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Led Zeppelin "tattoos"

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I think all the zep tats i've seen so far are awesome! Mine, not so good. I had an "indian ink" tattoo made when i was 14 or 15. I believe this was sometime in the summer of '78. My best friend and I got our tats at the same time. I simply wanted my tat to say "ZEP" on my right upper shoulder, facing out. My tat guy started with the sewing needle...it was so painful, even with the kool-aide and everclear we were drinking! I had the top of the "Z" completed and could take no more. I had him change the location to my right forearm, where it has resided for almost 30 years! It simply says "Zep".

My father, who was a career St. Louis policeman, took me on a drive to a local tatoo shop. We pulled up front and he said, "Go in there and see how much they want to take it off". For the first (and probaly only) time I refused him, expaining, "It hurt too much to have it put on" He drove off in a huff and never struck me (unusual in itself) or never mentioned it again. I have never regretted my actions regarding my zep tat. My stepmom at the time said something to the effect of, "This is just a phase you are going thru, you'll probably regret it when you are older" WRONG!!!!!!!!!

The only thing I regret is not getting into LZ until December 1977. They were at my city (StLouis) on April 15th, 1977. Eternal Bummer!!!!

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Hey everyone! I finally got my wife to take a pic of my arm(s), where my ZEP tat resides...it is the worst looking one I have seen on this thread so far! 'Course, it was applied with a sewing needle, indian ink and Everclear (190 proof)! It will be thirty years old this summer. I dont know how to aquire a http address for my photo or i would insert here. Any suggestions? I have set my avatar photo to display this photo, for now, anyway. I'll work on this in the future, hopefully. Maybe one day i"ll even get this thing tidied up...peace!

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I have the picture from the inside cover of the fourth lp on my chest.That's right Ladies

I also have the SwanSong emblem with the 4 runes/symbols around it on my right upper arm

and i have the burning blimp with Led Zeppelin written above it on my right fore arm.

Have a Lynyrd Skynyrd tattoo on my upper left arm thats all the musical ones. Have a snake on my right arm that i got in Portsmouth England during my Knebworth 79 visit

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I have the picture from the inside cover of the fourth lp on my chest.That's right Ladies

I also have the SwanSong emblem with the 4 runes/symbols around it on my right upper arm

and i have the burning blimp with Led Zeppelin written above it on my right fore arm.

Have a Lynyrd Skynyrd tattoo on my upper left arm thats all the musical ones. Have a snake on my right arm that i got in Portsmouth England during my Knebworth 79 visit

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Not verry Clear pictures pulled them out of some old zoso fan magazines i had laying around.

One kind of shows the old wizard on the mountain the other shows the one on my arm the swan song emblem and the four symbols

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meinZosomagazine90JeddahSaudiArabia.jpg

AnotherzosoarticleMeinRotaSpainZepp.jpg

Not verry Clear pictures pulled them out of some old zoso fan magazines i had laying around.

One kind of shows the old wizard on the mountain the other shows the one on my arm the swan song emblem and the four symbols

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oops its off topic but heres a skynyrd tattoo on my other arm

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and theres more Zep stuff the Zep in flames and Swan Song and four symbols

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Heres the one on my chest.Its not a good picture but its the inside of the fourth lp.

Edited by alwizard03

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Slimdoe   
Nice tat Jimbo, my brother also has the Swan Song Icarus. I think yours is way nicer though!!

You mean the Swan Song Apollo :lol:

gotta love that tattoo!

I'm really looking forward to getting a portrait of Jimmy tattooed on my shoulder :D

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cgree313   

I just got mine 3 weeks ago, I freakin love it. I have been obsessed with Led Zeppelin ever since i first heard them for the first time in highschool. I still remember black dog coming on the radio while i was lifting in the gym and i was like "what is this heavenly noise coming out of the speakers" i have been hooked ever since, i have become a life long student in learning the story of Led Zeppelin and am always over joyed to hear a new led zeppelin fact. ne ways enough bable, heres my zep ink!

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This is me and my friend megan showin off our tattoos, she has the symbols in there. she got some cool designs added around them.

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On the tube coming back from the O2 last monday, I spotted this lovely Zoso tattoo on the wrist of a beautiful young woman. She told me she had it done a few weeks ago.

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that was the first one my 21 year old got, but on his right wrist

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Inga May   

:o all of your tattoos are perfect! :D

cgree, your friend's tattoo is just wonderful!! I want the same! :wub:

(I like yours too ^_^)

but my parents will never let me to do it :'(

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