A mysterious young woman appears in a cynical age. Why is she here ... and will she survive long enough to achieve her purpose?
Judgment Day was not as advertised. Instead of fire and wrath, our histories suddenly began to appear as tattoos on our skin. No one could hide their past deeds anymore, unless they visited an illegal tattoo artist, who could replace their sins with unmarked skin.
Years later, a young woman appears, entirely unmarked. No one knows what her appearance means, but a small band of people find themselves drawn to her, ready to set off on a quest whose purpose is as unknown as the young woman’s past.
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Reviewed by Sandy Masia for Readers' Favorite Michelle Rene's Tattoo tells a story of the world after Judgement Day. It's nothing like the old religious texts had predicted, because as punishment humans have to go through life with their most intimate details and sins tattooed on their skin. With each transgression a new tattoo appears on the body. Gone are the days of anonymity and innocence; everyone knows who everyone is. Then a child appears, Jane Sparrow, who is totally unmarked, becoming the subject of controversy and social polarization. Her presence, her nature, is a mystery to all. In a world where everyone is marked, where no one is innocent, what does her existence mean? Who is she? What is she capable of? Is it a good thing or a bad thing? The first thing you notice is the truly ingenious premise of Tattoo. Michelle Rene is creative. I can't remember the last time I came across an idea so mind-blowingly beautiful, rich and thought provoking. Michelle Rene follows through on her promise to be as interesting with some eloquent writing, fantastic character development and an outstanding story. It isn't conventional, nothing about Tattoo is, but that is what makes Tattoo work so well. A human story for the self-absorbed, cynical and disinterested world we live in. Michelle Rene's writing will get you in touch with your altruistic side. You thought it was gone? Believe me it's somewhere in there. Michelle's writing cuts deep like that. She will make you reflect on humanity's moral nature. She will challenge your cynicism and maybe resurrect some hope in you. It's a work of fiction, yes, but it has far more to say about our nature than it does about anything else. Tattoo is a masterpiece, through and through.