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Posted - 2010.09.20 15:36:00 - [1]

Body art is an important part of Minmatar culture and the artform has spread amongst the races.

"Tattoos" is a new EVE Chronicle written by CCP Ginger.

Jonathan Mcarthur
Stargazer Exploration Company
Sundiver Technology Diversified
Posted - 2010.09.20 15:44:00 - [2]

There's some minor grammatical mistakes in 'Tattoos', like the alternating of him or her, though besides that it's a nicely written and informative piece about Minmatari culture.

Seriphyn Inhonores
Eleutherian Guard
Posted - 2010.09.20 15:47:00 - [3]

Indeed, it is not uncommon to see young Gallente teenagers sporting tribal and gang motifs lifted from their Minmatar peers, symbols of whose true meaning they have little to no knowledge.

Heh, exactly what my character did :D

Arkady Sadik
Electus Matari
Posted - 2010.09.20 15:50:00 - [4]

Thank you! It's great to get back backstory for us minmatar :-)

But... nitpicking:

For example, Republic Navy personnel

It's Republic Fleet! :-P

Posted - 2010.09.20 16:18:00 - [5]

Chribba is MinmatarShocked

Miner Tech
Posted - 2010.09.20 16:56:00 - [6]

Curious about tattoos of the new Avatars in the Winter Expansion now.

Mmmh, tattoo studios in Incarna-Stations? Laughing

Skogen Gump
The Star Fraction
Posted - 2010.09.20 17:38:00 - [7]

I would most definitely appreciate a wallpaper sized version of the art for this story.

Good work, Ginger!

Am Li
0ne Percent.
Posted - 2010.09.20 18:06:00 - [8]

How do the slave pod pilots keep their tattoos after cloning?

Skogen Gump
The Star Fraction
Posted - 2010.09.20 18:29:00 - [9]

Originally by: Am Li
How do the slave pod pilots keep their tattoos after cloning?

We make plenty of ink from the ashes of impudent caldari wenches ;)

Anddeh McNab
Cadre Assault Force
Posted - 2010.09.20 19:00:00 - [10]

See now I want to see what they look like so I can get one IRL

Dunedain Rangers
Posted - 2010.09.20 20:10:00 - [11]

Originally by: Anddeh McNab
See now I want to see what they look like so I can get one IRL

a part of me agress whole heartedly. ...another part screams "you've only played eve for a year!" currently, the latter is winning.

Mara Skye
MMA Industries
Posted - 2010.09.20 20:55:00 - [12]

Originally by: Am Li
How do the slave pod pilots keep their tattoos after cloning?

I would imagine that as part of the reanimation process (as in, altering the clone's features to resemble the pilot that's being cloned) they would copy any cosmetic alterations, such as tattoos. I mean, after all - you don't want to waste the isk you paid out for one of those 'mood' tattoos - the ones that only come out when you're angry, etc.

Azura Noctis
Posted - 2010.09.20 21:58:00 - [13]

Nice bit of history, keep them coming guys. :)

Auwnie Morohe
Posted - 2010.09.20 23:28:00 - [14]

For anyone who wants more tattoos.

The Ray Of Matar

Himnos Altar
Daisy Cutter's
Posted - 2010.09.21 00:49:00 - [15]

Probably a good number of the Gallente youth tattoos are tramp stamps least for the girls

Veto Corp
Posted - 2010.09.21 01:06:00 - [16]

Very cool Chronicle. Always been proud of being Minmatar; tales of tribal heritage and lore make feel even more so.

As far as clones...perhaps clone facilities employ talented techie tattooists who use sophisticated technology to recreate tattoos on newly activated clones. I always wondered about that.

Enya Sparhawk
Posted - 2010.09.21 01:31:00 - [17]

Hmmm,... I thought the chronicle was an interesting bit of history of a certain, important aspect of their culture, but the story itself didn't really go anywhere. The story sort of ran out of ink crossing transversely from one artform to the

(I mean, I've never played a Minmatar character, but I feel they deserve better.)

After all, As the old Earth saying goes ... "A picture is worth a thousands words" (even if it is just covering skin).

Axel Vindislaga
Posted - 2010.09.21 03:13:00 - [18]

So the Tattoo parlour is the Minmatar administrive complex? I can see it now... Minmatar youths queueing for hours for drivers licence tatts.

Also this character of mine uses Minmatar Core Complexion tech. Can a non Minmatar capsuleer get Minmatar Tatts that are more offical and not regarded with disdain?

And lastly can I request a chronicle to do with the subcranial micro controlers. I think they would be really really improtant tech and play an important role throughout New Eden

How do you know if you have one or not?ugh

Posted - 2010.09.21 06:22:00 - [19]

Makes me feel proud to be a mimatar again :)
Im glad I got this Tatoo on my forehead...Now I need to think up a nice backstory to accompany it!

Also, Good similie on " A Minmatar without tatoos is like an Amarrian with no god."
Makes it easy to tell how important they really are!
Thanks for the great read!


Comrade Tsukae
Posted - 2010.09.21 07:43:00 - [20]

Interesting read. I'm hoping this place a part in the new avatar system.

Louella Dougans
Sovereign Hospitaller Order of Saint Katherine
Posted - 2010.09.21 07:50:00 - [21]

There's a bit about clones and tattoos mentioned in the cloning article, under "scientific articles".

Says that tattoos and other marks are easily applied using SCIENCE!

Otherworld Enterprises
Otherworld Empire
Posted - 2010.09.21 08:12:00 - [22]


Anulla Bequin
Posted - 2010.09.21 08:42:00 - [23]

Perhaps the tattoo patterns could be encoded into the clone's DNA, thereby re-creating the pattern a pilot was 'born' with? Either way, it's fun to speculate, and a good story. It'll be interesting to recreate this with the new avatars.

Akrasjel Lanate
Naquatech Conglomerate
Yulai Federation
Posted - 2010.09.21 10:40:00 - [24]

Nice, now i know more about Matar culture. Very Happy

Posted - 2010.09.21 11:26:00 - [25]


DeT Resprox
Posted - 2010.09.21 14:29:00 - [26]


We issue tattoos in T.R.I.A.D based upon combat prowess for our members. These can be seen on our 'Medals and Rewards' page and auto generate to their sig/template, signifying which area of their body the tattoo is placed on.

The one you can see at the bottom of this post in my sig is one such example Smile

Dhamon Myncar
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2010.09.21 17:12:00 - [27]

Isn't this highly similar to "War Tattoos". I mean any little bit of Eve lore and esotera of its inhabitants is a great gift to sci-fi dorks like me, but they just seemed a little too alike.
great job still!

Arnulf Ogunkoya
The Causality
Electus Matari
Posted - 2010.09.21 19:41:00 - [28]

Edited by: Arnulf Ogunkoya on 21/09/2010 19:42:09
War Tattoos are a special case. They show when the wearer is getting excited. Possibly they can distinguish between anger and other sorts of arousal. However I'm not sure about the latter point.

This is about tattoos as a display of status and experience, rather than tattoos as intimidation tool.

And in reply to an earlier question I see no reason why someone who isn't ethnic Minmatar couldn't earn the right to wear tattoos. I suspect they'd have to be adopted by a clan and get a Mark first though. Don't know about PF examples of this but I know of at least one Caldari character who RP'd doing just that.

Posted - 2010.09.21 23:12:00 - [29]

Nice Chron.

Istvaan Shogaatsu
Guiding Hand Social Club
Posted - 2010.09.22 17:06:00 - [30]

I wonder if the Minmatar ever play tattoo pranks on each other... like, wait for one of them to go to sleep, then use magic marker to draw a REALLY BAD mark on his face. He wouldn't even notice when he woke up. Then he'd get exiled, and everyone laughs. Except him I guess, because he's exiled.

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