The Onyx Tattoo

The Onyx Tattoo

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who wants to know? By Snowsheba Updated Aug 21, 2012

In the world is divided into seven Masters, each with the colors from red to violet to black, one is assigned a tattoo once they reach the age of eighteen.  Polen is not your average boy in this world, with an older brother who received his tattoo far too early, no parents, two younger sisters, and brains that far exceed the norm.  He is destined for greatness, but even so, no one was expecting him to gain the highest rank possible, Onyx.

Polen quickly realizes the tattoos, especially the one of Onyx, are not all that they're made out to be; so, due to his own personal experiences, he joins the rebel group aiming to end the practice of the inking.  Along the way, as he matures and learns and grows, he encounters many people, some of them true friends, some of them traitors, and some of them simply allies or enemies. 

Polen soon learns that rebelling against an age-old system isn't as pretty and easy as he thought as he fights family, watches friends die, sees enemies destroyed and agonizes as innocents are killed.  Though Polen never considered himself fighter, he has no choice - after all, it's all for the sake of humanity itself.

And besides... if he doesn't fight, he will die.

  • amethyst
  • angst
  • cerise
  • citrine
  • cobalt
  • confusion
  • death
  • drama
  • fear
  • flauta
  • happiness
  • hope
  • jade
  • love
  • manipulation
  • onyx
  • rivalry
  • tattoo
  • topaz
  • wit
ToriHope- ToriHope- Jan 15, 2016
I really really wish you would get back to writing :( it's been 3 years now since you updated!
MJLevitt MJLevitt Mar 16, 2013
Upon reading it the second time I agree with what I said originally. Very suspenseful and full of intriguing questions. V
Snowsheba Snowsheba Mar 15, 2013
@MJLevitt :) Thank you so much! It means a lot to me to know people enjoy what I write! 
                              Hopefully it will be even more enjoyable because I have edited it a bit! :D
MJLevitt MJLevitt Mar 15, 2013
I first started reading this over five months ago and I'm sorry I ever stopped. I'm back now and enjoying the first chapter all over again. Great suspense, great emotion! V
Snowsheba Snowsheba Feb 14, 2013
@OpheliaSchmit Glad to hear it :) It's always nice to see someone enjoys the stuff I write.
OpheliaSchmit OpheliaSchmit Feb 13, 2013
This kept me interested the whole time, and that's hard to do, to be honest.