I said, "I've always hated tattoos, and yet there's a part of me that would like to get one, maybe on my shoulder where it wouldn't show too often."
They told me I should do it. I asked about the pain and then left my little private messages and shared my thoughts with all my Facebook friends (if you are one of my Facebook friends, feel free to look at the discussion). Someone asked what sort of tattoo I would get, and I said, "The Honda Gold Wing logo."
Here are a couple of possibilities, although the GL 1800 would not be a part of my tattoo.
Then Cliff and I watched a DVR'd episode of "Pickers" and saw them buying Mobil Pegasus signs.
"Wait a minute, I think that's the tattoo I want! A Mobile pegasus!"
Cliff just shook his head.
I found a couple of examples of what I might ask for:
Hyperblogal fame, came up with a whole different tattoo for me? Here's his suggestion:
Pioneer Woman, but not THAT much!
I have a special fondness for the Mobil Pegasus because when Cliff was a kid, he got a decal someplace and put it on the headboard of his baby sister's crib, which ended up being the crib I used for both of my babies. I still have the headboard.
This morning I was googling "pegasus tattoos" and found out I am not the first person to want such a tattoo, although I may be the first to want the Mobil version. A little more googling led me to learn that there is a meaning behind a pegasus tattoo.
"As a tattoo symbol, Pegasus represents much of what a Horse does, loyalty, stamina, endurance and speed, but with the added dimensions normally associated with Wings and Birds -freedom, and a soaring spirit, mind and . Pegasus speaks to the poet in us, of the magical and mystical and the divine world of Gods among the clouds and Mount Olympus. Pegasus will carry us to new heights of imagination, inspiration and aspiration."
So, I think I have made my choice. There's no fool like an old fool.