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    Urban planning tattoos

    My body has no ink on it, except for the pen I carry in my pocket. My lack of tats made me something of a freak when I was living in Austin.

    I'm not thinking of getting a tattoo, but if I was forced to get one, it would be cool to have something with an urban theme. I'd mean towards the Ellicott Grid, the original spoke-and-radial plan for the City of Buffalo. It's home, it's a map, and it's urban.



    If you got a tattoo with planning or the built environment as a theme, what would you get? Ever see any cool planning-related ink on anybody else in the field?
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    Why not the Cyburbiia graphic logo ?
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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    Why not the Cyburbiia graphic logo ?
    Street grids are harder to change than Web site logos, although Buffalo made some efforts in the 1970s to cut off the radials from the core of downtown.
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    I suppose it's pretty much obligatory for transportation planners to have a 'Highway to Hell' tat.
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    Street grids are harder to change than Web site logos, although Buffalo made some efforts in the 1970s to cut off the radials from the core of downtown.
    Well over time you could keep expaqnding it like a growing city - a bodily DeNoc
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    Perhaps the famous Daniel Burnham quote scrawled across your back.

    "Make no small plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood."

    Could work in the "happy trail" region as a nice little reminder for that special someone (or not so special as the case may be).
    "When life gives you lemons, just say 'No thanks'." - Henry Rollins

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    I am also one of uninked ones. My idea is a wavy bladed dagger stuck through a comp plan circled by Born to Plan
    When did I go from Luke Skywalker to Obi-Wan Kenobi?

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    I would get either a section of the "Plat of Zion" or a compass rose.

    Or, to be smarmy, Andres Duany's smirking face on my left shoulder.....maybe with devil horns?
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    Fat Cat

    I have a globe, as part of some of my ink, does that count?

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    Since I have a dandy scar right between my shoulder blades, maybe a tat that reads: "Insert knife here - Planning Board"
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    Quote Originally posted by ursus View post
    I would get either a section of the "Plat of Zion" or a compass rose.
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    Quote Originally posted by otterpop View post
    Since I have a dandy scar right between my shoulder blades, maybe a tat that reads: "Insert knife here - Planning Board"
    dandy gave you a scar?

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