M Dot Tattoo?

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  • #11248
    Avatar of diluzio123
    diluzio123
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    I’ve read this debate a couple of times and wanted to see where others stood on this issue. Is getting an M Dot Tattoo after completing an Ironman ok?

    #105800
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    jhudalla
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    Me personally, I want to get some ink-done when I finish my 1st IM, but I’m thinkin it’s going to be more of the 140.6 sort. Personal preference. I think it’s awexome when I see people w/ m-dot tattoos, it’s like some sort of extended family.

    #105809
    Avatar of TriSooner
    TriSooner
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    You tell me.

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    #105811
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    snapdragon
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    My husband and I each got m-dot tattoos for our 10th anniversary. He finished his first IM in 2003 and I finished in 2005.

    We also raced together for our 10th, which was great. My first triathlon ever was the morning we got engaged. We did that race together too. Our oldest son did his first youth tri last summer at almost 6 years old. He did great, once we got out of the way. He is “training” now for this year’s event.

    I love the tattoos. It didn’t hurt either. It’s a great conversation starter.
    Sara

    #105817
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    jhudalla
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    wow.. I’m thinking mine will be on my thigh where only special people can see it… or down the outside of my quad… who knows. I may get a tattoo on my face like mtyson.

    #105821
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    laprokop
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    I will be getting one as well. Although My Baby’s momma does not think its a good idea she said it was like I am gloating/showing off by getting one. I dont care though… I mean think about it how many of the actualy human beings on earth can actually finish one… If people think it is gloating I say… Gloat on!

    #105824
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    kylie
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    I’m not a fan — to me it is a brand, and I don’t really want permanent logos for any brand of something I like on my body. Plus I am not a fan of tatoos on myself in general. If I did want a tatoo, it would probably have a tri aspect to it but would not be a company logo but something that had more meaning for me personally.

    #105827
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    beads1985
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    Got one on my lower right calf. I did IM Florida. It is small but I wanted it.

    #105831
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    tsilcyc
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    All the cool kids are getting the Blue Screen of Death…

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    #105838
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    gfd
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    TriSooner, that is the nicest one I have seen.

    I went with a capital T with 3 circles above on my left shoulder. The circles have an S, B, and R in them and the T has 140.6 across it. All black with yellow letters and numbers. I love it. If I had a digital camera I would post a pic.

    #105837
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    ChunkyB
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    Holy crap. That blue screen of death tattoo is the bomb. Almost as cool as the kid who burned PacMan into his skin with a laser etcher.

    Personally, if I was going to get a triathlon tattoo, I’d get a more non-brand specific one. I have seen a few with flowing pictures of someone swimming, biking, and running, and they’re the bomb.

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    #105841
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    diluzio123
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    Love the pics! TriSooner great Tattoo!!! Love hearing everyones opinions.

    #105842
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    TriSooner
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    gfd wrote:
    TriSooner, that is the nicest one I have seen.

    psst . . . it is actually a cover-up . . . of an -ex’s name, hence the size. And kylie, you’re right: after I got it, I realized it was a corporate logo no different than a Ford tattoo. Don’t point out the obvious!

    #105854
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    StephenPDennis
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    Personally, I don’t buy the idea that some tattoos are just for the wearer, a tattoo is very ‘outgoing’ message. So for me, it would have to be something I would everyone to see and it would have to convey a message that I would proud for everyone to know. So, yes I’ve wanted an ironman tattoo for a few years but after reading these posts it definitely wont be an mdot, not sure what it would be yet but I think I’m going to have pleeaaannnnttttyyy of time to decide!

    #105855
    Avatar of Mike20124
    Mike20124
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    I’m sticking with the idea that the name Ironman and the MDOT logo are much bigger than a corportate logo. Like the tread about doing a 140.6 mile distance and calling it an IM. IM and the logo are synonymous with the event like kleenex,xerox, coke (as mentioned in the other thread). And I have an MDOT tattoo and don’t feel I’m advertising a brand –

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