Eva Longoria Gets Tony Parker Tattoo Removed (VIDEO)
Eva Longoria was recently seen sporting a painful-looking red blotch on the back of her neck. No, it’s nothing to worry about — the divorced actress is currently in the process of getting laser surgery to rid herself of three tribute tattoos to ex-husband Tony Parker. Her neck, which used to say “nine” (Tony’s jersey number), now bears only a faded reminder of her failed marriage.
Eva also had a tattoo of their wedding date on her wrist, as well as Tony’s initials in a “private, undisclosed location”, both of which are thought to be gone now.
Eva isn’t the only celebrity to get stuck with a tribute tattoo to a partner who’s out of the picture. Johnny Depp famously had “Winona Forever” tattooed on him when he was dating Winona Ryder. After they broke up, he had it (hilariously) changed to say “Wino Forever”.
Would you get a tattoo of a partner’s name, your wedding date, or some other tribute to your relationship? There are certainly good arguments on both sides of the issue.
Those who support partner name tattoos often make the argument that when a person commits to marrying their partner, the expectation is that it’s a lifelong commitment. Therefore, a permanent etching of that commitment is representative of the tattoo-getter’s dedication to keeping their vows.
Those who don’t think partner tribute tattoos are a good idea cite the fact that one can never know what the future holds as a reason not to express their love in ink. Nobody wants to get stuck branded with the name of a person who cheated on them or turned out to be an awful person or something.
Personally, I’m a huge fan of tattoos. I have three, and plan on getting plenty more. But I would never consider getting a partner’s name tattooed on me. First of all, I think name tattoos in general are kind of tacky. Secondly, I prefer my tattoos to be more on the symbolic side.
Lastly, I agree with the argument above – one never really knows what the future holds. What if my future husband turns out to be a serial killer or a secret Creed fan and I have to divorce him? If I have a tattoo of his name, every time I look at it, I’m just going to be reminded of how he insisted our “getting it on” playlist included ‘With Arms Wide Open’. No thank you.
What about you? Would you get a partner’s name tattooed on you? Or better yet, have you gotten a partner’s name tattooed on you, and how did it work out? Let me know in the comments.