L.A. needle-wielders share what does and doesn’t work when it comes to couples’ ink.
“A cute couple recently got anthropomorphic otters asleep, hand in hand. I discourage large-scale affirmations of love and push for small, symbolic, easy-to-cover couple tattoos.”
“The most memorable one I did was for this couple who got portraits of each other on themselves. They were very much in love and genuinely stoked to see their loved one’s face right there on their arm…forever. Crazy to me, but adorable to watch.”
“Getting one another’s names is a jinx no matter how long you’ve been together,
even if you’re ‘soul mates.’ Based on an informal survey over the last 27 years, I’d estimate that about 98 percent of couples who do it are broken up in six months or less.”
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