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House of Steel
02-13-2007, 10:51 AM
Pittsburgh Tattoo Parlors Lose Business as Steelers Struggle
Posted Feb 11th 2007 7:14PM by Michael David Smith
Filed under: Steelers, NFL Fans

A year ago, if you owned a tattoo parlor in Pittsburgh, life was good. You had exuberant Steelers fans plunking down big bucks to have their love for the Super Bowl champions permanently emblazoned in ink on their skin.

This year the Steelers are coming off a disappointing season, and the tattoo business is hurting.


"There's been a dramatic falloff," [a Pittsburgh tattoo parlor owner] practically sighed. "We're still doing maybe one a month, but last year, during the season, people would come in daily, and not just guys, and not just for the Steelers' logo. I did black and gold yin and yangs, a lot of different things that were Steeler-related. One guy talked about putting a whole sleeve of Steeler portraits on himself.

The best part of the story is that the Pittsburgh tattoo parlor owner says he's never done a Browns logo. He seems to think that's because everyone in Pittsburgh hates the Browns. I think it's because a Browns logo would just look like a birthmark


Well, I can surely say they did suffer, but why are they blaming the Steelers for this? Maybe people don't want their skin in color. Last year was a booming business for them, cause of course, we won the Super Bowl and had one of the most historic runs to the Playoffs in NFL HISTORY. These owners need to realize they charge a pretty penny for a tattoo and many folks just can't afford the money right now. All kinds of economic facts behind the decline. :scratch: :scratch:


The best part of the story is that the Pittsburgh tattoo parlor owner says he's never done a Browns logo. He seems to think that's because everyone in Pittsburgh hates the Browns. I think it's because a Browns logo would just look like a birthmark

:hilarious: :hilarious: :hilarious: :cabbagepatch: :cabbagepatch:
That is the best quote I have ever heard about the Browns Logo. LMAO.

DIESELMAN
02-13-2007, 12:02 PM
If the dude does quality work it shouldn't really matter what the economics are. Tats are a big thing right now and a lot of people would rather get a tat then pay some of their bills. I got 9 tats myself and am seriously thinking about getting a Steel Curtain one done up.

House of Steel
02-13-2007, 12:05 PM
There you go, my wife has 5, and she won't let me get a Steelers one. I wanted a Steel Furance pouring molten steel over the Steelers logo on my arm. I thought it would look awesome.

BlitzburghRockCity
02-13-2007, 12:23 PM
If you ask me, anybody who would go in 2005 and 06, but won't go now has no idea what getting ink is really about. You don't just get a tattoo when things are hunky dory. It's part of you forever, it says something about you. It's not just a knee jerk reaction because your team is doing well.

I got my Steelers tattoo several years ago and Ive never regretted it since and I never will. Im not a fair weather fan, or someone who wants a Steelers tattoo because they were doing well at the time and their buddy got one the week before.

House of Steel
02-13-2007, 01:14 PM
I hear what your saying, Matt. I will never ever be a fan of any other team, but the Pittsburgh Steelers. I would get the tattoo and be very proud of it too. I am a diehard Steelers fan and love them through thick and thin. My love for the Steelers is hard to explain, but deep within my bones, I get so excited about the Black N Gold like never before. My wife can't understand why I love the Steelers half the time. My family wants to know what the hell I see in them that I am not a Browns fan. I told them tradition, tradition, tradition. The Rooneys are the best damn owners in the NFL, the players are blue collared and hard working. I mean it is a model franchise for the NFL. I am damn proud to be called one of the Steeler Nation's own.

BlackGold4vr
02-13-2007, 01:37 PM
I got my Steelers tattoo several years ago and Ive never regretted it since and I never will. Im not a fair weather fan, or someone who wants a Steelers tattoo because they were doing well at the time and their buddy got one the week before.

Thats what im talkin bout!

Steeler Fan For Life

:steelersrule:

Koopa
02-13-2007, 01:56 PM
i got my steeles tattoo this year, i regret where i put it though, i should've put it on my forehead lol

TampaSteelGirl
02-13-2007, 01:56 PM
I have 3 tats and I'm going to get a Steeler one and one for my daughter when she's born but can't get it yet, i also want to get one for my grandfather ( a golf club) i'll put it by the nurses cap I got for my grandmother. I love them, they are addictive!!

Koopa
02-13-2007, 02:00 PM
I have 3 tats and I'm going to get a Steeler one and one for my daughter when she's born but can't get it yet, i also want to get one for my grandfather ( a golf club) i'll put it by the nurses cap I got for my grandmother. I love them, they are addictive!!

yes they are, i got my first one last february (my spurs tattoo) then in got two more in september i think it was (my steelers tattoo right under my spurs tattoo on my left arm, and then on my right bicep, put the first initial of my grandma on my mom and dads side, and my mom's, it says TMV in old english font) and then in december i got my 4th a cross.........i want to get some more but put them on my legs lol

TampaSteelGirl
02-13-2007, 02:13 PM
yes they are, i got my first one last february (my spurs tattoo) then in got two more in september i think it was (my steelers tattoo right under my spurs tattoo on my left arm, and then on my right bicep, put the first initial of my grandma on my mom and dads side, and my mom's, it says TMV in old english font) and then in december i got my 4th a cross.........i want to get some more but put them on my legs lol

Those sound really nice! I love crosses they are so beautiful. Did you ever see where instead of using ink they are acutally cutting into people skins which leave scar like tattoo on their skins..i love tats but not like that! OUCH!!

Koopa
02-13-2007, 02:14 PM
Those sound really nice! I love crosses they are so beautiful. Did you ever see where instead of using ink they are acutally cutting into people skins which leave scar like tattoo on their skins..i love tats but not like that! OUCH!!

yeah, i think it's dumb lol, i don't see the point of it lol

TampaSteelGirl
02-13-2007, 02:16 PM
yeah, i think it's dumb lol, i don't see the point of it lol

Me either not to mention very painful! I'll stick to my ink! LOL!

TEEMONT
02-13-2007, 02:30 PM
i got my steeles tattoo this year, i regret where i put it though, i should've put it on my forehead lol

That would be hard to do seeing as you have a mushroom-print there....lol.

Koopa
02-13-2007, 02:35 PM
That would be hard to do seeing as you have a mushroom-print there....lol.

:scratch: :scratch: :scratch: :dunno: :dunno:

TEEMONT
02-13-2007, 02:38 PM
:scratch: :scratch: :scratch: :dunno: :dunno:

I guess its a little too inside.....think about what is shaped like a mushroom.

TampaSteelGirl
02-13-2007, 02:45 PM
I guess its a little too inside.....think about what is shaped like a mushroom.

Ewww! :hilarious:

BlitzburghRockCity
02-13-2007, 02:59 PM
Those sound really nice! I love crosses they are so beautiful. Did you ever see where instead of using ink they are acutally cutting into people skins which leave scar like tattoo on their skins..i love tats but not like that! OUCH!!

I believe that is called carving, but I could be mistaken. You could go get a brand instead; now THAT would be painful ! :eek:

TampaSteelGirl
02-13-2007, 05:15 PM
I believe that is called carving, but I could be mistaken. You could go get a brand instead; now THAT would be painful ! :eek:

yes carving! That's what it's called, its beautiful but creeps me out! Yea a brand like in the movie Jackass 2 would be good!! LOL!! Bam thinks he's such a tough *** but he's a sissy!! Did you seehim getting branded with like 5 dicks? :hilarious:

BlitzburghRockCity
02-13-2007, 06:19 PM
:rofl: :rofl:

tony hipchest
02-13-2007, 08:28 PM
That would be hard to do seeing as you have a mushroom-print there....lol.

:hilarious:

and "scarification" is the carving. i have the cheshire cat smiling on my arm (actually its just a moon shaped scar i got as a kid but it makes for a good story). branding has become more popular lately too. frats have used it for years.

i prefer scars and brands to tattoos. i love the stab wound scar my best friend gave me and the small pox injection looking brand where a buddy put his cigarette out on my arm. :scratch:

BlitzburghRockCity
02-13-2007, 09:12 PM
:hilarious:

and "scarification" is the carving. i have the cheshire cat smiling on my arm (actually its just a moon shaped scar i got as a kid but it makes for a good story). branding has become more popular lately too. frats have used it for years.

i prefer scars and brands to tattoos. i love the stab wound scar my best friend gave me and the small pox injection looking brand where a buddy put his cigarette out on my arm. :scratch:

Damn, what the hell do you do for fun ? :bluelol:

Steelersfan
02-14-2007, 12:53 AM
Sounds like something they do to the first person to pass out at a party Matt.......lol

TampaSteelGirl
02-15-2007, 09:47 AM
Damn, what the hell do you do for fun ? :bluelol:

Yea how about it! hahahahaha!

TampaSteelGirl
02-15-2007, 09:48 AM
Sounds like something they do to the first person to pass out at a party Matt.......lol

Oh dear, i'm not gonna come to any of your parties!! :hilarious: JK!!!!
Ever see those emails where they say what happens when you drink to much...Some are so gross!!! :lol: