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    I got a tattoo of the Pacific Crest Trail on my leg. (The other one is old.)

    It's a little hard to take a picture of it since it wraps around my leg. Here's the whole thing, more or less. Just thought I would share. If it's inappropriate, I apologize.

    Some knew me as Piper, others as just Diane.
    I hiked the PCT: Mexico to Mt. Shasta, 2008. Santa Barbara to Canada, 2009.

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    Good looking tat!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Nice! I love the PCT logo. I was so tempted to steal one of those big PCT logo signs off a tree last year. Sadly, my better nature got the best of me and I left them all out there.

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    Very cool.

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    I love that tat. Everyone should get a tat after a thru hike.

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    "If a man speaks in the woods, and there is no woman there to hear, is he still wrong?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by perrito View Post
    I love that tat. Everyone should get a tat after a thru hike.

    why? i served in the U.S. Marine Corps and don't have a tat to prove it. why get one for walkin'?

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    The tat isn't to prove anything. It's to commemorate an amazing feat, a memorable moment. People get tats for far lesser reasons.
    perrito

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    "If a man speaks in the woods, and there is no woman there to hear, is he still wrong?"

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    Yes, it's to remember the amazing event. And so if someone asks about it, I can just raise my pant leg and show them the map. I can't wait to hike it again with the tattoo on my leg.
    Some knew me as Piper, others as just Diane.
    I hiked the PCT: Mexico to Mt. Shasta, 2008. Santa Barbara to Canada, 2009.

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    Quote Originally Posted by perrito View Post
    The tat isn't to prove anything. It's to commemorate an amazing feat, a memorable moment.
    that's what trophies and certificates are for. mutilation? nah

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Wolf View Post
    that's what trophies and certificates are for. mutilation? nah
    Then don't get one.
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    "If a man speaks in the woods, and there is no woman there to hear, is he still wrong?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by perrito View Post
    Then don't get one.
    don't plan to. don't need no validation or braggin' rights. it's just walkin'

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    Tattoos get tats of Lone Wolf on them.
    Fear ridges that are depicted as flat lines on a profile map.

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    Why don't you take your negativity elsewhere. It's not aboug bragging or validation. I've wanted a tattoo that meant something to me and since the PCT has meant more than anything I ever did before, that's what I chose. I figured being fellow long trail hikers there might be someone here who would like to see it. I know I searched this forum and the Internet for cool long trail tattoos, finding only one of the PCT, sadly. Now there are two.
    Some knew me as Piper, others as just Diane.
    I hiked the PCT: Mexico to Mt. Shasta, 2008. Santa Barbara to Canada, 2009.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbhikes View Post
    Why don't you take your negativity elsewhere. It's not aboug bragging or validation. I've wanted a tattoo that meant something to me and since the PCT has meant more than anything I ever did before, that's what I chose. I figured being fellow long trail hikers there might be someone here who would like to see it. I know I searched this forum and the Internet for cool long trail tattoos, finding only one of the PCT, sadly. Now there are two.
    who you talkin' to? i'mm gonna get me a tramp stamp tat in the crack. a giant blue-blaze. you damn right! calm down sista

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Wolf View Post
    i'mm gonna get me a tramp stamp tat in the crack. a giant blue-blaze. you damn right!
    Does a brown blaze in your shorts count?
    Fear ridges that are depicted as flat lines on a profile map.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChinMusic View Post
    Does a brown blaze in your shorts count?
    Hopefully it's a double skid mark to change the direction of this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4eyedbuzzard View Post
    Hopefully it's a double skid mark to change the direction of this thread.
    LMAO!!!! That was pretty good!

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    Not a big fan of tattoos but I like this one. I saw an accomplished woman rower this summer that had two crossed oars on her ankle. I liked that tattoo also, and told her so. Good thing, because she could easily have kicked my ass if I said otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbhikes View Post
    Yes, it's to remember the amazing event. And so if someone asks about it, I can just raise my pant leg and show them the map.
    And if you decide on wearing shorts, it's a great conversation piece

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAK View Post
    Not a big fan of tattoos but I like this one. I saw an accomplished woman rower this summer that had two crossed oars on her ankle. I liked that tattoo also, and told her so. Good thing, because she could easily have kicked my ass if I said otherwise.
    Are you sure they were oars? Maybe it was actually an "X" representing the last guys a** she did kick

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