An aggrieved teen has claimed that she and her boyfriend decided to get tattoos of each other’s names – only for him to come back and dump her by text message just weeks after she got his first ink on her bikini line.
Megan Carey, from Wigan, Greater Manchester, was in love with her boyfriend of about eight months when she claimed he agreed to put her name on his sleeve tattoo so she could get her own tattoo despite only just getting back together of a break.
The 19-year-old took the drastic step in mid-August to get the delicate design of a love heart in the letter ‘J’ on her bikini line, assuming they would be together forever.
But two weeks later, she claims she woke up out of the blue to a text that broke up after the couple got into another fight – leaving her deeply regretting the hasty decision to get inked.
Megan Carey (pictured), from Wigan, Greater Manchester, claimed she and her boyfriend decided to get each other’s names tattooed
The aggrieved teen claimed her boyfriend came back and dumped her by text message just weeks after she got his first ink on her bikini line (pictured)
The accountancy student now warns other young girls never to get a partner’s tattoo, insists it’s a “waste of time” and admits that even the tattoo artist laughed at her while boyfriends tried to talk her out.
“The relationship went up and down from the start, but after a break and getting back together, I was fairly confident in the relationship,” Megan said.
“He was a little older than me, 21, so I thought it was a more serious relationship. He was planning on getting a sleeve tattoo and I said I would put my name in it and said I would get him one too.
“He was all set and said it would make him very happy, so I made it happen. But we got into an argument and a few weeks later he went out for a night out and I woke up at 5am to a text that he was breaking up with me.
The 19-year-old (pictured) took the drastic step of getting the delicate design of a love heart in the letter ‘J’ on her bikini line in mid-August, assuming they’d be together forever.
“I thought he was going to message me to let me know he was home, but it actually said, ‘I’m sorry Megan, but we’re done, the fight is getting out of hand’.
“It came as a total shock. I couldn’t help but laugh at the tattoo or else I would cry.’
The teen started dating her ex-boyfriend in November 2020 and the couple were happily together for seven months until June this year, when cracks became apparent.
Clashing schedules due to part-time jobs during the college summer break caused the young couple to struggle to spend a lot of time together and get into a lot of fights.
The accounting student (pictured) is now warning other young girls never to get a tattoo over a partner
They eventually broke up and went on hiatus for three weeks before deciding they wanted to make it work.
“My boyfriend was talking to a guy and they introduced me to my ex – I wasn’t interested at first,” explains Megan. “It wasn’t until the third time we met months later that I finally gave him a chance and we got together.
“For the first few months we went through the honeymoon phase like most relationships do, but after a while we started clashing and arguing a lot.
‘I got a part-time job as a waitress over the summer and it all went wrong[hill] hence – we saw each other much less because he worked during the day and I at night.’
After they got back together in early July and were together for another month, the couple in love started talking about getting tattoos of each other’s initials.
Despite concerns from both her friends and the tattoo artist, Megan took the bold step of getting her boyfriend’s initial tattooed in mid-August.
Megan (pictured) said the breakup came as a ‘total shock’ and added that she could only laugh at the tattoo because otherwise she would cry
But by the end of August, he had broken up with her before moving on to get her name tattooed.
Megan said: ‘When I messaged the tattoo artist to book in he sent smiling faces to me and when I went to do it he took the mick and said ‘what are you doing’.
“He said he would make it small enough to be easily covered – that should have been a red flag. He didn’t charge me for it in the end because it was so small.
“My ex’s reaction was not what I expected – he was very calm and didn’t seem too bothered and we never talked about it again after that. I thought maybe it was just the shock.
“My friends thought I was an absolute idiot for getting it and said no, I should have listened.”
The teen now has an uneasy memory of her previous relationship, which she plans to end in the near future.
She hopes to warn others not to make the same mistake she did by getting a partner’s name or initial tattooed, especially at a young age.
“Just knowing that I still have his initial tattooed on me is the worst. I regret that I did it 100 percent,” Meghan explained. “I’m either going to cover it up or laser it off, I haven’t decided yet.
“For anyone thinking about getting a partner’s initials tattooed, I’d say don’t bother, it’s a waste of time and not worth it.”