Spring Blog Carnival – Welcome to the House of Pain!

Posted 6 May, 2013 by Danny in Blog, Danny, Featured, Giveaways, Heather, Pushy / 129 Comments

Welcome to this year’s Spring Blog Carnival!

Angela from Reading Angel, Candace from Candace’s Book Blog, and Lori from Pure Imagination are throwing the third annual Spring Blog Carnival! Thank you so much, girls, for this amazing and exciting event!

Blogs all over the BookBlogysphere are hosting exciting Booths and Challenges! Be sure to stop all all the other stops and see what they are offering you to have some fun!

If you stopped here on your way through the Carnival – be warned, it will get a little darker here…

You sure you wanna stay? 

Well, enter at your own risk….

Then we welcome you here at the Bookworms to …


… and imagine you are stepping into a parlor full of ink, tattoo and piercing art and .. Baby! It hurts so good!

Don’t we all love our Bad Boys? Those boys that have amazing tattoos and a lip piercing or two? Those boys that melt our hearts because they are moody, brooding and sexy as hell? Yes, we all love these …


Now, come to our Challenge!

Get your own Bad Boy Ink and a Piercing! Yes, we dare you!

So what do you have to do now?


  1. Get a Random Number from the Random Generator for the Tattoo – write it down
  2. Get a Random Number from the Random Generator for the Piercing – write it down
  3. Go to our Pinterest “House of Pain” boards: one for the Tattoos and one for the Piercings and search for your number!
  4. Go to the comments and tell us which tattoo and piercing you got, and tell us which book comes to your mind when you saw the Tattoo, or which book boy this tattoo or piercing reminds you of! 

Get Your Tattoo:

Now, get your Piercing

And now go to our Pinterest Board and see what you are going to get!

Don’t worry, we have the best Tattoo Artists and Piercers in our House of Pain!  And they’re going to take GOOD care of you! *wink*

SpringBlog_Ink   SpringBlog_Piercing

And now… here are the Books you can win:

Young Adult – Bad Boy Section


New Adult Bad Boy Section



We will have 3 winners (’cause we are three Bookworms…) and each winner can choose one book from our list and can even choose, if you prefer, Hardcover, eBook, or Audiobook!

So, we’re excited to see what you get!

Danny’s favorite Tattoo is Number  3 and Danny’s favorite Piercing is Number 10!

Heather’s favorite Tattoo is Number 17 and favorite Piercing is Number 6.

Pushy’s favorite Tattoo is Number 9 and favorite Piercing is Number 4.

Let’s get marked up, girls!



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129 Responses to “Spring Blog Carnival – Welcome to the House of Pain!”

  1. Kathy L.

    I got number 6 piercing and number 10 tattoo which makes me think of The Mortal Instruments series. My favorite piercing are 7 and 5 while my favorite tattoos are 20, 12, and 13.

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  2. kim

    Tattoo #: 8
    LOVE LOVE the tattoo. I know the tattoo is supposed to remind me of the Raven boys, but it actually reminds me of the vampires from the Midnight Breed Series by Lara Adrian. None of the vamps actually turn into ravens, but they are “of the night” and “fast movers” and “protective of what is theirs” …. just like I imagine a raven would be.

    Piercing # 2
    Very cool piercing! Something I have thought about doing in the past, but chickened out. I would like to think that Sylvie from Creed has this piercing. I know she is mostly bad_ss but I’d like to think she has a little bit of the ‘cool’ factor going on as well. She’s such a great character.

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  3. Cali W.

    I got Tattoo #7: The tattoo reminds me of Patch from Hush, Hush.
    And I got Piercing #8: The Piercing reminds me of Cole from Everbound.
    I love the tattoo and the piercing! πŸ˜‰

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  4. I got 4 for the Tattoo (so cool, it’s a literary one and JK Rowling too!!!!) and 9 for the piercing – I immediately thought of Easy by Tammara Webber and Lucas. He’s the type of guy who would get a tattoo of a book that is important to him:)

    This is an awesome booth:))

    Thank you:)

    ccfioriole at gmail dot com

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  5. tatoo 2:
    not something i like but at least it’s small^^;; it make me think about someone who wants to be “bad” but prefer to have soem security

    percing 10: really i don’t want one like that…too afraid i guess and it doesn’t remind me anything
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  6. I got Tattoo #14, which is a beautiful quote from The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and Piercing #4, which is a tongue ring and perfectly suited to any bad boy. πŸ˜‰

    Both the tattoo and piercing remind me of the Everneath series, and strangely remind me of both Bad Boy Cole and Good Guy (who got all twisty and dark when his soul mate was kidnapped) Jack. I think Becks is both their ideas of infinite love, and either one of them could have the smexy piercing. It’s also a great piercing to put life savers on. πŸ˜‰

    Love the use of Pinterest for this booth! Hope to see you again at BEA!
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  7. Tattoo 20: This tattoo made me think of a line in the “Last Samurai”. Katsumoto, their Samurai leader, said that the cherry blossoms were perfect which immediately made me think of the Uglies book.

    Piercing 8: This made me think of one of my fav boy characters Jeb from Splintered… (although he has a piercing in the center of his lip) I can still picture him having this one!

    Thank you for this awesome giveaway! This was super fun!!!

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  8. I got tattoo number 7 (the feather) and piercing number 5 (arrow). I actually wouldn’t mind either! ^^ I’ve been meaning to get some new ink for a while (I have ‘memento mori’ tattooed behind my left ear). Can’t remember a book with someone having either of them, but the feather for some reason made me think of Karou from Daughter of Smoke and Bone πŸ™‚
    From the piercings I like number 1 and 8 a lot but only have number 6. Oh and I love the Perks of Being a Wallflower tattoo πŸ˜€
    Awesome idea for a challenge/giveaway! I’ve read most of the books but I’d love to win Faking It!
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  9. OOOOOooooo DANNY!!! I got #16 for the tattoos and that’s on Lucas’s arm from EASY! I AM A WINNER JUST BECAUSE OF THAT! I couldn’t have picked a better number if I’d tried:) This was awesomely fun.

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    Tattoo Number 14 – The Perks of being a Wallflower – That tattoo reminds me of Twilight!
    Piercing #8 – ok this just grosses me out!

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  11. cynthia garcia

    Tattoo I got number 11 Which I love the Butterfly! It reminds me of Beautiful and Walking Disaster. Piercing I got number 2 It reminds me of a TON of books.

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  12. Tattoo #10: Totally reminds me of Travis from Beautiful Disaster and even Caleb Becker from Leaving Paradise.

    Piercing #1: All I can think of when I look at the piercing is The Daughter of Smoke and Bone (I can’t even remember if the main character had piercings) but the way she had blue hair and a sleeve of tattoos made me think that this would fit her perfectly.
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  13. Veronika Briseno

    I got Tattoo #7 and made me think of Fallen, because is a fetter. and Piercing #7 too. Love the number is my lucky one.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Veronika Briseno 5/6/2013

    sorry typo error the Tattto is a feather

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  14. Wren B.

    I got #20 for the tattoo and #2 for the piercing. The tattoo reminds me of a giesha story and the piercing reminds me of Divergent something a dauntless would wear.

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  15. _Sandra_

    I got tattoo #11 – definitely reminds me of Walking Disaster and piercing #4 – Beautiful Disaster, for sure.
    Thanks for a giveaway! πŸ™‚

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  16. Vanessa K.

    I got tattoo 18- reminds of of Morpheus from splintered (cause the white rabbit was his friend) and piercing 8 which dosn’t really remind me of anything

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  17. Sarah

    I got piercing 2, which kinda reminds me of the cover of Going Too Far, even though the guy in there wasn’t too bad and didn’t have a piercing as far as I can remember haha
    I got tattoo 18, which reminds me of Alice in Wonderland ‘I’m late, I’m late..’ I guess the rabbit can count as a bad boy since he led Alice down the rabbit hole πŸ˜›


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  18. Chenise J.

    I got tattoo #8 which is definitely a reminder of The Raven Boys. I also got piercing #6 but I can’t think of someone who had a nose ring!

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  19. Krista

    I got the perks of being a wallflower tattoo.
    I got the arrow earring which reminds me of the Hunger Games.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  20. I got tattoo 13, which reminds me of Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen, and piercing number 1 which looks just plain painful. Piercing number 5 is super cute. I keep seeing these awesome industrial piercings. My favourite tattoo is definitely number 8. I repinned it XD

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  21. I got tattoo #16, which reminds me of Lucas in Easy for obvious reasons. πŸ™‚

    I got piercing #8 which reminds me of Rule from the book Rule

    Awesome giveaway, ladies!

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  22. erinf1

    I had tattoo 13 and piercing 1…. ouch, ouch, ouch! While I love both on *other* people, I’m gonna have to weeny out… sorry gals! Thanks for the fun event!

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  23. Chanpreet

    I got tattoo #20, which is really pretty and piercing #9. Honestly I can’t think of any male in any book who has the same tattoo or piercing I got. They seem to be of a more feminine nature. I did double check to see if any of the more graphic piercings were up. To be honest, those are the piercings I remember a bad boy having! :p

    I wanted a #4 piercing when I was a teenager but the parental unit said no and I was too much of a good girl to go against their wishes.

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  24. I was given tattoo number 2 – Mischief Managed.
    WHICH IS OBVIOUSLY FROM HARRY POTTER, and actually my favorite part of the series, so I love it!
    Piercing wise I got number 7. I immediately thought of Ash from the iron fey series. Not sure if he would be considered a hard core badboy, but in terms of piercings, it seems whimsical and even has a naturesque feel to it, so I feel like it would suit him as he is an elf.


    That was fun!
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  25. Kai W.

    I was given the tattoo #2 and piercing #7. The tattoo and piercing made me think of the Geisha Story and any books that have a Japanese story themes. OK, first thought is Wolverine. I can’t help myself.

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  26. I got #12 for tattoo and #3 for piercing. #12 tattoo makes me think of the Queen of Hearts in Alice and Wonderland. And the piercing was hard for me… #3… so humm… It makes me think of the Sookie Stackhouse books… because that show keeps getting crazy and eventually Sookie is going to have a eyebrow piercing!

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  27. I love this , very creative!

    I got 19 for the tattoo and 8 for the piercing. Oddly enough they both work for the same book. Morpheous from Splintered is a bad boy and he has a friendship with Cheshire. 8 is a lip ring and it reminds me of Jeb from Splintered as well…I think he had a lip ring. I should probably check, lol.
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  28. The tattoo I got was #6, and I immediately thought of the book, Beautiful Disaster. But I also thought of Katie McGarry books too.

    The piercing I got was #9, and I thought of Patch from the Hush Hush series. I can see him having that piercing.

    Thank you!

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  29. My tattoo was number 19 and of course reminds me if the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland. It also reminds me of Grimalkin from The Iron Fey series. I got piercing number 1 and it kinda creeps me out and doesn’t remind me of any book. This is such an awesome way of entering! Thanks, girls!!
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  30. I got tattoo #4 (Harry Potter!!) and piercing #5 (Hunger Games!!!) and I am so excited! I could definitely see myself getting the piercing, that’s for sure. I’m not much of a tattoo person on my own body (needles… shiver…), but the art can sometimes be amazing! I really like the Raven Boys-ish ones!

    Thanks very much for a fun stop!
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  31. I got tattoo five and piercing nine. Nothing really springs to mind that is bad boy related with the tattoo (somehow I don’t think Where the Wild Things Are counts) but with the piercing I think of Damon from the Vampire Diaries. Not quite sure why, though.

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  32. Lavinyaa Pash

    Cool!! I got Tattoo #11. It’s a cool butterfly.
    I’d love to get a tattoo when I get to be legally adult. But that would be only a star on my leg. Nothing too much.

    And Piercing #8, which is a lip piercing.
    TBT, I’d never really want a piercing, anything.

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  33. Oh, my! I got tattoo #8 and Piercing #5, how cool! (I would actually get that piercing, if I didn’t know for a fact that my curly hair would eat it).
    It makes me think of a dark, mysterious, warrior…but contemporary and dystopian. No known books come to mind, but it’s making me itch to write something. Perhaps set in a futuristic, tribal Seattle…hrmmm…..
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  34. Amanda D

    I got number 17 for the tattoo and number 2 for the piercing. I guess I don’t read enough books about bad boys because they don’t remind me of anyone. When I think of tattoos, I think of Travis from Beautiful Disaster.

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  35. Rin

    I had tattoo number 7 and piercing number 10.

    The tattoo reminded me of Hush, Hush, as I noticed other people say.

    Great idea for a booth!

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  36. Nicole L

    I got tattoo #5 (Where the Wild Things Are!) and piercing #6 (nose ring)… well these definitely don’t remind me of a bad boy, maybe a bad girl librarian or hipster chick?! Absolutely no book comes to mind though!

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  37. I got tattoo # 7, which is absolutely gorgeous. I LOVE IT! It reminds me of Patch from Hush, Hush. Love that boy to oogles!!! πŸ˜€ lol ;p And as for the piercing, I got # 5, which reminds me of the Hunger Games. Pretty obvious with the whole arrow. πŸ™‚ I love both my tatt and piercing. They’re hot and funky…something I myself would get. *snicker*

    Thanks for the awesomesauce giveaway! πŸ˜€

    ~ Maida <3
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  38. Ashfa Anwer

    I got tattoo no 4: which says Tales of Beadle the Bard and it definitely looks that! Love it! Tattoo no 17 looks great too- very red riding hood-ish.
    And I got Piercing no 5 and it reminds me of Katniss and the Hunger Games Love no 7. Looks cute.

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  39. Annie

    I got number 19 for the tattoo and that sure looks like the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland!
    I got 5 for the piercing and the second I saw it, it reminded me of The Hunger Games. I love that series!

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  40. Evie

    I got Tattoo #9 and it reminds me of Daughter of Smoke and Bone. I don’t know why though. I think it’s because that tattoo is really dark.
    And I got Piercing #5 and it reminds me of The Hunger Games because of the arrow.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  41. I got tattoo #4 which was either a skull with roses or the hallows tattoo from HP (there are two fours..) and piercing #8 which was the lip piercing.
    When I think of tattoos and piercings I always think of Pushing the Limits.

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  42. Jamie .M

    I got piercing number 3# and Tattoo number 5#
    I’m thinking maybe book Alice In Zombie land only because the tattoo is something that you would find in a non-Realty type place.

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  43. Julia Rain

    I got #4 for a tattoo, which is AWESOME because I;m actually going to get a Deathly Hallows tattoo one day – I have an ugly scar on my stomach that’s going to be the wand, and I’ll build the rest of the tattoo around it. Reminds me of Harry Potter, naturally. πŸ™‚

    I got #5 for the piercing and it reminds me of The Hunger Games. I’d sport that, it’s pretty cool.

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  44. Jacklin Updegraft

    I got #4 for piercing which was the tounge and it reminds me of Never Too Far (Rush has his tounge pierced!) and #7 for tattoo which reminds me of Daughter of Smoke and Bone!

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  45. Camille

    #13 “Follow Your Heart” which reminds me of Adrian, especially in TIS.
    #10, which reminds me of Adam in the Shatter Me series. πŸ™‚

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  46. Tiffany Drew

    I got tattoo #8 for The Raven Boys, which I LOVED.
    I got piercing #5 which was an arrow through the top of the ear and all I could thing of was “yea, my hair would get caught in that and pull it right out” lol.

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  47. Artemis

    I got number 2 piercing and number 10 tattoo. The tattoo reminds me of Travis from Beautiful Disaster and the piercing Lucas from Easy.

    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  48. Joana V.

    I got tattoo #19, which obviously reminded me of “Alice in Wonderland”! I love it so much! And I got piercing #7, which reminds me of the movie version of Kyle from Beastly (I know it was supposed to be from a book, but the movie is somewhat based on the book, right? :3)

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  49. Stormy

    I got tattoo 18. It just reminds me of Alice in Wonderland. I haven’t read any Alice inspired books so, I know of no bad boy whom it would remind me of. Piercing 5, an arrow through the ear, reminds me of Tristan Archer from Avow, the Archers of Avalon series by Chelsea Fine. Because he was hot and very good at archery. πŸ™‚

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  50. I was number 8 for both the tattoo and the piercing So I have a raven (huge raven) tattoo and a lip piercing. I will forever remember Seth and his lip ring from Wicked Lovely, but the Raven tattoo doesn’t fit him. I don’t think he’s up there, but I’m going to go with Morpheus from Splintered by A.G. Howard. He’d definitely have tattoos and a raven definitely suits him. And piercings is a given for him.

    What a great idea!!

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  51. Amber Hsu

    I got tattoo 17 and piercing 8~
    I don’t think that i’ll ever get a tattoo or any piercings other than ear piercings… but I really liked the red riding hood tattoo~

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  52. Bridget Howard

    For the tattoo I got #19 and it totally reminds me of the Iron Fey series by Julia Kagawa.
    For the piercing I got #2 and it reminded me of Splintered by AG Howard, even though I don’t think ALyssa had a piercing but thats the kind of make up I imagine her wearing!

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  53. Tiffany Horton

    I got #8 tatoo and since I haven’t read The Raven Boys yet it reminds me of Edgar Allen Poe. If only I had the guts to actually get it! It’s pretty awesome! I got #5 for the piercing, which would hurt soooo bad but totally reminds me of the Hunger Games!
    This was awesome!

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  54. Kristina

    Tattoo nr 19 and piercing nr 4.
    It’s hard to say what they remind me, though. There are still so many books I haven’t gotten to, and the ones on my shelves don’t have many pierced/tattooed boys :/

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  55. Shamara Catama

    I got tattoo 20 which reminded me of Memoirs of a Geisha even though it’s not said in the book that the main character had a tatto and piercing no. 5 which reminded me of Katniss from Hunger Games

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  56. Anubha

    Tattoo no. 19 and piercing no. 3.
    Piercing does not remind of anyone or anything but that tattoo remind me of evil cat in alice in wonderland πŸ™‚

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  57. Jenni

    I got tattoo 16 and piercing 4. I wouldn’t want the tattoo but I’d want it on a boy πŸ˜‰ I’d want number 13 and piercing number 5. I wouldn’t want a tongue piercing. BUT for the sake of this I’d go through with it. ahh.

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  58. Jaime Lester

    I got Tat Number 7, and I think I can imagine Ellie from the Angelfire series with it. It is almost perfect for her, actually! I can’t see it being a tat for a boy, honestly. A wee bit girly…
    I got Piercing Number 8, and all I can say for that is OUCH. Not good with needles in general, but definitely not around my mouth. I can see Noah from The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer having one though. He, yeah, I could see it!

    LOVED this so much! My favorite Carnival Event for 2013. Thanks much!

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  59. Giaochau Nguyen

    I got Tat Number 10 and Piercing Number 3. The tattoo reminds me of Beautiful Disaster and the piercing doesn’t remind me of anyone. I didn’t even know you can have eyebrow piercings. I guess I wouldn’t mind the tattoo but I have a very small arm so it wouldn’t look as nice as the guys.

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  60. Erika

    I got 18 for tattoo which reminded me of Alice in wonderland with the rabbit with the clock. I got 9 for the piercing and the piercing on the mouth reminded me of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Thanks!

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  61. Kayla Prada

    I got 20 for the tattoo and 8 for the piercing! I absolutely love the tattoo! It’s so beautiful! And that piercing is cute, I actually used to wear a fake one like that in middle school lol! Honestly neither the tattoo or the piercing remind me of any book I’ve read. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  62. Amber Terry

    I got #8 on tattoos (“Raven Boys”) which definitely brought to mind Maggie Stiefvater. My piercing was #1 and I really don’t have any ideas on that one. I really loved the raven, though!!

    Thanks for the chance to win πŸ™‚

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  63. Kristin

    I got tattoo #10, no idea who this might remind me of, not a fan of tattoos like this so it’d have to be someone douchey. For the piercing I got #4, totally reminds me of Rule from the book of the same name.

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  64. Melissa B in IL

    Tattoo #17 Little red riding hood…pretty cool! Which made me think of many different weres who’d think it funny to be the big bad wolf… but couldn’t pick my fav. Piercing I got #2….not a fan of those so no idea.

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