As part of my research, I'm working on a paper about what marathon swims mean to people, and am looking for examples of different kinds of swim memorialisation and commemoration. I'd love to hear about (and get pictures of, if possible) tattoos marking successful swims. I know that some people have bought jewellery or had pieces made - I'd love to see them, and hear about why you chose that design etc.
Also, what did you do with the pebble you collected from the beach? And your swim chart?
Are there other forms of commemoration that I've not thought of?
You can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or post comments below. I'm looking forward to hearing from you.