They offer you the tattoo after years of service as an informant. Nothing as formal as a spy, just coin for information. It is a good offer - more coin, more work, a boat of your own. You agree willingly. It hurts - you expected it to hurt, you’ve had tattoos before (because what sailor has not?), and you know the back of the neck will be tender - but the hurt is more than the superficial and short-lived pain you expect. It aches like a bone not set quite right (another thing sailors know), but you’re not in the habit of regret.
Deep muted purple transparent resin with swirls of purple/forest green/red opal mica and lots of holo glitter, inked in lighter purple. There is a notable flaw on the 1 face of the d8, which had to be repaired and is still not quite smooth. It doesn't impact rolling on testing but is discounted for the aesthetics.
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