IronMan Tattoo's

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

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Imeccentric    pirate
17/07/2009 at 16:17

I did mine after my second and after I had comitted to my third.

I really like it and it mostly brings me good comments and has started many conversations in surprising situations.

SluMdot    pirate
17/07/2009 at 16:37
got mine and added a few more , got jan a gold belly button M dot made by local goldsmith ....
17/07/2009 at 16:55


People should be careful about having tattoos.

There are side effects.  You might find it brings out previously hidden urges regarding cyclists:
what tattoes do to some people.

Kanga M    pirate
17/07/2009 at 17:26
bos1 wrote (see)


People should be careful about having tattoos.

There are side effects.  You might find it brings out previously hidden urges regarding cyclists:
what tattoes do to some people.

Bet if he had a wood pecker on they'd haev left him well alone
17/07/2009 at 20:10

I saw a bloke at the airport with an 'anklet' of Ironman logos around his lower leg. Without looking too hard, I'd say he had about 5. Presumably he'd done 5 IMs. This was the Friday before the race and he had a bike box.

As he was obviously competing and his leg was full, I don't know where he was starting the next set. I must say, any thought of an IM tattoo was wiped away after seeing his design.

17/07/2009 at 20:33

I'm undecided as to whether I would get one, think if I could find a design I liked then probably would get one somewhere discreet.

17/07/2009 at 21:27
errmm  after thinking I wouldn't get one I am now considering a small black little number.....
Farnie    pirate
17/07/2009 at 21:44

can I just add, if I were to do an IM, I would have a massive M. right across my bleeding face.

 I think that tells you more about my ability to do an IM than my opinion on tattoos

17/07/2009 at 21:55
At IMCH I saw a guy with one m. on his right ankle, the left ankle had an m. that was oulined with drops of red falling into it and he had another full m.d on his shoulder. Huh>?>
17/07/2009 at 22:01

I did my IM with a group of people who all got the tattoo, I didn't because;

1: I didn't think my performance justified it,

2: I don't want any tattoos.

Sore Shins    pirate
18/07/2009 at 00:25
yeah - Marsh.. i agree - i currently dont have any tatts but if time is good - may consider... onn right ankle

however its probably i wont

though i do see them and think 'respect'

18/07/2009 at 07:51

Anybody had "powered by ewz " tattooed?

Or perhaps a 'hop hop hop' logo?

If so, where?

Monique    pirate
18/07/2009 at 07:57

I was going to get one after Austria in the heat of the moment but the tattoists was shut, then I was going to get a pirate mdot one after Switzerland. A fter qualifying for Hawaii I thought I would get one related to that race, but then intending to do deca it means I would end up looking like one of those old fashioned suitcases with destination stickers all over it. Also I did MDS prior to that and although I didn't want to commemorate the pain with a tattoo it was another achievement of equal importance so the precedent was set then.

 I've nothing against them but the moment has passed for me I think, and the IUTA logo is not very fetching so I don't think I will get one any time soon

18/07/2009 at 11:50

gah I am so easily swayed!!!

Just when I think I'm gonna get one, I read Monique's post and think 'errr, maybe not!'

Too tired today to go get one!

oxymoron    pirate
18/07/2009 at 12:14

i think IM tattoos are quite funny, especially when they are pink.

I'm happy that I got mine, i cant imagine getting another tattoo to commerate any other race or event that i do though.

18/07/2009 at 12:18
Instead of a permanent tattoo I'm thinking of getting a back wax done in the shape of the logo.  Finally , a use for a hairy back!  This way I have the benefit of body art recording the achievement safe in the knowledge that I can let it grow out if I get bored with it.
18/07/2009 at 12:38

I don't have any tattoos but i'm having the M. on my right calf tomorrow with the dot having the swiz white cross in it.

I'm proud that i finished IMCH and would like a momento Tattoo for "me" to reflect that.

I won't have any more even if i do more IM it's just that i always think the first one of anything is " A Bit Special" , but then thats just me.

Complete IMCH and then pass out having the Tat

19/07/2009 at 17:29

Am only doing ironman so as can have a tattoo.... Is that wrong?

Sore Shins    pirate
19/07/2009 at 22:45

watchit Forestman - theyre addictive i hear.

lifes for living aint it

i you want one - get one, if you dont , dont. simple as that.

if you have one be proud of it and the achievement of completing IM and show it off at your next triathlon.

other non triathletes (like my wife) will say - that chap has got an M on his leg/ankle/shoudler what does that mean?

when she heres the answer her response was - must be mad - the distance not the Tatt

 how does it go 

Swim 2.4 miles

Bike 112 miles

Run 26.2 miles

BRAG FOREVER..........

 go on get a tatt for goodness sakes you deserve it

JPenno    pirate
19/07/2009 at 23:05

I will be getting one, I have a tattoo (and a few others) from the Disney Marathon (best race i have ever done) on my right calf and will be getting IM tattoo BUT not sure where yet, probably to match on left calf.

Have also seen a celtic band type one of the swimmer, biker and runner with 140.6 underneath that looked good.

Could always get both!!

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