If you ever write a book (or get said book published), you really ought to do something to celebrate the occasion. Me? I got a tattoo.
I’m not much of a tattoo person, but last year, while in Finland, I got a tattoo of my favourite band on the back of my neck. It’s brought me nothing but amazing luck, especially with regards to my music journalist career. I thought it was the only tattoo I’d ever get.
Until I mentioned the Darkhouse publication date to my friend Helen. She pointed out that many people get Friday the 13th tattoos. Suddenly, that’s all I wanted. A tattoo to commemorate the publication of my first novel and the start of something amazing.
So, yesterday, I got the little 13 behind the ear. For some reason, it barely hurt, took less than 10 minutes, and is really discrete. I love it, though. I think it’s going to bring me, and my books, nothing but good luck.
Also, now when my hair is up, I look pretty hardcore