Note: Did I spend half an hour searching “nhl players tattoos”? Yes. Yes I did. I gave Kenny P. Tyler Seguin’s Stanley Cup tattoo. I’m not sure who has the lake hockey half sleeve but it was preeeeetty, so there.
Alexei walks his fingers over Kent’s ribs. “Tell me about this one.”
The tattoo is just below Kent’s left pectoral, a skeletal hand holding a spray of playing cards (the top card in an ace of spades). At the base of the wrist a ribbon reads “lucky.”
“Ticklish?” Alexei drags the pads of his fingers down Kent’s side.
“Yes,” Kent bites out.
Alexei drags his fingers up Kent’s skin, feeling the bones underneath. “I stop?”
Alexei can feel the tension under his fingers. He stills his hand, traces the outline of the topmost playing card.
“That one was from my first season with the Aces. I wanted something–I still couldn’t believe I had made it.”
“Lucky,” Alexei says. “What about this one?”