I did this tattoo as part of legacy in a new world of darkness game. The character was an adamantium Arrow following the uncrowned king legacy.
The tattoo was across his back using special inks and preparation to make the tattoo a magic creation that would grow more detailed and depth as he forged his soul.
The tattoo was of a traditional Japanese Master Sword Maker forging a katana on an anvil with smoke billowing from the forge behind him and buckets of water beside him. The sword represented the soul or spirit or steel. The forge represented fire, the bucket was water, the billowing smoke was air and the anvil was earth. The sword master symbolic forger of the soul using the five elements.
This was considered the characters master work creation. As the character became more powerful I add more detailing to the tattoo.
What would you add to the tattoo as the character grew in power?