Thursday, February 8, 2018

J says :) #6

Let’s talk about…
Tattoos and piercings!

You don’t really know me that well so let me tell you something. I am quite ordinary, especially if we’re talking about tattoos and piercings. Don’t have any actually, well I do have my ears pierced, but it’s nothing too crazy, one hole each ear, so again, pretty standard. Don’t get me wrong, I love tattoos, but on other people :) maybe someday I will be brave enough to do it myself, but as a perfectionist I still have a problem with one simple question: what would I choose? It’s a life commitment, right? Not so simple, ok? So maybe a quote? Some symbol with special meaning? Maybe a dragon? Love them, so that would be cool! So waaaaay too many possible choices to make a decision. Piercings are a totally different story, I’m so glad my mom took me to do it when I was younger, I don’t remember much really, but enough to not do it again or in other parts of my body. So more piercings definitely not for me, but a tattoo… who knows :)

So if you guys are looking for an inspiration, here are some books that might give you interesting ideas…

Rock Addiction 

I just had to start with this one :) and why? The answer is quite simple, it can be described in 2 words: lip ring or another 2 words: rock god. Pick one if you like, but they both should encourage you to read this story… So it’s book #1 in Rock Kiss series by Nalini Singh, and it’s main character Zachary Fox is not only a tattood bad boy of rock but his lip ring is a constant temptation to Molly – a librarian, yes that’s right, librarian. Their story begins with a one-night stand, so you should definitely check out how it ends, trust me it will be worth it. I guarantee, after first chapter, you’ll be already addicted…

Stay

Here we have Hailey, who is kind of a punk-chick. With a nose ring and a tattoo across her back she may not look like a businesswoman, but she definitely is one. It’s book #2 in WAGs series by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy. Hailey, as a co-owner of a company called Fetch, something like an anonymous virtual assistant service, has her own personal clients and one of them is Matt Eriksson – famous hockey player and her lifelong crush. Their story begins with online flirting but then one ticket to a hockey game and one crazy friend change it all. Check it out yourself, if you give them a chance, they will definitely make you want to stay…

Edible

Here we have an excelent example that not everything is just like it seems on the outside. Because sometimes what's on the inside can really surprise you, and by inside in this case I mean what’s underneath clothes :) and both Cole and Rachel are much more than typical lawyer and desserts making genius / florist. But I’m not gonna talk about their piercings now, because I just don’t even want to think about the pain they had to bear. Yes, both of them ;) So check out this book #3 in Exqusite series by Ella Frank, and let them surprise you…

Heaven’s Sinners

If you think about tattoos and piercings in a book, does various series about MC’s comes to mind? Scary looking bikers, right? And you’re correct, I have an example right here, and it’s book #2 in The MC Sinners series by Bella Jewel. It’s a heartbreaking story about Spike and Ciara, but since we’re talking about piercings and nicknames, you probably can guess how Spike got his…

The game plan

In the same category we have a tottally different kind of man, a football player, so many places to get tattoos and piercings, and he has them, a lot of them… It’s always the quiet one, that has totally different side to them, right? You should give this story a try, it’s book #3 in Game On series by Kristen Callihan. Everythig between Dax and Fi started with a beard-related dare… should I even say more? Hot football player with a beard? What else do you need, go and check out his game plan…

Taking a shot

Jenna has a magnificent tattoo, well I picture it as magnificent, because she has a dragon across her back, and how cool is that? So I just had to mention it here :) Story about her and Ty is in book #3 in Play by Play series by Jaci Burton. He’s a hockey player and Jenna is running the family’s sports bar. So the last thing she needs is more sports in her life. She has only one rule, don’t date jocks. Easy enough, right? Well not so much if Ty is playing on the other side of the bar :) So go and find out if he can convince her to break her own rule…

Tempting the bodyguard 

Here we have another woman with great tattoo, it comes from a story we all know and love, I’m talking about the enchanted rose from “Beauty and the Beast”. The whole scene when Chandler wants to know the details about it is just amazing :) So it’s book #3 in Gamble Brothers series written by Jennifer L. Armentrout and it’s about Chandler and Alana. She’s a bad-ass publicist in a serious danger and he’s… well a bodyguard ;) He knows he can protect her from everyone, except himself. But you don’t have to believe me, I strongly encourage you to read it and find out for yourself, this book is really tempting…

Our forever

Heroine in this book written by Elena Matthews has a unique relationship with her son. They even have a saying and it goes something like this: “I love you to the moon and back. I love you to the universe and beyond”. So to honor this connection she has a moon with stars tattoo. So there you go, tattoos can be both, meaningful and beautiful. I have to say I loved this book, it’s a story that just stays with you. Ladies I should add that not only Drew is a musician and owner of a cupcake business, but he also calls Jo sugar, and that’s not only sweet but also hot :) But what he really want for Jo is to make her believe in forever again…

Hearts of fire

Sometimes not only tattoo itself is important but also how it was made. Here we have a symbolic tattoo, baloon which means freedom for Lille. Finally she can live her life just as she wishes. So back to how was it made, well she went with Jack and I think I let you find out for yourself what happened :) all I can say that he was very helpful and now she’ll remember this moment of connection between them every time she’ll look at it. I love that this book has a circus vibe, and it’s quite spectacular. Jack is calling Lille flower and that’s just sweet, right? Anyway a fire-breather and knife-thrower in one hot as sin package? I’m game :) so just relax and enjoy the show…

These books are just examples of course, I would mention more of them, but come on, who would have the time to read a post that long ;) but I just have to mention that tattoos are a really popular theme. Not only in one book but through whole series. You don’t believe me? You want proof? Well get this: in the Lords of the Underworld series by Gena Showalter every Lord has a tattoo as a reminder that there are demons in them (like otherwise they would forget, right?). Anyway, it’s in a different part of their bodies but always a butterfly, coincidence? I don’t think so. So look out for people with butterfly tattoos, because you never know, what’s inside them ;) Another example is in the Psy-Changeling series by Nalini Singh, I’m talking especially about sentinels in DarkRiver leopards pack, because they all have tattoos mimicking scars of their alpha. And I think that this kind of tattoo is a great way to show your loyalty and also claw marks are pretty bad-ass in a changelling pack. If that doesn’t convince you, than I have 2 words for you: rock bands :) pretty much every musician in books have some kind of a tattoo, but do all of them have the same one? Well, they do in Rock Kiss series by Nalini Singh, and if I remember corectly it’s part of their song… but you should check it out for yourselves, you know, because it’s a great series, not to correct me :)

So… did I helped? Do you feel inpired? If not, because tattoos and piercings are not for everyone, at least you now have many different book recommendations :) you’re welcome.

J

No comments:

Post a Comment