Smut Marathon 2014: Round 5

We received this from Alison:

Here is my latest assignment. You are giving a character a tattoo. (No, not you personally. A fictional tattoo artist is doing the actual inking.) This is a two-part assignment.

1) What is the tattoo?

2) Why? (Why is it important to the character…)

(The what should be a sentence or two max. The “why” can be up to 150 words.)

I had to let this sink in. I have two tattoos and both of them were set for different reasons. Of course, when we write, we always delve into the pool of our own experiences, and this time was no different.

This was my piece for round 5:

The Symbol

The tattoo is a flogger and handcuffs done in thin black lines and they are lying on a bed of brightly colored cherry blossoms.

“I want you marked,” he said.
“I want to wear your mark,” she said in a soft voice, smiling.
Two weeks later she showed him what she had found. That had been his assignment – she had to search for designs she liked. He wanted her tattooed, but she had to like the design too. And, she had to tell him what she liked in her chosen design.
“I chose this one, Sir, because the black lines represent your strict hand. The cherry blossoms are colorful and they support the flogger and cuffs and seem to merge with it. This represents our love, you keeping me safe and supporting me always. As a whole it symbolizes the unity and bond between us.”
A week later she was in the chair. He held her hand and together they watched as the tattoo artist embedded the color into her skin.

At first I was afraid that this might not be accepted for this round of the Smut Marathon, but thankfully it was. And when the results became available on 7 July I was surprised to find myself on the second place. And proud of course!

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Thanks again for all who have read and voted for entry number 6. We’re on to the sixth assignment now, which in the meantime I have received in my inbox and which has to be sent in my 28 July. So keep an eye on Alison’s site for the next voting round.

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