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I didn’t know what made me step into the tattoo parlour, I’d never wanted one. In fact I’d always found them to be distasteful. Truth be told I walked by this old building every day and this was the first time I’d noticed the fantastic renovations. The converted factory was rather attractive and the interior was austere without being stark, a mixture of sterile and fashionable. There was only one person in the large shop and he gave me a welcoming smile. “So you’ve decided today is the day?” I frowned at the odd turn of phrase. I didn’t know what to say or do and just stood there speechless. The other man seemed to smile even wider and I was a little disconcerted with the fact he looked rather cherubic for a handsome young man. “Did you have a design in mind or would you rather choose from my exclusive assortment?” He lifted a massive portfolio onto the high counter and opened it to about the centre and turned it to face me. I flipped the pages a few times, skimming the drawings. I was about to turn the page again when a delicate blue swallow caught my attention.
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