If you really want his name tattooed on you, wait until you're married (but even that doesn't guarantee that you'll be together forever).
Even if you've been together for almost 3 years, it's incredibly naive to think that you're going to be together forever. Most teen relationships don't last, and 3 years isn't very long in the whole scheme of things. I know you probably think that your relationship is special or different, but that's what most teens in relationships think. The truth is that the two of you are going to change a lot. You're going to grow and mature, your goals in life are going to change---and often those changes mean that you and your partner will grow apart. You aren't going to be the same people that you are now forever.
I had a friend who got his girlfriend's name tattooed on his chest. Now he's married and has children with another girl---and has an ugly tattoo on his chest that he got to cover up his ex-girlfriend's name. I told him it was a stupid idea, but he was head over heels for the girl at the time and didn't listen. Of course, he regretted it later.
Ask and look around, how many people over 20 do you know who are still together with their partner of 16. How many in their thirties.
No matter how good you two feel together, the chances of you two ending up marrying are very, very low. After your highly probable break-up you're either stuck with a tattoo of an ex on you at only 20, or you have to undergo expensive and painful surgery.
I still think it's not the keenest idea because even people who have been together for eons break up. And then you'll have this tattoo, not only to remind you, but any subsequent boyfriend will not be too happy seeing.
Even if you are in it for the long haul, it's worth considering seriously.
Wouldn't you just rather have a tee shirt with him on it?
My advice to you would be to not get any tattoos of your boyfriend's name. You'd be better off gettting a bracelet or something with his name engraved in it. That way, if the relationship doesn't work out, you won't have to get any tattoos removed. Relationships, especially teenage ones, usually don't last and you'll end up regretting having it done.
You are stil to young. People almost never stay together with someone at that age. I know you have been together for 3 yeaars, but it's still to young. I would never get the name of a girl tattoed on me anyway, (even if I was married twenty years),becuase things can change and people can break, up and get divorced. The only exception would be if one of us was dying form something terminal.
oh my f***ing god... believe me I know the feeling, and how positive you feel about how he is the one blah blah blah but I have seen love break way too many times. For example, my ex broke up of with his girlfriend of SIX YEARS to be with me. They sure as hell thought that they were going to get married. My other friend's boyfriend of three years had a promise ring and everything. a month later after they went to college they broke up.
The biggest test if you can make it is if you survive the first year of college together. If you make it all the way through college you probably will marry him. But to be totally honest, once you hit college, you will start liking someone else and you will want to end it. PLEASE at least wait until then.
Never get the name of a significant other or spouse tattooed on yourself. Things happen, people breakup and the divorce rate is very high. I would, however, get the name of a close friend or relative who might have passed away, or my own children. Besides those people, I don't think you should have any other people's names on your skin.
3 years ain't nuthin' no offense, just don't do it. Every couple thinks they're special and will be together for ever and they're wrong about 95% of the time. My parents thought they were in love, they thought wrong, so did my cousin and her 2 husbands and 3 baby daddys, you can see where I'm going with this...
You don't need a tattoo to validate your love, because what happens if you do break up? How do you think your next boyfriend is gonna feel every time he sees this guys name on you? You should search tattoos and see some of the answer people have put on here. Some guys don't even want the chick with another man's name on her, some girls are crying every time they have to see another womans name on their boyfriend/husband.
Go ahead and do it and regret it for the rest of your life. :x
Oh jeez. Okay, I'm not going to say "don't do it, because you'll break up," and I understand the romanticism of having enough faith in your relationship to make a permanent statement about it, but can't you just do something different to express your love? Buy each other engraved rings or something? Or you could get a love-related tattoo that isn't his actual name, maybe get matching hearts or something?
If I were you I would not get his name just a symbol that you like and that respersents him. My boyfriend wants me to get his named tattooed on me since I already have a few tattoos. I'm not sure about him and I lasting so he suggested us each getting a star on our necks. And I'm thinking about getting it in black light ink. Like the pix I my profile which is on my ribs it's basically invisable unless someone shines a black light on it. I think imma get a black light ink tattoo star on my neck for him that way he's happy and if we break up then ya know I can't really see it.
NO NO NO NO NO. NO. NEVER TATTOO YOUR BOYFRIEND'S NAME ON YOU. Just because you've been together three years means nothing, You can be together for 20 damn years and get married for all I care but there's still a chance it won't work out and then you'll have his name on you forever. Never tat someone's name on you unless they're dead.
I appreciate your honesty in this, but my answer to you is "no where". Proper tattoos cost a shed load of money, it's painful, and in the event (not saying it's going to happen) that you guys split up, it costs shed loads to remove the tattoo. Have you thought carefully, long and hard whether you want one for yourself and not under his influence? Do you have the money by yourself to spend on this? And how would your family or your other loved ones would feel about this?
I suggest using the none-permanent, fade-away-through-time "tattoos" for yourself.
I'm a bit old-fashioned so I suggest on the right or left of your upper arm where your sleeves can cover it, or wherever that you feel comfortable that it doesn't look weird when you wear clothes or reveal it. This method costs way lesser, his name appears there and you put his name whenever you want after the "tattoo" fades away, so it's a win-win situation.