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    Water78

    [1]Jul 24, 2008
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    I was wondering this when an airbender learns airbending and becomes a master does the arrow just appear or do monks just ink the body? If you know

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    hkulka2974

    [2]Jul 24, 2008
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    Water78 wrote:

    I was wondering this when an airbender learns airbending and becomes a master does the arrow just appear or do monks just ink the body? If you know

    idk

    its one of the great mysteries of the Avatar world. i mean when aang goes into the AS his arrows light up, so i doubt they're inked into the body. i mean why do the arrows light up when avatar airbenders go into the AS

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    Water78

    [3]Jul 24, 2008
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    hkulka2974 wrote:
    Water78 wrote:

    I was wondering this when an airbender learns airbending and becomes a master does the arrow just appear or do monks just ink the body? If you know

    idk

    its one of the great mysteries of the Avatar world. i mean when aang goes into the AS his arrows light up, so i doubt they're inked into the body. i mean why do the arrows light up when avatar airbenders go into the AS


    i was thinking that i mean the monks inking the body of others is just plain creepy
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    hkulka2974

    [4]Jul 24, 2008
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    Water78 wrote:
    hkulka2974 wrote:
    Water78 wrote:

    I was wondering this when an airbender learns airbending and becomes a master does the arrow just appear or do monks just ink the body? If you know

    idk

    its one of the great mysteries of the Avatar world. i mean when aang goes into the AS his arrows light up, so i doubt they're inked into the body. i mean why do the arrows light up when avatar airbenders go into the AS

    i was thinking that i mean the monks inking the body of others is just plain creepy

    i dont think its inked in. theres probably some sort of special material in the Avatar world which is used to make the tatoos.

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    dantedones

    [5]Jul 24, 2008
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    Since its a tattoo, I guess its ink
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    hkulka2974

    [6]Jul 24, 2008
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    dantedones wrote:
    Since its a tattoo, I guess its ink

    but then how come when avatar airbenders are in the AS their arrows glow?

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    Bandage2

    [7]Jul 24, 2008
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    considering only masters get tatoos... they probably have some special property which links them to the person's spirit or something
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    hkulka2974

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    Bandage2 wrote:
    considering only masters get tatoos... they probably have some special property which links them to the person's spirit or something

    agreed

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    fire_wheels

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    hkulka2974 wrote:

    dantedones wrote:
    Since its a tattoo, I guess its ink

    but then how come when avatar airbenders are in the AS their arrows glow?

    cause it looks cooler than just the eyes glowing

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    hkulka2974

    [10]Jul 24, 2008
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    fire_wheels wrote:
    hkulka2974 wrote:

    dantedones wrote:
    Since its a tattoo, I guess its ink

    but then how come when avatar airbenders are in the AS their arrows glow?

    cause it looks cooler than just the eyes glowing

    nice try

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    fire_wheels

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    Bandage2 wrote:
    considering only masters get tatoos... they probably have some special property which links them to the person's spirit or something

    when do they say only masters get the tattoos?

    I'm guessing the tattoos represent the flow of chakra

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    hkulka2974

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    fire_wheels wrote:

    Bandage2 wrote:
    considering only masters get tatoos... they probably have some special property which links them to the person's spirit or something

    when do they say only masters get the tattoos?

    I'm guessing the tattoos represent the flow of chakra

    no. i believe it may have been in an early S1 episode. i forget exactly where i heard it

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    Bandage2

    [13]Jul 24, 2008
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    "Air Nomads who completed their training and became Masters of the art of airbending were given blue arrow tattoos on their head, back, arms and legs"

    not sure how accurate the avatar wikipedia is... but that's what it says

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    american43

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    it might be that the writers wanted to make Aang look more beastin than all the other avatars......cause it does look way cooler than just your eyes glowing.....i bet all the non air bending avatar's are like "come on man, i wanted my forehead to glow atleast." i bet if sokka was the avatar his forehead would glow from his palm-forehead contact over the seasons. especially in cave of two lovers, ahhhh, that hippie's songs were soothing
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    LeonMorado

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    hkulka2974 wrote:
    fire_wheels wrote:
    hkulka2974 wrote:

    dantedones wrote:
    Since its a tattoo, I guess its ink

    but then how come when avatar airbenders are in the AS their arrows glow?

    cause it looks cooler than just the eyes glowing

    nice try

    srsly, that's pretty much all there is to it. it's just an artistic choice to make them light up.
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    Avatarules28

    [16]Jul 24, 2008
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    Its ink the tatoos run along the Qi path in the body accordin to avatarpedia and wikipedia oh and if i was the avatar i would have some crazy tatoos just to see them glow.

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    Maricelitaa

    [17]Jul 24, 2008
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    I thought it was because he was a Monk and a airbender cause does'nt the last Air avatar have an Aarrow?
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    hkulka2974

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    Avatarules28 wrote:

    Its ink the tatoos run along the Qi path in the body accordin to avatarpedia and wikipedia oh and if i was the avatar i would have some crazy tatoos just to see them glow.

    i'll take that as a reasonable answer

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    himtay

    [19]Jul 25, 2008
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    fire_wheels wrote:

    when do they say only masters get the tattoos?

    It was on the season 1 bonus disk.

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    316521

    [20]Jul 25, 2008
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    Avatarules28 wrote:

    Its ink the tatoos run along the Qi path in the body accordin to avatarpedia and wikipedia oh and if i was the avatar i would have some crazy tatoos just to see them glow.



    that's good enough for me....
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