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What’s with postcode tattoos?

By Rollersk8r 1 December 2011 72

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Perhaps an old topic – but the young tradie who turned up at my place recently got me thinking: What is with Canberra postcode tattoos?

Is this irony, as in Canberra’s the last place you’d find a turf war?

Or are there really turf wars that I’m too old and out of the loop to know about? 

And is this just a Canberra thing?  Do people get the tatts in other states and overseas?? 

Kind of limits your ability to buy a house in another suburb when you grow up, doesn’t it?

[Photo by lemaChet]

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The Traineediplomat 1:57 am 10 Dec 11

what said :

The Traineediplomat said :

I think you’ll find many of us are employed fighting the Reptoid Invasion. But hey if you want to be forced to work in their underground sugar mines, fine, we’ll stop fighting the good fight.

I think you need to get off the drugs mate, or get off your ass and out side for some of that good vitaman D, how long a day do you spend on your computer? i think it is affecting your health!!!!

Hey I think you’ll find we are quite similar judging by your statement about your age and current family and economic situation. I will bet a sack load of doritos that I’ve done less drugs than you! I must admit though I don’t have such a cool tatt.

But I must ask, as someone else did, is it “Where you were born”, “Where you grew up”, “Where you were drunk and stoned when you agreed to the tatt”? How does one decide on such a fab tatt?

p1 5:33 pm 06 Dec 11

alaninoz said :

p1 said :

[You know what I understand less then postcode tattoos? The prevalence of heavy black Gothic fonts in tattoos. Impossible to read most of the time, and unless your ancestors were Visigoths, pretty retarded.

Hate to disappoint you, but the Goths used uncial. Gothic (or Blackletter) didn’t appear until well after the Goths were history.

Poorly named then isn’t it. 🙂

p1 5:28 pm 06 Dec 11

Mang said :

Just noticed the “skateboarding is my life” tee-shirt the guy on the end is wearing.

worst troll attempt ever…

I thought it was a “skateboarding RUINED my life” “ironic” t-shirt. It is a little blurry to read so I could be wrong.

alaninoz 5:22 pm 06 Dec 11

p1 said :

[You know what I understand less then postcode tattoos? The prevalence of heavy black Gothic fonts in tattoos. Impossible to read most of the time, and unless your ancestors were Visigoths, pretty retarded.

Hate to disappoint you, but the Goths used uncial. Gothic (or Blackletter) didn’t appear until well after the Goths were history.

Beserk Keyboard Warrior 4:24 pm 06 Dec 11

Of all my computer wallpapers over the years, this one is by far my favourite. No matter how bad a day I’m having, its comforting to know I’m guaranteed a giggle just by firing up my laptop.

Mang 2:30 pm 06 Dec 11

Just noticed the “skateboarding is my life” tee-shirt the guy on the end is wearing.

worst troll attempt ever…

p1 2:05 pm 06 Dec 11

Erg0 said :

Maybe he has a Google alert set up for “postcode tattoo”?

I would, if I had such a thing. You know, so I’d be aware of it when people are mocking me.

You know what I understand less then postcode tattoos? The prevalence of heavy black Gothic fonts in tattoos. Impossible to read most of the time, and unless your ancestors were Visigoths, pretty retarded.

Erg0 1:17 pm 06 Dec 11

Lillypilly said :

I call bullsh*t. As if you’ve come back just to mock other people on the internet….. because they’ve mocked you.

NICE TROLL ATTEMPT PAL!

Maybe he has a Google alert set up for “postcode tattoo”?

Lillypilly 1:01 pm 06 Dec 11

I call bullsh*t. As if you’ve come back just to mock other people on the internet….. because they’ve mocked you.

NICE TROLL ATTEMPT PAL!

what 8:17 am 06 Dec 11

The Traineediplomat said :

what said :

Hi all, I’m one of the boys in that photo! I find it sad and quite funny that after all these years that, that photo is still circulating. That is the problem with society these days is that you people have no friends and no life, its people like you that are killing Australia, buy hiding behind your computers, where are your communication skills, better yet where are your friends? (computers don’t count)
I am now 30 years old and have a successful buisness, a wife and child, just bought my first house a little ago without any hand outs or help, just hard work.
I have been friends with the Belco boys for over 20 years now and we all still hang out on a weekly basis.
Please before you judge us take a good hard look at your self first and answer me this.
What have you done in your life that you can put other people down?
And if you can, try to find one of us down the skate park skating, come say what you have to say face to face.
Thats if you can brave the outdoors!!!!!!!!

I think you’ll find many of us are employed fighting the Reptoid Invasion. But hey if you want to be forced to work in their underground sugar mines, fine, we’ll stop fighting the good fight.

I think you need to get off the drugs mate, or get off your ass and out side for some of that good vitaman D, how long a day do you spend on your computer? i think it is affecting your health!!!!

what 8:13 am 06 Dec 11

Tooks said :

what said :

Hi all, I’m one of the boys in that photo! I find it sad and quite funny that after all these years that, that photo is still circulating. That is the problem with society these days is that you people have no friends and no life, its people like you that are killing Australia, buy hiding behind your computers, where are your communication skills, better yet where are your friends? (computers don’t count)
I am now 30 years old and have a successful buisness, a wife and child, just bought my first house a little ago without any hand outs or help, just hard work.
I have been friends with the Belco boys for over 20 years now and we all still hang out on a weekly basis.
Please before you judge us take a good hard look at your self first and answer me this.
What have you done in your life that you can put other people down?
And if you can, try to find one of us down the skate park skating, come say what you have to say face to face.
Thats if you can brave the outdoors!!!!!!!!

Now that you’re an adult and a father, just admit that it’s a stupid tatt.

;P

No i still like it, its a symbol of where i grew up, mates and of my fav place to skate. Yes im an adult and a farther and still skate as much as i can.

Classified 8:37 pm 05 Dec 11

I’m thinking a game of ‘guess the retard’ could be fun, if a bit politically incorrect…

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