Did you get one/want one....?
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...
Candy... thanks.... I'm a definite NO now
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!
Oh that's alright then. I wonder if the knobheads have their own logo? The mind boggles...
MadameO wrote (see)
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?
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
Oh cool. I wanna be a pirate!! Aiming for my first tri in Sept
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