Giveaway Time! Who wants to win a signed copy of Karina Halle’s “Sins & Needles”?

by Maryse on February 6, 2013 · 276 comments

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WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT!! Congratulations to Dena for winning a signed copy!

Look at this gorgeous pile of books by Karina Halle. Her latest hit “Sins & Needles” is now available in print, and one of these could be yours. SIGNED!!!

Want one? Of course you do, and so do I! *hint hint* Karina. ;) and I have ONE copy to giveaway!

P.S. check out my review of this very book.


How to enter for a chance to win one? Just leave a comment below (or better yet, since this book’s “hottie” is also a tattoo artist, tell me a funny tattoo story – if you have a story to tell), and tomorrow night (Thursday, February 7th 2013) by 10pm EST, I will randomly select one winner.

The winner will be contacted and will have 48hrs to respond with a mailing address, so if you are picked, do not delay or you will lose your chance. The books will be sent directly from the author. This is a open to U.S. & Canadian residents only (but you’re welcome to comment and join in any time!!).

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{ 276 comments… read them below or add one }

Gloria Elena Gonzalez February 6, 2013 at 8:49 PM

I loved this book!, it wasn’t want I was expecting, it does give an insight into grifting :-)

Marlena Fein February 6, 2013 at 8:49 PM

The only funny tattoo story I have is something I saw on Betty White’s Off Their Rockers this week. The guy (the tattoo was fake) was really old and had Peni’s Lover tattooed on his arm and went up to someone and said, hey I am Penni’s Lover, how does my tattoo look. :) Yes, lame I know!

Thanks for the great giveaway,

Karinna Baez February 6, 2013 at 8:49 PM

Pick me we have the same name… Almost ;)

Dawn Bush February 6, 2013 at 8:50 PM

I would love to have a tattoo story, but sadly, I am tattoo-less…as is my hubster…he hates needles and blood, guess I’m SOL there. I’d love a copy of her book! Thanks for the chance!

Jennifer V February 6, 2013 at 8:50 PM

This would be so cool!!

Tina Rappa February 6, 2013 at 8:50 PM

I read the review and want to read:) I would love to
Get a tattoo but am too afraid, lol!!!! Keep debating!

Trisha R. February 6, 2013 at 8:50 PM

Reading this book right now! I LOVE IT!!! It would be AMAZING, if I can win a signed paperback of this book. LOVE CAMDEN!! <3

Courtney M February 6, 2013 at 8:51 PM

I have a natural tattoo on my lower leg (birthmark). This book is on my TBR list….

Amy Pro February 6, 2013 at 8:51 PM

I don’t have a funny tattoo story, even tho I have 4 of them. But I would love to have this book :D

Paula Novack February 6, 2013 at 8:51 PM

No real funny stories about tats, but I do want this book, bad!!!!

Megan February 6, 2013 at 8:52 PM

I would love to win! My favorite tattoo I have is a mother/daughter heart on my wrist! My daughter is two and tells me she loves it!!!

Annie February 6, 2013 at 8:52 PM

Girl cheats on tattoo artist guy, girl finally let’s tattoo artist bf tattoo her. Bf tattoos on her back that she is a cheating skank. Girl had no recourse add she signed waiver and artistic license over to bf. Pick me please

Kimberly B February 6, 2013 at 8:53 PM

I would love to get a tat I want one so bad but am scared poopless, would love this book

Jessica Hollows February 6, 2013 at 8:53 PM

I don’t have a funny story myself, but I did finally get to start my Nightmare Before Christmas back piece 2 weeks ago and it’s Georgia’s so far! I’d love to win a book about a tattoo artist :)

Lindsey C February 6, 2013 at 8:53 PM

I have three tattoos and would love this book. Can’t find it for my nook yet!

Maura W. February 6, 2013 at 8:54 PM

No tattoos here. I kind of want to get a little rose since that’s my daughter’s middle name but I can’t decide where!

kim f February 6, 2013 at 8:54 PM

Would love to win this book!! I don’t have funny tattoo story but I do have 3 tattoos :)

Len Francisco February 6, 2013 at 8:55 PM

I’d love to win this!

Lauryn February 6, 2013 at 8:55 PM

don’t have a tattoo story at all BUT I would love a copy of this book! I’ve heard such great things about it.

Cree February 6, 2013 at 8:55 PM

Oh my gosh, I want to win this sooooo bad!!! I could have her sign it when I see her in Boston :)

Sara Butler February 6, 2013 at 8:56 PM

OMG…I totally want to read this!!!

Fran Swarts February 6, 2013 at 8:56 PM

I let my husband give me a cross tattoo with nothing but a needle, thread and india ink. He then made a tattoo gun and wanted to make the lines bigger but it hurt like hell so I said no. lol Now I am going to get it covered or try to get it fixed to look like a cross.

Sarah Theisen February 6, 2013 at 8:56 PM

I’m definitely too much of a chicken to get a tattoo….so no fun tattoo story from me! I sure do love a good book about a bad boy with tattoos though! :)

Ashley F February 6, 2013 at 8:56 PM

I have no tattoo stories sadly but this looks amazing!

Anita Fleming February 6, 2013 at 8:57 PM

No funny tattoo story here. I want one though…unfortunately I dislike needles and I hate pain…..don’t think I will ever end up getting one. So I have to live vicariously through books!!! Hint Hint

Leanne Jacobson February 6, 2013 at 8:57 PM

i have wanted tattoos since i was young. My husband did not like them at all. They were ugly to him. after much begging he finally agreed to let me do what i wanted he knew he wasn’t going to stop me. Got my first then went back for my second. after going with me and me telling him constantly he changed his mind and got one himself. a few days later he tells me he has 3 or 4 more ideas for more. Go figure

Stacy February 6, 2013 at 8:57 PM

I have the female symbol, on the back of my neck…I know, I know, I was going through a “I am woman, hear me roar” stage at 19!! So, I asked the artist, if he could do it…but, he drew the male symbol, and I was like…ummm!!!

I still haven’t figured out if he was just kidding with me, or if well…he really didn’t have a clue :)
Oh, and the fact that at 17, I got a tat, and saw one of the boys that worked for my dad, begged him not to tell, he promised! When I pulled up at home, my little sister ran outside screaming “let me see”…I knew I was in big trouble :)

Stephanie Brown February 6, 2013 at 8:57 PM

I don’t have an ink Tattoo, but like Courtney M. said, I was born with a natural tattoo on my cheek. It’s red and in the shape of a strawberry :) I think I can confidently say that no one else has the same “tattoo” as me. <3 Love this book, and hope I win!

Joanne Careri February 6, 2013 at 8:58 PM

No tattoo for me. But my celebrity boyfriend, Adam Levine, is covered with tattoos. Dos that count? :)

Kirsten February 6, 2013 at 8:58 PM

I have no tattoo story, but I would let Camden tattoo me anytime. If he’d agree to do it shirtless of course. ;) . Loved this book and if you haven’t read it, it’s a MUST.

Tina M February 6, 2013 at 8:59 PM

I have no funny story but I do have a story about a tattoo..My sister’s husband passed away about five years ago. When he passed there was this butterfly that kept coming around her every time she was outside so she got a tattoo of a butterfly on her ankle..The butterfly still visits her every summer..

Kristina M. February 6, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Me and my sister got matching tattoos for her 21st bday. The tattoo artisit was just not very personable (great job on the tats). My sister got her’s on her lower back and basically the artisit had his face in her ass partically the whole time. I was hoping she would ‘let one go’. Didn’t happen, but I would of laughed my ass off if she did.

Nicole February 6, 2013 at 9:00 PM

No funny tattoo stories, but I’m getting one next week! This book had me wanting another one. :)

Rita Jinkins Knits February 6, 2013 at 9:01 PM

No tattoos, but I almost got one. But this book–yes yes yes I want it!

Elizabeth Di Benedetto February 6, 2013 at 9:01 PM

I want to read this book!!! It looks awesome (:
no tattoo story.

Jennifer February 6, 2013 at 9:02 PM

I only have one tattoo. I was tired and slept a whole hour of the two hour process. I feel like I may have missed out on the whole experience, but on the other hand it is good to know that nothing (not even receiving a gorgeous back tat) will stand in my way of a good cat nap!!! =^..^=

Tess H. February 6, 2013 at 9:02 PM

Haha, I’m not sure if this counts as a funny tattoo story but it is about my dad. I wanted him to get a tattoo and he wanted it too, so I brought him to get a spray-on tattoo first so that he can decide if it looks nice before getting the real deal. The spray-on tattoo lasts about a week, but after 2 days, he decided that he likes it and want to get a real tattoo. So we went to the tattoo parlor and told the tattoo artist that we want the same tattoo. The tattoo artist was puzzled and said, “Don’t you already have the tattoo?” It was then we told him that it was a spray-on and he laughed! :) Love Sins & Needles and EIT! Thanks for the giveaway!

Christina February 6, 2013 at 9:02 PM

YAY!!! Love this book!!
Don’t have a tattoo but one of these days I’d like to get one. Haven’t quite figured out the design yet. I know what I want it to symbolize though :)


Ashley Smith February 6, 2013 at 9:03 PM

Funny tattoo story, well it’s funny now but at the time, not so much. My husband was pissed that I was getting another tattoo but he wanted to go with me to see me get it done, he stood there giving me the evil eye the whole time I was getting it done. After we finished everything and got in the car my hubby backs into a cement post because he was checking out the tattoo. LOL, next time he should just let me do what I want :)

LaurenR February 6, 2013 at 9:03 PM

Love this book!!

No funny tattoo stories…though I do want one really bad. Just can’t decide what exactly I want :)

Kiki February 6, 2013 at 9:04 PM

I got one a week after my mother died. I was hasty and wanted something spiritual. I picked the fish with the cross. Got it on my rib cage hurt like a mother… Little did I know it was tattood it upside down. My boob covers it all.. But I have a memory…

Leigh Parrish February 6, 2013 at 9:04 PM

I waited till I was 34 to finally get a tattoo that I had been wanting for years on my foot. I had it all planned out, had a artist friend of mine draw out what I had in my head & then headed to the most popular tattoo shop here in Arkansas with 3 of my closest friends who already had tats. Well when we got there my girls decided to also get another tat as a show of support…..oh yeah, did I mention I hate needles?? Well needless to say I ended up looking like I was giving birth & my BFF had to hold my hand. But the worst part is when I look up & see my other 2 girls taking their’s like champs & giggling at me lol. But in the end I love it & have never regretted it :) ))

Kim February 6, 2013 at 9:04 PM

No tattoos on my body. Too afraid of the pain AND what they’d look like when I’m old and wrinkly. Would love the book though.

kristin February 6, 2013 at 9:05 PM

I would really like our even love to have this book have not read it yet butt would love to thankd kristin golden!!! :)

Whitney Baer February 6, 2013 at 9:05 PM

Funny story… I was getting a tattoo with my mom and little sister when the artists girlfriend came in and began talking. About 15 minutes into the conversation she says “Oh I have to show you the tattoo he gave me the other day.” So we were figuring neck, or arm or something… nope pulls down her pants, has no underwear on and shows us the hummingbird or her frontal area! Needless to say we all died laughing when we walked out of that place. Pick me so I can read about a dreamy artist becuse this one was surely no sexy b ook worthy guy -

alisha February 6, 2013 at 9:06 PM

A friend and I went to get a piercing, she decided to get a tattoo as well. I was holding her hand watching and noticed she had tears rolling down her cheeks. I thought OMG I never am getting a tattoo. After I asked did it really hurt that bad?? She replied not at all but you were squeezing the shit out of my hand and that hurt! Love Sins and Needles!! and EIT!!

Robin February 6, 2013 at 9:06 PM

Great giveaway! Unfortunately, I have no tattoo stories…

Jen Leisenheimer February 6, 2013 at 9:06 PM

No good tat stories, but I would love a chance to win this book! :)

Elizabeth Di Benedetto February 6, 2013 at 9:06 PM

No tattoo story.. But I would love to win This book, it looks amazing (:

Mindi Stacey February 6, 2013 at 9:07 PM

I would looooove to win this book! I want to read it so bad!

Melissa February 6, 2013 at 9:07 PM

No tattoo story but maybe someday ill get one!

Stacey C February 6, 2013 at 9:09 PM

I have tattoos, but no interesting stories… Lol.

Mindy February 6, 2013 at 9:09 PM

I would love to win this !! My sister and I got matching tats on our butts in memory of our brother that passed ( he was our pain in the butt that’s why the tat is there !) so it’s his initials JGS with a halo, wings and devil tail but its kinda looks like it says YES instead ( not a good thing to have on your butt ) so we thought of getting LOL put on the other cheek !! Anyway that’s my funny tat story :) and yes it did hurt to get it ! But totally worth it :)

Heather B. February 6, 2013 at 9:09 PM

I would love a copy this book, since I can’t get it on my Nook!! Sorry I don’t have a funny tattoo story, but your blog ROCKS!!!

Brenae February 6, 2013 at 9:09 PM

I have a sweet tattoo story! As a wedding present to eachother, my sister and new brother-in-law exchanged tattoos. She has a coffee cup on her arm cause he is a wonderful barista and he has a sewing machine on his arm cause that is her business. Sins and Needles is on my TBR list so I would love a signed hard cover to keep. Thanks for all you do!!

Jen M February 6, 2013 at 9:10 PM

Started a new job in a hospital as a clinician and wore my hair up on the first day. Forgot about the faux butterfly tattoo my two daughter ages 4 and 8 so proudly pasted to the back of my neck 2 days prior until I heard the whispers behind my back. No one believed me it was fake until it finally wore off a week later. Now I only let them tat my feet;)

Michelle February 6, 2013 at 9:12 PM

I woul love this!

Kristina February 6, 2013 at 9:13 PM

This book sounds great! I have a few tattoos and I would love to get one from the “hottie” in the book. My family is pretty old school Croatian so they get very mad when I got my tattoos. I went with my older cousin to get her first tattoo and I also got one as well. She was so scared it took her over an hour to convince herself she wanted it. Once her mom saw it she was like ‘That washes off, right”? lol nope it doesn’t. My mom calls tattoos, tartufs because she can’t pronounce it. Cracks me up all the time. Oh and my tatto artist didn’t say 3 words when doing my tattoo, but he did a great job. I love it!

Debbie Lemon February 6, 2013 at 9:13 PM

Sorry no tattoo stories but I do want to read this book.thanks for the chance.finger’s crossed

Tracey February 6, 2013 at 9:13 PM

No crazy tattoo stories, but I would love to win this book!!! <3

Alicia February 6, 2013 at 9:15 PM

LOVED this book…got to have an ARC too! :) I have 7 tattoo’s, my husband doesn’t like them, so I wait until he goes out of town to get them hehe!! Also I tend to place mine on top of scars to turn something painful into something beautiful for me. They all tell a story and I wouldn’t be *me* without them.

Cortney February 6, 2013 at 9:15 PM

no funny tattoo stories…just have a couple that have to do with my kiddos…but i would absolutely loooove to win this book…already read in ebook but would spaz to have it like this…

Cynthia February 6, 2013 at 9:17 PM

I have some tattoos and thankfully no funny stories to go along with them. I did love this book, though!

Courtney February 6, 2013 at 9:17 PM

I don’t have a funny story. But in another world I could be ratted from head to toe!! I too will live vicariously through my books!!!!

Carey Heywood February 6, 2013 at 9:18 PM

I LOVE this book and would LOVE to win a signed copy that is the only reason I will share my more embarrassing than funny tattoo story.

I’m one of those people…a friggin genius who put their boyfriend’s initials in giant old English lettering on my arm. Dumb, dumb, dumb. The tattoo artist offered to do my coverup when we broke up WHILE I was getting it. Gets better, his initials, CTP. Once we broke up my girlfriends told everyone it was either my gang…yep, the happened, or that it stood for Call The Police. He was crazy so that kinda worked.

Gets better, what could be worse than an ex’s initials? How about a tribal squid cover up? I wasn’t even drunk when it happened, I has no legitimate excuse. I was impulsive and I wanted it covered up. Random nobody at the tattoo parlor said he could do a panther (I’m not cool enough to pull that off) or a tribal. At the time those thick, black banded tribal tattoos were so cool so I picked that. What I got was a giant black blob with tentacles and blue eyes.

I can provide photographic evidence if needed. One saving grace for the horrific pos on my arm, total douche bag (douche canoe lol!) locator. Any guy who approached me to compliment my tattoo was clearly, clearly lying.


- Carey

Nancy February 6, 2013 at 9:20 PM

Love, love, love your blog but no tattoo stories here!

Christy February 6, 2013 at 9:20 PM

No tattoos for me so no stories to share :( I have always wanted one but really have no idea what to get! Lol I haven’t read this book yet…it’s very high on my tbr list though! :)

Ann February 6, 2013 at 9:22 PM

No tattoo’s but I do love the boys that have them and this was a great book. Would love to add it to my collection.

Sarah February 6, 2013 at 9:22 PM

My first tattoo was done at a parlor that was right next door to a strip club called Foxy’s. It was done by a 450lb bearded dude named Jake. I sat backwards in a broke-down old office chair with Jake half laying on me. Meanwhile, my sister is leisurely flipping through the art book and says, “Hey! This one says ‘Grade A Choice Meat’! You should get this one!” Then, without taking the cigarette out of his mouth, Jake replies, “What do you think I’m putting back here?” “Damn the jokes Jake!” says I. *Luckily*, it’s just a tribal tramp stamp (the dream of the 90s and all that). My second tattoo I decided to get after drinking tequila shots all afternoon with some old black dude named “O”. The tattoo story itself is not amazing but this dude’s name really was just the letter O. I saw his license and everything. Totally verified.

Janet W. February 6, 2013 at 9:22 PM

No tattoo story, but I like them. Does that count? Keep seeing really good comments about this book and put it on my TBR.

Alexandra February 6, 2013 at 9:24 PM

I don’t have any stories, unfortunately. I reaaaally want to read this, though. Thanks for the chance! (:

Timmi February 6, 2013 at 9:28 PM

Funny tattoo story: I am an artist and an ink junkie. So I went to get my second tattoo…18 years old, super excited, spent a week drawing it. Cherries with wings for both shoulder blades and stars surrounding them. I take the drawing into the parlor and the artist eyes it up and suggests that he makes a few changes. I was kind of upset, I had worked so hard on the piece. The lines were immaculate, aesthetically it was great. Then he explains why… There was a penis in the wings hahahah. Like a Disney movie subliminal penis, but a penis never the less. (hahah I just said/typed penis 3x’s…oh wait 4 now. Im a mother of 2 and the P word still turns me into a 12 year old) So that is my tattoo story. I had an amazing artist who saved me from 2 permanent peckers.

Minha (BrazilianGirl) February 6, 2013 at 9:29 PM

I read your review and I want to read it!!! I would love a signed copy.
I always wanted to get a tattoo but I am afraid of the forever commitment!! :) maybe one day…

Rhonda Beyer February 6, 2013 at 9:30 PM

I haven’t read this one yet be it looks great.

Tammy February 6, 2013 at 9:30 PM

No funny tattoo story, but I do have a tattoo. :) Hope to win the book.

Kristy February 6, 2013 at 9:36 PM

This is on my TBR list. My funny story is leaving my family HS graduation party (also my 18th birthday) to get my first tattoo. My grandma did NOT think it was funny.

Arlene February 6, 2013 at 9:38 PM

I want … I want it…. Choose me … Choose me!!!!! Pleeeeeeaaaaassseeeee!!!!!!!
Thanx… And I LOVE ur blog!!!!

lyndsey February 6, 2013 at 9:39 PM

I have the book cover of twilight: New moon tattooed on my back!(the flower) Lol everyone thinks I’m crazy for getting it but I love it:)

Julie Nguyen February 6, 2013 at 9:40 PM

I don’t have a tattoo but I think they look very sexy. I’m just too scared of needles! I really want to read this!

Ravenwood February 6, 2013 at 9:41 PM

I don’t have a funny tattoo story, however I do have a dragon tattoo on the outside of my right ankle and his name his Hector.

Nicole Tetrev February 6, 2013 at 9:42 PM

I have no tattoos .. but while we lived in Vegas i was approached by one asking if they could do my “Virgin Skin” lol i was like umm pass…

Lariza February 6, 2013 at 9:43 PM

Great giveaway!! Loved Sins & Needles!! Don’t have a tattoo story!! I do have 3 tattoos though and I never thought I would get any! They are addicting!!

Sue Ellen Robertson February 6, 2013 at 9:44 PM

I don’t actually have a funny story. But my husband decided that while he was one deployment to get one and did it while he had a couple of drinks, needless to say the tattoo he got is a bit crooked.

Jessica Katz February 6, 2013 at 9:45 PM

When I got my tattoo I just about pee’d my pants when I has to sign the waiver. I looked at the guy and said “Are you planning on killing me?!”

Dusty February 6, 2013 at 9:45 PM

I don’t have a funny story.. I’m hoping to get my first tattoo in the next month or so..
My brother does his own work and is getting pretty good.. He has a great cover up from ex wife #1

I would love to have a change to get this book!!!!

Kelly K February 6, 2013 at 9:49 PM

No funny tattoo stories. I would love to win this book though! Thanks for the giveaway :)

sherry :) February 6, 2013 at 9:51 PM

I have a whole lower leg tat, and when I worked for a rehab center, there was a patient who refused to let me in his room because of my tattoo. The kitchen girl had a cute neck tattoo also and he would not let her in to give him his meals. Poor guy……his loss :)

patricia February 6, 2013 at 9:51 PM

I don’t have any. :(

Tammy February 6, 2013 at 9:53 PM

I am unfortunately unable to commit to a tattoo so I have blue streaks in my hair instead. I know a girl should not be that scared of her mothers reaction.

Cody February 6, 2013 at 9:54 PM

I really want a tattoo but I’m worried I’m too old. Is it weird for 34 year old soccer moms to get tattoos?? :-)

Sara G. February 6, 2013 at 9:57 PM

No tattoos for me, but I would love to win this book :)

LadyVampire February 6, 2013 at 9:57 PM

I once knew a guy who had some tats. One had the name Chris on his arm under a tiger. Everyone would call him Chris because of it but the truth was his ex-girlfriend’s name! I know it upset him and even though we are not in touch anymore, I always hope he got it off his arm. Those books love lovely with their beautiful covers. Thank you for the awesome giveaway.

jenny February 6, 2013 at 9:57 PM

A funny tattoo story….. my 40 year old husband has a tattoo from Insane Clown Posse (a 90′s crazy rap band that dressed up as creepy clowns) on his calf. Its so embarassing I banned him from ever wearing shorts in public again!

kim February 6, 2013 at 9:58 PM

Love tattoos and would love a copy of this book:)

Andie February 6, 2013 at 10:00 PM

My boyfriend got his first tattoo got his eighteenth bday…it was his name on his back. He was of course all gung ho about getting more…his cousin decided to get him one during a drinking binge. So my boyfriend comes to my apartment and we are sitting across from each other and he takes his hoodie off and I see what I think is a red smiley face on the back of his arm right above his elbow…and I’m like what is that? And he wouldn’t show it to me for the longest time (I guess he was embarrassed) of course I had to tease him about the smiley face since he wouldn’t show me…it turns out it is a man in the Moon tattoo! I wouldn’t of shown me either! Lol…luckily 15 years later his sleeves are pretty cool that you really don’t notice the smiley face.

Tessa February 6, 2013 at 10:03 PM

No tattoos, I like them but I am too afraid to get one.

Lisa w February 6, 2013 at 10:03 PM

So want to read this! Only kinda funny tattoo story was when my little one kept washing my arm over & over because she couldn’t figure out why Mommy’s tattoo didn’t come off like hers!

Susana Dorado February 6, 2013 at 10:06 PM

No tattoos… But excited to read this book… Thanks

Dianne February 6, 2013 at 10:06 PM

When I first turned 18, I was so desperate to get a tattoo I went into the first shop I knew. The guy who was tattooing me looked kinda funny. I don’t know what was wrong with him but being 18 and stupid I still let him tattoo me. When he was done the tattoo’s lines were crooked and shaky. I was so pissed off because I had to get it re-done by an actual well-established place. I later found out that the guy who did my tattoo was known to get high before he tattoos because it gives him “inspiration”. FML!

allison February 6, 2013 at 10:11 PM

I love Karina Halle!!! I loved Sins and Needles!!! I would love to have a signed copy!!!

LucyLou February 6, 2013 at 10:11 PM

I would love to win this book!!! :)

terra February 6, 2013 at 10:12 PM

Pick me!! Pick me! Pick me!!

Jennifer N February 6, 2013 at 10:12 PM

Sorry don’t have any tattoo stories! Really enjoyed this book! Would love a copy. Thanks Maryse!!!

Jenny Vasquez February 6, 2013 at 10:12 PM

Thanks for the giveaway. I’ve heard many good things about this author. Sorry, no tattoo stories from me ;)

Ashley February 6, 2013 at 10:12 PM

Funniest tattoo story I have i went with my friend to get her tattoo done and she was getting it some on the top of her foot. Every time they went to touch her foot she jumped so it took forever to get it done. But they had to stop every few minutes because it tickled her so bad that she kicked the tattoo dude. When it was finally done her tattoo was all missed up because she wouldn’t sit still and they had to go fix a few places. But now if you look at it you can’t really tell its missed up unless you were there when she got it dude. It totally made my night!!!!

Jennifer February 6, 2013 at 10:14 PM

Would love to read this book! Thanks for all your reviews!!

Serena February 6, 2013 at 10:15 PM

I can’t wait to read this book! Tattoo stories, I have none:) I’m pretty much a chicken and the thought of getting one makes me want to pass out! BUT that being said, I do enjoy a little eye candy with tattoos:)

Stephanie February 6, 2013 at 10:17 PM

I have a sexy faerie tattoo on my ankle. I think it’s hilarious when people ask me if it’s Tinkerbell! It looks nothing like her and she’s sexy for crying out loud!

Rica February 6, 2013 at 10:19 PM

ooh pick me…I don’t have any tattoo, but love to read about tattooed heroes!

heather winesburg February 6, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Would love to win this book. Love your website

Lauren February 6, 2013 at 10:32 PM

My husband has the worse tattoo its big and stretches across his stomach and it just doesn’t fit him I literally cringe when I see it he says he got it because of a dare when he was a teenager! Boys and their stupid immature decisions! Ughhh thank goodness I liked him before I saw it cause it could have been a deal breaker!

Erika February 6, 2013 at 10:35 PM

Ok, I really want this book so I’m going to attempt a funny tattoo story. When I met my husband in college he has several tattoos and I wasn’t a huge lover of them at the time. He wanted another of his classic car and wanted it across his entire stomach. Out of fun, I would tease him that he should walk around with 2 flashlights going beep, beep. Yeah, not too funny but at the time he thought it was. He did get it and I do now love it and the rest that make him, him. Anxious to read this! Thanks!

Tracy February 6, 2013 at 10:36 PM

The one and only tattoo I have is only visible to my husband and gyno, pretty ballsy for a first tattoo!!

I do want to get an infinity symbol on my wrist one day. Maybe after my parents pass and I don’t have to worry about being written out of their will, lol!

sue cox February 6, 2013 at 10:48 PM

In the planning stages for my first tattoo! Love your reviews and am looking forward to reading this one!

Sharon Chalk February 6, 2013 at 10:53 PM

I would love to win the book for a simple reason,well 2 reasons 1. because its on my TBR list and haven’t got there quite yet and 2. since I got my kindle,I hardly ever buy books anymore,the kindle books are cheaper and faster,however,I miss the smell of a new book and if Im sitting and only have maybe 15 minutes,so with a book,I can pick it up ,flip to a good spot and get a quick uplift,I love books for that reason. As far as tats,I went with my daughters husband and he sqeezed my hand so hard I thought he broke a finger and hes all macho,so if it was too much for him,Im afraid at my age it would be too much for me,I tried to get one on my 18th birthday,but I fainted when they started and I was too embarrased after that to try

Jennifer LaMont February 6, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Pick me please- no tattoos yet!

Heidi February 6, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Oh me, please please please! I really want a signed by Karina, Sins & Needles book!! …I don’t have any funny tattoo stories..oh wait, I have one, but it’s really not all that funny (well my daughter still thinks it is)… when my daughter turned 18 (15 years ago), she went and had a huge, very colorful butterfly tattooed on the small of her back. I didn’t know she’d done it until she had to be fitted for her prom dress (or homecoming dress – who remembers), which was the day AFTER she’d gotten the tattoo and she told me she needed plastic wrap on her lower back–and then she told me about the tattoo. We managed to keep it a secret from her dad for about 6 months, I think. She still has the tattoo, although it’s a bit faded now.

Debra D February 6, 2013 at 11:05 PM

I would LOVE one!!!! And I am planing to get my first tattoo this year at the old old age of 35!

Erin February 6, 2013 at 11:11 PM

No funny tattoo stories since I have no tattoos. But I love tattooed up men :-) . My husband has 7. Unfortunately no funny tattoo stories about his. But I would love this book.

Kim L February 6, 2013 at 11:13 PM

We’ll I don’t have any tattoos. But funny story my father threatened to scrape the skin of me if I every did. :-( lol But I still want one. Just haven’t figured out what I want yet.

Heather February 6, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Ooh I do, I do. Pick me :)

Michaniya Cunningham February 6, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Let’s see…funny tattoo story. Not really funny but a couple of months before I started college I got my school logo tattooed on my lower back. Yep, I got a tramp stamp of my school logo, pretty sad and not very smart.

misty February 6, 2013 at 11:20 PM

I would love a copy of this book and no tattoos here

Kelly February 6, 2013 at 11:21 PM

I have not read yet, and no tattoos.

kayla February 6, 2013 at 11:25 PM

I so want to read this but not available on the nook!!! Please help!!!!

Jenn February 6, 2013 at 11:31 PM

Pick hot tattoo guys

Annie February 6, 2013 at 11:41 PM

Unfortunately I don’t have any tattoos but I love stories that have tattoo artists in them!

Cristina February 6, 2013 at 11:44 PM

I am a total sucker for anything Karina! Though I have this book burning a hole in my Kindle waiting for me, the idea of touching, smelling, and reveling in a print edition would be priceless! No tattoo stories, I don’t care for needles, don’t even have neat henna stories. But I do think henna is pretty neat.

Heather February 6, 2013 at 11:51 PM

Thanks for the great contests! Would love to read this one!

Christian February 6, 2013 at 11:55 PM

Love me a man with a sleeve tattoo!!!

Leonie February 6, 2013 at 11:57 PM

If I see the comments, tattoos are hot! Lol. xD
I have one myself (just a small one on my wrist), but I easily faint…You can guess what comes next: I fainted so many times when I got the tattoo *blush*, eventhough the pain wasn’t that bad. ;D Well, I have one and I am extremely happy with it!

Melissa February 7, 2013 at 12:02 AM

No tatts as of right now, my daughter and I are trying to figure out where we are going to get ours ( we can’t even decide what or where we’re going to eat half the time so as you can imagine this isnt any easier to decide!!) my husband passed away 11yrs ago and he would always get me daisies and black eyed Susan’s and he made me a huge flower garden with every kind of variety there was of each when we moved into our first house-so im getting a cross made out of them somewhere? Since my daughter was daddy’s little girl and he was a fireman she wants to get a firemans hat with his firemans # on it-place yet to be determined either, I told her we would get them on her 18th b-day so we have a year to change our minds over and over again!!!! I loved this book and have read it several times already on my kIndle, but really would love an actual copy with it signed! Thanx for all your hard work, I look forward to your post daily-please please pick me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mary Beth February 7, 2013 at 12:07 AM

Loved Sins and Needles-can’t wait to see what happens next. Thanks for the giveaway!

Robin February 7, 2013 at 12:11 AM

I have 6 tattoos. I got my last tattoo just last February. Before that, it had been over 12 years since my last one. I researched what I wanted and decided I wanted to go to the person that did 4 of the last 5. I have moved over 150 miles away from where I received the last one. After I decided what I wanted, I decided to see if he was still at his old shop. I was willing to make the drive because his work is so awesome. Turns out he was not there anymore. He had moved as well and opened his own shop a couple of years ago…only 20 minutes from where I am now! I figured that was a sure sign my new tattoo was meant to be!

Robin clinton February 7, 2013 at 12:14 AM

I dont have a funny tattoo story. Im tattooless as well, but i used to joke that i was going to get a tattoo on my butt that said “exit only,” lol.

emma granger February 7, 2013 at 12:23 AM

Don”t have one YET. Did enjoy his though 1

Katherine February 7, 2013 at 12:25 AM

I have 3 tattoos.. The latest one I have is on the inner left arm. It’s a scribble of my last name, my maiden name not my married name. Ive been married for almost 12yrs and still haven’t changed my last name. Is that bad?

Dorothy February 7, 2013 at 12:35 AM

I dont have any tatoos but I would still like to have a copy of this book. I love to read. This book sounds very interesting. Thank you.

Teri Beth February 7, 2013 at 12:40 AM

No tattoo story here, I haven’t gotten brave enough to get one yet. But I did love this book and a signed copy would look great on my bookshelf. Lol. Thanks for the giveaway :)

Kaylin February 7, 2013 at 12:55 AM

Got a tattoo on my lower back. My friend did it for me in his room. I would love to get another but I always said just one. Love Halle’s experiment in terror and would love this book!

Batool Hosain February 7, 2013 at 1:14 AM

So excited to start this! Would LOVE a signed copy!! :)

Mel K February 7, 2013 at 1:16 AM

I don’t have any funny tattoo stories but I love me a tattoo-ed man!

Gwen February 7, 2013 at 1:22 AM

I have 6 tattoos, 2 shoulder blades, 2 inner forearms, 1 hand, 1 ankle, one of my shoulder blades is getting covered by a other tattoo cause its my ex-bf name.

Lynn February 7, 2013 at 2:17 AM

Ok, so 2 years ago a couple of my girls and I went to Daytona for a night. I decided I wanted a tat. I picked one out and paid for it and the girl was like that’s your guy right there. He walked out of the tattoo parlor and started getting into a beat up mini can:( No one questioned him so we all jumped in too. Now, mind u, we r grown women with kids and r nurses but we didn’t question this at all. I was up front having a FULL panic attack, one of my girlfriends texted me that the door handles were missing. Then my other friend tapped my shoulder and showed me a text she had ready for husband to describe the guy and van. My other friend held up her phone showing me 911 ready lol. So I of course couldn’t breath and asked him what’s going on and informed him he better explain before the text, 911 call goes out and I informed him I had GPS in my shoe ( which was total BS). Apparently u can buy a tat in Daytona but can get one, so he was taking us to a sister tattoo parlor on the other side of the canal and he started having a panic attack when he realized we were about to go after him for kidnapping. BTW, the tattoo came out great but never again :)

Adriana Noriega February 7, 2013 at 4:58 AM

My tattoo story ; I took my sister in law with me cus she was thinking of getting her first tattoo soon while I was on the table I fell asleep and when I woke up she was laughing at me cus I fell asleep after the first round we had a break then after the break I went back on the table and my sister in law found a cute guy in the next room and started chatting him up then I was my turn to laugh lol was a tattoo sitting to remember lol

gail February 7, 2013 at 5:02 AM

my father in law is covered head to toe in tattoos (tommy wells from walkden if you want to google him) and on his balls are left and right – and on his todger is an anchor (not seen perosnally thank god lol)

Naomi O'Sullivan February 7, 2013 at 5:02 AM

Hi.. I would love a signed copy.. I have a funny story that happened at the tattoo parlour (well i thought it was) I went to have a back peice done and was book in for a full day (7.5 hours) of ink and my friend Lee came with me to entertain me and keep my mind from the pain. We spent the day laughing and joking and lee got to know everyone in the shop.. He went and watched piercing ans branding and came back saying how amazing it was, where i was like ugh i could not watch branding! Anyway my Tattoo artist gets a parcel and say’s “do you mind if take a break and open this” i am like no problem as we are 6 hours in and i am happy for any!! so he opens the package and there is this metal object that looks like a mini dumb bell the bar in the middle had to be nearly half an inch thick. I then realise what this is and actually gasped and said “where is that suppose to go” to which he replied “yep my wife is gonna love this” and i laughed and then heard a stumbole from beside me. My friend Lee (who had seen people be cut, peirced and needled all day) was slumped against the wall saying “is that to go in your penis?” and when he said yes Lee said i need to go get some fresh air and they had to help him outside and get him a drink to stop him passing out!! ha ha!! But hey I bet thats not the reaction teh tattoo guy’s wife had!! :)

Cheri February 7, 2013 at 5:10 AM

I don’t have a tattoo story but I hope to one day :)

Kirsty February 7, 2013 at 5:19 AM

I don’t have a tattoo story – I’m too much of a wimp! But I would LOVE to win this book, the story was incredible.

Mary February 7, 2013 at 5:54 AM

35 a mom with 4 sons on a weekend getaway with another mom. Got drunk and thought it would be a great thing. It was, husband was mad sons loved it at the time, actually they all watched and I made sure they could see it hurt to stop them if it ever came up.

Rebecca February 7, 2013 at 6:14 AM

Would love to win. Four out of my five tattoos when done by hotties, the fifth one was done by NOT a hottie!

kassidee February 7, 2013 at 6:20 AM

my big toe started twitching when i was getting a ladybug tat. The artest said that had never happened to him before. I said i was sorry and he said It wasn’t my falt. i was so embaresed.

Karen Louise February 7, 2013 at 6:31 AM

*sigh* Why am I not American/Canadian?! I’m Danish which means that I can’t win this book (for obvious reasons), but I’ve heard great things about it so I’ll definitely read it after I’ve finished Olivia Cunning’s “Backstage Pass”!
I have only one tattoo, and no funny story to go with it, I’m afraid. BUT I’ll be getting number two in June after my baby’s born – can’t wait!
Btw: love this blog, you’ve made my TBR list sooo looooong! *wink*

Kelly Watson February 7, 2013 at 6:36 AM

This book is on my TBR…looks awesome! No funny tatoo story here. I have 1. Got it when I was 25….ahhh the good old days!

Marsha Shew February 7, 2013 at 6:38 AM

Dying to read this book! Thanks for the giveaway :)

Carla February 7, 2013 at 6:43 AM

This is on my list of must read books :)

Corinne February 7, 2013 at 6:45 AM

Loved the book!! I don’t have any tattoos but he could tattoo me anytime!! ;0)

Melody February 7, 2013 at 6:53 AM

Sorry! No tattoo stories…..except for the ones I read about!! I would LOVE a copy of this book. Thanks for the opportunity!

Sandy Borrero February 7, 2013 at 6:57 AM

My oldest daughter said she was getting a tattoo. She comes home and I wanted to see it. My middle daughter says wait I want a picture of Mami’s face when she sees it. Needless to say, I gasped. Her tattoo covered her entire left side of her torso. The pic she posted on Instagram of my expression – not FUNNY!

Jenn February 7, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Please pick me; I want this book so bad…Oh and about Tattoo’s….I was not a fan of them in real life; only in my book world do I love me some Tattoo;s as long as they are attached to my bad boy book boyfriends…hmmmm Brian….Or even on my “Hopeless” Boy Holder…I stated dating a guy in 1999 that I had been friends with for two years prior…anyway because we had been friends he knew some things about me like how I didn’t like tattoos because he had asked me at one point. So when he moved in with me I thought it to be strange he would not take off his shirt when I was around; even would sleep in a t-shirt. This went on for about a month and finally I had to ask him what was the matter. He said nothing I am just self-conscious…HA nope didn’t believe it because honestly he has no reason to be- I did leave it alone for the time being. Well until the next morning when I picked the bathroom lock when he was in the shower….and peeked in and his whole back was tattooed….oh and forgot to mention I married him 2 years later….so YEP guess I love them in both my worlds…

Debi Barnes February 7, 2013 at 7:00 AM

I totally want to read this book!!! I don’t have a tattoo but the more books I read, the more I want one!

Barb February 7, 2013 at 7:02 AM

Unfortunately no funny tattoo story but I would love to win the book!

Christy Perry February 7, 2013 at 7:05 AM

I can’t wait to read this book, I personally don’t have a tattoo story to tell, however I love ink work and tat artists! Looking forward to reading this book, thank for the chance to win :)

Debbie February 7, 2013 at 7:21 AM

I love stories by Karina Halle and ones with tattoo artists so this is a win/win for me even if I don’t win a copy of the book. TBR definately! And, even though I do plan to have my first tattoo soon, I hope there is NOT a funny story involved with it!

DEBBIE February 7, 2013 at 7:27 AM

I’d love to win this

Andrea February 7, 2013 at 7:46 AM

I don’t have a funny tattoo story, but I do have two and want one more. ;)

Kit February 7, 2013 at 7:55 AM

I would love this!
My old boyfriend is now a tattoo artist, when we were young I brought him to meet his future business partner and get his first tattoo. Well I worked the night shift and had been out with him during the day. I ended up locking his keys in his car because I was so tired. Was funny and he ended up talking to a guy that set him on his path )

Maria Malaveci February 7, 2013 at 7:55 AM

I would love this so much! Thanks for the chance Maryse!

Bianca February 7, 2013 at 8:08 AM

OMG! Please pick me! I absolutely loved this book, sadly though, I don’t facer it because my friend let me ” borrow” it through kindle. I would love to reread over and over again! no funny tattoo story

Jessica February 7, 2013 at 8:08 AM

Thanks for this giveaway!

Brandi Smith February 7, 2013 at 8:14 AM

Loved this book! Thanks for the giveaway!!

Heather February 7, 2013 at 8:14 AM

I’m new to this blog and new to the world of tattooed alpha male book characters, and I have to say that I am LOVING them! Thanks for introducing me! Oh, and I am now considering getting a tattoo for a milestone birthday. :)

Emily February 7, 2013 at 8:19 AM

My funny tat story is of my sister. She hates needed but wanted one anyways. We got her to the tattoo shop and got her in the chair. The tattoo artist just tested the gun and it wasnt even near her and she passed out. It was funny as she fell out of the chair in the middle of the shop. I am looking forward to reading this book.

emilyb0924 at gmail dot com

Raelene February 7, 2013 at 8:21 AM

My husband just retired after 30 years as a firefighter- he got a tattoo 2 weeks ago- supposed to say “Battalion Chief” but sadly it read “Batt Lion”! Oops! Luckily, there was a bit of room to squeeze in the A!

Lisa Silverlight00 February 7, 2013 at 8:26 AM

What a great giveaway!! I am soo needing to read this book, and I just posted the cover reveal of book #2 -Shooting Scars- OMG *dies* it blew me away! LOVE IT!

Brandy February 7, 2013 at 8:27 AM

Unfortunately…no tattoo stories, however…I love books with tattooed men…hope I win this one…haven’t read it yet.

Chrissy February 7, 2013 at 8:29 AM

When I was 21, a friend of mine and I went to the bar, got a lot tipsy and went and got tattoos. While her’s turned out to be really cute, I ended up with the tattoo that Vicky Valencourt has on her arm in the movie The Water Boy…but It’s upside down! I would love to read Sins and Needles. ;)

carol February 7, 2013 at 8:47 AM

I don’t have a tattoo but I thimk tattooed men in books is hot.

Lisa February 7, 2013 at 8:56 AM

My DH nor I have or will ever get a tat, but I sure like my Heroes who do!

Anne O February 7, 2013 at 8:56 AM

OMG I loved this book!! SHe is such an great writer!!

Jessica February 7, 2013 at 8:57 AM

I would love a signed copy!!

Autumn February 7, 2013 at 9:10 AM

I get so many fabulous books from reading your recommendations. Thank you so much!

Nancy Parken February 7, 2013 at 9:12 AM

No tattoo, but liked the book.

Cece February 7, 2013 at 9:12 AM

This is on top of my TBR. Would love to get my hands on the real thing!

Amy Preston February 7, 2013 at 9:14 AM

Great give-away! Hope I win one ;-)

Molly R February 7, 2013 at 9:17 AM

Loved your review of the book and can’t wait to read! Got a tattoo when I was 25. My uncle went with me and held my hand because it hurt like hell. He called me a few weeks later to tell me that the tattoo artist (Sammy) was on “America’s Most Wanted” for escaping prison. My uncle called the hotline number to report him but I have no idea whatever happened! I was inked by a convict!

Val February 7, 2013 at 9:21 AM

No tats here – too scared! I loved this book!! Can’t wait for the next one!

Kat February 7, 2013 at 9:28 AM

How exciting! One of my favs!

One night my good friend and I went to a bar and had too much to drink and she really wanted to get a tattoo to add to the vine of tats she had going down her back. For some reason she thought a yellow rubber duckie was a good idea and I don’t know why I terribly failed to stop that silly idea. We do have a really good laugh every time we meet up and talk about that night.

Jill February 7, 2013 at 9:32 AM

No tattoos! Just a few piercings :) But, I would love to read this book, it’s on the top of my TBR list ;)

Teresa H. February 7, 2013 at 9:32 AM

Great giveaway. I would love to win a copy of this book! No tattoos on me, but my husband has a couple of sexy tattoos around his biceps. Love the blog!

Jerri Lynn February 7, 2013 at 9:35 AM

My dad took me to get my first tattoo at 21. He held my hand the whole time and I wouldn’t let them finish the shading because I was hurting so bad. When we left, my dad felt so bad he offered to buy me a beer. Ha. He passed away a few years later and I adore my tattoo.

AmberLanae February 7, 2013 at 9:38 AM

I have two tattoos, but nothing funny happened. It is kind of funny that I got a lower back tattoo when I was eighteen (seventeen yrs ago) and about ten yrs later a friend of mine was making fun of tramp stamps… and I was like, what’s a tramp stamp. She said a lower back tattoo. I told her I had one and she better stop calling me a tramp! Lmao!!

Crystal R.G February 7, 2013 at 9:52 AM

no tattoos, but i want to get one one day. Would love to win a copy!!!

Tracy P February 7, 2013 at 9:53 AM

When I got my first tattoo, I did great in the chair… But when I got to the car I passed out :S I guess the combination of not eating (too nervous) and getting the tattoo & then smoking a cigarette was too much..

Christine February 7, 2013 at 9:54 AM

Would love to win a copy of this book!!!

Michelle G February 7, 2013 at 10:02 AM

“Tattoo Lover!!!” (waving arms)

Kathy P February 7, 2013 at 10:08 AM

Hi, I am fairly new to your site but have downloaded many of your recommendations! Thanks for all of the bargains and freebies! Your reviews have been dead on!! Would love to read this book!!

Sweeta D February 7, 2013 at 10:09 AM

I want it! I want it!!!! I would love a copy of this book!
no tattoo for me <~~~~~(Committment Issues!)
However, guys with tattoos are incredibly hot so that's the way I get my tattoo fix!

liezel February 7, 2013 at 10:09 AM

Would love to win this. (Dont have any funny tattoo stories tho)

Kelsie February 7, 2013 at 10:20 AM

No, funny tattoo story, but I do have a tattoo I got two years ago when I was in college and I’m itching to get more! I would LOVE to read this book!!

Dawn Brady February 7, 2013 at 10:25 AM

I got my first tattoo in August of 2012. It’s on my left foot, some stars and my husbands name. I knew it would hurt and, after the guy did the outline, which hurt like heck I asked him if we could just color it in with sharpies..

Marissa McKewen February 7, 2013 at 10:26 AM

Would love to have this book in my collection and I love tattoo artists!!

Shanda February 7, 2013 at 10:31 AM

I got my tattoo at 19 and took a friend with me and she of course decided to get her boyfriends name tattooed on her hip!!!! I begged her not too because seriously we were 19 and they had been on and off forever. Of course they broke up for good about 3 months later and she had to do some big ugly tattoo to cover it up. Why did she not listen to me? LOL ….. By the way I have decided to get another tattoo for my 40th B-Day and I won’t be getting a name unless it is my childs name.

Cassandra February 7, 2013 at 10:44 AM

I would love to win!!!! This is on my TBR list. I don’t have any tattoos, but I love the Heros that have them :-)

Avery February 7, 2013 at 10:48 AM

Great book! My tattoo experience was uneventful at 18 yrs of age.

Lindsee February 7, 2013 at 11:00 AM

I have no tattoos but my boyfriend has 16 so I will tell you about his latest tattoo. We went to a kids party and the kids were getting their face painted he decided to get a spider painted on his neck. He liked how it look so much that he got it tattooed on his neck the same day…smh

Brianna Lee February 7, 2013 at 11:02 AM

When I was 18 I got my first tattoo right after graduation on my foot. At the same time I was getting mine another woman was getting one on her foot. I was nervous of course but the other lady didn’t help that at all. She was screaming bloody murder and grabbing and pulling and hitting her friend that was there with her because of the pain. She kept screaming BUMBACLOT I don’t think I spelled it right, buts its Jamaican and I forget what it means though I did look it up after that day. She freaked me out so bad thinking my tattoo was going to kill that I almost backed out. Glad I didn’t because it didn’t hurt at all! Certain spots on the bone was sensitive but nothing like that woman made it seem. I love the tattoo too! I’m getting a new one. Couple more actually. I have 3 now :-) I hope I win! Thanks for the opportunity!

Chinyere Ezinwanyi February 7, 2013 at 11:02 AM

I don’t have a funny tattoo story, but I did see on the news a young girl tattoed the name of her online boyfriend across her face. They just recently met after corresponding online, and he is a tattoo artist. As a sign of her love and devotion, she let him tattoo his name across her face.
It was on yahoo and radaronline.

Jennifer Cloinger February 7, 2013 at 11:10 AM

I have the name Camden tattooed on my ankle! It’s my youngest son’s name ;-) Would love to win the book!

Laura P February 7, 2013 at 11:11 AM

I got a Woodstock, Snoopy’s best friend, the little yellow bird, tat on my rear and the lovely tatoo artist offered to kiss it and make it better after. It would be a swoon worthy moment if he looked like Brian or Ghost but alas he looked like Santa…..

Melissa Edwards February 7, 2013 at 11:17 AM

When my husband and I were in college he and I had only hung out in group settings a few times. When he askes me out on our first official date we went to eat dinner and over dinner we started talking about how neither of us had a tattoo. We both agreeed that one day we would each like to get one. One thing led to another and before the night was over we were at the tattoo parlor and we both were getting tattooed. LOL! It’s really crazy what you will do when you are so wrapped up in new love! It was my 1st and last tattoo…but it still makes me smile everytime I look at it.

Patricia Sullivan February 7, 2013 at 11:24 AM

I was caring for a precious elderly lady in her 80′s and noticed she had a giraffe tattoo on her breast. I exclaimed, wow great tattoo, what made you get a giraffe…….she replied, Honey when I got it I was young and its a tiger…..OMGosh! Ladies that is what we all have to look forward too….

kim February 7, 2013 at 11:47 AM

Already have on my kindle but would LOVE to have a signed copy! No tattoos, boring.

Lauren February 7, 2013 at 11:53 AM

Would love a copy – Dont have any tattoos so no fun stories.

Jeannie Smith February 7, 2013 at 11:59 AM

Sorry, no tatoos for me. I wanted to get one for my birthday a few years ago, but my husband actually go really mad about it. I decided it wasn’t worth the fight.

stephanie vincent February 7, 2013 at 12:02 PM

I love karina Halle! Please pick me!

Sheri Zee February 7, 2013 at 12:21 PM

I have no tattoos, therefore, no stories. But I don’t mind sharing that I most certainly would love to lick Jake Wethers’ tattoo!

Becky February 7, 2013 at 12:24 PM

Confession… I have a tramp stamp. Yep, I said it! But I got mine almost 20 years ago before they were cool and now I’m embarrassed of it. My 5 year old still asks why the “stamp” on my back doesn’t come off in the shower. I don’t have the heart to tell her yet that it’s a tattoo so I continue to let her believe that it’s just a stamp. I’m sure she’ll be devastated when she realizes the truth. haha. I love tattoos and I secretly wish that my hubby would get a sleeve (Adam Levine style).

Kandyce Harris February 7, 2013 at 12:25 PM

I would love to read it!

Nikki Eddy February 7, 2013 at 12:28 PM

Not a funny one but my friend (who was my roommate at the time) and I got tatoos together. Not matchy-matchy or anything. She woke me up from a nap and said, “C’mon, we’re getting tatoos.” “Mmmmm. K.”

Diana M February 7, 2013 at 12:29 PM

No tattoo’s yet, I would love to have a picture of my son though.

Lisa Jackson February 7, 2013 at 12:34 PM

My bff and I got our first tatto when I turned 49 and we are already planning another tattoo outing very soon. Thanks for all of your book reviews!

Nicole February 7, 2013 at 12:37 PM

No tattoo story! Would love to get a tattoo but Im too scared!!

Hollie February 7, 2013 at 12:46 PM

This book was great!

My tatt story, lets see….. I was a 16 year old dumbass who thought having a tattoo of Woodstock (the bird from Peanuts/Snoopy) on my upper hip would be cute and cool. Well, 10 years later when I got pregnant, and gained a ton, the tattoo suffered. It looks like a distorted image of Big Bird on crack now :(

Hollie February 7, 2013 at 12:48 PM

Just saw Laura posted earlier and also has a woodstock tatt. Glad to know Im not alone lol

Jen Lewis February 7, 2013 at 12:56 PM

Ummm – Let’s see… I used a fake ID to get my tattoo when I was 17 – I thought I was super slick and that my mom would never find out… cuz my tattoo is on my lower back which is now lovingly referred to as the “tramp stamp” location – LOL… Yeah so that area is so incredibly hidden she’ll never know… So of course about 3 weeks after I got it I wake up to my mother screaming bloody murder at me in my bedroom and packing my suitcase to kick me out of the house… I don’t remember how I talked myself out of it… but to this day nearly 15 years later she still cringes when she sees it and I still love it…

I actually have just decided to get some new ink probably this week and I’m actually going to get the butterfly that’s on the cover of “Walking Disaster” — I love butterflies for the metamorphosis that they symbolize and love Travis… So it’s win win :)

Stephie February 7, 2013 at 12:58 PM

Don’t have any tattoos yet….but would still like to win this book!

heather February 7, 2013 at 1:18 PM

Great author! ! My husband has a lot of tattoos. He went to get our youngest offspring name tattoed and our friend/artist and hubby spelled her name wrong. Even after I sent him a text with the spelling of her name :-( its now covered up but I still giggle when I look at the tattoo :-)

Jamie February 7, 2013 at 1:21 PM

Free book, of course I’ll take one!

Pick me please! Please! Please!

tina perry February 7, 2013 at 1:40 PM

Finally got up enough courage to get one. The new ratio parlor
Just opened up a week or so before. Pulling into tatoo parking,
The signed said out if business….too close to church!
Needless to say I haven’t gathered enough courage again :-) .

sabrina blanco February 7, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Dont have a story to tell dont have any tattoo on me but wiuld love a copy of this book havent read it yet but is already on the top of my tbr

Brandi Wa February 7, 2013 at 2:12 PM

I dont’ have any tattoos. Unless you count eyeliner tattoos lol. :D Thanks for a great giveaway!

Jennifer Krosevic February 7, 2013 at 2:16 PM

I Loved This Book!!!

Danielle Cook February 7, 2013 at 2:19 PM

Pick me :) Love your blogs!!!

Melissa February 7, 2013 at 2:21 PM

No tattoos. But I sure do like reading about hot tattoo guys :) lol

Cathy V February 7, 2013 at 2:25 PM

I have heard great things about this book, it’s on my TBR.
The only tattoo story I have is I went on a few dates with a big rugby player. He was 6’4 and BIG. I found out he had a tattoo and was expecting something tribal or badass but it was a Tweety Bird on his bicep. It was kind of a let down!!!
Thanks for the giveaway :)

Anne Marie February 7, 2013 at 2:27 PM

I love all of Karina’s books!! Awesome giveaway! I really don’t have any funny tattoo stories; I just know that I love them. I always keep going back for more. Apparently I always forget about the pain because I do know when I am getting the work done, I am silently cursing to myself on how painful it is. Haha! There have been times, for instance my foot tattoo, when I just wanted to tell the artist that he doesn’t need to finish. I am good with a half way done tattoo. Of course I don’t and a few months later, I am back for more. But that’s just me… :)

Erica February 7, 2013 at 2:28 PM

Would love to read this

Pamela February 7, 2013 at 2:34 PM

No tattoos….yet, so no tattoo story….yet. However if all goes well I plan on getting one on my ribs sometime in the summer.

Deb Edwards February 7, 2013 at 2:40 PM

No tattoo story yet but would love to be entered. Thanks Maryse!

Mercedes Gabaldon February 7, 2013 at 2:52 PM

So my son got a tattoo from his friend and they did it in his bed room and the funny thing is when they were doing the tattoo they were not doing it right so the writing is backwards and it is not even complete the writing is big and just ugly. LOL

Andy February 7, 2013 at 3:00 PM

I would so love to win a copy of this book. i am dying to read it. Barnes and Noble still does not have it available for the Nook.

Dusty February 7, 2013 at 3:03 PM

Loved this book! Amazing! Can’t wait for the next one! =)

Jenni February 7, 2013 at 3:43 PM

I was 18 and in love. Trusting my boyfriend of 5 years, I went with him to get my first and only tattoo. He knew a friend of a friend that was going to bring his tattoo gun home. I proceeded to get my very first tattoo on a guys kitchen table in Parsons, KS. Scary right, thinking back it was dumb but it was the early 90′s and I was living on edge. I thought I was cool, until he was done and what should have been a butterfly ended up looking like a dead moth. Now, when people start showing their tattoo’s I proudly announce that I have a dead moth from a kitchen table in Kansas!

Robyn B February 7, 2013 at 4:25 PM

When I got my tattoo on my lower back, I was sitting a la “The Thinker” pose for almost 30+ minutes. When the tattoo was finally done, I realized that my legs had fallen asleep. So I thought I had waited enough to feel my legs, I stood up and at first felt okay…but I don’t know if it was a combo of nerves/adrenaline I fell backwards and the tattoo artist wound up catching me. I wound up with a new tattoo and a sprained ankle.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Shannon February 7, 2013 at 4:37 PM

So happy that this is open to Canadians as well!!! Here is my tattoo story:

I got my first tattoo when I was 18 years old at a very reputable shop in Calgary AB and I got the bug. Those suckers are addictive to me. So, when I moved back to my very small home town in British Columbia a couple of months later I felt a driving need to get another tattoo as soon as possible. I had gotten a cool pin at a peace march I was part of (this was in the very late 1980′s) which had a ying and yang on it but with a dove carrying a leaf. I decided that it was a brilliant idea to get this transposed onto my body but didn’t like the normal black and white coloring. I finally decided that I wanted it to be red and black and that I wanted it on my breast (you know, easily hidden if required). So, not wanting to wait until my next trip to Vancouver to visit a reputable tattoo shop I decided that it was perfectly acceptable to get it done at a Harley motorcycle shop, located in an iffy part of town. I walked in, by myself, to be greeted by a very scary, large, hairy motorcycle mechanic who told me to “come on back”. Yes, I foolishly followed him into the bowels of the shop where, amongst the spare parts, there was an area set up for tattooing. At that point I was pretty scared and really did not want to show this man my boob, so I asked him to do the tattoo on the upper portion of my breast (thinking to myself that it will still be low enough to cover, but not so low that he is getting a good look). Let me tell you, this tattoo does not look anything like the pin that brought to the shop – it is a black and red blob located high enough that it is visible if I wear a V-neck t-shirt!! It is a constant reminder to me of the importance of skilled, talented tattoo artists. Twenty five years later I am still trying to figure out how to cover the blasted thing with a beautiful piece of art. While it wasn’t an ideal outcome, it certainly did not stop me from getting more tattoos – I just make thoughtful decisions now. :)

Sarah February 7, 2013 at 4:54 PM

I don’t have a story, but i do want to get a tattoo, specially after reading Motorcycle Man by Kristen Ashley :) coz i thought Tyra’s tat was so hot :b

Molly F. February 7, 2013 at 5:31 PM

I have a few tattoos, but unfortunately don’t have any funny stories to go with them. I really enjoyed this book and can’t wait to read the next one.

Carmen February 7, 2013 at 5:36 PM

not really a funny story but my only tattoo story….my now husband of 20 years was planning on getting a tattoo when he was 18 and he was telling me he was going to go get 1 me being pretty uptight even at such a young age begged him not to. Since we were not even dating at all at that time there was no way he would listen to me so he went got the tattoo it is a skull with a banner above it and below it that actually reads Guns N Roses. Now mind you this was 20 years ago and it was a pretty nice tattoo I just could not believe he got it and remember I did not like them. Now 20 years later he is wanting more and has been begging for more tattoos for a long time but I hated them now I have kind of grown out of my up tightness got probably little bit more rebellion in me now than even in my teenage years and have grown to actually love them who knows maybe it is the stories I read and all these hot men with tattoos all over the body has changed my mind but I will never tell my husband that. So long story short we have both agreed that he can go get whatever tattoos he wants on 1 condition… he has to cover up Guns N Roses 1 way or another before he even gets an1 more tattoo…believe it or not I’m actually going to go get a couple myself now I have grown to love them so much.

Chrissy February 7, 2013 at 5:45 PM

I would love this!! I have a tattoo on my ankle I got while is was in the military. Its for honor and dignity.

Tammie February 7, 2013 at 5:57 PM

No funny tattoo story, but I would love to have one I’ve just never found anyone I trust enough to give me one.

Sara February 7, 2013 at 6:21 PM

I’m too chicken to get a tattoo :/ My husband has one though on his arm. It’s his father’s name (he passed away when he was young). This book is at the top of my TBR list. Can’t wait to read it!

Leilani February 7, 2013 at 6:40 PM

No funny tattoo story…but would love to get one if I could get past the fear of needles…so I got a temporary tattoo of a butterfly on my neck and people thinks it’s real. But love novels about tattoo bad boys…

Amanda February 7, 2013 at 6:40 PM

No tattoos here…but maybe some day :)

Dena February 7, 2013 at 6:48 PM

I don’t have any funny tattoo stories however I recently got 3 tattoos my first that represent my children. A rose butterfly and music notes

Beth R February 7, 2013 at 6:54 PM

No tattoos…but lots of books on my TBR!

Sarah B February 7, 2013 at 7:04 PM

My bro and I decided to get tattoos for each other for our birthdays. . .he went first. He now has a tattoo in the middle of his back, and I still have never had one : )

Carla February 7, 2013 at 7:18 PM

The day I got my second tattoo was the same day my best friend went into labor. I walked into our house after coming home from the shop to the chaos of her boyfriend in a complete panic because her water had just broken! I loaded them both into my car with a hefty supply of towels, because the hospital was 90 miles away. We drove 120mph and thankfully I didn’t have to deliver my “nephew” in the back seat of my car. I was so busy being her labor and delivery coach that after he was born, safe and sound, I found a hotel to crash at and forgot all about even having a new tattoo and didn’t do any aftercare until 2 days later! (Luckily, 9 years later, both my nephew and my tattoo are still beautiful!)

Brandi Bradford February 7, 2013 at 7:50 PM

I want to read this book but have so many books on my TBR and on my Kindle ready to read!

Christy February 7, 2013 at 8:25 PM

No tattoo story. But i cant find this on Nook and I really want to read it.

Jessica H February 7, 2013 at 8:26 PM

Friends of mine got married on Dec 31, 2009. A few months later they decided to get tattoos with their wedding date on them. They were so excited to show them off so they took pictures and posted them on Facebook. The tattoos said the date 12/31/10. Unfortunately that date wasn’t even here yet and they messed up their own wedding date on their bodies.

Dazmalyn S. February 7, 2013 at 8:32 PM

I don’t have a tattoo yet but I’m getting one tomorrow!!

Lindsey H February 7, 2013 at 8:52 PM

I have 2 tattoos, but no funny stories to go along with them :(

clair borton February 7, 2013 at 8:54 PM

Ill be honest with you, I have never read this book but wld really love too. I have 7 tats altogether. My 1st wad a chinese symbol meaning true and dincere. My x bf’s parents at the time did not approve, so I decided to get more done. Trusy me they get addictive, and make sure you really want cuz re there for life. Oh me and the x split just shortley after that

Sara February 7, 2013 at 9:08 PM

I have a tattoo of a lizard on my foot and stars on my neck. Would love to win this book! Love Karina!

Amy February 7, 2013 at 9:14 PM

Pick me please

Daron February 7, 2013 at 9:27 PM

First time in my thirty years I wished I had a tattoo! Looking forward to this story

Stephanie D February 7, 2013 at 9:28 PM

I haven”t read this book yet, but would love to win so I can!! I just can’t seem to keep up with all your reviews. I’ve been sick for about 2 weeks and was not able to even read but now that I’m getting better I have ALOT of reading to do :) Thanks again for all the great giveways!!!

EmilyAnn February 7, 2013 at 9:42 PM

I’m making it in just before the deadline! In college freshman year everybody went to the tattoo shop and got tattoos except yours truly. My roommate, my hallway, every friend I had. 7 years later I’m stil unmarked. I actually find tattoos mostly sexy, but I don’t do needles voluntarily.

Dawn M. February 7, 2013 at 9:54 PM

I have no tattoo story since I can’t imagine ever wanting to get one. The book sounds interesting and I’ll put it on my wish list. Love the chance to win. Thanks!

Jen P February 7, 2013 at 10:12 PM

No tattoos here…I change my mind too much

Noelle February 7, 2013 at 10:58 PM

OMG OMG I have been wanting to read this book!! Camden sounds amazing! I would love to win this!!

Michelle M. February 7, 2013 at 11:12 PM

I’m reading Sins & Needles right now! 60% in and loving it! My tattoo story…my first tattoo, my only one so far, covers half my upper back. It took 5 1/2 hours and I got it done in one sitting in a shady biker tattoo parlor by a guy who looked like Opey from Sons of Anarchy. I guess he was kind of impressed that I could sit through that long for my first tattoo because when we were done he smiled, shook my hand, and said, “Bitch, you got balls. Some guys couldn’t have sat through that, but you did without any bitching or whining. You did good.” I was so proud! ;-)

Jody Duffy February 11, 2013 at 5:34 PM

I don’t have any tattoo stories and no tattoos. :( But I absolutely love your blog because I am so addicted to the same books you are. I can’t wait for Book Bash being an Orlando Native.

clair borton February 11, 2013 at 8:26 PM

I am 32 nrley 33 ths april. I wad diagnosed with ms when I wad 28. Reading had become my life, rarley a day goes by when I hvnt got my head in a book. And I would really like to win this book please

clair borton February 11, 2013 at 8:30 PM

As dedication, I am ordering ths very book ths sat from my local library

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