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Tattoo of Cantonal Symbols?

I posted this a while back, but in the wrong category, so I never got an answer.

Is it considered offensive to get cantonal or local symbols (flags or parts of flags), such as the Bern bear? I understand some people are offended by tattoos in general, but I wasn't sure if this would be something more controversial. Is the public of the mind that things like canton and city crests are something special and shouldn't be worn or tattooed.

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Old 25.07.2012, 13:18
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Old 25.07.2012, 13:22
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Re: Tattoo of Cantonal Symbols?

The feeling now is that Tattoos are becoming un cool.

Who apart from Blocher, would want a Swiss flag as a tattoo? Madness!
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The feeling now is that Tattoos are becoming un cool.
I thought they always were!
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I posted this a while back, but in the wrong category, so I never got an answer.

Is it considered offensive to get cantonal or local symbols (flags or parts of flags), such as the Bern bear? I understand some people are offended by tattoos in general, but I wasn't sure if this would be something more controversial. Is the public of the mind that things like canton and city crests are something special and shouldn't be worn or tattooed.

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Just bear in mind that as long as you live in Switzerland you will have to live with some teasing about a tatoo of this kind, especially if you choose the "Mutz".
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Just bear in mind that as long as you live in Switzerland you will have to live with some teasing about a tatoo of this kind, especially if you choose the "Mutz".
Good-hearted teasing that is, because we love to make fun of other cantons even if we like them. Bern for example is almost universally liked in Switzerland, not because of its status as a capital but because people are chillled, and nobody takes Bern seriously enough to be a competitor to another city (such as Geneva, Zürich, Basel rivalry) A bit like Luzern, most people like it even if they consider it a backwater full of lazy drunks.

But to answer your question: No, it's most certainly not offensive and will provide plenty of reasons for banter and discussions.

Some inspiration:




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Old 25.07.2012, 14:15
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Re: Tattoo of Cantonal Symbols?

The only canton flag tattoo worth having is this:

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The only canton flag tattoo worth having is this:
It pays to be a pale Brit for this tattoo.
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Good-hearted teasing that is, because we love to make fun of other cantons even if we like them. Bern for example is almost universally liked in Switzerland, not because of its status as a capital but because people are chillled, and nobody takes Bern seriously enough to be a competitor to another city (such as Geneva, Zürich, Basel rivalry) A bit like Luzern, most people like it even if they consider it a backwater full of lazy drunks.
We don't have to compete with the other cantons. We are unique
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Good-hearted teasing that is, because we love to make fun of other cantons even if we like them. Bern for example is almost universally liked in Switzerland, not because of its status as a capital but because people are chillled, and nobody takes Bern seriously enough to be a competitor to another city (such as Geneva, Zürich, Basel rivalry) A bit like Luzern, most people like it even if they consider it a backwater full of lazy drunks.

But to answer your question: No, it's most certainly not offensive and will provide plenty of reasons for banter and discussions.

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Unless you're from Fribourg of course.
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Unless you're from Fribourg of course.
I've heard rumours that those commies up in Jura don't like Bern either.
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The only canton flag tattoo worth having is this:


You might as well have "stupid" tatooed on your forehead then
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I've heard rumours that those commies up in Jura don't like Bern either.
Jura? Are you talking about our former colonies?
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Re: Tattoo of Cantonal Symbols?

When I lived in Vaud, I had the canton abbreviation tattoed across my chest in big bold text.

i thought it would make me a hit with the ladies, but they aparently aren't fans of the French speaking regions.

Having said that, I haven't had much more success since I moved to Basel.
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You might as well have "stupid" tatooed on your forehead then
As opposed to L...A...N...G...S...A...M?
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I posted this a while back, but in the wrong category, so I never got an answer.

Is it considered offensive to get cantonal or local symbols (flags or parts of flags), such as the Bern bear? I understand some people are offended by tattoos in general, but I wasn't sure if this would be something more controversial. Is the public of the mind that things like canton and city crests are something special and shouldn't be worn or tattooed.

Cheers,
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There over the years were numerous T-shirts with the flag-colours of Zürich, a part of them referring to the two leading football-clubs FC-GC and FCZ. I just found that there was a T-Shirt with this picture on it



proving of course that Zürich is the mother of modesty
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I've heard rumours that those commies up in Jura don't like Bern either.
Yep, us Jurassiennes are not too keen on the Mutzli- but not all of us are commies
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Re: Tattoo of Cantonal Symbols?

Here's a secret:

Women are more turned on by alphorns than by cantonal symbols.
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Women are more turned on by alphorns than by cantonal symbols.
I though we were talking about tatoos


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Old 25.07.2012, 23:11
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Re: Tattoo of Cantonal Symbols?

Saw a guy in Luzern with an extensible one recently. Clever that (oops sorry, I am leaving NOW).
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