Heartbroken with A Bad Tattoo: How to Get Rid of Both
However, the cover-up tattoo left a lot to be desired. Besides being downright ugly, it was ineffective because he could still see parts of her name, and so could anyone new that he started to date.
The main issue with Cody’s cover-up tattoo, besides the art itself, is that it was a symbol of the relationship, which wasn’t helpful to his healing process. If you’re going to get a cover-up tattoo over your relationship tattoo, we recommend choosing something that doesn’t have anything to do with your ex or the relationship. Cover it with something totally unrelated, so eventually you don’t think of the person when you look at it.
What people don’t realize is that this heightened state of emotion and passion is only temporary. While it may grow into something more meaningful and longer term, love often doesn’t last. And when it does, according to psychologist Elaine Hatfield, it develops into “compassionate love”, characterized by mutual respect, attachment, affection and trust. Hatfield suggests that new love, or passionate love is transitory, usually lasting between 6 and 30 months. Not surprisingly, that’s when people tend to get relationship tattoos and it’s also why we see so many patients who want them removed.
In the meantime, enjoy this video of Cody getting both the “VOID” tattoo and the original tattoo with his ex’s name removed. He’s now officially on the market, in case you’re interested. The bad (and the good) news is, no matter how deeply he falls for you, he will not be adding your name to his collection of tattoos!