Question of the day: what’s the best way to show your main squeeze that you love them in this day and age?
No, it’s not showering them with flowers. Nee, it’s not giving them chocolates. Jewellery? So passé.
Matching tattoos? Ding-ding! That’s correct. Nothing cements a relationship faster than getting some tattoos, ’cause a couple that inks together, stays together, right?
Not in some of these celeb cases, I’m afraid.
While you get peeps like Ben Affleck, who cover themselves in funky designs to hide the scars of failed relationships, more often than not there are superstar lovebirds who take the plunge on the tattoo front before their romance hits the skids.
If they’re keen to forget about those times togther, those tattoos sure as hell won’t let them.
Let’s take a squizz at some of these celebrity couples and their tattoo choices, with help from The Guardian:
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth:
They’ve broken up and gotten engaged more times than I count, but these are the tattoos they got to commemorate their relationship:
[Their tattoos] quote Theodore Roosevelt’s 1910 Citizenship in a Republic speech. Hemsworth’s reads: “If he fails, at least fails while daring greatly,” while Cyrus’ reads: “So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat”; both very long-winded ways of saying: “Haterz go home.”
Drake and Rihanna:
In 2016, Drake used an awards ceremony to declare his undying love for Rihanna. They kissed and then got matching shark tattoos. Did their love stand the test of time?
Not really, if they’re not together right now, so …
Katy Perry and Russell Brand
When Perry and Brand got married, they both had “Anuugacchati Pravaha” – “Go with the flow” in Sanskrit – tattooed on their biceps.
If there were any regrets from their eventual split, it was probably these tattoos.
Liam Payne and Cheryl Crow:
Read the words in this tweet very carefully:
A beautiful testament to their love.
Oh, and they just broke up.
Poor Cheryl must be crying her eyes out – all three of them.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z:
Don’t worry, Queen Bey and her bae are doing just fine – we just wanted to end off on a good note, and the significance behind their matching tattoos:
The pair had “IV” tattooed on their ring fingers after getting married. The numerals symbolise their birthdays September 4 and December 4), wedding day (April 4), albums (Beyoncé’s 4 and Jay-Z’s 4:44), daughter’s middle name (Ivy) and line of successful mid-price active-wear (Ivy Park).
May the Carter dynasty be as permanent as their tattoos.
As for the rest of you celebs out there, y’all better think twice before going under the tattoo needle together.
Settle for the flowers or jewellery instead.
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