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  • Premier Icon wwaswas
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    given I’m over 40 and have no idea what you’re talking about I suspect they’re cool.

    finbar
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    Put me down for sad. Same as getting a Nike or an Adidas tattoo.

    not my thing personally… but i’m not the one getting the tattoo! if you like… you gets 🙂 if you’re doubting it, then chances are you’ll doubt it even more once its permanently on your skin!

    iDave
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    I think it’s a tattoo you get done when you finish an Ironman triathlon – it boosts your self esteem ‘if’ people ask what the tattoo is you can tell all gathered around how gnar you are/were

    Yes, there was supposed to be an image there but it didn’t appear – like this

    Note the bulging calf muscle!

    Premier Icon salad_dodger
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    Sad. Why advertise that you’re a corporate whore? Do you need the M-dot branding to remind yourself that you crossed the finish line?

    IanMunro
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    Do the women get W dot ones?

    hora
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    Only Yakuza tattoos are cool. All the rest remind me of dreary rainy roadside cafes with dirty middle-aged bikers.

    llama
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    Sad on sad people, Cool on cool people

    bigyinn
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    Err, now you’ve explained it. WTF?!

    Be like me getting a Specialized ‘S’ tat on my leg.

    big_n_daft
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    Be like me getting a Specialized ‘S’ tat on my leg.

    or the IF tattoo worn by some nichemonger or other

    Sad on sad people, Cool on cool people

    although I reckon he thinks he is the latter rather than the former 😉

    Premier Icon MussEd
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    bigyinn – I guy who works beside me has them both…and recently a wee baby but I’m still convinced he’ll come out and confront his true sexual nature before he’s 50…

    simonb512
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    I shall also add, that unless you completed a full length IM event, then no don’t get one.

    Im hoping to do a half distance as soon as I get my swimming up to scratch.

    loddrik
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    All tatoos are shite.

    Stuey01
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    Err, now you’ve explained it. WTF?!

    Be like me getting a Specialized ‘S’ tat on my leg.

    Not really, unless you count buying a specialized as some kind of achievement.

    Completing an Ironman is an achievement and some people like to commemorate it by getting a tattoo. I wouldn’t but can understand why people do.

    sofaking
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    or the IF tattoo worn by some nichemonger or other

    although I reckon he thinks he is the latter rather than the former

    definatley the latter

    iDave
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    What I don’t get, is that if and when I compete an Ironman, I’m unlikely to need a reminder. I’ll have been there at the time, never to be forgotten kind of thing. Seems like a creepy needy/self-esteem thing.

    emsz
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    Tats are extremely personal aren’t they. That m dot thing doesn’t do it for me but if an iron man was a lifetime goal then I could understand why you might get one done.

    Keep thinking I’d quite like a tat but I haven’t found a design I’d be happy with and I’m a bit chicken about the needles!

    IanMunro
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    I’m already regretting the tat I got of an Original Source Shower Gel Bottle after completing last years mountain mayhem.

    Joxster
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    What about getting a tattoo of the Olympic Rings?

    iDave
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    Why would you need other people to know you’d been to the Olympics?

    clubber
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    If you’ve competed in the Olympics then IMO that’s ok in iteself (though going on about it all the time is a different matter…) – it’s properly the pinnacle of (most) sporting achievement. On the otherhand an Ironman tattoo is a bit silly IMO – pretty much anyone could do an Ironman if they were so inclined. If you win one, that’s a different story but crawling round in 17 hours isn’t really a big deal in the scheme of things.

    Premier Icon mos
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    what does the M dot thing mean?

    Stuey01
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    what does the M dot thing mean?

    It’s the Ironman triathlon logo.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    What about getting a tattoo of the Olympic Rings

    or maybe a tattoo of the Olympics on your ring?

    U31

    Or a big W on each arsecheek?

    Stuey01
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    pretty much anyone could do an Ironman if they were so inclined

    My mate says this. Until he’s done one I maintain that he is full of it.
    “I could do it, but I don’t want to” cuts no ice with me. Until you’ve done it, you don’t know you can.

    I haven’t done one yet, I intend to have a go. I won’t be getting a tattoo though.

    IanMunro
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    I thought about it briefly, as someone I fancy was doing one, then remembered how dull I found swimming and decided they’re were simpler paths to naughtiness.

    Premier Icon ourmaninthenorth
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    Do triathlopes get these tattoos to cover up the scars from falling off their bikes at the first sign of a corner?

    leggyblonde
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    what a load of crap. fair enough get one in gold if you win, but getting one for completing something that 70 year olds can do is for city boys to brag to each other.

    Olympics is different, you have to be good enough to be selected. Any reasonably fit bod can do an iron man

    IanMunro
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    Do triathlopes get these tattoos to cover up the scars from falling off their bikes at the first sign of a corner?
    Or starts.
    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRKajY5GlyI[/video]

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    It has to be quicker to have shoes beside bike and just slip feet in & do velcro prior to getting it off the rack?

    cynic-al
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    I like steve-o’s (from Jackass) tattoo. I’d never have the balls to get one but I reckon it would still make me laugh in my 80’s whereas most would just make me cry.

    Stuey01
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    The one of his own face? That is pretty funny.

    You ever see the one where Bam gets branded on his ass with penis shaped brand. Now that is something you are going to live to regret!

    clubber
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    Stuey01 – Member
    My mate says this. Until he’s done one I maintain that he is full of it.
    “I could do it, but I don’t want to” cuts no ice with me. Until you’ve done it, you don’t know you can.

    I haven’t done one yet, I intend to have a go. I won’t be getting a tattoo though.

    That’s a bit silly really. I have no inclination to run a marathon but I know I could and I reckon most people could get round if they wanted to and did a bit of training. To a slighly lesser extent that’s the same for an ironman. Empirical evidence strongly backs me up on this too.

    hillsplease
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    I don’t get it.

    At what point do you stop collecting ‘I’ve done hard things,’ tats? There’s scope to wind up with an arm covered in logos like a Scout’s shirt.

    Some of the lads I’ve spoken to have done it in 14-16hrs and still insisted on the tat. Still, to each their own.

    It’s the Ironman triathlon logo

    I thought it was M for Madison!

    pitduck
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