I am sure that you have all seen it before—or that you may even know a person who has had it done—what I am talking about is tattooing the name of an intimate partner on your body. To answer any potential lingering questions: No, I do not and never will, tattoo a name of any person on my body. But there are tons of people that do, and will. According to many tattoo magazines, and some online sources I read, this comes with a very identifiable curse. That curse being: Generally most relationships end within six months of this process taking place. Sounds a tad bit superstitious right? But look around online, and you will see what I have read, and then you will believe. So I have been intrigued by this cult classic phenomenon and total no-no, enough so to write the top five reasons why one should never tattoo the name of a person you are dating or in a relationship with on your body. They are as follows.
- The six month curse. Most people believe that if you tattoo the name of your partner on your body that within half a year you will be broken up. It really does happen quite often. So there is something to this model.
- What if you break up later on? Then you have this name of a person—whom you more than likely detest at this point—on your body forever. Do you really want that?
- It’s freaky cheesy and overdone. That’s right! Think of something a bit more original for a tat that you plan on having for a lifetime. You may as well go ahead and get a heart with the word ‘Mom’ tatted on your body.
- Why not just buy monogrammed jewelry instead? If you are that inclined to have the name brandished on your person, get a monogrammed bracelet or necklace. If you do break up, you can just toss it in the fire and be done with it.
- Names look silly on bodies when tatted. They just do. That’s my personal view. But when there are so many other artistic options to choose from, a name seems like the worst option.