My heroine in book three has come across someone with Chinese words tattooed on his shoulder and down his arm.
Now, I probably come across someone sporting tattoos on an almost daily basis and I'm betting probably a third of those tattoos are Chinese words. Then again, maybe I'm just noticing more of them because I've been thinking about writing this character for a while.
I don't have any tattoos and I doubt that'll ever change. That's just my personal choice. I know other people (lots of other people) who have decorated their body in this way and they are all (well, maybe not ALL but certainly ALMOST ALL) nice people. Even as I'm writing this scene with this character and thinking about his tattoos I haven't yet decided whether or not he should be a good guy, or a bad guy. Truthfully, I won't know who he is until I write him a bit more but it made me curious to how the other characters in the book will react to his tatts.
If you meet someone, an average looking someone, who has a lot of tattoos, what is your immediate reaction? Are you curious? Put off? Intrigued?