Fairly simple challenge this week. What you are required to do is to create a character who has one or more tattoos. The basis of this challenge is to test your creativity when it comes to item usage, masking and colour, so don't expect to mask an insignia to an arm and win, I'm looking for intricacy more than anything.
As per usual, no limits on the number of entries and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.
Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warnings. Only post characters that you have either created for this contest specifically or you know for certain have never been entered to a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.
Wow, first entry! I win. (Yes, we ALL know this ONLY works until someone else enters, but still…)
My entry is “Amun-Apep”. An Egyptian priest empowered with mysticism by the snake deity Apophis, god of chaos. With his magic he is able to conjure deadly apparitions derived from the tattoos covering his body.
I haven’t entered one of these in a while, but I have a pic of a character in my file that I created for a 50’s era RPG that fits the bill this week. His ink is all old school.
J.P. Kowalski, was a boxer and petty criminal turned ship’s cook. Every prison he served time in is listed on his right arm. Over his heart is an angel with his mother’s name – at her death-bed, he promised her he’d go straight. On his left arm, his pride a joy, “The Senorita”, which he had done in Havanna back in the 20s.
I’ve got a story in my head how this yakuza’s first kill was the patron and lover of a famous geisha and she threw herself off a cliff above a turbulant sea on a moonlit night.
She had a fan of mourning doves, and a kimono of Cherry Blossoms (representing fallen warriors of course).
Unfortunately I don’t have names yet.
One of the other well tatted person that comes to mind …
Sareene Hallon- Teacher and part-time Security Force member in post-apocalyptic New Burns, Wyoming. Visible tattoos in this picture: Valkyrie Warrior back piece, right arm memorial sleeve to those lost, left leg inspirational phrase, and right leg sleeve of a city overgrown by nature. She has more ink than this, but I wanted to show off the back piece with this picture.