Would You Tattoo Your Boy/Girlfriends Name On Your Body?

United States
March 17, 2008 12:01am CST
Would you declare your love by taking it that far? Why or why not? Be honest here. I always found that it's bad luck to do something like this.
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@Ravenladyj (22936)
• United States
24 Mar 08
HELL NO!! the only and I mean ONLY names that deserve the privilge of being permanently marked on my body are the names of my children..THATS IT...No lover, whether past or current is worthy enough of that IMO...Lovers come and go, even when one is married there is no guarentee that they'll be "yours" forever so why waste the time and money and skin space on something like that ya know...
• United States
18 Mar 08
They say it's bad luck to tattoo your lovers name on yourself. Me I think it's just stupid. I would never do it. The only person's name I would ever get tattooed on myself would be my kid name. My friend had her husband's name tattooed on herself when they got married. sort of like a marriage present. Taking the I do's too far. Well anyway 3 years later they are now divorced. And his name is tattooed reminder of the bad marriage that they had.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
18 Mar 08
no way! I think it is unbecoming. my husband would not like me to do it either - I am sure. nor would I want my name on his body - tatooed.
@jenni7202 (1598)
• United States
18 Mar 08
I personally would never do this. I love my boyfriend with all my heart, but who's to say that one day we won't be together? I wouldn't want something on my body from a past relationship. I wouldn't let him do it either. It's a different story when your tattooing your childrens names, or even your parents, but not your significant other. I think it's a dumb move, especially when you don't personally know what will happen in your future.
@ellie333 (21018)
18 Mar 08
Years ago I was engaged to a guy who was a tattooist and he was always asking me to have his name but I refused. I did have a tattoo and he went to write his name and I almost decked him so I have a lovely tatto with a strange looking squiggle which was going to represent the first initial of his name LOL. He had a sister with the same name as me so I suppose he got away with it as he had my name on him. I think if I was ever to have another tattoo with a name it would only be my childrens as that is unconditional, relationships change and if you split with the partner you either have to go looking for someone of that name, have an elaborate coverup, or have a very accepting new boyfriend. Ellie :D
@KKKBsmom (1093)
• United States
18 Mar 08
tattoo kids names - guys tattoo of his kids names
This is a negative!!! Why would anyone do this? i can see getting your kids name tatooed on you... but not a significant other. They are not bonded to you. They are not Blood.
@ruby222 (4848)
17 Mar 08
I thought this was quite comical when I read it....my hubby has Pam tattooed on his arm....a fling from many moons ago..(at least 35 years I hope!!!!lol)...how lucky my name happened to be Pam when we married!!!!
@alexsis (2149)
• United States
17 Mar 08
There is not that much love in the world. I would never, never ever tattoo a boyfriend or husband name on my body. You never know how long the relationship will last, but that tattoo will stay on your body forever unless you get it remove which cost a lot to do that. As of right now I do not have a tattoo, but I am thinking about getting one and I will put my name or my daughter name. Definitely not a boyfriend name! But you shouldn't have to prove your love by tattooing their name on your body.
@ayou82 (3460)
• Philippines
17 Mar 08
no i dont think so coz at the end of the day if something happened to the relationship it will stay in your body forever unless you spend another penny to remove it why? what for?? then if you always see that tats written in your body you will go back and scare yourself by thinking of that person that once broke your heart..
• United States
17 Mar 08
The only tattoo I have now is of my daughters name. To have another name on my body it would have to be my son. The only way my boyfriends name could be there. is if he is my sons father. As well as my son being a Jr. Nothing on this earth could make me tag myself with a mans name. Other than it being my son.
@Mare73 (1335)
• United States
17 Mar 08
I don't think it's a bad thing. But tattoos are not for everyone, names are not for everyone. I had my ex's name tattooed and I had no intentions of getting it covered up. HOWEVER, because of how things ended and the hell he put me through, I got that sh*t covered up quick fast and in a hurry. Do I regret it? NOPE. I guess for me, I don't view tats as "permanent". You can get them covered up if you have too. Would I ever do it again? Don't know...maybe next time we'll get matching tats. Something that means something to us both.
@nicholejade (2430)
• Canada
17 Mar 08
I would never go as far as tattooing my boyfriends, fiance or husbands name on my body and many tattoo artists will say to people don't do it as well. They have always told me something that means alot to you but is not going to fade over your lifetime. Something with meaning to it. I have seen it done before and I think it is really a stupid move on their part. The only name/names are the people who mean alot to me that have passed away like a memorial for instance my grandfather was one that I got done.