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Can anyone identify this tattoo?

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dasrhinegold Tue 24-Jun-14 00:24:50

Top of a chaps left arm - not visible under short sleeved shirt. Smallish, about 3cm high.

Could be to do with planes, RAF, military, but not sure.

I've drawn a copy with Paint.

STOPwiththehahaheheloling Tue 24-Jun-14 00:26:52

Is it blue in the tattoo?

mindalina Tue 24-Jun-14 00:28:43

i have no idea, sorry, but have you tried using the google image search with your picture?

dasrhinegold Tue 24-Jun-14 00:28:51

Yup, dark blue, not sure I got the shade spot on, but dark blue.

dasrhinegold Tue 24-Jun-14 00:33:01

Image search seems to reveal a lot of corporate logoes, fairly certain not one of those.

STOPwiththehahaheheloling Tue 24-Jun-14 00:34:49

Is it someone you could ask?

Xihha Tue 24-Jun-14 00:39:54

ha, I just tried image search too, maybe if you drew it on your arm image search would understand its a tattoo not a logo?

Is there a reason for wanting to know or just curiosity?

loombands Tue 24-Jun-14 00:42:49

it looks really familiar....confused

is it something to do with rugby?

dasrhinegold Tue 24-Jun-14 00:43:58

That's a good suggestion Xinha might try it tomorrow.

New fellah, wondering if he's done time or something hmm

dasrhinegold Tue 24-Jun-14 00:45:04

He won't tell me what it is.

loombands Tue 24-Jun-14 00:46:25
dasrhinegold Tue 24-Jun-14 00:48:37

I think you could be onto something there. He's Scottish.

loombands Tue 24-Jun-14 00:48:43

it is very blue thistle like

does the blue thistle represent something other than rugby?
is he scottish?
does he like rugby?

dasrhinegold Tue 24-Jun-14 00:49:41

Doesn't like rugby, but a football fan...just a second whilst I have a look...

dasrhinegold Tue 24-Jun-14 00:51:00

Argh no, wrong colour for his team. Am investigating Scottish link now, though hmm

STOPwiththehahaheheloling Tue 24-Jun-14 00:52:29

Odd that he wont tell you.

Lucked Tue 24-Jun-14 00:55:38

Could it be covering an older tattoo, like


loombands Tue 24-Jun-14 00:56:46

Origin as a symbol of Scotland[edit]
According to a legend, an invading Norse army was attempting to sneak up at night upon a Scottish army's encampment. During this operation one barefoot Norseman had the misfortune to step upon a thistle, causing him to cry out in pain, thus alerting Scots to the presence of the Norse invaders. Some sources suggest the specific occasion was the Battle of Largs, which marked the beginning of the departure of King Haakon IV (Haakon the Elder) of Norway who, having control of the Northern Isles and Hebrides, had harried the coast of the Kingdom of Scotland for some years.[3] Which species of thistle is referred to in the original legend is disputed. Popular modern usage favours Cotton Thistle Onopordum acanthium, perhaps because of its more imposing appearance, though it is unlikely to have occurred in Scotland in mediaeval times; the Spear Thistle Cirsium vulgare, an abundant native species in Scotland, is a more likely candidate.[4][5] Other species, including Dwarf Thistle Cirsium acaule, Musk Thistle Carduus nutans, and Melancholy Thistle Cirsium heterophyllum have also been suggested.[6]

ScarlettlovesRhett Tue 24-Jun-14 01:04:04

Something like this?

Xihha Tue 24-Jun-14 01:05:42

hm, having a tattoo that you won't explain is a bit odd.

loombands Tue 24-Jun-14 01:10:00


it might just be symbolic f being scottish?

why wont he tell you though? is he trying to come-on all mysterious like?

dasrhinegold Tue 24-Jun-14 01:15:37

Hmmmm...beginning to wonder if I've recalled it wrong, and it IS more thistle like? hmm

Bottom half of the shape is where I'm seeing the difference between what I "think" it is and what the Thistle image is only saw in the dark whilst doing other things

He said I should be able to work it out, apparently it's "obvious" hmm

Xihha Tue 24-Jun-14 01:25:24

on the plus side if it should be obvious its not likely to be some secret prison tattoo or anything wink

mrssprout Tue 24-Jun-14 01:33:55

Maybe it was going to be the thistle thing but it hurt too much & he had to stop so only has this bit & is too embarassed to tell you smile

zoobaby Tue 24-Jun-14 01:52:10

It looks a bit like that image where you see a vase in one colour and two faces in another. Maybe something symbolic some crap like that, to remind him to look at a situation both ways.

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