Getting a tattoo does not always call for deep thought and contemplation. Sometimes, getting something last minute or letting your artist decide can turn out great. Other times, not so much. One of those times being if you get someone's name permanently inked on your body. It is one of those most common tattoos people regret, but that does not always have to be the case. Make sure you consider all of the factors and contingencies with a name tattoo before getting one.
You have probably heard many stories of couples who have been together for years - maybe even decades - getting each other's names tattooed, only to break up a few months later. It is almost as if the tattoos jinxed their relationship! Whether or not you are superstitious, there is something to be said about this situation happening often. It is likely not the workings of a higher power but, rather, the thought-process and circumstances leading up to the decision. Many of these couples may have been on a rocky path for some time and thought a tattoo might be a way to overcome it.
Getting your significant other's name tattooed on your body is not always a terrible idea. But, thinking a tattoo will fix a troubled relationship is. Getting inked will not make the other person any more committed to you than they were before. On the flip side, you should always wait until you are out of the "honeymoon stage" of your relationship before getting permanent ink as well. Do not make permanent decisions based on temporary feelings.
Cover-ups and laser removal
While there are ways to hide or remove an ex-lover's name, these methods should not be relied on. Depending on the location and size of the name, it could be difficult to disguise entirely. Even if your tattoo artist does a stellar job, you might still be able to envision the name through the coverup.
Laser tattoo removal is a costly and time-consuming endeavour. It is far easier to feel confident about a tattoo than it is to go through the process of removing it. Coloured ink is also more difficult to remove than black ink, and some lasered tattoos can leave scars. Just because there are removal options out there does not mean you should think of them as a backup plan; you may not like the results.
One of the few name tattoos people hardly ever regret is the name of someone who passed away or the names of family members. These people will always be a part of your life no matter what, and your love for them is truly permanent and unconditional. Getting their name tattooed can bring closure to the loss of their life and is a powerful way to memorialize them. Tattooing the names of your children, siblings, parents, and other family members is a great way to show how much you care.
If you have considered all possibilities and are set on getting a name tattoo, book an appointment at Arcane Body Arts. We have some of the best tattoo artists in Vancouver that will make sure you end up with a design that honours your loved one.