Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Say It With Ink

By Ana Bertoli, Nina's cousin and BFF, from Heather Webber’s Trouble Under the Tree (A Nina Quinn Mystery)

Most of you already know I’m no good at relationships. The shorter, the better I always say.

Well, it’s what I used to say at least. But now, there’s Kit.

Six-foot-five, two hundred and fifty pounds of solid muscle, tattoos galore (including a skull on his bald head and black lining his eyes), and one of the biggest hearts I’ve known.

He has baggage, sure. Especially since his last girlfriend was murdered (can’t give away too much here). And there’s the sticky fact that I used to be his probation officer... But all that’s in the past.

We’ve been together for a few weeks now, and I can’t believe I’m about to admit this but...I think he might be the one. Maybe. Possibly.

Anyway, with Christmas coming up, I wanted to show him I was in our relationship for the long haul (which for me consists of more than three weeks). I wanted to get a tattoo. A heart with our initials in it. Only, every time I go to the tattoo artist, I pass out as soon as the needle touches my skin.

My cousin Nina says it looks like a constellation on my lower back. And maybe I should leave at that, but I really want that heart.

What’s a girl to do?


  1. You could get one of those fake one.

  2. No tattoooos!!! Every girl I know who has one, regrets it. Tattoos are forever, honey, and maybe your guy is, too, but it doesn't mean you gotta brand yourself.

  3. If you pass out every time, maybe your subconscious is trying to tell you something. I'm with Dru, try a fake one. If Kit doesn't work out, you won't need surgery to repair the tattoo.

    ~ Krista

  4. I totally agree with all these comments. Fake it. Say it ("I'd love to get a tattoo, honey but I'm allergic to needles") or just buy him another tattoo for Christmas. How much pain should a girl take for her guy anyway!

  5. I have to agree. Tatoos seem like living for the excitement of the moment but they always end up a long term problem. Just have a good time with him and see where it goes.

  6. You all make very good points. Am going to have to think on this (anything to avoid that needle!).