So here is what I envision. A chubby ninja, (it doesn't have to be the shape or likeness of the attached ninja, he was a bit of what inspired the idea, (honestly I would prefer him a little less square) holding an oversized acupuncture needle. Not an action or throwing shot because people are already afraid. I want it to be super nonthreatening. The idea of the chubby ninja to almost highlight how delicate the acupuncture needle is. He can have expressive/kind eyes, but preferably no other features. You know ninja - haha!!
I would like the character to look playful, but professional, there to get business done.
As far as wording, I would like it to be Amasian Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine with the emphasis on Amasian Acupuncture. The Chinese medicine part can be smaller (no location because i have no idea where I will be in 6 months town wise) I do not want the lettering to be cartoony, or red (again the whole blood and scaring people thing), but more of a medical practice who has fun feel to it. Potentially letters that have a chinese character or even Kanji feel to them if possible?
I am open to most other colors, blues, greens ect... I know red is striking and goes with Asian culture, but I also feel it is overdone, and doesn't stand out amongst others?! I just haven't been able to settle on any other color.
The attached photo is of yeti's grind, a coffee shop in Vail with a bit of a silly logo. Kind of the same idea, but for a medical practice. It's the fine balance between fun/ serious; playful, nonthreatening, but professional.