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Fic: Five Tattoos (NCIS)

Title: Five Tattoos
Author: kaylashay
Rating: FR13
Disclaimer: I'm not Bellesario or CBS, so I don't claim to own them.
Challenge: ncis_drabble; Challenge #74 - Body
Word Count: 300
Spoilers: 02x23 Twilight

Crossposted: ncis_drabble; ncisfanfic; ncis_haven

Summary: Her past is laid out in the open by the ink spread across her body.

The first came the day she turned eighteen. And if you wanted to be technical about it, she got a two for one deal that day; two little angels, one on each shoulder. Her parents had always called her angel by using the sign for angel to symbolize her name. When she first started school, she had thought that was her name.

Next came the infinity symbol on her arm. She wanted to live a long and full life and infinity gave her the resolve to make it happen. After that, several others sprinkled her body in different locations. Each had its own story of existence and each meant a great deal to her.

The day she graduated with a bachelor’s degree, she went to the nearest tattoo artist. It took time and a bit of pain, but the webbing covering the side of her neck along with the spider nestled in wait was worth it. She had the strength of the web and the patience of the spider to aid her in the world she was venturing into.

When the paperwork went through and she had her credentials to begin work as the head of the forensics lab at NCIS several years later, she knew she had found her place. She had been saving one spot on her body for that occasion. And so she had an ornate cross laid out across the expanse of her skin. She wasn’t able to see it most of the time, but she knew it was there supporting her through the rough cases she wasn’t sure she could solve with science.

With the cross she thought she was done marking her body with the passage of time. But the day Kate died, she knew she had at least one mark left to add.


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Feb. 19th, 2008 05:55 am (UTC)
Nice work. Very nice insights into Abby's tats.
Feb. 20th, 2008 02:56 am (UTC)
Thanks! I couldn't remember for sure on the infinity sign, but I thought I saw one her forearm once.

Glad you liked!
Feb. 19th, 2008 06:11 am (UTC)
Lovely. Of course Abby Tattos would have extreme significance.
But your forgot her watcher tattoo - *hee*
Feb. 20th, 2008 02:56 am (UTC)
Hee hee... I actually thought of that watcher tat after I wrote it.

Feb. 19th, 2008 09:10 am (UTC)
Beautiful and haunting. Thanks for sharing!

Feb. 20th, 2008 02:57 am (UTC)
Thanks for reviewing!

Feb. 19th, 2008 09:41 am (UTC)
Fabulous... a wonderful insight into the mind of Abby :)
Feb. 20th, 2008 02:57 am (UTC)
I thought so... I even did one up on myself when I starting thinking that the two angels could represent her parents. One on each shoulder watching out for her.

Feb. 19th, 2008 03:44 pm (UTC)
Oh, this was excellent. Really.

I have one tiny quibble: in your last line, I think you're missing a 'to':

But the day Kate died, she knew she had at least one mark left to add.
Feb. 20th, 2008 02:59 am (UTC)
Darn you for pointing out a missing word on a 300 word exactly fic... *evil glare*

Glad you loved it though! :-)

Now to add a word and remove a word.
Feb. 20th, 2008 03:00 am (UTC)
*flails* I'm sorry!!!!! :(
Feb. 20th, 2008 03:03 am (UTC)
*pats you on the head*

All is well now. I waved a magic wand and fixed it.

Feb. 19th, 2008 05:56 pm (UTC)
Yay for tattoos! I love that Abby has all these visible tattoos. It isn't something that we see on female characters on screen often or at all, so it's very refreshing to see it on Abby now.

Great job with the "backstory" for each tattoo. Loved them!!
Feb. 20th, 2008 03:00 am (UTC)
I know, Abby tats are great. I what's neat is not knowing which ones are Abby's and which ones are Paulie Perrette's. I only know the spider web tat is a transfer on thing she wears, otherwise, I have no clue which are real and which aren't.
Jul. 6th, 2008 01:48 pm (UTC)
Abby's tats rock, does anyone have a real good pic of Abby's tats?
she is an idol to rock chicks all over england and america and a true rock chick star
Jade Thorn
Jul. 16th, 2009 01:44 am (UTC)
Re: Abby
shes my idol. she makes forensics look fun. and yeah, a good pic of the neck one would be great.
Dec. 10th, 2008 12:29 pm (UTC)
sory i'm french
i don't speak very well english but i want to tell you "que"her tatoo is so beautyfull i want the same
Jul. 16th, 2009 01:42 am (UTC)
man. i want the cross one and the spider-web one. they're tight and hot on her. :)
Apr. 14th, 2011 08:27 am (UTC)
This is Just perfect post, i love.
Thanks for such a great post and the review, I am totally impressed! Keep stuff like this coming.
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