Fantasy Book with Tattoo magic?

A few years back a friend told me about this fantasy book that involved a protagonist who had tattoos all over his body. And he could cast spells by tracing the tattoos. I've been trying to remember the name of it but cant remember. On a side note there's another book that he told me about with enchanted... show more A few years back a friend told me about this fantasy book that involved a protagonist who had tattoos all over his body. And he could cast spells by tracing the tattoos. I've been trying to remember the name of it but cant remember.

On a side note there's another book that he told me about with enchanted swords and the main character carries a sword of luck? I can't remember the name of this book either.
4 answers 4