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:
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.