tattoo artist who can encode magic into tattoos but doesn’t want people to know she can so she just puts low-level luck spells on her clients’ bodies without telling them
jeweller who makes body jewellery and pendants which have amulet properties and draw love and luck and happiness to their wearers without them realising it
piercing artist who keeps the remnants from her piercings and puts them all in little jars in the back of her shop to work sympathetic luck spells on all her clients
and then all three of them slowly realise what the others are doing and end up in a poly relationship living in a little shop in the shitty end of town, which gets curiously less shitty the longer they stay, and people think it’s just the development of the area but the three artists know
and they’re never rich and they’re never famous but they’re always happy because they have everything they need
they have the shop and they have their customers and they have each other
and when their customers are happy and content, they pack up and move on, all together now, to find another space with skin to be coloured and jewellery to be made and magic to be done.
this is beautiful
IT’S ACTUALLY REALLY INTERESTING THAT YOU BRING THIS UP BECAUSE in a lot of cultures tattoos and piercing WERE spells. “Get this piercing to prevent poisoning” “get this piercing to open your solar plexus chakra” “get this tattoo for luck in love” “get this tattoo for safe traveling”. Like, this is legitimately a thing, and there are legitimately piercers and tattoo artists in the world that still practice the art this way.
-Love your friendly neighborhood witch who also happens to be a piercer.