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Have you been contemplating getting a name tattoo? Before you do you will want to read more about them and make your decision wisely. Name tattoos are somewhat controversial and you could easily end up with something you love and cherish or something that you end up regretting. So when you are picking a name tattoo there are a few things that you should really consider first.
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Honor A Person Or Relationship
Typically when people start thinking about getting a name tattoo it is because they want to honor a significant person in their life in some way. This is understandable and even honorable. Name tattoos can be a wonderful tattoo design that you will end up enjoying and be proud of for years to come. Here are some of the typical reasons people get a name tattoo.
In loving Memory Name Tattoos
One reason that people are motivated to get a name tattoo is to remember a lost loved one. This could be a husband, wife, child or parent that has passed away and tattooing their name might be an act of letting them go and keeping their memory alive all at the same time.
To Honor A Relationship
Another reason that people get name tattoos is to honor and remember an important relationship. This might be someone that you have been married to for years or a parent or grandparent that you feel very close to and you want to honor that relationship and show the world how important it is to you. Also it is very popular among parents to get tattoos of their children's names to honor their importance in the life of the parent. Last but not least there is also the boyfriend or girlfriend who gets a tattoo of their lover. This is so common and we all hear the horror stories associated with it. Nonetheless it is a tattoo that many people get as a way to cement or strengthen their relationship and show their dedication.
Name Tattoo Ideas
Name tattoos of course can just be done in letter or script but there are a few other options to choose from. You might also want to include some symbol to further the tattoo design. For example a beautiful heart with the banner and the name of the person in the banner might show your love for the person named in the tattoo. A dove or angel can be combined with the name of a person to create a remembrance tattoo. Sometimes people will also choose some other symbol to represent a person. For example a bird or flower that the person named in the tattoo loves.
Another option that is also very popular in name tattoo is to get the name translated into a foreign language. Most typically this is done in Chinese brush calligraphy or Japanese Kanji tattoos. This can be a nice way to add a little mystery or a little extra touch to the name tattoo to make it more interesting. Also it can be done to honor the person's culture or family background.
There of course is some controversy surrounding name tattoos. There are many tattoo artists that will strongly advise against getting a name tattoo. Their philosophy and way of thinking is that relationship can often change rather quickly but tattoos can not and tattoo removal is often very expensive and painful. So before you think about getting a name tattoo you want to be 100% sure that this is what you want and think about what will happen if the relationship changes in some way. Therefore many advise that if you really want to get a name tattoo it is better to get the names of family members or people who have passed away since those relationships are more stable and long lasting. Whereas a girlfriend or boyfriend would not be a wise choice for a name tattoo since these relationships can change very quickly.