Are you thinking about getting a matching tattoo with your SO? If you answered yes, no, maybe or anything in between- I’m going to stop you right there. My advice? Don’t do it. Please. There are so many other things you can spend your time and money on instead of a matching tattoo with your SO. I know you think you love them, and that they’re the “one”, but have you thought through the consequences? Are you ready to commit to something like a permanent tattoo? If you answered no to either of those questions, then you clearly aren’t ready to do anything as bash as a matching tattoo. But if that’s still not enough to convince you otherwise, here are a few reasons why matching tattoos with your SO is a horrible idea!
It looks tacky and cheesy.
Matching tattoos are going to look cheesy beyond repair. So why waste so much money and time if you’re going to get a tattoo that won’t even look good on its own?
What if you break up?
Nobody wants to think of breaking up with their SO, especially if you think they’re the “one”. But if you’re even considering getting a matching tattoo with your SO, this is something that you HAVE to think about no matter what. Think about it- although it may not feel like it, there’s still a chance things won’t work out post-tattoo. And then what happens? You’re left with a stupid matching tattoo on your body that you can’t get rid of unless you want to invest time and money into lasering it off. Not only will you be reminded constantly about the relationship that never made it, but you’ll have to awkwardly explain it to your friends, family and potential dates or your future partners, too!
Nobody will take your tattoo seriously.
I can guarantee you that nobody will look at your tattoo and go- “wow, that’s such a great idea!”. Anyone and everyone you meet will definitely have the thought of “but what if they break up?” running through their minds when you tell them about your matching tattoo. Trust me- they’re just too nice to say it.
It’s not worth the price, pain or commitment.
The thing about getting tattoos is that they’re not only expensive, but they’re painful AND permanent, too. Tattoos take up at least 30 minutes to an hour of your life, and that’s only considering smaller tattoos. Why spend so much money, endure so much pain, and waste sdo much time just to commit to something that: 1. will most likely look cheesy AF, 2. you’ll possibly regret and 3. won’t be worth it at all in the long run? And when you DO start regretting the tattoo, imagine how much money you’d have to work in just to get it lasered off or covered up (if you can even afford that at all)?
All in all, please don’t get a matching tattoo with your SO. I’m a strong believer that you should only get something permanently inked on your skin if it’s meant for yourself, and yourself only. You should never alter the way you look just for someone else, even if you’re convinced it’s for yourself. Don’t commit to someone in a way that’ll only fuck you over when things start to go south. Be smart, and don’t make any rash decisions.