A Redditor found that the portrait tattoo on the chest of her boyfriend of four months actually belonged to his ex. She sought the help of fellow Redditors for advice...
Every tattoo has a story to tell. But sometimes, thetattoos reveal stories that could put you in a tough spot. The same goes for this woman who sought advice after finding a secret about her boyfriend's tattoo. Everything happened on Reddit, where the user, who has been in a relationship with Branden for four months, found out that the tattoo he had was a tribute to his ex.
The Reddit post goes like, "Branden has a tattoo of a woman’s face on his chest. Like… it’s not a small tattoo. It basically starts at his collarbone and reaches his navel. It’s not only huge but really realistic and it’s the only tattoo he has. When I first saw it I didn’t really process what I was looking at. I thought it was maybe a fictional character or something so it wasn’t a big deal as I also have a lot of tattoos."
During the initial stages of the relationship, the Redditor dismissed the tattoo as something paltry like a portrait tattoo. But she happened to stumble across a picture on Facebook. It was then that she realized it wasn't the portrait of random girl but of his ex-girlfriend.
The post went on, "I told him about what I saw on Facebook and at this point he started bawling. We stood in the entryway of his apartment for a few minutes until he regained composure and explained that they dated several years ago, for roughly four months. To summarise, she died unexpectedly and in his grief-stricken state, he decided to commemorate her with a tattoo as he had always wanted one."
She entreated other Redditors to provide her with a piece of advice. She went on, "I don’t know what to do. I love him dearly and see a future with him but I don’t know if I can deal with seeing his ex-girlfriend’s (giant) face every time he takes off his shirt. Can I get past this? Is this a deal-breaker?"
Well, needless to say, dozens of users doled out their own pieces of advice. Many advised going easy on her boyfriend. One user wrote, "This is just kind of sad, to be honest. He’s not a bad guy, he just made a really bad grief-stricken decision." While another said, "Completely not a deal breaker. This is a man who loves with his whole heart and maybe made a bad decision on a tattoo. Don’t penalize him on it. Sounds like everything else about him is amazing."
Many were supportive of the relationship while some clearly were not. A few others thought that she end her relationship. One said, "That’s a pretty big thing to not discuss for five months." Another joined in, "This would make me question someone’s intelligence in addition to their sanity."
Well, it's not something new when people had to remove the tattoos relating to their exes. It was in 2016 that Zayn Malik removed the portrait tattoo of his ex, Perrie Edwards which used to be located on his upper right arm. The tattoo was removed after the singer got into a relationship with the supermodel, Gigi Hadid.