the need to brand yourself to fit in, wow! just wow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketsocks View Post
    Further...if you feel the need to brand yourself to fit in, wow! just wow.
    Still seems smarter than people who fit in by buying crap from Gucci and Coach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarcasm the elf View Post
    Still seems smarter than people who fit in by buying crap from Gucci and Coach.
    They can always change their evil ways and go Wally World...wait, scratch WW.

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    Why get a tattoo on your skin, the memories will always be tattooed on your mind.

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    People get tattoos as a symbol of something they like or that has some deep meaning to them all the time...doesn't mean something has to be completed to get it. A good example is bands. Look at all the people with KISS tattoos, none of them are in the band so should they not have gotten the tattoo? They got it because they love the band, and are avid followers of the band. Without them KISS wouldn't even be known.

    Disclaimer: I'm not a KISS fan by the way...this example just popped into my head for some reason...probably because I heard "Lick it Up" recently and was laughing about it...anyway I digress...

    So I say if your wife got the tattoo, she likes the AT and she hasn't finished it, so what. Personally if my wife were that into the AT, I'd just be excited that she's that gungho about the AT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StichBurly View Post
    That's exactly what I did on my 2014 NOBO hike. IMG_0054.JPG
    Holy ****!!! Either you guzzled a bottle of Jack Daniels before that or you have an incredible pain tolerance.
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    I found these helpful, and they seem to have an underlying theme of giving up ones self.

    brand

    brand/
    noun
    [COLOR=#878787 !important]noun: brand; plural noun: brands


    • 1.
      a type of product manufactured by a particular company under a particular name.
      [COLOR=#878787 !important]"a new brand of detergent"[/COLOR]
      synonyms: make, line, label, marque;Moretype, kind, sort, variety;
      trade name, trademark, proprietary name
      "a new brand of margarine"





      • a brand name.
        [COLOR=#878787 !important]"the company will market computer software under its own brand"[/COLOR]
        synonyms: make, line, label, marque;Moretype, kind, sort, variety;
        trade name, trademark, proprietary name
        "a new brand of margarine"





      • a particular identity or image regarded as an asset.
        [COLOR=#878787 !important]"you can still invent your own career, be your own brand"[/COLOR]


      • a particular type or kind of something.
        [COLOR=#878787 !important]"his incisive brand of intelligence"[/COLOR]
        synonyms: type, kind, sort, variety, class, category, genre, style, ilk, stripe"her particular brand of humor"








    • 2.
      an identifying mark burned on livestock or (especially formerly) criminals or slaves with a branding iron.
      synonyms: identification, marker, earmark"the brand on a sheep"




      • [COLOR=#878787 !important]archaic[/COLOR]
        a branding iron.


      • a habit, trait, or quality that causes someone public shame or disgrace.
        [COLOR=#878787 !important]"the brand of Paula's alcoholism"[/COLOR]






    • 3.
      a piece of burning or smoldering wood.
      [COLOR=#878787 !important]"he took two burning brands from the fire"[/COLOR]


      • [COLOR=#878787 !important]literary[/COLOR]
        a torch.






    • 4.
      [COLOR=#878787 !important]literary[/COLOR]
      a sword.





    verb
    [COLOR=#878787 !important]verb: brand; 3rd person present: brands; past tense: branded; past participle: branded; gerund or present participle: branding[/COLOR]

    • 1.
      mark (an animal, formerly a criminal or slave) with a branding iron.
      synonyms: mark, stamp, burn, sear"the letter M was branded on each animal"




      • mark indelibly.
        [COLOR=#878787 !important]"an ointment that branded her with unsightly violet-colored splotches"[/COLOR]
        synonyms: engrave, stamp, etch, imprint"the scene was branded on her brain"




      • describe (someone or something) as something bad or shameful.
        [COLOR=#878787 !important]"the do-gooders branded us aspolitically incorrect"[/COLOR]
        synonyms: stigmatize, mark out; Moredenounce, discredit, vilify;
        label
        "the do-gooders branded us politically incorrect"









    • 2.
      assign a brand name to.
      [COLOR=#878787 !important]"branded goods at low prices"[/COLOR]


      • the promotion of a particular product or company by means of advertising and distinctive design.
        [COLOR=#878787 !important]noun: branding[/COLOR]







    [/COLOR]

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