>I’ll admit it. I’m not hip. I don’t have any weird piercings. No strange devices implanted under my skin (unless you count the titanium plate & screws attached to my clavicle). No tattoos.
The question of the day…when I finish my Ironman, should I get one?
Some Ironman finishers do. Actually lots do. They get a fancy little M-Dot (that is the Ironman logo that you might have seen on Timex watches) tat. Sometimes they combine that with nifty figures swimming, biking, and running. You’ll see them on calves, shoulders. I’ve seen one on the back of a lady’s neck.
Lots of Ironman finishers don’t get a tattoo. They feel that branding yourself with a corporate logo is selling out. They argue that getting an M-dot is no different than putting the Nike swoosh or the Gatorade lightning bolt on you forever. They say that there’s no reason to brag about finishing an Ironman, and that getting an M-dot is doing nothing but bragging.
I think they look cool…generally. I’m thinking about getting one. My friend Jeff just got one, and while I haven’t seen it, it sounds really cool. I was thinking about an M-dot on my calf. Probably in Gator colors.
What do you think? Yes/No? Too vain? Corporate sell-out? Too old to get one? I’d love your feedback.