So far, I’ve lived 43 years ink free. That is unless you count that Bic pen incident from high school and a strange affinity for Marks-a-Lot markers on random Sundays during the summer. I don’t have any tattoos. That could change.
You see, ever since November 2009 I’ve been toying with the idea of getting one. That’s when I finished my first Ironman.
Getting a tat after finishing a first Ironman is almost a right of passage for some folks. The M-Dot logo is ubiquitous. Google the phrase “Ironman tattoo” and you’ll find several hundred thousand images. Lots of people have them. My friend Jeff got a nice M-Dot on his shoulder.
So here’s the rub. I’ve been dawdling. Every time I talk about getting one, I put it off for some reason or another. “It’ll hurt too much.” “It will disrupt my swimming.” “It will cost too much.” “I’m not sure I want a corporate logo forever on my body.”
Here’s the bottom line, though. I’ve just wussed out on it. I really want one, but I haven’t dragged my sorry butt over to the local tattoo parlor to get it done. I’ve recently been leaning towards the “go get it done” side of the pendulum.
I think I’ve even designed something that captures triathlon, the distance, the effort, and yet isn’t all corporate logo-y. So…take a look below.
Let me know your thoughts. Like it? Hate it? Suggest a change? Take the survey below, and leave a comment. Would love your feedback!