I’ve been reading “Ink” by Alice Broadway. It’s an interesting book – I’ve seen some pretty impressive “sleeves” of ink working where I do. Sometimes the guy with the marks will tell me a little of the story. Usually it feels rude to ask. So the idea that your “marks”, your “ink” reflect your soul is a fascinating basis for a cracking good read. (no plot spoiling here) And it’s young adult fiction so it’s nice and pacy – no chance to get bored. I guess what I find so interesting is the “what we show others” idea. And what we hide. So for me it’s a good read – I chose “transparent armour” for a reason – it was suggested to me by somebody wise as a better bet than being totally opaque and unreadable. I find revealing my inside world really, really tough. I am almost but not quite tempted to get a tattoo – don’t think so somehow – painful and expensive.