Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and we’d like to warn couples who are drunk on love (or just drunk) to think long and hard before partaking in the most notorious tattoo tradition: the name tattoo.
We know how it is… in the heat of the moment you and your special someone (that person you just met at the bar) become filled with passion (booze) and decide to express your love (lust) with matching name tattoos. But eventually, the magic wears off and you’re stuck with a permanent reminder of your mistakes forever… unless you’ve got money like Johnny Depp to turn that “Winona Forever” tat into “Wino Forever.” But there is another solution, that’s not as painful or as expensive as laser removal. Mind you it’s not painless or cheap, but it’ll do. Cover up tattoos may not erase your mistakes, but they cover them pretty well.
We wonder if the band underneath Janine’s name was to cover another ex-girlfriend’s name. At this rate he’ll have a tattoo sleeve in no time.
Now she’s 0% Tony. The shape of the flower petals hides the name pretty well in this case.
Why didn’t anyone learn from Kat Von D that neck tattoos make it hard for your new partner to give you hickeys? At least this rose tattoo does a pretty good job of covering up Lisa’s name so Kelly can kiss it without getting jealous—until she gets to the OTHER tattoo at least.
This is actually a pretty good cover up, using the details in the branch to cover up the name. Kudos to Barry’s ex-girlfriend for coming up with something other than a flower.
Sometimes the best way to hide something is in plain sight. Since there was no way to cover this large “Cindy” tattoo, he just converted it into a tribal.
Hopefully this zombie tattoo isn’t an indication that Daisy is now pushing daisies… either way, it was obviously a messy break up.
Aw, you got a Mom tattoo? What? It was to cover up a tattoo with that skank’s initials? You’re doing your own laundry from now on.
Roses are a little cliché, but not nearly as cliché as the banner heart tattoo.
Forget trying to cover it up with something elaborate… just let everyone know that the relationship is void… permanently.
Apparently we should be watching out for rose tattoos because they seem to be the ex cover up tattoo of choice. But can you blame people? The folds and shading in a rose disguise letters pretty well. She could never mention Troy and you would have no idea she was still technically married to him.
A two in one deal… she covered up Wayne’s name and those stupid flowers.
Tramp stamps are a great way to let everyone know who your baby daddy is. Why would you want to cover that up?
Turned out this has an extra letter, because you caught Gary cheating on you with another guy… oh well, now it’s a pretty purple flower tattoo.
We gotta hand it to the artist here… the stripped stockings cover up the script lettering very well. Shayne, eat your heart out.
Not every boyfriend/girlfriend tattoo has to be a name… in this case it was their zodiac symbols, which even without a cover up doesn’t really have to be so obvious after the break up.
We think maybe her and Jeffrey are doing just fine and that it was just time to cover that stupid bear with something cooler.
Watch out Josh… we think she wants you dead.
Tell it like it is. Similar to the Tracy cover up, but much funnier… and itchier… also it burns when I pee now.