4.28.2008

The Tattoo

WHY do people get tattooed with the name of a significant other? What would ever drive someone into thinking this is a good idea? Even if you are married I don’t see the logic. When does this ever really look good? Because most people put it in frilly cursive lettering followed by the word “forever” or under some poem you wrote for them or, God forbid, in a lame ass heart with an arrow through it.

And let’s be honestly. As I was discussing this phenomenon with a friend of mine we realized this is really the killer of relationships. How many people who have tattooed a name on their skin are still with those people? Tattooing a name = impending doom. The break-up is soon to follow. Take Johnny Depp for example: you just look lame having to schedule a painful surgery later to change a tattoo you thought you could keep forever [and then you inadvertently declare your love for wine...]













If you care about your relationships you’ll show it in some other way – less permanent. And if you want to get a tattoo that represents your love, just don’t put their NAME on it. A symbol is so much easier to deny later…

3 comments:

Michi said...

Haha! I was checking out at the grocery store once when I noticed the girl bagging my stuff had the name Brandon tattooed across her NECK! I had to ask! "Who is Brandon?" It was her boyfriend...mind you this girl was about 16 years old. I simply said "I hope you really love him." Poor girl. I felt a little bad later, but damn, how stupid can you be?

Olivia McCain said...

actually, that's kinda catchy, "wino forever"...

perhaps i will get a "stella forever" and people will always wonder if i'm a drunk or a lesbian.

Leann said...

I would get a scorpion tat on my neck for sure.

Those arthropods know how to mate.