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An Unforgettable Valentine’s Day

Tattoo by Sam BrigantiValentine’s Day is fast approaching, and what says “I love you” more than going to the parlor with your partner for some fresh ink? For some, the idea of getting your partner’s name tatted on your body is a great way to express the euphoria of love and the commitment you share, for others, it becomes an embarrassing mistake. With a quick Google search, you will see that we have come a long way from the days of getting our loved one’s name tattooed across our butt cheeks. There is no shortage of creativity when it comes to declaring the permanence of your love with body art. Whether you’re a hopeless romantic, a tattoo junkie looking for the next fix, or you’re simply looking to spice up your love life, couples tattoos make for an unforgettable bonding experience.

On A Day About The Heart, Use Your Head

Couples tattoos can lift the relationship to new heights, but on the off-chance that your relationship crashes and burns, let’s take a look at how to mitigate the fallout. For instance, instead of getting a tattoo of your partner’s name or face, try complimentary designs. Complimentary tattoos manifest in a variety of forms. For example, each partner could get half of a design, such as half of a heart. Others opt for favorite quotes, puzzle pieces that fit together, or even the exact same image. You could also get a minimalist design, something that is easy to cover up in the event that your relationship comes to an early end. The main idea is to get a design that isn’t directly about another person. That way, if you break up, you have a great tattoo that stands on its own.

Tattoos by Scott EllisIf you’re unsure about getting a couples tattoo this year, don't fret, there are plenty of options for you to show your love in other ways. Instead of getting a tattoo, you can wear clothes that features the style of art typically seen in tattoos. Check out the Clothing and Accessories section of the Painful Pleasures website for clothes that were made by people who love tattoos, for people who love tattoos. The creative designs might just give you the inspiration for your next tattoo. So take your time, there will always be more occasions for you to ink your devotion to the special people in your life.

Slightly Less Permanent

A Valentine's Day tattoo is probably only a good idea for people who are expecting a long-term relationship. For those of you involved in a budding relationship, but still love the idea of sharing a body modification experience, there are other less drastic ways to express your love on Valentine’s day. For example, piercings are a great way to share a bonding experience. Just be sure to stay away from the romantic areas of the body if you want to express your love in other ways on the big day. Nose, ear, and eyebrow piercings are all good choices for the occasion. For the less daring, or those who already have all of the piercings they want, check out our jewelry store for a great selection of rings, bars, plugs, shields and more to give to that special someone.