Iâ€™d agree with everything on this list except #7. For chrissake, donâ€™t get a tattoo that has anything to do with the ex.Â Itâ€™s inevitably the same in a breakup: at first it consumes your world to an extent that makes it seem tattoo-worthy — oh, the pain!Â But by the time you screw a few more guys, then land yourself an awesome new BF, your suffering will be part of the past, the drama you pumped into the situation will seem a little over-blown, and youâ€™ll have a chuckle about it. And youâ€™ll be DAMN glad you donâ€™t have to look at a tattoo commemorating a guy whoâ€™s not part of your life anymore.
I think Em and Lo meant a â€śIâ€™m released, this is the new me, and I love itâ€ť kind of tattoo, not a â€śWhy did Fuckface leave me, I will never love againâ€ť one.
After a difficult breakup I went on a 3 week trip with friends (it had been booked before the breakup), and got a conch piercing during that time. Maybe itâ€™s a clichĂ© to get pierced while travelling, but for me, it was like getting a new haircut: Telling the world and myself that I have changed, Iâ€™m free, my batteries were recharged by the trip, and I had a great time. Then again, the ring is removable, and the remaining hole is less noticeable than a â€śFuckface broke my heartâ€ť tattoo on the upper arm.
– Trillie, responding to Johnny
(And yes, for the record, Trillie’s right — that’s exactly what we meant!)