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How Does It All Work?

Once a design is chosen, an area of skin is designated for the tattoo.

Step One:
The area of choice is given pre-tattoo charms. These charms help the body prepare for the later charms.

Step Two:
The tattooist gets the needles - which, like the ink, have already been charmed - and in a process very like Muggle tattooing, the dye is injected into the skin.

Step Three:
Once the tattoo is on the skin, there are more charms laid down. These will give the tattoos the motion they are known for, and other charms - things that'll change the tattoo's colour, for instance - are occasionally added. The tattoo can also be imbued with a personality, that will develop more over time as the body and the tattoo meld.

All three steps will usually require three separate appointments - not counting the appointments before, where a design and theme are chosen - but depending on your circumstances, this can be adjusted.

The skin will take 2-4 weeks to heal, during which it should be kept away from water and any magic. Healing charms or similar have the possibility of counteracting the tattoo's charms, and as such are not recommended. For best results, let the body heal naturally.

Do I Want One?

Tattoos are not for everyone. They are a commitment - you are putting something on your body that cannot easily be taken off. It is a statement about who you are as a person, and thus carries weight. They should not be chosen lightly - indeed, the more thought that's put into it, the better.

However, after you've spent time considering it, and found an image that resonates with you, there is no reason not to schedule an appointment and talk more with Thalia to see if this is the right decision for you.

Can I Get One Now?

For those of age:
Simply schedule an appointment with Thalia to discuss getting a tattoo. It is not a one-step process, and will require numerous appointments to get everything in order.

For minors:
You can get a tattoo from the Den on Inkiquity, however, a parent or legal guardian must sign a permission slip. It's preferable that Thalia get to meet with said guardian to explain the responsibilities a tattoo entails, though not necessary. And don't get any ideas, children - said permission slip is charmed against forgery.

Privacy Statement:

A tattoo is a very personal thing, and will often reflect things about a person that they might not necessarily want all to know. Therefore, unless given permission by the owner of said tattoo, Thalia will never reveal which tattoos belong to whom. Furthermore, if you don't want your design to be displayed in the Den, you need only say so and it will be done.

OOC Information

For those wanting a tattoo for their character but are not sure what to get, there are several resources out there to find what you want. Some of them include: here, here, here. There are fairly unsightly watermarks on the full-size images of most of these, but it should still give you enough of an idea to begin brainstorming.

Anything Else?

If you have any questions that are not answered here, feel free to ask Thalia ICly or page me OOCly, depending on the question.

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