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To think that having a tattoo of someone's name is... Not good

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NotAChocolateRaisin Mon 31-Dec-12 20:41:18

Im in a grey area about names of the deceased or children's names but I personally would think it was tacky hideous not good if my mum had my name tattooed on her or if someone did after I died.


LalyRawr Mon 31-Dec-12 20:43:57

Yup, each to their own.

propertyNIGHTmareBEFOREXMAS Mon 31-Dec-12 20:45:05

It can be quite ghetto fabulous.

JustFabulous Mon 31-Dec-12 20:47:08

I have only had a coca cola but you seem to be contridicting yourself confused.

FeckOffCup Mon 31-Dec-12 20:47:29

YABU, I have my DD's name tattooed on me and don't really care who does or doesn't like it, I do and that's all that matters. I would never get a DH/DPs name tattooed but your children are forever, I know tattoos are seen as "common" by lots of MNers but I think they can be a lovely way to express things important to you if done well.

FobblyWoof Mon 31-Dec-12 20:50:25

I have DP's initial, but his is the same as a lot of my family members. I wouldn't get his name as you just never know.

I have no problems with DC names though. I personally don't like tattoos of DC's faces (or any other faces for that matter). But to each their own.

HorraceTheChristmasOtter Mon 31-Dec-12 20:52:47

DP has his dead brothers name tattooed over his heart. Its about a cm high and in a plain type, I hardly ever notice it, but when I do I think it's rather lovely. I don't usually like tattoos either, so YABU (unless it's in huge gothic style writing, then YADNBU).

SoleSource Mon 31-Dec-12 20:55:38

Rach to their own. I'mnot a can of tatts but might like a clourful cartoon character. Just a teeny one on me botty.

3monkeys3 Mon 31-Dec-12 20:56:51

I have a shit flower tattoo I had when I was 16 - I love iit as it symbolises my rebellious youth, even though it really is quite shit. I have thought about having my dcs' names tattooed subtly somewhere where they wouldn't really be seem, or something symbolic, like apples, which I craved like mad when pregnant. I am a middle class, slightly hippyish sort of person and not common, tacky or hideous. Tattoos and how they look is all very subjective.

SantasHoHoHo Mon 31-Dec-12 21:19:38

I really don't like tattoos but can understand why a parent would have a child's name tattooed whether alive or deceased. Deceased more so. Makes me cry a little thinking about it sad

SamuelWestsMistress Mon 31-Dec-12 22:58:10

But if someone had your name tattooed on them after you died you wouldn't know, for you would be dead!

TheHoneyDragonsDrunkInTheIvy Mon 31-Dec-12 23:01:01

If you see some ones name tattooed you don't know the persons relationship with the tattooed name.

So your post makes no sense. You either like or dislike name tattoos and cannot make exceptions, as you wouldn't know.

StairsInTheNight Mon 31-Dec-12 23:07:12

like Cheryl with 'Mrs Cole' or something tattooed on the back of her neck. Awkward.

SirBoobAlot Mon 31-Dec-12 23:11:05

Think children's names are different, but any other name is foolish. My dad used to know someone that had the name of each wife tattooed on his arm. Unfortunately, he was married about four times, and had to have the previous three changed into different designs confused

KittyFane1 Mon 31-Dec-12 23:15:14

Tattoos look hideous full stop IMO. YANBU OP!

soontobeburns Mon 31-Dec-12 23:33:36

Im with floobywolf I also have DPs initial but again its common and very small.

I hate tattoos on other people but I have 3 confused

So Yanbu but yabu too grin

soontobeburns Mon 31-Dec-12 23:34:00

Common initial not looking blush

Horsemad Mon 31-Dec-12 23:36:50

Vile horrible things.

MurderOfGoths Mon 31-Dec-12 23:39:59

Tattoos of deceased people's or parents/children's names are all good. After all, your relationship with the former can't change and your parents/children will always be your parents/children.

Tattoos of partner's names? Bloody stupid. It's just asking for the relationship to go tits up surely?

yousmell Tue 01-Jan-13 08:11:03

agree with murder.

TheSloppelganger Tue 01-Jan-13 08:20:35

I like tasteful tattoos, some tattoos can be gorgeous - I have some tats myself which I hope fall into the tasteful category.

But I personally don't really like name tattoos, and tend to think they are often just a bit tacky looking.

But if people want to have their child's name tattooed on their body then that is their business, and I'm certainly not going to say anything rude to them - or about them. Each to their own and all that.

But when a girl I used to work with had her boyfriend's name tattooed across the top of her left boob in twirly inch high letters I confess I had to cut eyeholes in my judgy pants I'd pulled them up so high and then took bets on how long it would last now she'd done that.

catinsantasboots Tue 01-Jan-13 08:29:13

DH has a really shit faded heart with his name and the name of his girlfriend when he was 17.

It's just under another heart with Mum and Dad in it. gringringrin

They are soooo bad that I quite like them. They are sort of vintage naval chic - better than all the crap Celtic ones you see.

They are part of his story and part of him. We laugh about it.

AreYouADurtBirdOrALadyBird Tue 01-Jan-13 09:14:23

I have tattoos of my children's names,including my little angel who was stillborn. My children mean more to me than anything and I see their name on my skin as beautiful. It also means my angel is never forgotten and that she will always be part of our family.

CaptChaos Tue 01-Jan-13 09:19:09

I know that you say 'What?' instead of 'Pardon?'. We use napkins and go to the loo, and I have my DS's names tattooed on me. I rather like them. Each to their own smile

ithaka Tue 01-Jan-13 09:22:54

I have a big colourful tattoo, which includes my dead son's name. My husband has a matching one. I don't give a damn what anyone thinks of them.

I know some people judge I have had the odd stupid comment. This is helpful in identifying idiots that are best avoided.

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