Got talking with a Varushka player earlier and they got very excited when they saw my tattoo.
For context, I have a Manchester Bee tattooed on the inside of my right-hand wrist. (+See Below)
They said that in Varushka lore, bees are pretty big symbols so it got me thinking: Are there any other major tattoos/symbolism elements regarding tattoos?
I know that the Navarr (A nation I am considering joining with my first character) are known for their tattoos from the wiki but I was wondering if amongst the nations there was like an unwritten code of body markings, like some tattoos in real life. Eg: A tattoo marking you as a mercenary / In memoriam of a fallen comrade / A sign of something from your character’s history.
A marking I am considering making for myself is a Ravenskull bound in either roses, rope or some other binding on my inner left arm. No idea of a true meaning yet but I’m considering binding it with the idea of an old family crest for a story idea once I’ve detailed any other symbolism.
(Going to use material from a pair of tights to make a sleeve and draw it in markers since I have no idea where to buy a custom temporary tattoo like that. If anyone does know how to do it and I can afford your services, I would be happy to send a PNG once I have a finalised design.)
(++See Below for Initial concept I am basing this idea on)
Look forward to hearing your thoughts on this topic!
My Manchester Bee Tattoo
Ravenskull Sketch from my Instagram