I've said before that I don't want to add another tally to my wrist, I may as well explain that now.
Being a spy, my life is different. It doesn't always mean protecting or intruding into other peoples lives. Sometimes it means that you have to do jobs that are usually reserved for the other department in MIAA, the AD, Assassination Department. Even though MIAA is the Multiple Intelligence Assassin Agency, not all of the field agents are assassins, some are just intelligence agents. But there are those who are trained in both areas. Only agents who are above or at level 7 have extra training to be assassins, from there you choose which department you would like to specialise in, intelligence or assassinations, no matter what, your missions will always include some of the other. There are only 4 agents who 'specialise' in both, Harrison Solemon, Ebony Sparrow, Robert Sparrow and Kat Sparrow, me, my mentor and family.
So the tally's are the tattoo's on my wrist that are just a way for me to keep sane about what I do. It keeps count for every assassination that I have completed. They're just plain black tally's, my killer tally's I call them. When ever I kill someone I add a tally.
The tally's also got all the guys at MIAA off my back when I officially became an agent because they have this ritual that all the newbies have to get a tattoo that symbolises something painful from their past. It means that you've gone through something painful, your past and the tattoo, and come out alright. They'd been nagging me for months but seems I didn't really have anything painful from my past back then, I couldn't really do it. But then one night changed my life and made me get my first tally. That was when I was 16, now 3 years later, I have 9 tally's, but it won't stay that small for long, one more and I'm in double digits.
Also as a part of the ritual you have to say what it symbolises from your past and why it's painful. But no one, not even the guys from the ritual, knows what my tally's symbolise, except me, and that's how its going to stay, forever.