Friday, March 14, 2008

Raikkonen sports new Tattoo in Australia

Mar.13 (GMM) At his first grand prix as reigning world champion, Kimi Raikkonen strolled the Melbourne paddock on Thursday with a huge new tattoo in plain sight.
Having gone over his small 'smiley' tattoo on his right arm with a big black patterned affair one year ago, the 28-year-old Finn's short sleeves on Thursday revealed a new tattoo on the inside of his left forearm.In big black lettering, it predictably reads 'Iceman'.
Also at Albert Park on Thursday, Ferrari driver Raikkonen posed with the supergroup Kiss, who will play after the race on Sunday night.
He blanked the media in Melbourne when quizzed about his new 'iceman' tattoo.The reigning world champion's short-sleeved Ferrari shirt on Thursday revealed to Albert Park paddock dwellers that Raikkonen, 28, seemed to have celebrated his 2007 triumph with the decoration of his inside left forearm.He was asked by the newspaper The Australian if he could talk about his tattoos. "No," Kimi answered.When asked if they have some personal meaning, Raikkonen replied: "I wouldn't have them if they were not personal."

His manager, David Robertson, defended the Finn for not opening up to the press."He has never kissed arse in his life," Robertson said. "He has always just been Kimi. What you get is exactly how he feels."

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