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Ryan Sweeting Got A Terrible Kaley Cuoco Tattoo On His Arm

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12: Actress Kaley Cuoco (R) and husband Ryan Sweeting attend the 2014 InStyle and Warner Bros. 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Kaley Cuoco and new husband Ryan Sweeting kicked off their marriage (and the new year) with a beautiful wedding featuring a gorgeous pink dress. We loved the gown and thought it was pretty much the best wedding dress we’ve seen so far in 2014, but Sweeting just did something that makes me cringe a little:

Ryan Sweeting got a tattoo of Kaley Cuoco's name on his arm. But why?

Sweeting posted the image to his Instagram along with the caption, “‘Ink my whole body I don’t give a …’ Artistic cred to Damian at True Tattoo Hollywood.” Uh, okay. Perhaps let’s not ink your whole body regardless of you not giving a…what? Cat? Soup bowl. Tub of whipped cream! What is it that Ryan Sweeting simply does not give? Anyway, onto the topic of getting Kaley’s name tattooed on himself (which, by the way, looks like ‘Laley’ due to that stupid loop atop the ‘K.’)

At best, it is lazy. The only thing you could come up with as a tattoo signifying your love for your wife was her name? Really? Here, why don’t you add in her birthdate and license number to make sure this is as dull and uncreative as possible. And while you’re at it, add her eye and hair color just in case you forget what she looks like.

At worst, it’s stupid. Just unbelievably stupid. Marriages, while permanent oftentimes, can end. I realize that people typically don’t predict the length of their marriage based on statistics, with most assuming they’ll be together for the rest of their lives, but the fact of the matter is that the divorce rate is still rather high and changes happen. (As a side note, I would love to read a study on the celebrity divorce rate because I feel like it would be significantly higher.) Will you love the same person forever? Perhaps. That tattoo will still be there even if he or she isn’t.

So, whether you decide to get the Miley Cyrus tattoo which will undoubtedly never get old or your boyfriend’s name across your face one day post-introduction, just remember that tattoos are permanent. Even with (expensive, time-consuming, often painful) laser removal, they can still be permanent. I know this information comes as no shock to anybody who’s over the age of 12, but still–it’s worth noting, particularly in a world where an unbelievable number of people have their exes’ names tattooed on their bodies.

But then again, I have a Saul Williams/Sylvia Plath tattoo so I feel like most people won’t take me too seriously on this one.

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  • Lindsey Conklin

    if they breakup there’s not a whole lot he can change that too. maybe the word “sales,” i LOVE your tattoo of the plath quote

  • JLH1986

    Remember when you had “best friend” bracelets and then like the next week you werent’ friends anymore? I feel like this is the adult version.

  • Welp2014

    He also put XII/XXXI/XII in a heart next to it, which is their wedding day of 12/31/13. You can see it in the picture. So it wasn’t just her name.

    • Samantha Escobar

      Good catch! I missed that. Although I still think it is stupid and boring.

  • T

    My EX Husband has my name across his chest….my EX bf had a porttrait of me tatttooed on his arm….I date crazies, yes.

  • I Like Pizza

    Dear world: I KNOW tattoos are permanent. I understand this. I think most people do. I am tired of well-meaning, concerned folks reminding me of this fact.

    Some of us have tattoos we got when we were young and stupid, yes. But all is not lost! I choose to view my yinyang tattoo and Pisces tattoo and hell, even my friendship-diamond tattoo as amusing reminders of my past and how far I have come. The underlying tone of “your tattoo is stupid” always upsets me. My body, my choice, right?

    • Samantha Escobar

      I know what you mean–I’ve been told that so, so many times by random people. I think not everybody does actually realize they’re permanent-permanent, though, as signified by the “there’s always laser removal” comment we got on Facebook. Because of laser removal, many people apparently believe that they might as well just go for it because there’s a failsafe later on, despite the fact that laser removal is expensive, may not be effective, and may not be an option for certain body art types (I have scarification, for example, and that will probably not be going away anytime soon unless I become Wolverine).

      I don’t necessarily believe all name tattoos are dumb (ex.: your grandmother will always be your grandmother, your kids will always be your kids, etc., so getting their names makes sense), but partner name tattoos do make me immediately question a person’s judgment.

      That said, I think it’s awesome that you view your tattoos that way! I mean, I have a feminist symbol (poorly) tattooed on my pelvis, and while I wish I had done it differently, it is something that I’ll always love.

    • I Like Pizza

      Fair enough, perhaps not everyone is educated on the actual efficacy (and cost!) of laser removal. Although I personally am not going to get my husband’s name tattooed on my body, it did cross my mind (despite my usual passionate hatred of script tattoos), so I find it a little dangerous for me to judge someone who does go through with that sort of thing. Maybe I’m a tad oversensitive to anything I perceive as being all “hey dummy, what’d you get that tattoo for?” :)