Ink in the Paranormal Genre

So you’ll think this is odd, but this morning I was watching The Proposal with  Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds, (oddly enough it seems to be Ryan Reynolds day because now Blade Trinity is on) there is this scene where Reynolds is questioning Bullocks character about her tattoo. It got me thinking.

I have a few favorite characters that have tattoos. I’m specifically thinking of Mercedes Thompson, she is the one that immediately comes to mind but there are others. Ink plays a large role in the Paranormal Romance genre as well as Urban fantasy and Sci-Fi.

I remember the first cover that really caught my attention was author Marjorie Liu’s second Iron hunt came to mind. It was the first time I’d ever heard the of the concept of living tattoos.

I found myself fascinated by Max Shannon’s tattoo in Nalini Singh’s Bonds of Justice.

Then I found myself looking around the internet for other famous tattoos in fiction. Some I’d forgotten some I’d remembered. http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/sep/26/prison-books-ten-best

Goodreads had a pretty good list in Romantic Fiction:

http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/18161.Tattooed_Pierced_Main_Characters_in_Romance

What about you, do have any favorite characters that have been inked?