IronMan Tattoo's

Did you get one/want one....?

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Monique    pirate
06/08/2009 at 10:07
But you could have Rio'ed
ImRio    pirate
06/08/2009 at 10:11
06/08/2009 at 10:12
i pretty much did, if you go by target time vs actual!
Bedders..    pirate
07/08/2009 at 16:55

I have never been a fan of tattoo's but each one to their own and it's a free country and all that.....

However, I can someone explain to me why, however proud one is to have run an IM, anyone would want to have a company's registered trademark and/or logo tattooed to them for the rest of their life?

It is surely a marketing dream and I bet there is a marketing manager somewhere in middle America working for WTC, picking up a fat bonus each year, who can't believe his luck that folk are actually asking for his trademark as a tattoo.

As I say I am not a great fan anyway of tatt's but all the same, I am interested in understanding it a bit more as I can't think of another example anywhere where this happens.

07/08/2009 at 16:59
"want to have a company's registered trademark and/or logo tattooed to them for the rest of their life"

It was discussed a bit earlier, Bedders.

My own thoughts are that people (including myself, from the outside) see the MDot tattoo as a badge of achievement rather than as a logo. Of course it IS a logo, but it's more than that - it's a brand, in the true sense.

And in marketing terms, yes, a spectacularly successful bit of branding if people do see it as a badge of honour/achievement.

erm...I wouldn't mind a closer look at the Olympic Rings (another brand) that Chris Hoy has on his upper arm... ;o)
07/08/2009 at 17:01
Because to most people it represents a big challenge, rather than a small company. Also there is an element of "me too".
Aitch!    pirate
07/08/2009 at 17:42
I like the coined phrase 'to Rio'
Aitch!    pirate
07/08/2009 at 17:42
When I do an IM, I will probably want the tattoo!
Bedders..    pirate
07/08/2009 at 17:54
Aitch - so do I (like the phrase not the idea of a tatt) - but surely it's now a verb - to "Rio"......
Edited: 07/08/2009 at 17:56
Bedders..    pirate
07/08/2009 at 18:04

Jj - apologies I didn't go back further on the thread and I do understand the sense of achievement. And no one is being held down to have it done. I doubt actually I would have an Oly logo either had I done that although I would argue that the Olympic circles are more than a logo and are universally known to many billions of people. It's a question of choice at the end of the day and I am not being judgemental.

However, my final point then I will drop it.........I love wearing my finisher's t shirt, my running hat and all the Ironman bling that we got, but I am about as likely to have a Ralph Lauren logo tattooed to my chest and go topless as I am to get an IM tatt.   

Aitch!    pirate
07/08/2009 at 18:36
Yes yes, it's a verb! Can be used in any tense too!
07/08/2009 at 19:06
"the Olympic circles are more than a logo"


They've been around a bit longer and 'affect' more people so it's a bigger brand, but the principle is the same.

...and I'm not likely to have Maserati stamped across me boobs, either, so I guess we're in agreement generally. ;o)
M...eldy    pirate
07/08/2009 at 19:15
Only cos 'Maserati' would look a bit silly underneath 'Ford Cortina'

07/08/2009 at 19:25
It says Concertina when I take a deep breath...
M...eldy    pirate
07/08/2009 at 19:25
Cona    pirate
03/08/2010 at 15:11
Thought I'd raise the topic again after seeing Mr Wild Will's on Facebook. Quite a few people (including me) competing in their first Ironman distance events in 2010.

Anyone having thoughts of getting Tatt'd?

I have a number anyway and the Mrs always said i wasn't allowed anymore, however wshe got very drunk last Saturday and finally caved in and said I could get one more to represent this.

What to get........
03/08/2010 at 15:18

Iron Rose's is pretty cool. Candy's looks like an iron smurf and Oxy's is gaylord pink.

There are loads of good and very bad on a google images search. I originally wanted one but soon settled on multiple t-shirts and a watch. You could just walk around in the new K-Swiss shoes

Sore Shins    pirate
03/08/2010 at 15:19
wills tatt is tops - continue the trend!!

a brand of achievement in my eyes , though im a blank canvas at present
03/08/2010 at 15:21

Silly (but true story)

There are 3 or 4 of us at our gym who all have Mdots, I was standing at the mirror shaving a few weeks back and Gary one of my training buddies said "Sorry Dave your Mdot is upstaged !" Turned to the guy next to me and he has the Olympic rings on his shoulder....At least Mr Boardman had the grace to laugh and say he would never be stupid enough to race IM

03/08/2010 at 15:23
if you want one get one - what's the issue??

I had mine done after IMCH in 2005 - no regrets

mine is a little atypical as it represents the Swiss flag inside the M-dot. take a look at it at Outlaw
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