For someone like me in their 20’s, I find that most of my friends are more likely to commit to a new tattoo than a relationship. On the surface, a marriage and a tattoo have a lot in common; both cost a good amount of money and are essentially permanent. However, it seems that people are more likely to commit to a new tattoo outside of a relationship than take their marriage one step further with matching tattoos.
What does a matching tattoo really mean though? For some it’s a simple tattooed band across the ring finger, for others like TV star Kaley Cuoco, it was her wedding date across her upper back. No matter what the coupled tattoo idea be, it seems that many, just like Kaley fall victim to the same fate of having to cover up the tattoo after their relationship fizzles.
So how do you decide if a couple tattoo is right for you? Well the same way you decided if the marriage was right for you, does it feel like a forever kind of thing? Or will you be able to just cover it up once it no longer holds the right meaning to you? Just because a couple tattoo didn’t work for Kaley, doesn’t mean it hasn’t worked for Beyonce and Jay Z. The infamous couple have been married since 2008 and still happily show off their wedding date in roman numerals on their ring fingers.
Whatever you and your significant other decide, just remember love fades faster than ink. For those that decide you want the love of your life’s name tattoos in Chinese on your forearm, just remember to make sure its spelled right. Just remember, like marriage, this is an important decision and to take your time finding something with true meaning.