As someone who sports three tattoos, I loved everything about this collection, which captures the rush of giving and getting tattoos, as well as the allure of the tattooed bad boy, executed exquisitely in “Uncovering Heather” by Victoria Blisse. What I really appreciated was that each story took such a different angle, and the stories featuring tattoo artists truly valued the artistic work involved. The writing is gorgeous as well; I especially liked the line in “Venomous Ink” by Alain Bell about a woman being tattooed going into “that happy place where pain becomes a sensuous caress.” I also loved the misunderstanding inherent in “Scissoring” by Annabeth Leong, a first-time lesbian sex story that has twists and turns and is hot as can be. Whether or not you have tattoos or think they’re sexy, this book is worth checking out for the hotness factor and creative, often tender, moments between characters. They bring the tattoos to life without making them fetishes or their wearers caricatures.
— Inked, Amazon Review, 6 Jun 2016, 5/5