Number Tattoos

How to get them off ?

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cougie    pirate
27/03/2012 at 10:10
You know those really neat temporary numbers that they put on for the ITU races and things - well they had them at a duathlon at the weekend.

Man they're tricky to get off. My leg one is off now probably due to it being hairy (shameful I know) - but it was still red raw from all of the rubbing.

Do I need to take a sander to my arms or is there something else that will do it ?

And we should so get them to make Pirate tattoos for us. It'll take an Ironman and a party in its stride !

27/03/2012 at 10:32

Some sort of solvent?  Nail polish remover, maybe?

Or something oily, if the ink is not water-based.

Edited: 27/03/2012 at 10:33
27/03/2012 at 10:44
Wire wool and Jif?!
That stuff for cleaning ovens?!

Like the idea of good Pirate (not so temporary!) tattoos!
27/03/2012 at 10:51

Swarfega is good.

And nail varnish remover.

WildWill    pirate
27/03/2012 at 10:58
but dont you just love when you've raced in the sun ... removed the number ... just to find it imprinted into your suntan
Slagiatt    pirate
27/03/2012 at 11:07
a supermarket own brand razor .... so long as you are happy for the first couple of layers of skin to go with it.   (the resultant scarring will also serve as a useful reminder not to buy cheap razors when traveling if you forgot to pack a decent one )
27/03/2012 at 11:33
Cougs - I had a demo one put on me at the Triathlon Show and they are oil solvent based not nail polish remover solvent based.   You want some baby oil type jobbie, if none of that some sort of oily body scrub type thing or a very greasy moisturiser.  A baby wipe might do it.  Nail polish remover was my first thought and it didn't work.
cougie    pirate
27/03/2012 at 11:50
OOh baby wipes sound possible - I always have them around.

I did wonder why I was getting strange looks in the pool on Sunday night and then I remembered my tattoos.

Or maybe I'll leave them on and ask for number 398 for next time ?

Are we sorted for Pirate Tattoos for the outlaw ? I can ask where he got these from if you like ?
27/03/2012 at 13:33
Cougs -  if you wanna chuck me the details of the company, I am happy to look into further .  I can then try and synchronise it to the car sticker order/despatch
iron fraggle    pirate
27/03/2012 at 14:24
*puts chemists hat on* a mixture of olive oil and sugar should do the trick if it's oil based
WildWill    pirate
27/03/2012 at 15:32
i think some of you Girly's just want Cougie to Oil up

27/03/2012 at 17:10

Baby Oil works on some.

Nail varnish remover for waterproof marker pen, sometimes needs a bit of baby oil as well.

For me it has to be Johnsons for that oh so familiar smell.

27/03/2012 at 17:16
I am a closet Johnsons Baby Powder sniffer
27/03/2012 at 19:00
That figures
cougie    pirate
28/03/2012 at 10:10
Fraggle - I went with your idea as I had those in and it worked a treat.
Schmunkee I will try to get supplier details this week. They're very robust tattoos !
28/03/2012 at 11:48
Mine washed off in the shower Sunday night with just my usual shower gel.................. Cougs must have strange skin
cougie    pirate
28/03/2012 at 12:04
Bloody hell - what shower gel do you use ? Essence de battery acid for that live wire feeling ?
28/03/2012 at 12:19

The blue Imperial Leather stuff....

(Yep was Suzies keys  her Ford and Sprog 4's Pug keys all on one key ring)

Edited: 28/03/2012 at 12:20
cougie    pirate
28/03/2012 at 12:26
Aah that explains it. Its like paint stripper that stuff.

D'oh - if only I'd have known !
iron fraggle    pirate
28/03/2012 at 15:47
cougie wrote (see)
Fraggle - I went with your idea as I had those in and it worked a treat.


Great   also V good at removing mud/grime/oil etc when you've been bike fettling

(btw any light oil will do, and sugar's good as it doesn't sting in any cuts you have )

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