Not there yet, but watching DVD 6, next to the last episode.
I’ve previously discussed the highbrow nature of this show, but in a series full of “ya gotta be kidding me” moments and characters (seriously, if slasher combat chicks were a genre, this show would be its Gravion) I think I have found the one shot that sums up the entire goal and target demographic of the series in a single frame. It’s a spoiler and mildly NSFW, so behind the tag:
Her second-stage Witchblade form has a pierced tongue???
Update: Turns out, so does her first-stage form. Never noticed it before, I guess, or they just didn’t show it.
Picking my eyeballs up off the floor with that one. Sheesh!