Some people get the names of their children tattooed on their body. It's a symbol of family, love and accomplishment in family life. It is a nice gesture of love for a parent to do for their children.
Of course, a major reason why you might get a name tattoo is to remember someone who has died. Many people think that putting a tribute to a deceased loved one on their body is the ultimate symbol of remembrance. After all, it is a permanent reminder of that person. In fact, that is another reason that parents get the names of their children tattooed. If children die young, sometimes, parents get a permanent reminder inked onto their bodies.
Most commonly, people get the name of their spouse tattooed on their body. It is a controversial practice, though. That's because many people don't stay together, even if they're married, these days. It's great to express your dedication to another person, but consider what may happen later down the line, when you get a name tattoo. After all, nobody wants to date someone who has an ex-spouse's name tattooed on their body.
The controversy over whether or not to get a name tattoo with a spouse's name is enhanced by celebrity break ups. For instance, Johnny Depp once dated Winona Ryder and got a name tattoo that said "Winona Forever". Once they broke up, he had the tattoo altered to read "Wino Forever", which is not at all appealing.
In another instance, Billy Bob Thornton and Angelina Jolie had each other's names tattooed on their arms. Of course, later down the line they broke up and Angelina began dating Brad Pitt.
The name tattoo problem is not only in the celebrity world. You might even have friends or family members who have name tattoos. So, as you can see, sometimes getting a name tattoo can be problematic, no matter what your social status is.
Even though it's controversial, getting a name tattoo is still very common. Young people are especially prone to getting name tattoos. Sometimes the couple stay together for life. So, a name tattoo is not always a bad choice. It is, however, always a personal one. Nobody can choose for you. You have to decide if a name tattoo is right for you and, if so, choose the design you want.