Body Writing YKTTW Discussion

Body Writing
(permanent link) added: 2011-03-16 10:29:30 sponsor: BonsaiForest (last reply: 2012-06-06 19:29:17)

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Sometimes people write on a friend's body, or their own, with a pen or a marker. They might be drawing a little doodle, or writing a message, or writing a reminder for themselves. They draw on someone's cheek, they write on the palm of their own hand, they draw on someone's foot, whatever.

Oftentimes, this is simple playfulness between friends, but occasionally implies intimacy, as it's generally only done between very close friends.

In some cases, however, drawing on the body has magical properties instead and is done to invoke a spell or magical abilities.


  • Zits had Jeremy and Sara, who are boyfriend/girlfriend, writing a message for each other on each other's feet, promising not to read their message until after Sara goes home.
  • The "One World" video meme on YouTube has people write a message on the palm of their hand to express themselves.

Any more examples? I know it happened in an episode of Xena: Warrior Princess in the "magical incantation" variant, but I'm not sure how. It's also happened in other works.
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