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Old 02-12-2008, 06:09 PM   #1
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You may have seen I am after ideas to represent my american backpacking trip as a tattoo. Was suggested a star for each of teh cities I visited. I love the idea but dont want stars so have been racking my brains so think what could replace the stars.
Now I like the idea of the below sign, But I need to clarify a few things before I start to play about with it.

is this shape sign just for route 66 or is it common across all of america as a kind of 'state' road sign. Because I have seen some with a city where it says 'route'.

basically we didnt do the route 66 route - we travelled VIA amtrak- but I kinda like the road sign style with maybe the nmain cities we visited in each (woudl be about 7)
I hope I made any sort of sense - at all ...I have be doing my nut in trying to find something which would be cool.

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That sign is used for the U.S. Highway System (not the same thing as Interstate Highway System, which has the blue signs of a slightly different shape).

http://www.routemarkers.com/usa/
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Cheers mate I understand, hmm Would kinda be a bit irrellevant getting that particular one as we went by amtrak but am looking for something which symbols america or travelling i guess..

Back to the drawing board...Got any suggestions mate
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Yeah, I wouldn't go with the route 66 sign either. Its a bit overused.... Thats a tough one to decide. Keep us posted, and if anything hits my brain I will let you know. State flags came to mind, but some of them would be tough to do in small tats...
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Same reason why I dont want stars although it's a good idea small and does the trick and a star to represent each place is like teh america flag without it looking like ive stamped the american flag on me.
But so many people have stars -

Hmm let me know if you come up with anything.
WIll keep you posted :D

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Dunno exactly where you went, but I-80 goes from San Francisco to New York, and hasn't got the Americana baggage of Route 66.

Slightly different shape:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:I-80.svg

I was out on the east coast, and thought it was pretty cool to see the familiar I80 signs all the way over there. Reminded me of home!
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Basically the cities I want some how represented on me are
NYC
SEATTLE
LA
OAKLAND
KANSAS CITY
MEMPHIS
ORLANDO
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