So I Got a Tattoo

unnamedAnd it looks amazing. It was estimated to take two hours but only took an hour and a half. I’ll tell you right now–there were three main parts of it that hurt more than I thought I was going to be able to bare.

The tiny birds that are just coming off the feather were brutal. They are tiny and plentiful.

Then there’s the tip of the feather. Again, the detail is amazing but it’s tiny and close to my spine.

Lastly, the down section just before the quill point. Right on my spine. Not near any of my archer muscles. Flat out-agonizing.

And in a few days, when it heals, I will be very happy that I had these details because it looks absolutely gorgeous. But right now, since it kinda burns–owwwwwwwwwwwwwww.



By J. M. Tuckerman

J.M.Tuckerman is a neurodivergent writer with a big education. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults, an MA in Writing, and a BA in Writing Arts (specializing in Creative Writing, New Media Writing, and Publication; concentrating in New Media Production), which she somehow managed to earn despite her three very loud and large dogs. Jessica was lucky enough to intern at Quirk Books and Picador, USA while earning her master’s degrees. Her service dog, Ringo, is very proud of all that she has accomplished and hopes to be on a back cover of a published book with her very soon. An avid reader, writer, and lover of young adult and middle-grade literature, Jessica’s bookshelf is overflowing with hardbacks, paperbacks, and a million half-filled notebooks. She is a proud fur-mommy to two lab/st-bernard littermates, a retriever-mix service dog, and one orange little hobgoblin cat, all of whom have made very audible appearances on the Booked All Night podcast.

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