A woman is flabbergasted after her boyfriend got a tattoo of her name for her birthday.
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She shared the situation on Reddit’s “Am I the A******? (AITA)” forum. Her boyfriend surprised her with a tattoo of her name on his hip. The problem is they never discussed the ink and she just isn’t a fan of the concept.
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“So today is my 30th birthday (woooooo) and my boyfriend of two years revealed my birthday gift: a brand new fresh tattoo on his hip, my name with flower petals around it,” she explained. “I was honestly angry about this. Both of us have tattoos so it’s not the fact he got ink, but my name…”
The woman’s friends reassured her that it was just a romantic gesture.
“I have no idea why he’d do this without consulting me and making sure I’m OK with it,” she said. “I’ve always thought name tattoos (excluding your children) are tacky at best and at worst look like you’ve been branded. He doesn’t understand why I’m unhappy and people are telling me to just accept the romantic gesture for what it is. But I just can’t believe he’d get something permanent like this done without checking…”
Redditors weighed in and were skeptical of the boyfriend.
“Nothing romantic about this,” a user wrote.
“If this happened to me I would be extremely creeped out,” another said.
“Gifting someone a tattoo on your own body just seems creepy to me, especially if you’ve never discussed that before,” someone commented.
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