IronMan Tattoo's

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

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Bouncing Barlist    pirate
03/06/2009 at 10:47
I don’t have a tattoo, having a tattoo of any kind doesn’t appeal to me. I don’t see the point of the M-dot other than visually bragging to one and all that you’ve done an Ironman, id rather pick and choose who I tell. The pleasure of completing an Ironman doesn’t need a tattoo or medal to reinforce it.

Ultimately it’s a personal choice.
Dustboy    pirate
03/06/2009 at 10:48
Anyone got the dot on top as a skull in yellow?
03/06/2009 at 10:50
The "corporate" thing is a red herring, it isn't a massive business at all, it's a small franchise operation. Until recently it was owned by a dentist, who bought it for $50k. KFC it isn't. Then recently a mate of mine bought it (not with his own money!), but he wouldn't tell me how much for, the spoilsport.

However the real downside to a tattoo is that the majority of people that do ironman races are knobheads. More than 50% of them, anyway. Look round any ironman expo and you'll see that I'm right! Of course this could be skewed by the fact that the knobheads can't resist spending 10 hours a day strutting round ironman expos comparing bikini lines, so the non-knobheads are less apparent.

Of course people who haven't done an ironman don't realise this, so the tattoo still works.

But beware; I was "hill training" on a treadmill the other week and my tattoo attracted a knobhead who also had one. He was the third biggest knobhead I've ever had to escape from. The biggest knobhead was some knobhead from Bath who was staying at the same hotel as me in Arizona in 2006, who actually got jealous and ran over when the second biggest knobhead (a British "pro") asked me how to work the waffle machine at breakfast.

So, in summary: knobheads
M...eldy    pirate
03/06/2009 at 10:53
Wifey has a skull as the dot I believe

but she isnt a knobhead
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
03/06/2009 at 10:54
Brilliantly put, nob was in my first drafted reply along, also defined by those that strut around the gym glad head to toe in Ironman gear.
IronNina    pirate
03/06/2009 at 10:54
Do you need to be a knobhead to do an IM or does that evolve with the training?
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
03/06/2009 at 10:54
The other word that sprang to mind was Tacky
03/06/2009 at 10:55
Of course some part of the original motivation behind the pirates was to annoy the knobheads. And it pretty much worked. Thank you all!
03/06/2009 at 10:57

Cougie, I have no idea - I just found the pic on the net, but yeah I'd imagine it took a fair bit longer than the usual block colour

Jellybabe - I know what you mean about the staring thing. My arm is pierced as well as tattooed so it attracts a lot of attention. I don't mind because I wouldn't have body art if I didn't want people to look, but I wish they'd ask if they were curious rather than just gawp!

No-one told me about all the knobheads...

03/06/2009 at 11:01
It's alright madam o - the knobheads don't like the pirates very much, so you won't have to talk to them!
03/06/2009 at 11:01

Candy... thanks.... I'm a definite NO now

   pirate
03/06/2009 at 11:09
candy ollier wrote (see)
The "corporate" thing is a red herring, it isn't a massive business at all, it's a small franchise operation. Until recently it was owned by a dentist, who bought it for $50k. KFC it isn't. Then recently a mate of mine bought it (not with his own money!), but he wouldn't tell me how much for, the spoilsport. However the real downside to a tattoo is that the majority of people that do ironman races are knobheads. More than 50% of them, anyway. Look round any ironman expo and you'll see that I'm right! Of course this could be skewed by the fact that the knobheads can't resist spending 10 hours a day strutting round ironman expos comparing bikini lines, so the non-knobheads are less apparent. Of course people who haven't done an ironman don't realise this, so the tattoo still works. But beware; I was "hill training" on a treadmill the other week and my tattoo attracted a knobhead who also had one. He was the third biggest knobhead I've ever had to escape from. The biggest knobhead was some knobhead from Bath who was staying at the same hotel as me in Arizona in 2006, who actually got jealous and ran over when the second biggest knobhead (a British "pro") asked me how to work the waffle machine at breakfast. So, in summary: knobheads

Candy - That has to be the funniest post today...haha, really made me laugh. Think it was just reading knobhead over and over again!!

Thanks for that!

03/06/2009 at 11:09
candy is just bitter 'cos he has an IM tat.......

don't listen to a word he says MF

up the knobheads!!
03/06/2009 at 11:22

Oh that's alright then. I wonder if the knobheads have their own logo? The mind boggles...

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
03/06/2009 at 11:26
MadameO wrote (see)

Oh that's alright then. I wonder if the knobheads have their own logo? The mind boggles...


They do, its called the dot I dot
03/06/2009 at 11:29

I have a question by the way... how do I become a pirate? Do I have to complete an IM or just be training for one?

Imeccentric    pirate
03/06/2009 at 11:29

Hmm on the basis of  Candy and Barleys post im a knobhead,

On reflection I could care less, I like my tatoo and my burgeouning collection of Ironman apparel ,(the new Timex shockproof Ironman watch is orsum dudes). 

Besides however much Ironman clothing etc I buy I am safe in the knowledge that there will be a pirate, (or several) with more of it than me.

Amusingly I enjoy the fact that by my appearance people may pigeon hole me in a way that subsequently surprises them, but thats because I am a contrarian (or knobhead) take your pick.

PS I think Candy is lovely for a scrawny ginger knobhead

Edited: 03/06/2009 at 11:29
Imeccentric    pirate
03/06/2009 at 11:31
MO , buy the kit, support loudly, race IM or not , eat pies, drink beer , enjoy tri - and try not to take it our yourself too seriously - then youre a pirate!
03/06/2009 at 11:39

Oh cool. I wanna be a pirate!! Aiming for my first tri in Sept

03/06/2009 at 11:48
I'm now tempted to have one that says "I'm a knobhead and I'm proud"
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