This is going to be an interesting blog. I was raking yesterday,(no it has nothing to do with haying this time) and I was going over things that have happened in my writing life the past week and things that have just happened. And two thing struck a chord with me.
1) When I decided to put together a proposal for a workshop on characterization, I also received an awesome review exclaiming over my characterization in the recent book.
2) My SIL sent me an e-mail of a tattooed man.
My mind has been working overtime on why this man did what he did. Ah, I'm digging into his character!
So I'm going to share this man and his tattoo with you and I want you to tell me something about this man. I can't put the photos here because it would make this X-rated! But I'll explain:
This man- I'm judging by the tone of body and other *ahem* attributes that he is mid to late 20's. But I could be wrong he could be in his thirties and I'll explain my logic in my answers in the comments section.
Okay, his tattoo covers the area a pair of snug boxers would cover. It is a beautiful piece of art, which is what I thought it was at first. Yes, I know, I'm so naive! It is something you would see in a fantasy piece of art with clouds, rock formations, gargoyles, in pinks, purples, blues, greens, yellows. Here's the kicker, the head of his penis (tattooed) is the head of a dragon! His shaft the neck, his testicles the dragon's chest and the dragon's wings are spread across his groin in such detail, I thought all of this was (as I stated) a picture until I got to looking closer and then saw the side views and such. This entire(as mentioned before) area of his body is tattooed! He was either under the influence of drugs or he had a pretty big statement to make.
So my challenge to you ladies. What would motivate this man to do this to his body? What is in his character to have to make this kind of a statement? And what a great character he would be!!