if you can get someone good to do, it could be pretty... but as a matter of course... most "sleeve" tattoos are a bit over the top in my opinion
make sure you go to someone that you have evidence... can really do something as complicated as that sounds.. not all tattoo "artists" are really artists...some can just "fill in the lines"
There are some incredible pieces of artwork online. I googled "artwork with icarus" and the pictures are amazing. Might give you some ideas.
I guess if you find a good tattoo artist they will be able to draw something for you without it being too much. Sounds like a great idea for a tattoo.