Matrimony is on the slide, yet people show their commitment to love and relationships with tattoos that have a longer shelf life than traditional wedding vows. Like marriage, tattoos can fade over time. Like divorce, removing a tattoo leaves scarring.
Give yourself some wiggle room. Get a stat-free tat with your partner, symbolizing a shared belief in the beauty of eternal love.
Avoid his and her names or wedding dates, like the roman numerals stamped on Eva Longoria’s celebrity wrist. Now divorced, she no longer needs to wear anniversary cliff notes in plain sight. Perhaps she would’ve been better served with a generic I love you tattoo, that bonds yet does not bind.
For those of you still committed to inking your partner’s name, consider following Eva’s other lead. Her former husband and NBA player, Tony Parker, wore jersey #9. In turn she stamped “nine” on the back of her neck, a perfect hiding spot for those “I love you often…just not always” moments.
Whatever you do, falling hopelessly in love can be a risky business when you sign in “ink.”