Is it worth it?
Depends on who you are and what you take this brotherhood to mean. I remember a thread a while back on this very subject, and there are a few who have the logo tattooed on already. I’m very tempted to do the same thing, in the same place, so i’m also interested in what others have to say, but here’s my two cents;
Testosterone Nation changed my entire way of thinking about lifting, eating, fucking life in general. Now, will that change still be ruling my life 20 years from now? who knows. I’d like to think it will, but no one knows the future. I love what T-nations stands for and what it has meant to me so i think it would be worth it. It’s somehting that has changed my life, as well as many others, and my very thought process.
All in all, no one can make this decision for you, and at 17 (i don’t do that half and 3/4 bull shit) you are young to get it. BUT it is your life, your body, and your decision. If you think T-Nation has sculpted your life for the better and you want to memorilize that, go for it. If you love the site and frequent often but just started lifitng and getting into the lifestyle, maybe wait a few months and then contemplate again (you should probably do this anyway to make sure the feeling isn’t fleeting).
As an avid supporter of both Testosterone Nation, and tattooing, I love it when people get the symbol tattooed, and i’m looking to have it done as well. Just make sure it’s what you truly want, as it IS PERMENANT. And also remember; Some one, somewhere has a really awfully done, stupid looking tattoo somewhere were they don’t want it. I think the nation is a good cause, so do you think it will look awful in the future? Only you can decide.