I think we all know someone that has done the partner tattoo thing & then split - my best friend from school and one of my other best mates got together for yrs & yrs and got engaged... got each others name tattooed on their arses and now 7 yrs down the track they both have different partners and have children with them & Trace always said she hates that Jase has to see Trevor's name on her all the time reminding him that she was once 'his property' (so to speak)
My FH is quite heavily tattooed (arms / legs / chest / back / stomach etc), and I have 2 tattoos on my back..
Mine too.. he has 17 in total from top to bottom, and in those he has both of his ex wives names, his kids names and even his high school girlfriend's name. When we first got together I thought it would bother me, but honestly it doesn't. His body, his choices and like ALL of his tatts, they tell a story of his life (which has been a very hard slog) and I love them all! I only have the one on my back, but would like another...
If my husband and I ever separated, I would never get my tattoo removed. Whatever the situation, he's been the most important part of my life since I was 16, if a marriage doesn't work out it doesn't mean the history just goes away and you forget the person.
And I totally agree.. although in all honesty I would NEVER get a man's name tattooed on me - husband or not - but if I did get something to represent our journey and life together I would keep it forever!