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9.1.5 TATTOOS

The skill of Tattoos is an ancient one, having been discovered and      
perfected by the earliest Tsol'aa. Using special dry-powder inks crushed from  
rocks, the tattoo artist magically inscribes, without a needle, various types
of symbols onto a body (his own, or another's).

Each type of tattoo requires a different combination of inks. In order  
to ink a tattoo, the syntax is: INK <tattoo> ON <body part> OF <player/me>. The
available body parts are: head, torso, right arm, left arm, right leg,  
left leg. Inking a tattoo requires that you have the proper inks in your     
inventory, and it will take approximately 25 seconds, during which neither the 
inker nor the inkee may do anything. Usually, one may find ink for sale at the
various markets in the land.

Obsidian ink, which is required to ink the more valuable tattoos such as Book, Flame, and Wand, are not available from rocks and may be purchased from general stores.

As you learn higher in the skill of Tattoos, you will be able to place  
more and more tattoos on your body, until such time as you are able to  
place two tattoos on each bodypart, for a maximum of 12 tattoos upon    
your person.

Tattoos come in a number of varieties. Most you will TOUCH in order to  
use, while others will work automatically under certain circumstances. Some  
tattoos have a limited number of uses, while some have a chance of wearing off 
after each use.

Sven, located within Delos, has a tattoo parlor where he can ink all tattoos 
for a cost. ASK SVEN <tattoo> will tell you the function of each. 

Typing TATTOOS will show you what tattoos you currently bear.  WIPE OFF <tattoo>
 will remove a tattoo immediately.