Tattoos done post-breakup indeed have a chance of being a lifetime reminder of a personal and spiritual development, positivity and strength. If one does not want to undergo the pain of removing the existing tattoo, there are two categories of break up tattoos to help you out: Cover up tattoos and Blackout tattoos. People, who decide to get inked especially after a breakup, come up with meaningful designs or symbols – tattoos which act as a part of their healing/therapeutic experience. Such tattoos have their own significance to the bearers as they bring sweeping personality changes undergone both internally and externally.
After Saif Ali Khan's tattoo for Begum Kareena Kapoor Khan caught the internet by frenzy, wearing loved one's name on your skin became a rage. Break-up tattoos are not necessarily related to words like 'mourning', 'grief', 'loss', depressed etc, but mark a new beginning; they can be representative of a renewal and also indicate the beauty in change!
Mickey Malani of Body Canvas Tattoos says, "Break up tattoos, simply, is not done out of choice but by chance. Eventually, everyone moves on or finds their place, but if you have a permanent tattoo that can remind you of a failed relationship, it's not that easy. Actually, it's horrible. That is the reason we say tell our customers to learn and not repeat the same mistake”.
When the marriage of childhood lovers Hrithik andSussanne was raided by paparazzi over the actor's alleged link-ups, the couple resorted to the 'tattoo declamation'.
Cover ups are one of the ways to conceal an unwanted tattoo. It demands inspirational designs. Folklores surrounded by varied feelings also decide to cover a couple/love/name initials tattoo to start afresh. Blackout tattoo is one of the new trends for dark body art, being embraced by some for covering up their old tattoos with solid ink.