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Subject: 70.3 Tattoos
Ok...show me your 70.3 tats.
I did 70.3 Fla this past may and plan on it again nest year along with augusta 70.3.
The wife is planning on augusta as her first and want to get tats after.
I want a nice 70.3 tat. kinda just like the 70.3 M-dot logo.

FM


2008-10-20 9:02 PM
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Subject: RE: 70.3 Tattoos
Why not triathlon tattoos instead of a branded specific distance race?
2008-10-21 11:56 AM
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Subject: RE: 70.3 Tattoos

Here is mine.  I didn't use the M-Dot logo on purpose, as I wanted to save it for my IMKY tattoo...It's not the best picture in the world, but you get the idea...and yes, it may seem silly to some to get a 70.3 tattoo, but this race symbolized a lot for me.  I went through a lot this year, and the completion of the race was a very emotional finish for me.

 

70.3



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2008-10-21 12:11 PM
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2008-10-22 9:48 AM
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Subject: RE: 70.3 Tattoos
bonbeebe - 2008-10-21 11:56 AM

Here is mine.  I didn't use the M-Dot logo on purpose, as I wanted to save it for my IMKY tattoo...It's not the best picture in the world, but you get the idea...and yes, it may seem silly to some to get a 70.3 tattoo, but this race symbolized a lot for me.  I went through a lot this year, and the completion of the race was a very emotional finish for me.

 

70.3



BONNE! I didn't know you got a tat!!!

That rocks! Very nice! Where did you put it?
2008-10-22 10:59 AM
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Subject: RE: 70.3 Tattoos
bonbeebe - 2008-10-21 12:56 PM

Here is mine.  I didn't use the M-Dot logo on purpose, as I wanted to save it for my IMKY tattoo...It's not the best picture in the world, but you get the idea...and yes, it may seem silly to some to get a 70.3 tattoo, but this race symbolized a lot for me.  I went through a lot this year, and the completion of the race was a very emotional finish for me.

 

70.3



Getting a tattoo is all about YOU. Not silly at all. Pretty cool design and looks well done. Where is it?



2008-10-22 3:05 PM
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Subject: RE: 70.3 Tattoos
I'm guessing ankle from what I can tell.
2008-10-29 7:55 AM
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Subject: RE: 70.3 Tattoos
No way...you can't get a half MDot logo to claim for a 70.3 . Sorry, but the MDot is reserved for a FULL Ironman distance. Do a 140.6, then you get an MDot.
2008-10-29 8:24 AM
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Daremo - 2008-10-21 10:11 AM

 

LMAO! That is awesome!

2008-10-29 8:37 AM
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Trigoddess IM - 2008-10-29 8:55 AM No way...you can't get a half MDot logo to claim for a 70.3 . Sorry, but the MDot is reserved for a FULL Ironman distance. Do a 140.6, then you get an MDot.

I hope you are being sarcastic and not serious with that .......

Anyone that wants to stick a trademark on their body can do whatever they so choose.  It's their cash and skin.

The half MDot picture was a joke also for anyone that doesn't "get it.".

2008-10-29 9:55 AM
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Trigoddess IM - 2008-10-29 7:55 AM

No way...you can't get a half MDot logo to claim for a 70.3 . Sorry, but the MDot is reserved for a FULL Ironman distance. Do a 140.6, then you get an MDot.


I think the World Triathlon Corporation (owners of Ironman brand) would care to disagree with you there. They use the "full" MDot logo for ALL of their 70.3-branded races.


2008-10-29 1:03 PM
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 This one should end up being a nice spirited discussion now. :-)

2008-10-29 1:45 PM
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Of course anyone can get whatever tatoo they want if they are willing to pay the money.  But I agree that the M Dot should be reserved for the full ironman.  Having to explain that you didn't really do an ironman to everyone who asks about your tatoo would get annoying, and it would make you look like a complete poser.
2008-10-29 1:59 PM
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That would be a personal choice.  Who cares ...... they are the ones who have to explain it ......

Its a frickin' trademark.  It is all over watches, helmets, gloves, coffee cups, etc.  Why should it matter if it is on a person??

If anything, it becomes a conversation piece.

2008-10-29 4:29 PM
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Racing a full Ironman is different from racing a half IM. While a half IM is a challange, a full is totally different.
Yes, your body is your body and you can do what you want and think what you want.

For the majority of people who have completed a full Ironman, the MDot means a lot and for those who have done a half IM, they won't understand the implications until if/when they are able to complete a full IM. Those of us who are Ironman finishers believe the MDot should be reserved as something earned by going the full distance- 140.6 miles. That is something that a 70.3 finisher will never understand until they do 140.6


2008-10-29 4:31 PM
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What about the fact that some people use them as personal, and sometimes public, reminders that they have unfinished business at the long course genre. I don't see how that is any different than having a full Mdot tat saying "my business is finished."

The poseur talks is so freaking overblown. Freaking ego stroking at its best.

 



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2008-10-29 5:46 PM
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Trigoddess IM - 2008-10-29 5:29 PM For the majority of people who have completed a full Ironman, the MDot means a lot and for those who have done a half IM, they won't understand the implications until if/when they are able to complete a full IM. Those of us who are Ironman finishers believe the MDot should be reserved as something earned by going the full distance- 140.6 miles. 

Wow ...... that is a brutally arrogant statement .........

You are speaking for an awful lot of people ....... many of whom are on this site.

Who are you to judge what the implications are for someone else???  I bet that if you go and ask someone like Yanti (triaya) who busted their azz on a hybrid with upright bars and worked hard to their 7+ hour HIM finish if they didn't earn their finish and understand what it means to be out there all day long.

As a 2-time IM finisher, I don't give a flying f-ck what someone else wants to do.  And I for one (and pretty much everyone else I know that has done multiple IMs) certainly do NOT believe that you need to earn A TRADEMARKED LOGO THAT IS ON EVERY PRODUCT UNDER THE SUN by completing a full as if it some elite club that you have to survive initiation rights to be in.

I've been called arrogant before, but your statements are going beyond arrogance and even beyond elitism ......

/end rant

2008-10-29 6:05 PM
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You are so right on the money Rick.
2008-10-29 6:27 PM
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Subject: RE: 70.3 Tattoos
Wow! This thread managed to merge two of the most irritating once per month topics into one! Tat or no tat and WTC IM finishers vs. everyone else! Sweet!!!! I shall opine! Where's that carzy Wang guy who said you only earn an M-Dot and finish Ironman if you finish Kona? Based on that thinking Tri-Godess, I finished Kona and you didn't, so I guess you don't get the M-Dot either.


1. Like Rick, I don't give a rats a@# what anyone puts on their body.
2. The M-Dot is perfectly acceptable form of trademark, as per WTC, for both 70.3 and Ironman events and represents BOTH series. If someone finishes any of these events, they have earned their...whatever they feel they need.

  • ..now as far as non WTC races are concerned...


  • ...I kid!!!!!
    2008-10-29 9:56 PM
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    Trigoddess IM - 2008-10-29 4:29 PM Those of us who are Ironman finishers believe the MDot should be reserved as something earned by going the full distance- 140.6 miles.

    and then there are some of us (or at least one) Ironman finishers that think that permanently putting an MDot on their body is one of the stupidest things they could ever imagine doing to their body...but that's just my personal opinion...I just don't get the whole tat thing

    2008-11-02 1:31 PM
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    Subject: RE: 70.3 Tattoos
    What I find funny about these topics is that it is so unimportant in the grand scheme of things. With the economy tanking, 2 wars being fought, and countless other arguments over how the country should be run I find it embarassing that this is given any thought. We have enough reasons to fight and feel inadequate in life. I think triathlon and sports should be a celebration of what one can do given the will to compete. We should congratulate each other and encourage everyone to reach for their goals whether it is a 5k or an Ironman. If you want a tattoo that shows that you were able to do something that was once thought impossible go for it. If it is the M-Dot after doing a sprint I can't wait to see it and I will be the first to say good job. Let's stop the bickering and help each other out. That is just my side of it.


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