Post # 1
FI and I have talked for years about getting a couples’ tattoo but it’s unlikely we will ever find something we can both agree on! We would never get names or anything like that, and they wouldn’t be the exact same identical tattoo, just something that can be interpreted differently on me as a woman versus him as a man but still come back around to the same idea. If that makes any sense at all.
One thing we have considered is getting a line from our favorite song in each of our “languages” – his in binary (he’s in computer science) and mine in Russian (my minor in college). Neither of us love the idea enough to seriously entertain it I think, though.
Do any of you have a similar tattoo with your SO? I’m so interested in hearing what you have or have seen!
Does anyone have any truly awful stories of friends with something like this that went horribly wrong, or just looks terrible? I’d love to hear those too!
Post # 3
@ebarnes0: DH and I have each other’s names (GASP! Our marriage is doomed!)
We are both heavily tattooed and for us it’s a lifestyle so it was an appropriate way for us to honor each other. Yes, a lot of people think names are an awful idea, but realistically, if God forbid anything happened and we separated, it would be easy to cover up with another tattoo.
Post # 4
@ebarnes0: My FI has my name tattooed on his body. OMG!! I know! haha. Although our thing is “Forever Please” (we say it to each other all the time) and the symbol of our wedding is the infinity symbol. So he will be getting that on his body and I plan on surprising him and getting it put on my body too. But that’s just us and our relationship and it works. It’s very personal to us.
Post # 5
- Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo
We are getting ready to get a tattoo for our first anniversary–the image of teh watch my husband wore at our wedding with the time set to 02:23.13, our wedding date. I’ll get it as a pocketwatch because I have to be able to cover tattoos at my job, he I think is going to get it on his wrist.
Post # 6
@Lana_Rose: Yep, you’re doomed! We are too! We are planning on getting each other’s nicknames done soon!
Post # 7
A friend of mine and her husband have identical tattoos — a stylized chinese symbol for “marriage” or more literally translated “double happiness.” She is Thai, so I think it works for them (not some random chinese symbol) and it’s done in a way that it doesn’t even look like a chinese character. I thought it was really special.
FI and I would like to do something similar…totally following this post to hear some ideas!
Post # 8
@ebarnes0: I will say that unless you’re absolutely certain you want names, that matching symbols can be good in case you do ever break up. A friend of mine and her boyfriend got matching images, and have since broken up. No one needs to know now though that it was a “couples” tattoo as she can just pass it off as something she likes on her own.
Post # 9
@ebarnes0: I think the best tattoo’s are one’s that tell a story or people have to ask what they mean.
How about putting the geographical location of where you and your man got married…
So if it was Tampa, FL… You would both have this tattooed in a cool font (like a blocky, computer font) would like futuristic..
27°58′15″N 82°27′53″W / 27.97083°N 82.46472°W
Copy that and put it in google, it will show you Tampa, FL.
I just think cool numbers are futuristic 🙂
Post # 10
- Wedding: July 2014 - Barn
I would love to get this heart tattoo done (without the intials though):
and we are also both debating on getting this tattoo together:
Post # 11
DH and I have discussed getting m2 (technically squared but I have no idea how to do exponents) because both our names start with the letter M. But honestly, neither of us are that into it. He has 1 tattoo and I have none.
Post # 12
@ebarnes0: Me and my SO both have “infinity” tattoos. My tattoo is of the symbol infinity(sideways 8) and his is the word infinity in Arabic characters. So they represent the same thing, but look totally different.
Also like to add that they are rarely seen as mine is on my ribcage, and his is on his inner bicep. We personally would never get one anothers names, or anything resembling a name.. But my next tattoo will probably be a Ruby (literally the gem outline) as my nickname for him is Ruby and my grandmothers birthstone is a Ruby.
Im all for couples tattoos, I just personally wouldnt get a name, but dont have anything against people who do. I have friends with guys names, some are broken up, others still together, I dont think getting a name automatically means you will break up, but I just dont like the idea of it all.
Post # 13
@TattooedChick23: love the idea, I would reconsider the placement though. Tattoos on the finger and hands don’t always have staying power and can end up looking blurred out and not very well done.
Post # 14
@BrideToBe14: Holy crap lady this is SUCH a good idea!! Can you tell me how you found the coordinates exactly? We’ll be getting married outside of Tampa so that doesn’t work exactly. You have no idea how my FI would LOVE this haha.
Post # 15
If you’re not sure of what you want for a tattoo, then just wait till the right idea comes to you. Don’t force it. Remember this is going to be on your skin forever. There was a post on this forum a while ago about a bee who was actually considering having salabrasion (!!! yikes!!! it’s basically scrubbing the top 5 layers of your skin off with salt!!!) to remove a tattoo she’d gotten in honor of a SO that she didn’t want to wear any more, and it was too big to cover up. No thanks!
Anyway there’s no reason the tattoos have to match or be of a similar theme so just sit tight till you find the right inspiration.
Post # 16
@Horseradish: Exactly, which is why we’ve been talking about it for 3-4 years now! I totally believe that also. My first tattoo had about 6 months worth of actual thought and planning, and my second was about a year’s worth. This isn’t something we’d be doing anytime soon, but if we hit on the right idea, maybe in a year or so.