Should you ever get something permanent on your body for a guy who may not be around forever?
She may have been coerced into revealing the meaning behind her newest tattoo, but Angelina Jolie finally ‘fessed up that her latest piece of body art is in baby daddy Brad Pitt’s honor. But should she have gotten something permanent on her body again, given that she’s made this mistake before and had to have her ink altered or removed?
During a humanitarian visit to Tunisia in April, Angie showed off a seventh set of coordinates, which were assumed to the birthplace for yet another yet-to-be-adopted child (she has six kids already: Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Vivienne and Knox). However, during an interview with Extra, the gorgeous star set the record straight.
“Well, if they know that it’s latitude and longitude they would have figured out quickly that it was Brad‘s birthplace,” she snapped. “It doesn’t take much investigation to figure that one out. [The coordinates are] Shawnee, Oklahoma.”
This isn’t Angie‘s first time getting a tattoo for a man, though. She had “Billy Bob” inscribed on her left shoulder in reference to ex-husband Billy Bob Thornton, but had it removed after they divorced. She also covered up a matching tat that she had gotten with BB on the inside of her right forearm with a design that means “strength of will.”
We do know this: Angelina believes that a) either her love with Brad will last forever or b) regardless of what happens, he’s the father of her children and, thus, has earned the right for a prime spot on her body. And let’s be honest: Angelina Jolie is going to do what Angelina Jolie wants. But clearly even she has made mistakes before. So should you do as Angie did and get ink for you guy?
The answer here is a resounding: NO, NO, NO! Never get something on your body for someone else. Your body is your temple, so why would you let someone else mark it up or leave reminders of things that may not last? If you’re going to get a tat that’s in any way, shape or form related to a guy you love, make sure it’s about you and not him. For example, getting a tattoo in honor of the place you fell in love instead of the actual man you fell in love with is a beautiful reminder of a wonderful time in your life. You’ll always have that to hold on to. If you get a reminder of the guy himself, well, I can only say that things change, love changes.
Love doesn’t always last forever...but tattoos do. If your relationship doesn’t work out, why would you want a permanent reminder of love lost?