Cupid's Pulse Article: Angelina Jolie’s New Tattoo is ‘For Brad’Cupid's Pulse Article: Angelina Jolie’s New Tattoo is ‘For Brad’

Angelina Jolie is well known for both her high-profile romance with Brad Pitt, as well as her array of inspiring tattoos.  During a recent interview with MTV, Jolie was questioned on her latest ink, located on her inner thigh.  Fans got a glimpse of it in Vanity Fair, which featured the actress as August’s cover story.  When MTV asked about it, Jolie shied away from the topic, and said, “Um, it’s for Brad.”

How else can I express commitment in my relationship?

Cupid’s Advice:

Getting a tattoo in honor of your loved one is a permanent and significant way to show you care.  Want a less drastic approach?  Cupid has some ideas:

1. Try the alternative: If you like the idea of something permanent, try getting a piercing instead.  If you don’t want it to be seen, you can simply take it out.  Beats laser surgery!

2. Commit: If you’re jumping the gun by getting a tattoo in your partner’s honor, it looks as if you’re ready for marriage.  Not the case?  Try a promise ring.  Already married?  Take celebrating anniversaries a step further and commemorate your first date or your first kiss with a sentimental tradition, then promise to do it every year.

3. The small things count: You don’t always need a physical object to show you care.  Just being there for your partner says you’re in it for the long haul.  Simple gestures, such as surprising your partner with breakfast in bed, or even just saying, “I love you,” can go a long way.