5/19/14, Tattoo

Hi Everyone,

I just had the ultimate compliment and had to share it with you. This morning I got an email from one of my daughters, it was a photograph of someone’s “Instagram” of a person we don’t know, who had a tattoo of my face (taken from a photo on a book jacket), which went from the top of her thigh to her knee. Above and below it, it said “Everyone reads Danielle Steel” (one of the phrases my publisher uses for my books, and in ads). And the likeness was perfect, an exact replica of the photograph, with every hair and feature. Getting that tattooed on her leg, must have hurt like hell!!!  I’ve never known a man who tattooed my name on his arm, in a heart, or paid tribute to me in a tattoo in any form. But to have a nearly life size likeness of my face tattooed on her whole leg!!—–WOW!!!! That is loyalty from a fan and then some. And I am not making light of it—-I was actually really touched and flattered. I can’t think of anyone I know who would do that!!! It is an amazing tattoo, and I don’t know the person who has it, but I am EXTREMELY touched and honored by it!!! It is astounding and quite spectacular, and an incredible tribute from a fan, and a person who doesn’t even know me!!!

I had to tell you about it. It was truly amazing!!! My daughter was vastly impressed too. Who do you know who has a tattoo of their face on someone else’s leg??? And to the person who has the tattoo, thank you for making such an enormous gesture in my honor!!! I was totally bowled over!!!!

I hope you have a great week!! This was definitely the high point of mine, and the most unusual tribute I’ve ever had.

love, danielle

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3 Comments so far
  1. jean May 19, 2014 4:44 pm

    Whew!!! Thot I was a fan – Flunked big time–NO tattoo for me!! Os there
    some other way……??

  2. L May 19, 2014 4:56 pm

    That’s awesome . I knew your son. I knew Nick. He would have thought this was awesome.


  3. Angie Rees June 17, 2014 5:15 pm

    A tattoo? Wow. The ultimate compliment i suppose. I don’t have any of those myself. But just dropping by , because you are always on twitter saying to drop by your web site, and so i thought i would, and say hi again. I spoke to you in an email before (atleast i hope it was you) about my own son and his path. Just wanted to let you know, if you remember, he’s doing very well, health wise, and seems to be adjusting to sobriety. Open heart surgery at 24 is not something i wish on any mother, nor is losing a child. No one should have to go through with that. But i want to thank you again for your kind words. I did not realize there were more Traina’s out there that you have a step son? Read some article about this place in No Cali where the elite live i guess. Anyhow, boy! you sure have alot of family. That’s very lucky for you. Love the books, keep them coming.