A viral new post about Reddit A teenager was lured by the internet to have matching “I Love You” tattoos done with her best friend.
Published to Reddit’s r/AmITheA**hole forum, a teen under the anonymous username u/throwaway7282829292 shared her story in order to receive opinions from the “AITA” community. This popular post received over 4,700 likes and more than 2,800 comments.
Redditor 19, aged 19, started her story by explaining that “Devon” has been her best friend since she was a teenager and they have become close over time. Her friendship with him is more important to her than any relationship.
They had an idea when they were 16 to have matching tattoos. Because they were both underage at the time, they couldn’t have them. The tattoo they wanted was to remind them that they’re always there for each other. The tattoo idea was forgotten after their discussion.
Devon and Devon were reunited years later when Devon passed by a tattoo parlor.
The author wrote that it took her a while to pick the right design. My friend is a graphic artist so she did it for me. It’s basically a lightbulb with the words “i’ll Be Your Light, Love You Always” woven into the image. Because we love each other and always tell them “love/i love you”, the lightbulb was an inner thing.
Devon’s girlfriend Bianca, a day prior to the scheduled appointment, came up to my face hysterically and stated that the tattoos were not possible. I assume Devon had told Bianca. Although she didn’t give me much room for conversation, she spoke a lot about her discomfort with the idea (they had been together for some time and were starting to think of proposing).”
Bianca told her she still wanted to get Devon’s tattoo. It was their idea to go ahead with the appointment.
Bianca called me, and I started to freak out. They found out that I was a terrible person, and that the tattoo was romantic. Our friendship is very strong. She probably has other friends who would tell her ‘I love’. It isn’t a huge deal. She now wants the item to be taken out,” she stated.
The original poster (OP) is still conflicted. After posting an edit, she stated that she didn’t want Devon to break up with Bianca. However she also said she wouldn’t mind getting rid of the tattoo.
She discussed Devon’s desire to not have her tattoo removed, and she reiterated the fact that their “I love you” was “completely romantic.” She spoke briefly about their mental health struggles and the feelings she had. Devon was there to help her. They both remembered that the lightbulb had brought light to their lives when things seemed hopeless.
The Reasons Why Matching Tattoos are Popular with Friends and Significant Others
According to Ipsos’ 2019 research, thirty percent of Americans have at least one tattoo. Men get tattoos most often on their chests, forearms, chests and backs. For women, the popular spots include the ankle, upper back, wrist, behind the ear and on the back of the neck, according to playhousetattoos.com.
People often want tattoos that express their love for one another. People get matching tattoos with someone to share something unique that is special to them, according to luckydevilletattooco.com. The tattoo has the potential to make a lasting impression on someone and can improve their body image.
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U/booksandmints received the highest comment and more than 10,000 upvotes. He wrote “[Everybody sucks here]. For being sensitive and not realizing that tattoos are romantic by nature. You don’t [the a**hole] For getting it in first place because you’re not in the relationship. But you are soft [a**hole] for being belligerent about it.”
“Devon-for not understanding what you are going through and continuing to do so despite the feelings of Bianca about it. Bianca – for going after Devon and blaming you. They continued, “Akin” in less important way of accusing the mistress of having an affair with the husband.”
u/User-redit1337 questioned, “[You’re the a**hole] This tattoo shows that you’re his favorite woman and not his girlfriend. You think that she wouldn’t care?
“[You’re the a**hole]. These two are permanently and publicly declaring their love. You can get a tattoo of a heart. This is very strange and unsettling. Every day, ‘Bianca will remember that she is always second to you and won’t be the most important person in ‘Devon’s’ life. Both of you are inconsiderate towards her feelings,” u/sneaky_sheeps exclaimed.
“[You’re the a**hole] Devon is bigger than Devon, but it’s not the same. Devon will likely leave her, as you both are trying to justify what you did rather than seeing how painful it was for you to get a romantic tattoo. If I were you, I would end this relationship. “No one likes to be second to their significant other,” said u/DottedUnicorn.
u/throwaway7282829292 spoke to Newsweek The Redditors reactions to the situation, and her “mixed feelings”
She said that she has received a lot valid advice and support from others who are familiar with the circumstances. People have offered support to me through my dms because I am dealing with mental illness. It has helped me feel much better.”
She continued, “But, I am also being attacked and I believe while some are entitled to their views (and some have raised legitimate points), being told constantly that I’m lying regarding my feelings and sometimes about my sexuality is really discouraging.”
In many of her comments, she mentioned that she was a lesbian.
“It’s also unpleasant that people dm me simply to s**t on me for… having a platonic friend and not admitting to feelings that DO NOT EXIST,” she concluded.