iris tattoo

chaoslaborantin  asked:

Two very different questions ;-) a) As you have the ending already in mind, do you have a certain wish for the title of the last book too? Or is it depending on marketing aspects? I know you can't tell the title that soon though. b) Is it accurate to imagine Iris's back tattoo as inspired by Hokusai's "The Great Wave off Kanagawa"?

I know the title of the last book. And yes, that’s a good reference for Iris’s tattoo!

anonymous asked:

95. “There’s no going back if we do this.” Iris and Cisco, please!

Iris grabbed Cisco’s arm. “Wait.”


“It just sort of hit me. There’s no going back if we do this.”

He nodded. “No. Can’t say that there is.”

She let out her breath. “You’ve done this before. It’s okay, right?”

“Yeah, it’s fine.” He held her arms. “Look. I know what people say about girls who do this. Don’t listen to them. If you want to do it, then just do it. Who gives a shit what they think of you?”

“Yeah,” she said. “I mean, it’s not like anybody has to know if I don’t want them to know.”


“Does it hurt? It seems like it would hurt.”

“Yeah,” he said. “I can’t lie to you about that. It’s gonna hurt. But after you get used to it, it’s not so bad.”

She gnawed her pinky nail. “What if I change my mind?”

“Then we’ll stop.”

“What if I change my mind in the middle?”

“Then we’ll stop,” he repeated.

“Really? Halfway through?”

“Absolutely,” he promised. “Look, are you sure you’re ready? Because we can always do this another time. Or never. Up to you.”

She breathed in and then out. “No. I want to do this. Let’s go.”

“Okay. Let’s go.” Cisco reached out and pulled open the door of the tattoo shop.

Two Lightning Bolts. (Barry Allen/The Flash Imagine)


Warning: It’s Long…

AU:Soulmates have matching tattoos that sting as if they were getting a real tattoo if the soulmates touch each other for the first time or are in the same room.

The tattoos appear once the universe decides that you’re ready to finally find out who your soulmate is. Yours first appeared when the STAR Labs Particle Accelerator exploded. You were typing away in “the Arrow Cave” when you felt a tingle on your right wrist. You looked down on the skin of your wrist and there was the darkened ink of the soulmate tattoo that took the shape of a lightning bolt.

After about a year, you moved to Central City. The feeling in your gut about your soulmate became more and more prominent. You remembered when you went to the CCPD to ask questions about the metas, your wrist stung as if a million needles struck it.

You were telling your friend, Iris West, about the feelings you get. “I really don’t think I’ll meet him.” You confessed to her. “Or her. It feels as if I followed a lead that doesn’t lead anywhere at all.”

Iris laughed a little as she typed onto her computer, probably adding more to her blog. “My friend, Barry, has the same exact problem.” She explained to you. “He thinks he’ll never meet his soulmate but he always get those needle stings and he gets a lot of feelings. But he can never seem to find her. What’s your tattoo?”

You shook my head. “I can’t tell you. My family has a history about sharing the tattoo. Every time someone shares their tattoo, they never find their soulmate. They’ll have children with someone who isn’t their soulmate which leads to lots of heartbreak.” You sighed, putting your head in your hands.

Iris shrugged and made fun of you even more. Then some man came into the cafe. Iris and you took note of this even more, but you both took action in quite different ways. You got started taking pictures of the strange man in whatever angle you could while Iris started typing faster than her average speed.

When he pulled out a gun, Iris and you dropped to the floor. Your wrist started stinging painfully. You let out a pained gasp as you looked down at your wrist which had reddened a little around the ink. “Please don’t tell me that my soul mate is that lunatic.” You whispered to yourself and held onto your wrist while trying to suppress your pain-filled groans.

The Flash appeared. He looked as if he were distracted, grabbing onto his chest as if he were in pain. The man began to shoot crazily. The Flash, through his pain, began to catch the bullets that were about to hit someone. One of the last bullets were pointed at you. The Flash caught it in his fist and his eyes connected to you. “Are you okay?” He asked you, reaching for your face.

The both of you let out a sharp gasp, backing away to touch the places were your soulmate tattoos were marked, your wrist and his chest. You locked eyes for a second before he sped off, taking the man to police custody. Everyone began to calm down. Iris helped you stand. “What’s wrong?” She asked you.

“The Flash is my soulmate.” You told her quietly. “Iris…” You showed her the mark, even though it was against your family’s belief.

She looked at your lightning bolt tattoo. Her face instantly brightened as she pulled you out of the cafe and into her car. “Where are we going?” She kept driving which a huge smile on her face. You were even more confused as she drove you to STAR Labs. “Why are we-?”

Iris just pulled you into the building. “What are we doing here?” You asked as she pulled you in what seemed like the base of the building.

“I looked into this girl’s eyes and all I felt was pain in my chest.” You heard the familiar voice say. It sounded like Flash’s voice. “It was the tattoo.” Iris dragged you inside. And there he was. A shirtless man who was only covered with the red leather pants. And that tattoo was as dark as night and the skin around it was red. The man let out another gasp in pain as your tattoo stung as well.

“Barry I found her!” Iris sang a little. “I told you I would. (Y/N) meet Barry Allen. Barry meet (Y/N) (Y/L). You guys have Two Lighting Bolts. You’re soulmates.”


Barry ran you to your apartment building and into your room. “Damn, you do run fast.” You sighed. Both of you still had the pain on your tattoos. “There has to be a way to stop the pain. It’s unbearable. And I kinda like to be in the same room as my soulmate.”

“My mom used to tell me that true love’s first kiss heals the burning pain.” Barry laughed. You two sat down but kept a safe distance from each other, as the pain would become too much for you two. “I’m willing to try if you are.” You nodded and slowly inched closer and closer to one another.

The pain became stronger and stronger but you bother pushed past the pain. Barry was the one to close the gap. Your lips molded perfectly into each other. You moved in sync and as your lips collided with each other, the pain faded away and the love was the only thing that remained.