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Dr Ralfson Bwhahaha (tat2Ralfy)
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My Name is Ralfy and I am a Recovering Drug Addict!.....Oh Bollocks wrong meeting! hang on.........lol


I am 43, married to my 2nd wife Alicia, we have 6 children and 2 grand children between us, and have no contact with any of them, cause we are both black sheep, and individually started again with new lives, mine started 8 yrs ago, and Alicias started about 5yrs ago when she had the misfortune of meeting me!

I have tattooed for about 26 yrs and also used to build full custom motorcycles for a living, I spent 10 yrs aged 20-30 in a motorcycle club/gang and have owned and ran my Tattoo Studio for 7yrs, the last 4yrs with my wife.

I also build one off hand made Tattoo machines, shoot at things with air weapons now and then, enjoy driving my 21 yr old MK2 VW Golf, and my 1969 VW Beetle, both lowered and tweaked, and of course I love riding my Harley, I have a thing for straight razors and those funny yellow stones that sharpen them too now and then hahaha
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Pip Pip Old Bean
2010-03-02 00:35
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Paul
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From: United States
Posts: 1388
Well, it's very interesting to learn more about you guys. :thumbup:

I'm a 29 year old father of two (2 year old boy and 6 year old girl). One odd thing about me is that I was always a little ahead of my peers. I sewed my wild oats from middle school through Freshman year of college, got married young, and have always had friends who were a lot older than me. In fact, most of my friends are 40+

I was a minor league baseball player for a while and retired just after my daughter was born. I couldn't stand the thought of leaving the family to be gone for half the year if I didn't HAVE to. So, I went back to university and studied Accounting. When I finished that, I worked in a firm for a while and realized that I didn't love it. So, I'm into real estate and medical device sales. I've got a very lovely and patient wife who I've known since I was in middle school and we are working on our 9th year of marriage.

I'm a give it up for the kids kind of guy apparently because I gave up my Harley ('86 Wide Glide B) ) until they get out of the house (made promises). I also choose to live in a small rural area so that we can live close to family.

Being an athlete my entire life (played basketball and American Football as well as baseball growing up), I never developed any other hobbies. I worked construction with my dad growing up and knew how to use my hands, though. This has been the ONLY hobby that has drawn me in. I'd tried collecting things, making things, etc. but I was always done with them within just a couple of months if not weeks. My wife fully expected this to be the same way, but I just keep getting more and more active.

I'm very grateful to Bart his work here. It's odd, but I genuinely feel like I've got more real friends made on here, B&B and SRP than I did in the "real world". It's nice to find a bunch of like minded guys!

When I go to the UK, I'm not going to get a tat, but I'll be paying Ralfy a visit. Also, when I head to France this summer (hopefully), if at all possible, I'll be headed a bit north to meet our hero Bartman the Avenger himself
Paul
"Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it" - Greg Anderson
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2010-03-02 03:33
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Bart Torfs (Bart)
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From: Belgium
Posts: 5001
You (and your family) would be more than welcome, Paul.

Kind regards,
Bart.
Then the light shone, trumpets sounded and I got to the other side, where men shave with smiles on their faces, razors pop hairs, and a continuous choir singing «~~Keen and Smooth~~» is heard everywhere. (Matt)
2010-03-02 18:55
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Marek Bednarz (maro)
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From: Poland
Posts: 224
Well, quite a boring life comparing to yours:
I'm 41, no children, single by law but getting along with my girlfriend for... ehm... ~12 years or so (is then "a girlfriend" a right term?), graduated in electronics, started as an engineer in a telecom company, slowly changed my professional profile to project management. That would be it about what I do for living.
For pleasure: 7 years in a sport shooting club during a primary and a high shool, sailing for a few years as a member of a scouting troop in a high shool, practicing aikido for 5 years during my studies, skiing but switched to snowboarding a few years ago, straigh razor shaving started not so long time ago, coticule fan since three month after this site has been established by Bart. :thumbup:
I'm also close to convince my girlfriend to sacrifice some part of our holiday this year and spend it visiting Ardennes in Belgium and Thiers in France instead of sizzling on some Spanish or Turkish coast. :w00t:
“Progress comes to those who train and train; reliance on secret techniques will get you nowhere.” - Morihei Ueshiba
2010-03-08 23:24
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Dr Ralfson Bwhahaha (tat2Ralfy)
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iconmaro:

I'm also close to convince my girlfriend to sacrifice some part of our holiday this year and spend it visiting Ardennes in Belgium and Thiers in France instead of sizzling on some Spanish or Turkish coast. :w00t:


Good luck with that 1 brother ;)
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2010-03-09 00:38
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Torben Pedersen (torbenbp)
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From: Denmark
Posts: 1024
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I'm also close to convince my girlfriend to sacrifice some part of our holiday this year and spend it visiting Ardennes in Belgium and Thiers in France instead of sizzling on some Spanish or Turkish coast.


I strongly believe that should be the single most important thing in your life....Because if you can do it...so can we!! All the members in here count on you as the brave night in shining armor,comming to our rescue...

GO FOR IT :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

Regards gents
Torben Pedersen
Moellevaenget 15 2th
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Denmark
"If it works dont break it..?"
2010-03-09 17:42
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Marek Bednarz (maro)
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From: Poland
Posts: 224
icontorbenbp:
I strongly believe that should be the single most important thing in your life....Because if you can do it...so can we!! All the members in here count on you as the brave night in shining armor,comming to our rescue...

Yeah, sure... ;)
It can be top rated on my to-do list but, you know, I must take her opinion into account as well. The thing that may get her tempted to go for it is a selection of beers Belgium can offer. :D Unfortunately, she doesn't see anything interesting in digging the stones up, no matter what colour they are (unless they're diamonds). Coticule garnets are simply to small to impress her. :lol:
I'm not sure I'm getting the point with me being an example to follow, but I do have an armour!!!

It doesn't shine at all and I usually wear it under the jacket while snowboarding, but I can try to make an exception for you. :D
Although I can't imagine what I could rescue you from...
“Progress comes to those who train and train; reliance on secret techniques will get you nowhere.” - Morihei Ueshiba
2010-03-09 19:05
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Torben Pedersen (torbenbp)
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From: Denmark
Posts: 1024
Though I`m sure you look great in you armour...and no offense..its not really my thing:)

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Although I can't imagine what I could rescue you from...


From a faith worse than death offcourse...not seeing the holy shrine,the mother of all recent coticules!

Do hope you caught the ironic tone...;)
Regards gents
Torben Pedersen
Moellevaenget 15 2th
7900 Nykoebing Mors
Denmark
"If it works dont break it..?"
2010-03-09 19:45
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Bart Torfs (Bart)
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From: Belgium
Posts: 5001
If there is interest, I'm willing to organize a Coticule-weekend, somewhere in september 2010 or so. I've talked about such event with Maurice, owner of the Ardennes Coticule and he's certainly symphatetic to the idea. There's a lot of interesting stuff to do/visit in Belgium, including food and beverages. We could arrange hotel accomodation yet my personal preference goes to a more "bring your hiking boots" adventurous event.

Bart.
Then the light shone, trumpets sounded and I got to the other side, where men shave with smiles on their faces, razors pop hairs, and a continuous choir singing «~~Keen and Smooth~~» is heard everywhere. (Matt)
2010-03-09 22:44
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Paul
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From: United States
Posts: 1388
Ok... yeah, I'm in if there's any way possible, Bart :)
Paul
"Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it" - Greg Anderson
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2010-03-10 02:35
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justin
From: United States
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I'm also close to convince my girlfriend to sacrifice some part of our holiday this year and spend it visiting Ardennes in Belgium and Thiers in France instead of sizzling on some Spanish or Turkish coast.


Dude, Belgium over SPAIN(SPAIN!!!) or TURKEY?! I envy you guys over in Europe for having all those wonderful travel destinations in such close proximity. Belgium in the fall, Switzerland during winter break, Spain during San Fermin. If I enlist maybe I'll get stationed over in Europe somewhere (giggity giggity goo).
2010-03-10 03:12
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justin
From: United States
Posts: 241
iconBart:
If there is interest, I'm willing to organize a Coticule-weekend, somewhere in september 2010 or so. I've talked about such event with Maurice, owner of the Ardennes Coticule and he's certainly symphatetic to the idea. There's a lot of interesting stuff to do/visit in Belgium, including food and beverages. We could arrange hotel accomodation yet my personal preference goes to a more "bring your hiking boots" adventurous event.

Bart.


Heck yeah. How are the fish over there? Too bad you don't have any walleye :P (wait, I don't have any here either :cry: ).
2010-03-10 03:21
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Smythe
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From: United States
Posts: 990
I would have to go dust off my wings.
2010-03-10 04:08
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Torben Pedersen (torbenbp)
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From: Denmark
Posts: 1024
That would be .....967 kilometers by car. Not at all impossible,so if possible otherwise you can count me in Sir Bart.

Regards gents.

Btw..Which weekend in september do you have in mind?
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Torben Pedersen
Moellevaenget 15 2th
7900 Nykoebing Mors
Denmark
"If it works dont break it..?"
2010-03-10 10:41
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Dr Ralfson Bwhahaha (tat2Ralfy)
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Posts: 3610
I would be interested if they would let me in, and we dont walk too far cause I am a cronky old man hahaha
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2010-03-10 11:37