It says “MUSICA DELENIT BESTIAM FERAM” which is latin for “music soothes the savage beast”.
Interesting fact (for us English nerds)… the origin of the phrase is a play from William Congreve called “The mourning bride“, and the word used is actually breast:
“Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.”
Perhaps the ‘beast’ is Adam’s moon sign, Aries.
The buzz on Twitter is that the rest of the band are getting tats in Japan as well. Ah, inky bonding. Except they’re not arriving for a couple of days, so… who knows.
Adam also had a Twitter party last night and said his new single is “fast” and from the light side of the album. Well that really narrows it down. LOL It’s probably Trespassing, but I’m still holding out hope for Cuckoo. And that Idol rumour got lost in translation, he says. But ya never know. He outright lied to us about other secrets (performing with Queen, for example) so, there’s hope.
Oh yeah, he also poked fun at words like “lurking” and “shipping“, saying it’s just “reading” and “fantasizing about a delusion“. I hope he’s not referring to harmless fantasizing like writing/reading fanfic (because, hello, if Adam is taking a dig at fantasy… well, pot, kettle. ya know.) I think he’s probably more concerned with actualfax ‘tinhatting’ and people who SHARE their delusions with him and others via social networking. Ugh. Sometimes I really miss that 4th wall.