Monday, January 09, 2006

Cliche?





Does it help at all that I'm a woman getting a Supes tattoo, or is it still a totally over-done cliche? Getting worried...Of course, dolphins and fish are also so trendy...

15 comments:

Fun Joel said...

Since tats are such a permanent and personal thing, I think all that matters is how YOU feel about it, not whether or not it is cliche. That being said, I can't remember ever having seen one on a chick before. But also, if you personalize it with something specific to your life it will be automatically less cliched.

Guyot said...

It's the tats themselves that are trendy...

Kid Sis said...

Argh. Guyot, yikes. Well, whatever, I have to do something to cover my 13-year-old Kanji...

FJ, makes sense. Thanks.

American Knight said...

I have to agree with FJ on this one. My dad has a tatoo that he got back in 155 at a circus with his older brother. They match in design, they just have their names on them, with a dagger through a scroll. (I plan to get one one day). Its' the meaning behind them that counts, not to mention whatever fun touches you add.

Guyot said...

How 'bout "Mom"?




I'm not kidding.

Bill Cunningham said...

Why don't you get your brother to draw up a character and have that tattooed on?

Lynne said...

I think the S is a great idea, also fish....but whatever it is, make it beautiful to take full advantage of the talent of the good artists, and make it meaningful to you, and I think keeping it moderately small is a good idea. Making it a piece of beautiful art will match you as a person, and you will never tire of it.

Don't worry about what anyone else thinks, or whether it's cliche, or whether others approve...

and if you decide not to....that's ok too...

A supergirl S, with a fish around and through it...

and Liz, don't forget, you don't have to be supergirl all the time.

(ps, my neice had a bumble bee tatoo done after her mom, my sister, passed away. It became our symbol of the swarm of bees that we, her sisters and daughters were, as we hovered around her and cared for her during her illness)

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ronnie said...

Ooh I like the idea of having your Bro design/draw the tat even if it's the Supe logo! It's kind of a "full circle" thing...

ronnie said...

Dear Lynne,

That is a wonderful image. I have always been afraid of bumblebees (inherited it from my own Mom, who had a phobia about them) but somehow now I think I'll see them as being little helpers, hovering around and trying to make things better, just because of your post.

God bless "Mom" for bringing us all together to give these gifts to each other!

Kid Sis said...

Ronnie and Lynne, man you guys are the best. I second the god bless Mom notion. You both make me tear-up regularly (I'm a girl, it's a good thing).

Guyot, I like the way you think...very post-modern. Probably aren't too many girls running around with Mom on a rose or a heart. V. fun. Hey, break a leg on your Evian water studio tour! Fingers crossed.

AK, good points. Fun touches: fish? Fortress of solitude crystals? Interesting.

Bill, it's funny, I actually have thought about the family portrait...Brian's not usually too down with the tats thing. He is Mr. Darcy after all; I'm more likely to get a very intelligent talking-to about why the whole thing isn't a good idea. And hey, he's right. But I'm Miss Dashwood, and I don't listen to reason.

Hey comment deleter, no need to! I got it emailed to me, and your thoughts made sense. Promise, no stretchable body parts. Back or ankle only.

By the way, Mark Waid has weighed in and vetoed the Kingdom Come tattoo. Gotta go with the creator on this one. Don't want to make him cringe every time he sees me.

Really, the Reeve movies were the ones that changed my life, so must refer to those, oui?

Anonymous said...

Hey, look! I can get past word verification with IE but not Firefox. Feh.

A note of clarification: for those of you following along at home, kid sis failed to mention that I "vetoed" the KC emblem because, as nifty as it is, I don't think of it as the "real" Superman symbol...NOT because I'm, oh, a proprietary, trademark-cop DICK.

Anonymous said...

That said, I think something more Reeve-ish would look spiffy. An array of suggestions are in transit.

And this whole "these movies changed my life" thing is a conversation I can't believe we've not yet had, because if it's really as true as you're making it out to sound, then outside of carbon atoms, there's nothing more fundamental we could possibly have in common.

Best,
M Waid,
trademark pirate

Kid Sis said...

M, seriously that's where you think anyone left over reading this would go (please, like I have readers...no offense to my furious faithful...)? I hope that's not an indication of the lengths the fanboys have taken their rants to in the past, but I have a sinking feeling it is. They can be little bastards.

Can't imagine anyone would have interpreted that comment as you're a dick. I thought it was very cool you weighed in, and I instantly ruled the tat out, so your vote's worth at least three other people's to me.

By in transit, do you mean our raven-haired pigeon-carrier? Can't wait to play.

Okay then Matey, off the plank...back to anonymity you go...so sorry to out you, no one shall ever know...

Kid Sis said...

Re: change your life

See Here, here,
and most of all Here.

Not to mention the usual story of Supes I & II being a childhood zeitgeist moment and that I modelled myself after Margot's Lois Lane and was often called that in high school, or that I considered it cosmic that Christopher Reeve and I both received head injuries within a two months of each other and often looked to his leadership example for support during the long recovery years...