Welcome to the tattoo parlour! Located in Hogsmeade, witches and wizards are allowed to come here and get tattoos, which, if they wish, can be magically altered so that they move across the person's skin. The witch or wizard must be at least 17 before they are legally allowed a tattoo. If you wish to have one, an appointment is not needed - just come in! There's a waiting area, two tattoo benches and a back room where people are allowed to wait and hang out. The chair itself has a Ministry-drawn Age Line around it, to ensure no under-seventeens can sit there, and anyone with a Trace on who crosses the threshold will also trigger an alert in the Auror Office.
It's the first stop of Brynja's night to celebrate her seventeenth birthday; she steps over the line neatly and grins at herself, no matter how nervous the tattoo needles make her. This has to be done, otherwise everyone's going to think she's a chicken, and she can't be having that. Besides, how much worse than being hit by a bludger could it be? "What do you think I should get, though?" she asks Kevin, glancing over at him.
Kevin O'Shay- Seventh year Gryffindor student • on the road to recovery
- "I will breathe after my own fashion. Let us see who is the strongest." Message Me - 17:45, September 19, 2017 (UTC)
So the healer from the psych ward has attached some weird charm to him that lets her know if he's eating or running or whatever, so this whole Big Brother rouge thing allows him to actually leave the hospital. Kevin's more than grateful for Brynja's request to accompany her to the tattoo shop, though - it helps keeps him distracted. "Are you going for something significant to you," he asks, eyes wandering over all the designs on the walls. "Or just something that looks cool?"
"Mostly something that looks cool," the blonde replies, grinning - but she doesn't mention that it's because she doesn't have a lot of things that are significant to her these days. The things she needs have grown simpler, and simpler, over time, until it seems she's engaged in 'minimalist living'. This is the first thing she doesn't need that she's treated herself with for some while.
Kevin O'Shay- Seventh year Gryffindor student • on the road to recovery
- "I will breathe after my own fashion. Let us see who is the strongest." Message Me - 17:55, September 19, 2017 (UTC)
He approaches the wall, tracing a finger over a particularly impressive sketch of a dragon, breathing fire into the air. The most cliche tattoo ever, but still cool. "Okay... so, a flower? Bird? Moon? Or is that too hipster?" he says, scrunching his nose up.
At his mention of the moon, Brynja looks thoughtful for a moment; meaningful, and looks cool? That seems like a plan and a half. "The moon could work," she vocalises, "It would have a double purpose, right? To look cool and to mean something?"
Bron and Regan
Regan BlackRavenclaw Sixth Year - Ravenclaw Quidditch Captain -Hope and Ferlen Black's daughter – 18:28, June 30, 2017 (UTC)
She'd arrived in the pub down the street completely covered in ash, and she'd sort of hurt her ankle somehow-- twisted maybe?-- but she didn't care. She had exited the Three Broomsticks and marched down to the Human Canvas, which she hoped was still open and opened the door, searching around the store with her red-rimmed eyes for her lifeline-- Bronwen.
- "America, I've given you all and now I'm nothing." Message Me - 18:31, June 30, 2017 (UTC)
Bronwen's sat behind a desk, sketching out a phoenix tattoo onto some paper when the buzzer goes and the door slams open, making her jump out of her skin. She looks up, wondering what the hell's going on, and her eyes fall on a visibly upset, ash-covered Regan. "Oh, honey, you scared the life out of me," she remarks, before realising that her goddaughter is literally crying. "Regan, what's wrong?"
Regan BlackRavenclaw Sixth Year - Ravenclaw Quidditch Captain -Hope and Ferlen Black's daughter – 18:32, June 30, 2017 (UTC)
"Rose is a bitch and my parents love her more than me, and they're going to punish me by taking you away from me," she said, words flowing from her lips as the tears streamed down her face.
- "America, I've given you all and now I'm nothing." Message Me - 18:33, June 30, 2017 (UTC)
"Woah, woah, woah," she says quickly, standing up to approach the girl. "Where's all this coming from?"
Regan BlackRavenclaw Sixth Year - Ravenclaw Quidditch Captain -Hope and Ferlen Black's daughter – 18:35, June 30, 2017 (UTC)
"After you l-left," she said. "Rose started talking about how your behavior was all... fishy, making it sound like there was something wrong with you when there's NOT. And when I asked her why she wouldn't say and so I called her a bitch and.... some other stuff. But Mum and Dad love her better than me, and so they're going to take her side and they're never going to let me see you again, even though that's STUPID."
- "America, I've given you all and now I'm nothing." Message Me - 18:38, June 30, 2017 (UTC)
"Darling," she sighs, stepping forward to envelop Regan in a hug, not caring about the smear of ash across her front. "Your mum and dad don't love Rose more than you, alright? They wouldn't, parents don't work like that. And they wouldn't stop me from seeing you, either. Your mum would never stand for that, and neither would I."
Regan BlackRavenclaw Sixth Year - Ravenclaw Quidditch Captain -Hope and Ferlen Black's daughter – 18:41, June 30, 2017 (UTC)~
"But when Rose tells them about her baseless claim that you're no good, they'll believe her and it'll all be over," she said, looking up at her godmother a bit scared. There was a part of her that was starting to calm down and realize that Bronwen was right... and that Mum probably wouldn't do that... but she was still worried about Rose's favor winning over her parents.
- "America, I've given you all and now I'm nothing." Message Me - 18:44, June 30, 2017 (UTC)
"Maybe because... Rose abides by the rules and does what they say, whereas you're a bit more on the rebellious side?" she suggests, crouching so she can get on eye-level with Regan. "It's not your fault, and parents shouldn't take sides, but from what you've told me of Rose, she seems like the type who can't lie to save her life. The boring type."
Regan BlackRavenclaw Sixth Year - Ravenclaw Quidditch Captain -Hope and Ferlen Black's daughter – 18:45, June 30, 2017 (UTC)~
"She wouldn't even tell me what she thought was wrong with you," she said bitterly.
- "America, I've given you all and now I'm nothing." Message Me - 14:59, July 6, 2017 (UTC)
A man she doesn't recognise enters, and Regan's obvious reaction has her putting the pieces together. Turning towards him, a hand on Regan's shoulder, she offers him a welcoming smile. "You must be Ferlen," she nods in greeting. "Nice to meet you! I'm Bronwen - this one's godmother."
He'd frown. "Rose is still so emotionally damaged from what you said to her she won't even talk. We'll get to her, but you running out of our house and using floo powder to go out after dark and without permission was a bit more important."
Regan BlackRavenclaw Sixth Year - Ravenclaw Quidditch Captain -Hope and Ferlen Black's daughter – 21:25, July 6, 2017 (UTC)
- "America, I've given you all and now I'm nothing." Message Me - 21:36, July 6, 2017 (UTC)
She looks down at Regan, a little startled, before darting back to Ferlen. "Um... I have no problem with that. Maybe it would be better to keep them apart, y'know? Just for tonight. Give them a little breathing room."
He'd consider that, then give a little nod. "Ok...but don't think that means you won't be getting punished for this Regan. Honestly I wasn't going to punish you and let you try to figure things out with Rose on your own until you lost your temper, started cursing at your mother and me, then ran off." He'd pause, more worry creeping into his expression and voice. "Do you know what could have happened to you out here Regan? Someone could have hurt you, or kidnapped you. Leaving the house wasn't a smart decision no matter how angry you were, and it's decisions like that which make me reconsider treating you like an adult or letting you have this summer job. You need to learn to think before you act regardless of how angry you are."
Regan BlackRavenclaw Sixth Year - Ravenclaw Quidditch Captain -Hope and Ferlen Black's daughter – 17:52, July 7, 2017 (UTC)
She could feel herself fuming, and set her jaw defiantly, choosing not to respond. Of course she was getting punished and of course Princess Rose would get off, without any sort of acknowledgement that she'd also done wrong. Just like normal. She wouldn't have even lost her temper if Rose hadn't been skeptical about Bronwen.