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2012-08-18 1:57 PM

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Subject: Half-Ironman Tattoo?

I understand the tradition and possible desire to get an Ironman Tattoo after a full Ironman but what about after a Half Ironman?  This morning on my ride with some friends we overtook a local tri group ride and as I passed one of the riders  Smile I noticed that he had an IM tattoo with 70.3 imprinted on it.  Never would have crossed my mind to get a HIM tattoo.  Is this common?



2012-08-18 3:01 PM
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Not really common, yet 70.3 miles is a long way to some people.  I'm not going to knock someone for it.  Could be worse, they could have gotten this:

2012-08-19 1:17 AM
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I do not think that it is common.  I've only seen one.   
2012-08-20 12:33 PM
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Not common. But since WTC has taken to labeling HIM's with the MDot logo and IRONMAN all over everything... pretty soon people will get MDot's for 70.3's I bet.

2012-08-20 12:38 PM
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I wouldn't do it.  But I don't even want to get on after doing several full IM's.  I don't see the appeal.
2012-08-20 12:39 PM
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This weekend I saw a guy with the M-Dot/70.3 tattoo.  That was the first time I had ever seen that tattoo.


2012-08-20 4:35 PM
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Subject: RE: Half-Ironman Tattoo?
Running Q - 2012-08-18 2:57 PM

I understand the tradition and possible desire to get an Ironman Tattoo after a full Ironman but what about after a Half Ironman?  This morning on my ride with some friends we overtook a local tri group ride and as I passed one of the riders  Smile I noticed that he had an IM tattoo with 70.3 imprinted on it.  Never would have crossed my mind to get a HIM tattoo.  Is this common?

did you ask him when he's going back to get the other "Half"?

i kid, i kid. To each his own. If that was their goal when they set out in the sport and they achieved it, congrats on the effort and so be it.

2012-08-20 4:37 PM
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Who cares?
2012-08-21 12:29 PM
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I think it's a personal choice.  Prior to doing my first full this year I did have a 70.3 sticker on my car.  Now I have a 140.6 sticker but will keep my 70.3 on too.  I trained really really hard for the HIM's I have done and I feel like it's a huge accomplishment.  Even after doing a full IM I still really believe in the saying..."70.3 miles ain't half of anything".  I say those who want to should go for it!!
2012-08-21 10:47 PM
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I just finished my first Half Ironman in Racine. (currently training for a full IM) I knew I was going to get a tattoo if I completed it, but getting the M-dot was something I debated with myself a lot.  All the arguments about it being a corporate logo, not a full IM, etc.

For me it came down to the fact that the tattoo I wanted was going to tell a story about a significant part of my life and screw what anybody else thought.  Training for a half IM transformed my life for the better.  I lost a ton of weight, gained new friends, and am happier and healthier for it.

So just over a week ago I got my tattoo.  The M-Dot logo with the 70.3 and a Phoenix being reborn from it.  I have the the intention of filling in the 70.3 when I complete a full IM next year or however long it takes to get it done.

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(http://www.flickr.com/photos/onastick/7763607728/)

2012-08-22 7:07 AM
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There are options besides the m-dot.  I've posted pics of mine a few times in the past:

I got the sbr yin-yang circle along with the 70.3 after my first half, and added the 140.6 after my IM.



2012-09-13 2:22 PM
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I saw a HIM M-dot tattoo at a race a few weeks ago.  It was the regular MDot, but only half of it was there.  It was cut in half diagnolly with an outline of the bottom half.  The guy says to me, I'm not  there yet, but a 70.3 was a huge deal to me.

I thought it looked pretty cool.

 

2012-09-17 4:28 PM
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siouxcityhawk - 2012-09-13 2:22 PM

I saw a HIM M-dot tattoo at a race a few weeks ago.  It was the regular MDot, but only half of it was there.  It was cut in half diagnolly with an outline of the bottom half.  The guy says to me, I'm not  there yet, but a 70.3 was a huge deal to me.

I thought it looked pretty cool.

 



HA! I like that!
2012-09-17 5:01 PM
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If it is your goal and your into ink - put 5k on your calf.  We can get a little slow twitch sometimes with ironman this and full vs half.  However, to many people a 10 k is a big deal.  We all know that it is all simply a choice to endure little suffering for a lot of fun and enjoyment.  However, that principle applies to 140.6, ultraman, and a 5k.  Just my little soap box sorry.  And ps I know ultraman may be alot more suffering to enjoyment ratio but give me that one as a part of my argument - as the trill afterwards would have to pretty high - but the ratio...

2012-09-18 4:44 PM
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I have thought about a tri tattoo but wouldn't want the Mdot. I would do something like this with 70.3 in it and 140.6 after I finish a full. I know someone will ask this, no I wouldnt have the writing on the sprocket. I threw this together to see what it would look like and that is just an image I found. Photobucket
2012-09-18 9:32 PM
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I saw a cute one at rev3cp. It was an mdot, with the bottom half shaded red, with red dripping out of the dot on top like it was an hourglass.


2012-09-18 10:34 PM
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When I did my HIM in Cairns earlier this year it ran the same time as the Full.  All the certificates etc for the Half were with a Green MDot.  Maybe that's what they will market it as, green for the half and red for the full.
2012-09-27 2:22 PM
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jobaxas - 2012-09-18 10:34 PM When I did my HIM in Cairns earlier this year it ran the same time as the Full.  All the certificates etc for the Half were with a Green MDot.  Maybe that's what they will market it as, green for the half and red for the full.

Tell me more about Cairns.  It's on my short list for my first IM.

2012-09-27 8:10 PM
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siouxcityhawk - 2012-09-13 3:22 PM

I saw a HIM M-dot tattoo at a race a few weeks ago.  It was the regular MDot, but only half of it was there.  It was cut in half diagnolly with an outline of the bottom half.  The guy says to me, I'm not  there yet, but a 70.3 was a huge deal to me.

I thought it looked pretty cool.

 

Something like this was what I was planning on doing. I want to do a full as my goal but I definitely want to mark my halfway point so I was going to get half an M-dot and get it finished when I do my first full.

2012-09-27 8:18 PM
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gonwalkabout03 - 2012-08-18 3:01 PM

Not really common, yet 70.3 miles is a long way to some people.  I'm not going to knock someone for it.  Could be worse, they could have gotten this:

I have GOT to get this!  ha

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Subject: RE: Half-Ironman Tattoo?
I don't remember where and when I saw this kind of tattoo, but this is pretty cool. I do not think that it is common. I've rarely seen this kind of design.


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