I wrote last year about tattoos and writing. At the time I was considering getting a symbol from a story I was working on, and an addition to my existing tattoo.
Then, I changed tack. Rather than a specific symbol, I’ve gone for something representative of a genre I’m increasingly fascinated by; steampunk.
Steampunk “denotes works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used…but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy, such as fictional technological inventions like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or real technological developments like the computer occurring at an earlier date.”
It is an elegant visual representation of the steampunk genre, and it has got me thinking; how could other genres be represented by tattoos? Clearly, if my tattoo featured electric circuitry then it could represent science fiction or cyberpunk. But what about the myriad of other genres? How would you represent them?
Readers, leave your suggestions in the comments below…