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Handle This: He Gets Your Name Tattooed

For your one-year anniversary, you and your boyfriend have a romantic night planned. You’ve completely gussied yourself up for the occasion: you got your nails done, bought a new dress, and had a friend do your hair and makeup.

When you get back from a very nice dinner, you guys decide to exchange gifts. After you give him yours, he asks you to turn around so he can surprise you with his. When he tells you to look, you whip around expecting a piece of jewelry or even a puppy, anything but what you see. Instead, he’s standing with his shirt off and his back turned. Just above his behind is a big, and very noticeable, tattoo of your name. You don't hate tattoos, but this is just shocking. He's so excited that he's practically beaming, so how do you handle this situation?


petra2424 petra2424 7 years
well i don't see what is the big deal about it, i love tattoos because they help me remember and they give me strenght, if someone gets a tattoo with your name doesn't mean that you will be always together, he may just want to remember you whatever happens... i'm thinking of getting a tattoo my fiance's name, but i don't want to scare him, so i'm still thinking of it.. i would feel glad and secure if my man would do that.
ali321 ali321 7 years
I know someone who has a picture of his ex wife on him. I'm sure it was romantic at the time. Not such a good thing now that they're divorced. I think I'd probably just laugh if someone surprised me with a tattoo of my name. I mean it's a bad idea, but still a huge gesture. What can you really do?
AKirstin AKirstin 9 years
"Usually women are the dumb@sses that pull this crap" Why would you assume that??
0danielle0 0danielle0 9 years
Hmm, I'd be upset. My boyfriend has said, on several occasions, that he wants to get my name tattooed on his neck. Each time, I have told him that he's CRAZY and that I WOULD NOT be ok with that. The concept is flattering, but it's just not a good idea.
k8-rckstr k8-rckstr 9 years
I think it'd be cool for sure... as long as we were both in it for the long haul... love tattoos...
girlfriday girlfriday 9 years
I'm always amused how some people will easily get their bf/gf's name permanantly inked on their body, but think that marriage is too much of a commitment. How does this make sense??????
thegiraffe thegiraffe 9 years
I'm surprised at all the negative reactions. I'd be honored! (if he was The One, of course)
shugahxnxspice shugahxnxspice 9 years
oh goodness. my boyfriend's been wanting to get a tattoo, but i've managed to talk him out of it. even if he did get one, he knows not to get my name tattooed in his nether regions...or anywhere else! i'd totally flip! there are plenty of other ways to show your devotion to your loved one...
kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
My parents have each others names on them... but they waited until their 30th anniversary to do it... So yeah I don't think they jinxed it :) As far as the situation... yeah I'd laugh. :P
RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 9 years
Usually women are the dumb@sses that pull this crap.:D It's tacky and i hope that no guy of mine would be dumb enough. It just seems kind of desperate, it's also proven to be the death knell to relationships.
kaenai kaenai 9 years
I'd prefer a tiger, since I was born 'in the year of-' but my name..? I'd feel horrible, and a little scared. 'Poster' up there has a good idea. Give it a few years and if he still thinks it's cool, then fine. Do it without discussing it? Hell no.
Poster-of-a-Girl Poster-of-a-Girl 9 years
haha my ex wanted to do that for our one year.. and then our two year... and I couldn't really convince him out of it, so I said lets compromise, spend five years with me and if on our five year anniversary you still feel strongly about getting it done, then you can do it. Needless to say we barely made it to the five year mark and broke up very soon after. I hope he's thanking me for talking him out of it haha
jezebella jezebella 9 years
i got my bf's initials on my wrist a year ago... no jinx yet :)
AKirstin AKirstin 9 years
I didn't realize so many people were superstitious. So, you really believe getting a tattoo can "jinx" your relationship, or that it's "bad luck"? heh
sunnyheart sunnyheart 9 years
My awful ex was always talking about how badly he wanted my name tattooed on him and I kept saying no no no no! It should have been a warning sign, but now I almost wish he would have done it. Maybe he would have a constant reminder of me and the bad choices he made/makes, or at least would have put a second of pause into all those women he sleeps with ("Who's soandso???").
cubadog cubadog 9 years
Everyone knows that a name tattoo jinx's the relationship. I would never let anyone do that. I love tattoo's but I would never let anyone get my name.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 9 years
One of my college sweethearts did that. I was only 18 years old, and he was 20. He was a moron, and I was bigger moron for falling for him. Needless to say, we didn't last. Thankfully, my name is fairly short, and easy to cover-up, which I heard he did.
kia kia 9 years
I would laugh my a$$ off at someone for doing this.
emalove emalove 9 years
I can never understand why people feel the need to do this...
JovianSkies JovianSkies 9 years
I highly doubt anyone I've dated would do such a thing, but if they did, I'd just tell them that I loved it (especially if they're so excited). If we broke up, then he'd be the one with the tattoo, not me!
lizrocks lizrocks 9 years
Haha. My husband got my name and our wedding date tattooed on his arm for our one-year anniversary. I thought it was completely dumb but he's really proud of it. You'd think it would help him remember our anniversary but no, it doesn't!
ella1978 ella1978 9 years
My BF and I had this talk a long time ago. He has a few tattoos and I said very early on that a tattoo of my name would be bad luck. It's unfortunate because I get to see his ex-wifes name all the time (it was a dumb young thing, didn't last long) but that tattoo is forever! Ugh. Regardless, he wouldn't do this. I told him it would be okay if he got something that symbolized our relationship, but no names..
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