One question for Ironman finishers, especially first timers is ‘do I have the tattoo or not?’. An Ironman is a long distance triathlon organised by a commercial organisation called Ironman. The logo of the Ironman organisation is the “M-dot” and it is quite common practice when you have completed your first Ironman to have the M dot tattooed on your calf. It’s a badge of honour and a message to others of your achievements in the sport of triathlon. Some athletes go on to complete many Ironman races and have many tattoos whilst others decide not to mark their achievements in this way. I opted to have a tattoo after my first Ironman race but rather than go for the standard M dot logo, I had a triathlon themed design drawn up.
Here’s me with my ironman tattoo showing (right ankle)
And a closer shot of the tattoo: