I’ve always said that I’d get the date of my wedding tatted on me. Not so much as a mark of unremovable love, but a reminder that someone actually adored me to the point of attempting infinite monogamy with me. And if divorce were to strike? That tattoo would come even handier as a prompt that love could happen again… though the tattoo sure wouldn’t. Then again, who knows if I’ll even get married at all… but that’s a whole ‘nother conversation to have over a grandfather glass of pinot, ya dig. On to a quote…
“Tattoo my name on you girl so I know it’s real/Tat my fucking name on your so I know it’s real”
Quite the demanding lover that Drizzy is, eh? I’m sure all of you are way too familiar with this ludicrous, though memorable request from Drake and Rick Ross’ possessive track “Free Spirit.” Allah knows, I love a man that can put me in my place, but I’m not too sure about that place being Bubba’s Tattoo Parlor. From someone who finds ink-loaded needles super cathartic (peep my latest arm art here), permanency is cool with me. HOWEVER, over the years I’ve learned that girlfriends and boyfriends are the most unstable of relationships (s/o to friends and fam!) one can have, so I can’t imagine the side-eye my skin would receive every morning due to an ex’s name being scrawled on it. Hey, call me a pessimist, but I like to plan for bad weather… though the Rihanna in me finds that level of wild enamor pretty damn hot. But at the end of the day, I personally feel like inking loyalty has nothing to do with exercising loyalty. So really if a lover got my name stamped on them, best believe my standards would raise, bwahahahahaha, along with my brows.
But hey, let’s see how some gals and guys not named Tracy would feel if the person they wanted to ring up got their handle tagged.
“I would be flattered, but question his decision making skills.”—Briana, 30
“It depends on how I feel about the girl. If I feel like she’s a friend and companion of my life, then it’s fine. To me it’s only infatuation when you don’t have a life changing moment with that person. But girls will get a tattoo just to say they’re loyal.”—Juan, 25
“If I wanted to marry him, then loyalty… but if I was iffy, then it wouldnt even be a question.. he is psycho! It has to be a mutual feeling that doesn’t mean you should go get a tattoo as well.. but if you feel the same love then I think it is very much loyalty.”—Chanel, 28
“Hmm… Those are the types of girls that are passionate enough to stab a ninja if something don’t go right. I’m good. I feel like I would walk around feeling extra obligated to her.”—Devon, 27
“Depends on how many tattoos he has, if he has a lot then I won’t look too deeply into it. If he gets my whole government I’m a little scared though lol. How about my birthday or something?”—Cassandra, 21
“I think there’s a level of romance and certain level of crazy to it. Tattoos are for life and I would take it as a sign that she really wants to be with me for life. As long as the tat was tasteful and discreet I’d be down… though a little scared, but into her even more.”—Justin, 27
So what do we take from this? Signs of loyalty are very particular to that particular couple. Not only should you feel godly confident about your relationship standing before hitting the needle, but you should know exactly how he or her would react to such a work of art. Also, ask yourself, why the hell a tattoo? Why not an engraved piece of jewelry? Get your motives in check sons.
What say you, readers? Would you get a lover’s name tatted? What about if that lover came home with your moniker jotted on their flesh? Getting turned on? Off? Let. Us. Know. Yo.