(Closed) Should I get his first initial tattooed on me….?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

i think your going to get many different oppinions on this one, me and my Fiance are very tattoo’d people but we have agree’d never to get eachothers names, personal choice nothing against what you want to do for us we just dont want to have that kind of work done. I did draw a full back peice for my Fiance and he has my art forever tattoo’d on him so he is commited to carrying a part of me with him forever we just feel like a name is something were not interested in doing. I think if its truly what you want then go ahead, just do what you know in your heart is right for you and your boyfriend, and perhaps talk to him first?

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I wouldn’t.  I do plan to get our birth flowers tattooed on me though.

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I don’t have any tattoos at all, but the only scenario that I can see being inspired to get one, is maybe if I had a child that died… morbid, but so far the only thing I can think of as meaningful, and permanent enough to know for sure I’d want it forever.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I personally would not do such a thing. I currently have two small tattos that represent two people very close to me that have passed away. If it is truly something you have spent a long time thinking about and its what you really want then go for it. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

If it’s something that you think he would truly appreciate and it’s something you know for sure that you want, then go for it. I have my fiance’s first initial inside one of my tattoos. It wasn’t something we planned on, it was something he suggested the day before I got it done, and I don’t regret it. I would never get someone’s entire name tattooed on me though.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Hmm that’s a tough answer- I don’t think it’s weird to do something like that and it is quite a meaningful way to carry a “piece” of him. It’s ultimately your personal preference! 

For me, personally, I wouldn’t do it. Instead of getting “tattoos”…Fiance and I came up with something different… we are having our initials and wedding date engraved inside our wedding bands, plus because he plays hockey as a goalie quite frequently- he had a painter put my initials on his mask with our anniversary date. (That made my heart melt)

Post # 9
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Newbee

SO and I are fairly heavily tattooed, and like Mrs.Charpentier, we agreed not to get each other’s names/initials. Our best friends (who have been happily married for years and have child #2 on the way) have each other’s names tattooed, and I think it’s perfect… for them.

I guess it’s just personal preference. SO and I got matching rose tattoos that hold meaning for us… I think that’s much more special than a name/initials, because then it’s something just between YOU TWO.

Either way, do what YOU want, I just hope this helped give a little insight. 🙂

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I personally wouldn’t do it. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I used to be one of the ones that said they would never do it, but now that I’ve met the right guy, I could see me getting his first initial, not his whole name though, just in case something DID ever happen. If it’s right for you, go for it. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)

I think it’s entirely up to you. Personally, it’s not my style, and thinking as the gift receiver, I wouldn’t be too excited about this.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Nope.  Child or deceased person’s name MAYBE, but not a spouse.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I surely wouldn’t, but it’s your skin.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I would never get someone’s name, initial, picture, etc tattood on me. I have a tattoo and having nothing against them, but never think those are good ideas. Except maybe a child’s name. My dad had the name “Wanda” on his arm. I still don’t know who “Wanda” was. Tongue Out

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

My vote is NO…but if this is you and your SO’s style, then go for it! It’s just so…permanent! Haha but this is coming from someone who is far too indecisive to ever commit to a tattoo.

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