The final expression of a serious, serious mid-life crisis.
Naturally I feel compelled to get one. I try not to be half-assed about anything--mid-life crises included.
Should it be the MDot?
I admit, I want to flaunt an IM finish eternally. A tat seems a good way.
I don't like two things about the MDot, however. One is that it is a corporate symbol. Yes, it means more than that to those of us competing in IM, but still, it is first and foremost a company--and a company that makes a buck at that.
I also don't like that M stands for MAN. I will not be an IronMAN. I do not have a penis. I will be an IronWOMAN--a middle-aged IronMatron with a vagina--to be exact.
So what if I turned the MDot upside-down? You know, into a W? (This is, I admit, not my idea. Andy, the hub, thought of it.) I could still put the dot on the top. I am also considering putting the first letter of each of my children's names around the dot. The dot, as womb, my little babies outside of me now, but with me, surrounding me, guided (I hope) by my strength.
Yet another problem I have is that I don't like the color red very much, especially when thinking about it on my body. I think I may get a black, upside-down MDot. What do you all think? Do not worry about bashing the idea. I'm interested in all thoughts.
Finally, the question is where.
I'm thinking back shoulder.
I also like the idea of the small of the back.
I spend much time thinking about these matters.
I have spent the majority of my life being too mature to give into the desire to have a tattoo, or a belly-button ring, or leather pants or -- whatever.
(I don't really want leather pants, actually.)
I am happy to say I have moved past being too mature.
I no longer give a fuck what I am.
I just am.
That's one thing a mid-life crisis is good for.