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13th Jul '16 10:03:41 PM lavendermintrose
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* All the HOMRA clan members from ''Anime/{{K}}'' bear a stylized, flame-shaped tattoo somewhere on their bodies. Its location is different for each person and it appears to be burnt onto their skin (or inside an eye for Anna) if they were [[InitiationCeremony able to pass Mikoto's test to join the clan]]. Notably, in this case the tattoos only signify that the clansman has officially joined and shares the same power as their King. As a result, they seldom glow except [[spoiler:when their King's power is going out of control]], during which they appear to cause the clansman some physical pain while glowing. Additionally, [[spoiler:after Mikoto's death, all the tattoos eventually glow while leaving their bodies and float up into the sky at the same time.]]

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* All the HOMRA clan members from ''Anime/{{K}}'' bear a stylized, flame-shaped tattoo somewhere on their bodies. Its location is different for each person and it appears to be burnt onto their skin (or inside an eye for Anna) if they were [[InitiationCeremony able to pass Mikoto's test to join the clan]]. Notably, in this case the tattoos only signify that the clansman has officially joined and shares the same power as their King. As a result, they seldom glow except [[spoiler:when their King's power is going out of control]], during which they appear to cause the clansman some physical pain while glowing. Additionally, [[spoiler:after Mikoto's death, all the tattoos - including [[{{Turncoat}} Fushimi's]] - eventually glow while leaving their bodies and float up into the sky at the same time.]]]]
* Apollon in his [[HotGod God Form]] in ''VisualNovel/KamigamiNoAsobi'' has lines up and down his arms, with circle parts. Some of the [[CrossoverCosmology other gods]] also have them, particularly Loki and Thor.
6th Jul '16 7:57:45 PM Lemia
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* In EveOnline, tattoos are a large part of the Minmatar backstory, and in the current setting there are special, nanite-powered tattoos, for example "War Tattoos" activated by adrenaline, or simply by their owners will. A more straightforward example of a Power Tattoo in the EVE-verse are the "Voluval" tattoos that form by themselves after a ritual and a mystical concoction is consumed, these Voluval marks can, among other things, help their recipient become a head of state or cast people out of their whole society - altough this is largely because of beliefs and expectations attributed to certain types of tattoos, rather than the powers of tattoos themselves.

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* In EveOnline, tattoos are a large part of the Minmatar backstory, and in the current setting there are special, nanite-powered tattoos, for example "War Tattoos" activated by adrenaline, or simply by their owners will. A more straightforward example of a Power Tattoo in the EVE-verse are the "Voluval" tattoos that form by themselves after a ritual and a mystical concoction is consumed, these Voluval marks can, among other things, help their recipient become a head of state or cast people out of their whole society - altough although this is largely because of beliefs and expectations attributed to certain types of tattoos, rather than the powers of tattoos themselves.


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* In ''VideoGame/FallenLondon'', you can get a tattoo from the Lady in Lilac during the Feast of the Exceptional Rose (AKA the Neath equivalent of Valentine's Day). The tattoo choices are based on people you meet and events you witness over the course of the game, with some becoming available only if you've completed certain stories, and you get a point of Bizarre or Dreaded from the tattoo you choose that makes it easier to become more Notable.
4th Jul '16 1:02:43 AM Morgenthaler
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** The Hero Lang and Big Bad Avalon have their tattoos in visible sight (Lang's a bit too open about his). ShrinkingViolet and MagicalGirl Maya shyly refuses to reveal the location of her tattoo. Another character almost too eagerly explains the location of her tattoo. And nobody cares where [[TheObiWan Kazan's]] is. Too bad for him. And the other three mystics are minor villains, so it's not even brought up with them.

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** The Hero Lang and Big Bad Avalon have their tattoos in visible sight (Lang's a bit too open about his). ShrinkingViolet and MagicalGirl Maya shyly refuses to reveal the location of her tattoo. Another character almost too eagerly explains the location of her tattoo. And nobody cares where [[TheObiWan Kazan's]] Kazan's is. Too bad for him. And the other three mystics are minor villains, so it's not even brought up with them.
14th May '16 2:24:22 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': The [[Film/TheLastAirbender live-action adaptation]] provides the page image. The tattoos shown are Aang's airbending tattoos, as explained below.
17th Apr '16 5:46:43 AM JustKnown
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* A dressing scene in''Webcomic/SleeplessDomain'' reveals that Undine has an inverted blue triangle representing her water powers high on her chest just below her collarbones.

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* A dressing scene in''Webcomic/SleeplessDomain'' in ''Webcomic/SleeplessDomain'' reveals that Undine has an inverted blue triangle representing her water powers high on her chest just below her collarbones.chest.
17th Apr '16 5:45:32 AM JustKnown
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** It turns out that [[spoiler: Pandora]] is the one bestowing these marks on unknowing people. [[spoiler: Tedd]] is given one that changes his gender, new character [[spoiler: Luke]] has one that lets him detect others' powers and [[spoiler: Sarah]] has one that lets her create a simulated world where time is frozen. It's been established that other characters have marks, but not which characters or what they do.

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** It turns out that [[spoiler: Pandora]] is the one bestowing these marks on unknowing people. [[spoiler: Tedd]] is given one that changes allows him to change his gender, gender at will, new character [[spoiler: Luke]] has one that lets him detect others' powers and [[spoiler: Sarah]] has one that lets her create a simulated world where time is frozen. It's been established that other characters have marks, but not which characters or what they do.


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* A dressing scene in''Webcomic/SleeplessDomain'' reveals that Undine has an inverted blue triangle representing her water powers high on her chest just below her collarbones.
15th Apr '16 12:39:37 PM sorako
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* The crest of the Six Flowers in ''LightNovel/RokkaNoYuusha''.

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* The crest of the Six Flowers in ''LightNovel/RokkaNoYuusha''.''LightNovel/RokkaBravesOfTheSixFlowers''.
14th Apr '16 10:37:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheMalazanBookOfTheFallen'' features handless ex-priest Heboric, who is covered from head to toe in script and ritual symbols. The tattoos' power is hinted at when he is first introduced, and eventually [[spoiler:they grow off his body to replace his severed hands.]]

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* ''TheMalazanBookOfTheFallen'' ''Literature/TheMalazanBookOfTheFallen'' features handless ex-priest Heboric, who is covered from head to toe in script and ritual symbols. The tattoos' power is hinted at when he is first introduced, and eventually [[spoiler:they grow off his body to replace his severed hands.]]
4th Mar '16 3:40:54 PM margdean56
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* In Kristen Painter's ''House of Comarre'' series, the eponymous comarre (essentially geishas for vampires) have special gold tattoos called "signum." These serve to identify them, and the process of creating signum also purifies their blood. In the course of the series it's revealed that certain signum have other functions.
4th Mar '16 3:32:20 PM margdean56
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* The ''Literature/{{Lythande}}'' stories, teh first of which appeared in''Literature/ThievesWorld'': The Adepts of the Blue Star like Lythande have a blue star tattooed on their foreheads as the symbol (and price) of their powers. It glows when the bearer feels strong emotions or performs powerful magic, and tingles to show proximity to magic.

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* The ''Literature/{{Lythande}}'' stories, teh the first of which appeared in''Literature/ThievesWorld'': in ''Literature/ThievesWorld'': The Adepts of the Blue Star like Lythande have a blue star tattooed on their foreheads as the symbol (and price) of their powers. It glows when the bearer feels strong emotions or performs powerful magic, and tingles to show proximity to magic.
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