Ariadne Pixnit is an avant-garde tattoo artist who used "nanite-ink," a nanobot-filled color matrix that she could program to form itself into different designs, in her work as an artist. After being beaten and raped by a street gang, Pixnit works undercover at her attackers' favorite tattoo shop, designing lethal tattoos (swords, scorpions, etc) that she brings to "life" via remote-computer- control in order to dispatch the gang members one by one. She later injects a large amount of the nan-ink into her skull, giving her the ability to create creatures and weapons on her skin that she could animate and use offensively.