Okay. First, the history on the Fortress of Solitude addition to the shield. Jessen-the-tattoo-artist added it because he said with just black over the old tattoo, the scar tissue would still show through. Better to trick the eye by designing it into the new pattern, and a blue fortress of solitude seemed to make sense for design and theme.
But when I picked up the drawing, he'd used black over the old tattoo instead, and just weaved the outline into the FOS...making the FOS kind of moot, if I'm just going over the kanji in black.
The FOS the way it is now is cool, but probably too rocker cool for me. The more I look at it, the more I see dark energy, like what a metal-head dude would be attracted to. It doesn't look like a happy place to imagine mom being. If it was gold and sunny, maybe...also...the black fissure is bugging me. I mean, what does that mean? Nothing good, right?
Then again, I got two HUGE fishies on Sunday from Mom. She's on board with the supes tattoo in general, that's for sure. I was telling Brenda (nurse sis) about it for the first time, and I was describing it "Can You Read My Mind" came on. From an iTunes mix with about four hours of music on it. Brenda got teary-eyed, and we knew it was a fishie. Then about an hour later, she asked when I was going back to the parlour to see Jessen's drawing...and "Can You Read My Mind" came on again. I told you Barbara was one pushy bitch! :)
So taking all the excellent feedback I've been given and mixing it with my reasons for wanting the supes tattoo, I'm thinking...
Maybe I should cover the kanji with the batman symbol, and put the supes shield on the other inside leg to match. And...drumroll please...the shape of batman, particularly in cirlce rather than the oval...matches up pretty darn close to my kanji.I'm balanced, the kanji gets covered, Mom gets Supes and I get Bats. World's Finest.
That or I scrap the men and put Lois and Selena on my calves and vibe on that. Ha ha, just kidding.