OMG. No matter how this may come across, I swear I’m not trying to be judgmental or mean. But seriously, girls, this is the absolute worst tattoo I have ever seen in my life. It’s not just a bad tattoo – it’s a bad, make that terrible, decision.
Let me just put this out there: I have nothing against tattoos. While I don’t have any myself, I sort of want one sometime soon. My younger brother worked in a tattoo shop for years and is really tatted up, and I’ve never cared either away about the artwork on his body. But that doesn’t mean I’m okay with all tattoos… and I am so not okay with this one. Face tattoos? Always a bad idea. Huge face tattoos? Even worse. Tattooing the name of someone you’re dating on your bod? Horrible. And this girl somehow managed to combine all of those things.
So what the heck is going on? A Russian woman, Lesya Toumaniantz, let her new boyfriend give her a humongous face tattoo of his name – wait for it – 24 hours after they met. I… what… speechless.
Lesya says, “It’s a symbol of our eternal devotion. I’d like him to tattoo every inch of my body.” She also got the words “All For Love” inked over her eyebrow. Oof. Girl, you need a friend. Call me. Seriously, I want to give you a hug.
First of all, ouch. Ouch, ouch, ouch. Second of all, no. I don’t think I need to tell you guys that this is a terrible idea. Let’s start with the fact that tattoos are serious business – they’re drawings on your body that are meant to be permanent. Face tattoos are even more serious, and in my book, always a no. For one thing, face tattoos seriously alter your image. I think it’s great that acceptance of tattoos and body art is growing, but let’s face it: few people are going to take you seriously when you have your BF’s name etched across your entire face in Gothic script.
Oh, and let’s not ignore the fact that getting a tattoo of a BF or GF’s name is almost never a good decision. I know you want to show your eternal love and devotion and all that, but there’s gotta be a better way… right? Not to be a downer, but what if these two break up? Things may be a little awkward for Lesya here. Just a little.
I mean, if you insist on getting your SO’s name tattooed on your body, at least do it in a less noticeable spot, like, say, anywhere but your face. That doesn’t seem like it’s asking too much. Also, you should probably wait more than 24 hours to decide you two are destined to be together. I mean, yeah, this particular couple met online before meeting in person, but still – 24 hours is about 20 years too soon.
What do you think about this tattoo? Would you ever get a face tattoo? Would you ever get a tattoo of someone’s name? Tell me in the comments.