IronMan Tattoo's

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

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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"
03/06/2009 at 12:35
I'd have thought if you had a knob on your head, Jj, it would be quite evident as to whether or not you were 'proud'.
03/06/2009 at 13:41
Imeccentric wrote (see)
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!

  I like this. I was training for IMCH, got injured and pulled out, and promptly got my pirate logo removed from my name as I felt a fraud, and quite frankly a bit silly. But  I have the pirate kit, am now training for my first Olympic in Sept and hope I can call myself a pirate of some sort again after that Do vegetarian pies count by the way?

Enjoying this thread.... if/when I do an IM I know I will go through the same debate...I reckon the compromise might be to get one in a hidden place where only you/those closest to you can see it? The principle is still there and you can look at it but you won't attract the knobheads so much

Crash Hamster    pirate
03/06/2009 at 14:17

Mine is on my right shoulder;I have a red MDot outlined in black; I got it because it was important to me; like Meldy, i like the attention that it sometimes brings. Squish has the same on her left shoulder; we make a nice pair of bookends

ImRio    pirate
03/06/2009 at 14:20
Ah how sweet
debbo    pirate
03/06/2009 at 14:24
bookends, maybe, but you'd need to put all the short books at Squish's end

Melds - that's the nicest thing you've ever said about me - not being a knobhead, that is

Dustboy - I've got the pirate logo within the IM dot, which I like a lot, but it makes for a bigger tattoo than I would otherwise have chosen
funkin-baby    pirate
03/06/2009 at 14:27

Can't remember who's this is... from Vitruvian last year.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3095/2836928114_cd186f7116.jpg


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