Reality TV star Jon Gosselin, told RadarOnline that he is celebrating his “rebirth” by getting a giant dragon tattoo on his back.  According to UsMagazine.com, the tattoo features a name written in Korean, in honor of his new 23-year old girlfriend, Ellen Ross.

Hold on there, Picasso!  Before you decorate your body in works of art, you’ll want to consider if getting a tattoo with your significant other’s name is a wise thing to do.

Cupid’s Advice:

While it may seem like a declaration of love at the time, Cupid is here to help paint a clear picture.  Think before you get inked.

1. Love is not always forever, but a tattoo is: If you’re considering getting your partner’s name tattooed on your body, don’t rush into it, and don’t get one to please the other person.  Once it’s on your skin, it’s there forever.  Removal procedure are painful, costly, and time consuming.  And never make this decision when alcohol is involved.

2. Love is stronger than body art: Do you really need a tattoo to show your commitment to someone?  About.com cites a tattoo artist who gives his opinion on the matter, and says there are lots of reasons not to do it.  “I have rarely done this type of tattoo on someone who didn’t have some notion of the possible regrets one might encounter in the future,” the artist said.  “Names tattooed upon your body won’t make you or the other person any more committed to each other and it is not like a shirt that you can take off. Think about it.”

3. The sag factor: What looks great on your young, toned body now may not look as attractive as you get older.  Your skin changes with age (sometimes for the worse), but your tattoo will still be there.  Also, be conscious of where you get the tattoo.  Placement is key, as there could be several ramifications, including a lost job opportunity, if it is difficult to hide.

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