I am a huge Marvel fan. I was one of those obnoxious kids growing up who would fight you (verbally!) over how much better Marvel was than DC. I read and collected Marvel Comics with a passion.
I didn't get the tattoo because I'm a fan of the comics.
I also love Marvel movies. Like, really really love them. I've seen them all, most of them more than once. I love that the movies embody my favorite comics and characters.
I didn't get the tattoo because I'm a fan of the movies.
My oldest daughter, Zoë, is also a big Marvel movies fan. We're close in a lot of ways, besides just the movies, but Marvel fandom is something we shared while she was growing up. We've seen all the movies together, and we've gone to DragonCon together every year since she was a teen. Comics and Marvel are fandoms we share.
I got the tattoo because Zoë and I got tattoos together when she turned 18.
She had been asking me for permission to get a tattoo for what seems like forever. I kept saying, "when you turn 18." I have tattoos. My wife, Wendy, has tattoos. We never minded if she got a tattoo, but I wanted Zoë to be older, just to make sure she didn't have a silly tattoo. I wanted her to get a tattoo that meant something to her.
When her 18th birthday was approaching, we decided to go get tattoos together. I wanted to get something she picked out for me, something that represented our relationship, the closeness we have as a daddy and daughter. She picked out a Marvel logo. I loved it, and now, I have a Marvel logo tattoo on my chest.