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I have been trying to remember the title of a book I read a while back and hope someone can help. The story involved a woman who was magical, I believe she was a fairy herself who had been exiled, and there was a male fairy who operated a tattoo shop and his tattoos harmed or took energy from the humans. Any ideas anyone?

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This sounds a bit like "Ink Exchange" by Melissa Marr

*Seventeen-year-old Leslie knows nothing of faeries or their intrigues. When she is attracted to an eerily beautiful tattoo of eyes and wings, all she knows is that she has to have it, convinced it is a tangible symbol of changes she desperately craves for her own life.

The tattoo does bring changes—not the kind Leslie has dreamed of, but sinister, compelling changes that are more than symbolic. Those changes will bind Leslie and Irial together, drawing Leslie deeper and deeper into the faery world, unable to resist its allures, and helpless to withstand its perils. . . .*

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Don't know if this what you're looking for but Robin McKinley's Sunshine novel involves a female protagonist and magical tattoos. Great book in any case.

  • No fairies there, great book indeed. – sq33G Feb 14 '13 at 21:10

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