THE PAINTED VEIL - TATTOO/PIERCING PARLOR
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Located in an old Queen Anne Victorian in Brooklyn, the
Painted Veil is a tattoo/piercing parlor that caters to both mortal and Chimaera
alike. It is also the home of Ilyria, a seer from the Talamasca. Get a tattoo
and your fortune read all at the same time.
The main floor of the house is where Jade, Frankie, JB, Kel
and Tori do their best work. There are plenty of places to sit and browse
through the design catalogs. What used to be the dining room, separated by a
curtain of beads, is where the actual piercing and inking is done. There are
several chairs, tables and the latest in equipment. Refreshments are available,
but only if you ask. If you are lucky maybe they will even feed you.
The Painted Veil has everything from Indonesian tribal designs, Celtic knot
wards, voodoo veves and Native American totems. However, the majority of the
designs in the huge black binders at the counter and the dozens of examples
framed around he place are your traditional magical symbols.
The books are divided into categories and then levels. Some tattoos are for
protection with specialties for cuts and abrasions, blood loss, fire damage,
head trauma, poison, and even mental defenses. There are also a good deal of
offensive spells as well with tattoos that could improve your vision, enhance
your hearing (a snow leopard tattoo can aid a bearer in moving silently the way
a spider tattoo can help weave a glamour or illusion), and do a whole lot of
nasty things to your enemies.
Not everyone can get just anyone of these 'special' or
enhanced tattoos though. What kind and how many you can have depends on your
level of magical ability and innate energy every living thing possesses. The
images draw their power partly from the natural world, but they also feed off of
a person's magic and energy. Too many 'strong' tattoos and you might find
yourself in a coma after they go active as they are going to draw on your own
energy before they seek other sources. And if they do seek another source
remember that balance has to be maintained and sometimes the results aren't what
you would expect.
The tattoos also tend to have a mind of their own,
especially the living ones (like a spider, snake, wolf, cat, lizard, etc) and
some bearers say that they on occasion move positions on the body. And what you
may perceive not as a threat, they might. Magic, as always, is highly
Also be prepared to spend a tidy sum on these creations.
Its not just ink.
The Veil is all about safety first and only uses autoclave
sterilized materials and needles every time. Designs can be chosen from the
books, brought in or custom designed. Customers must be 18 or older, or have
If it is more than body art that you are looking for, Ilyria is your girl.
For a reasonable fee the seer will tell your fortune, but beware it is not always pretty.
The Painted Veil is open Monday through Saturday from 10 am
to 8pm. Off hour appointments can be scheduled if arranged in advance. Cash
Owner: Ilyria Moresca
Age: 46 (13 lifetimes)
Looks like: Lena Olin
History, Personality: Ilyria learned early on to have a
healthy sense of humor because if you couldn’t laugh at the things you saw they
would haunt you. A seer really doesn’t want that much baggage…ever. However
her acerbic wit is a bit more tame than her good friend Olesia. Sarcasm and
all, she is a bit of a softie when it comes down to it and will try to help any
who come to her if she can. A bit of a music nut she also believes that all
problems can be solved by listening to the right music. Her favorite and the
most played – The Beatles and The Who.