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What would be a good Paleo Tattoo?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 31, 2011 at 1:00 PM

I'd like to get a tattoo celebrating my new Paleo Lifestyle and would like to hear some suggestions. Please don't offer Grok cause that won't happen unless Mark pays me well, I already have one corporate logo and they paid dearly for it to be on my skin.

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on February 28, 2013
at 03:02 PM

I live in Northern Ireland and get my bacon from the butchers. It most definitely is here! Nom.

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on February 28, 2013
at 02:35 AM

Bacon is delicious, but it isn't Paleo...

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on February 27, 2013
at 07:02 PM

I have actually thought of getting a sun tattoo for this reason!

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on November 02, 2011
at 05:20 AM

I'm liking the Soil Association's logo as seen here; http://www.soilassociation.org/Portals/0/Skins/SA_v1/images/logo.gif

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on October 31, 2011
at 08:47 PM

That made me think of Fred Flintstone and then I found this classic pic of the family at the drive-in getting some Brontosaurus ribs; http://www.theprimalist.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/flintstones-ribs.jpg

2f61c841a2834c23f15e6134cf733bff

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on October 31, 2011
at 08:36 PM

I used Google Translate to read and it's interesting about the rings symbolizing eternity, "no beginning or end".

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on October 31, 2011
at 08:10 PM

Click on my website link from my profile and you can find the blog posts from DomainTools about the tattoo.

Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on October 31, 2011
at 05:25 PM

My thoughts exactly, do let us know what you end up with.

Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on October 31, 2011
at 05:24 PM

I'm so curious...what is your corporate tat, sounds like a story...

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on October 31, 2011
at 03:26 PM

i think a brand would be more paleo lol

2f61c841a2834c23f15e6134cf733bff

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on October 31, 2011
at 03:22 PM

Sounds like the "Paleo Approved" logo created by Karen Pendergrass as seen here; http://cdn.healthhabits.ca/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/Paleo-Approved-Logo.jpg Using the logo w/o the lettering could work if the image were to be recognized as a universal symbol for the Paleo Lifestyle.

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on October 31, 2011
at 01:28 PM

Why not find an actual piece of paleolithic art and replicate it? There are some cave drawings over 30k years old.

Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on October 31, 2011
at 05:25 PM

My thoughts exactly, do let us know what you end up with.

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on April 23, 2012
at 04:05 PM

For me, the symbol that best represents the paleo lifestyle would be the sun! I think it's amazing that the human body naturally produces the all-important Vitamin D, so crucial for our physical and mental health.

The sun also represents the outdoors -- as opposed to the world of computers, cubicles, and air-conditioning.

And the sun is behind everything that nourishes -- sunlight feeds the plants, which feed the animals, which feed us. And it symbolizes happiness, optimism, and warmth - key components of a paleo lifestyle!

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on February 27, 2013
at 07:02 PM

I have actually thought of getting a sun tattoo for this reason!

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on October 31, 2011
at 04:00 PM

I'm sorry this link is in Hebrew, but this guy has some interesting tattoos: http://tabularasa.haoneg.com/?p=151

2f61c841a2834c23f15e6134cf733bff

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on October 31, 2011
at 08:36 PM

I used Google Translate to read and it's interesting about the rings symbolizing eternity, "no beginning or end".

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on October 31, 2011
at 01:34 PM

I'm pretty sure Mark Sisson would love to see people get real tattoos of his grok logo (that he's given out/sold as temporary tattoos):

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/secret-contest-results-the-grok-tattoo/

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on November 01, 2011
at 03:12 AM

I've been thinkning about this lately, I actually meant to post this question. What's your reason for getting the tattoo?

I came to paleo after thyroid problems, so I thought of getting a simple black butterfly tattoo (the thyroid gland looks like a butterfly), but that might be too girly for my taste.

Then I thought of a black bear tattoo like this http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_dQ20KeST9V8/SwMawn-qDSI/AAAAAAAAAgE/QU6u51JuxI8/s1600/black-bear-tattoo.jpg they're strong and wonderful animals.

But I agree with the prehistoric cave art, I think that might be the best. I'm trying to find a good one. Tribal patterns have me excited the most, but I feel like it would be rude to tribes to get such tattoos.

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on October 31, 2011
at 04:16 PM

This paleo restaurant in Berlin has a pretty cool logo (the head of a neanderthal, I assume): http://www.sauvageberlin.com/

2f61c841a2834c23f15e6134cf733bff

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on October 31, 2011
at 08:47 PM

That made me think of Fred Flintstone and then I found this classic pic of the family at the drive-in getting some Brontosaurus ribs; http://www.theprimalist.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/flintstones-ribs.jpg

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on October 31, 2011
at 02:46 PM

How about a Bison or giant stag with a human bite mark or spear on its hind quarter?

If going for ancient authenticity, I would think it should be something that looks like it happened by accident since the first probable tattoo was a accident involving ash or plant pigment that was on a hand when it was gouged by something sharp or jagged.

I believe it was the iceman Otzi who had a series of dots and lines tattooed on his lower back and back of knees. A lot of ancient tattoos found on preserved skin were around the joints of the body and some believe it was a way to try and manage pain or inflamation, perhaps with a medicine man's ritualistic flair for ceremony.

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on October 31, 2011
at 01:10 PM

A primitive arrowhead comes to mind. Nice and simple.

2f61c841a2834c23f15e6134cf733bff

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on October 31, 2011
at 03:22 PM

Sounds like the "Paleo Approved" logo created by Karen Pendergrass as seen here; http://cdn.healthhabits.ca/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/Paleo-Approved-Logo.jpg Using the logo w/o the lettering could work if the image were to be recognized as a universal symbol for the Paleo Lifestyle.

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on February 27, 2013
at 07:15 PM

I think one of those mysterious cave paintings of a hand would make an awesome paleo tattoo. They seem to have been very common for some reason. Man's confrontation with nature, with his own power, with himself...

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5f678ffff153bfc8a17ac1ee438c054f

on February 27, 2013
at 07:06 PM

Maybe a simple quote that embodies the message, like going back to our roots, kind of thing.

Everyone probably has different quotes they thing would work, but I personally like

"Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light." and maybe a cave drawing type symbol with it! Going with the whole natural/minimalist deal!

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C68f0b374156e5ce7a9b8358232bfed0

on February 27, 2013
at 06:41 PM

Simple: Bacon.

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on February 28, 2013
at 02:35 AM

Bacon is delicious, but it isn't Paleo...

C68f0b374156e5ce7a9b8358232bfed0

(637)

on February 28, 2013
at 03:02 PM

I live in Northern Ireland and get my bacon from the butchers. It most definitely is here! Nom.

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on April 23, 2012
at 04:23 PM

How about a Rib-Eye Steak? Grass-fed, of course.

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on April 23, 2012
at 03:05 PM

Breathing life into this thread, want to hear/see some more ideas!

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