Tattoos have been used to pay tribute to people for decades; for those lost, for those missed and not to forget for those loved. It isn’t uncommon for parents to get their kids’ names inked onto their body as a memory – just look at David Beckham who has all of his children’s names permanently inked on his torso.
These days there seems to be a growing trend of newly-weds getting a tattoo in honour of their new husband or wife, especially among celebs.
Tori Spelling – one of the original 90210 cast members if you don’t know her – has been seen with a tattoo on the side of her ribs that consists of Dean’s wedding vows to her. The second part of the quotation comes from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet: “For my bounty is as boundless as the sea and my love as deep. The more I give to thee, the more I have, for both are infinite.”
American singer LeAnn Rimes also had wedding vows inked on her ribcage to honour her new husband, Eddie Cibriani. Hers however were only temporary and her vows!
It read: “You gave me the courage to be truthful. I promise to give you the comfort to be trustful.” If LeAnn will follow up the temp tat with a permanent one remains to be seen. They were both married to other people at the time they met and fell in love on the set of ‘Northern Lights’ in 2008, so perhaps it is wise to wait a little longer seeing as her and Eddie only got married in April this year.
Eva Longoria, who divorced husband Tony Parker earlier this year, has a marriage tattoo and denies plans of getting rid of her matrimonial ink..
Take note lovebirds! If you’re thinking about getting a tattoo to honour your new spouse perhaps it is wise to choose something that you could live with should your marriage – heaven forbid – end at some point in the future.
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