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Author Branding?

Vampire Heart-1Tempest Rising author Nicole Peeler wants to know: Should she get this fabulous vampire heart from her first book tattooed on her? I am sure the illustrator Sharon Tancredi agrees with me: ABSOLUTELY!

But leave room, Nicole! Sharon is designing a special heart for each book. Next you’ll have to get the fire-and-dagger heart from Tracking the Tempest!

So go to Nicole’s blog and let her know what you think.

Meanwhile, anyone else have or want to have an Orbit tattoo? I particularly think Gail Carriger needs to get the Octopus symbol from the spine of Soulless tattooed on her. And Jesse Bullington, you at least need to get the skull, if not the whole illustration from The Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart.



Of course, this from the girl with the Elvish tattoo and a Mike Mignola illustration from Hellboy.

Any more suggestions of great potential tattoos from Orbit books?

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  1. Nicole Peeler

    Nicole Peeler

    November 19, 2009
    at 4:11 pm

    Tee hee!!!! Let’s be glad my mother hasn’t figured out how to google me. ;-) She’d have a heart attack.

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  3. Jesse Bullington

    Jesse Bullington

    November 19, 2009
    at 11:43 pm

    Go for it Nicole! Kinda sugar skull nosferatu, which is just the best of all possible worlds. And in re: Grossbart ink, I may well do something with beards and skulls in the future…pics if and when it happens!

  4. Col E

    November 20, 2009
    at 1:42 am

    How about A. Lee Martinez getting his Monster logo?
    Or Andrzej Sapkowski getting the Blood of Elves shield?

  5. Col E

    November 20, 2009
    at 6:51 am

    Ps – When do we get to see the Elvish & Hellboy tattoo’s???

  6. Lauren Panepinto

    Lauren Panepinto

    November 20, 2009
    at 7:37 am

    haha i will take pictures of them for the blog pronto. I joke with Tim that I had the job the second he saw I had elvish on my arm.

  7. Jaye Wells

    Jaye Wells

    November 20, 2009
    at 7:50 am

    Nicole should totally do it. I’ve already offered to go with her.

    Does it count if an author’s tattoo inspired the cover? The design for Sabina Kane’s birthmark in my RED-HEADED STEPCHILD came from the eight-point star I had tattooed on my upper back the year I started writing fiction.

  8. Nicole Peeler

    Nicole Peeler

    November 20, 2009
    at 11:22 am

    Jaye: Maybe we can swing by your guy that Sat and see what he says?

  9. Jessica Kennedy

    November 20, 2009
    at 5:15 pm

    I say go for it too!!! I actually really like the heart vampire design. :) I’d have to get some text with it too though. :)

  10. michael walz

    November 20, 2009
    at 6:41 pm

    I was so wooed by it I plan on tatting it on myself as well.

  11. Lauren Panepinto

    Lauren Panepinto

    November 21, 2009
    at 11:14 am

    Just so you all know i am very happy to make your book designs into tattoos anytime. um, after I finish Jaye’s bookplates (oops! bad swamped designer, must do them this week!)

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