Why You Shouldn’t Have Your Significant Other’s Name Tattooed

Significant Other Name Tattoos

Walk into any tattoo parlor in America and you’ll likely find somebody having a name tattooed on their body. While you might want to commemorate a relative who just passed or the birth of a child, many people go with the tried-and-true tattoo of their significant others name.

This might seem like a brilliant expression of your love at the time, but in terms of ink ideas, this is one of the absolute worst out there. In fact, going from “Forever” to Whatever” has been the most popular reason to have a tattoo removed for years.  Read more to learn more about the myriad reasons you should skip having your partner’s name tattooed anywhere on your body.

Relationships End

No matter how much you love your significant other today, the simple fact is that relationships end. Sometimes they disintegrate over years and sometimes they end suddenly.

Oftentimes, they end because of external factors like one partner having a stressful job or traveling for months at a time. This sort of stuff generally isn’t in your control, so even if you pledge your undying love today, it doesn’t mean it’s going to last forever like your tattoo could.

You also need to keep in mind that your partner may be the one to end the relationship. Just because you plan on loving them forever doesn’t mean you can make them do the same.

Painful Tattoo, Painful Reminder

They say that love hurts, and when you have that significant other’s name tattooed on your body, you’ll definitely feel like that sentiment is true. What’s worse than the pain of being tattooed? Seeing a constant reminder of your former love after the thrill is gone!

If you have your ink in a prominent location like on your finger, over your heart or on your bicep, you’ll likely notice every single day. That doesn’t sound like a recipe for moving on with a positive attitude; does it? Why let past disappointments bring you down? 

Don’t Jinx It!

Whether you’re in a new relationship or you’ve been with your partner for years, those tattooed with their ex-lover’s names will tell you that being tattooed in the way you’re thinking about is just asking for trouble. Some even say that a name tattoo is like putting a hex or a jinx on an otherwise steady relationship.

Sure, this might seem a little silly, but the fact is that a name tattoo can make your partner and you think about the nature of your relationship before it’s really time to do so. What was once a fun, enjoyable relationship headed in the right direction can immediately become way too serious for some people once you have their name tattooed on your body. Your “I love you forever” tattoo may be interpreted as a form of manipulation.  It often seems to scream “Don’t leave me – ever!”

Could there be anything worse than having the name of your partner tattooed on your body, only for them to dump you a week later? At least hold off until they’ve signed those marriage papers and you know they can’t just walk out the door – at least not without hiring a lawyer first!


If you must show your love to your partner through ink, why do you have to use their name? The truth is that’s really one of the least-creative things you can do when being tattooed.

Instead, consider a symbol or design that is significant to you and your partner. At least that way you won’t have to immediately go in for tattoo removal if your relationship ends poorly.

Delete Tattoo Removal & Laser Salon

You may not be able to go back in time, but you can be rid of your ex-partner’s name. Make an appointment to visit Delete Tattoo in Phoenix today! We promise having your tattoo removed won’t hurt like your breakup did.



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