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Because of where they are placed on my shoulders it is tough to take a clear picture of them without assistance (which I do not have today). You can see part of one in my pic below.
I currently have two. They look almost identical and are placed in the same spot on each of my respective shoulders. They are:
1) A runner, a cyclist, and another runner - I was a really nonathletic kid so when I first saw the Kona Ironman on ABC's Wild World of Sports I was in awe but never thought for a minute that I could ever do something like that. When I ran my first Duathlon at the age of 24 that doubt was erased and I wanted a reminder that we are limited by our own insecurities. Now in my 40s, I learned to swim and made the jump into triathlon and last year did my first half Ironman.
2) My zodiac sign (Leo) flanked by the signs of my two sons (Aquarius and Taurus) - The meaning should be obvious. My boys are the most important part of my life.
What's to come? I have a thought to do something a little more artistic and bigger on my upper back. The goal is to convey a sentiment that my late big brother conveyed to me all my life which is "go hard or go home". I wanted to paint that as an image of ongoing struggle and consequently was thinking of having a lion (me) battling a dragon in possibly a sort of yin/yang kind of formation. I cannot get a tattoo while I am heavily training so it will have to wait until later in the fall.
Great idea Walkaway!!!