We celebrated Richard Hammond‘s birthday earlier this month by going through his best moments as a presenter. But it turns out that Richard celebrated it in a rather different way. For his fiftieth, he decided to take the plunge and get a tattoo.
He chose an anagram of ‘midlife crisis’. He said: “The only thing I really wanted when I hit 50 was a tattoo. It will read ‘micris fidelis’, which in cod Latin means ‘faithful to small things’ but is also the anagram of ‘midlife crisis’.
“I could have gone for the skull and crossbones but micris fidelis works perfectly – although I won’t tell you where on my body I’m going to put it.”
He added that his wife, Mindy, kept him alive through a history of incidents through his Top Gear and The Grand Tour career.
“I never thought I’d make it to 50. She is the reason I haven’t pinged off the rails and lost it completely. Meeting her was the luckiest day of my life.”