I'm a fan of the boyfriend tattoo. There. I admitted it. It's romantic and I don't believe it's a curse to get one. There are plenty of people out there with their loved one's name or some special design tattooed on their body that symbolizes their love for another person. If you like tattoos, it's quite romantic. And if the relationship ends, you can always get it removed or covered up.
Which is why I think cutting the tattoo off of your body with a knife is a completely insane thing to do. Isn't it? Torz Reynolds, 26, thought it was a good idea. She had a tattoo that read "Chopper's Bitch" on her arm for Stuart "Chopper" May, her former boyfriend who ending up cheating on her. I get being upset and all, but cutting your skin off is being spiteful to yourself. Chopper is just going to think she's lost her mind. And he knows all about it. Because not only did she cut it off, she mailed it to him.
Torz ... I know we don't know each other, but I really wish we could have had a sit-down before you went and did this.
The story is awful -- she was scorned bad and I really feel for her. Torz thought she and Chopper broke up because he was moving to Alaska for his dream job. They had been together for two years. She did the whole tearful goodbye and long hug at the airport, but then the jerk resurfaced around the UK where he now lives with another woman. Chopper was the real bitch -- he had been cheating on her for six months. That's a long time, dude. Couldn't you just break up with her and spare everyone the drama?
So Torz did what no woman I know would ever do (at least they haven't done it yet). She took out a scalpel and cut her tattoo -- Chopper's Bitch -- off her her arm, packaged it with a bow, and mailed it to him.
Self-harm. This is really serious. And I'm worried for this woman. But she's shrugging it off saying:
At the end of the day, it's only skin and it will grow back.
She also added that it felt like closure to remove it herself. Still, I wished she just went and had a really amazing tattoo artist design something over it. Now she will have a scar and that scar will still remind her of what was once there, what she did to herself, because of him. He cheated on her -- he was not worth it. She deserves better.
I hope she has the closure she needs and no more cutting. No more Chopper's Bitch tattoos either.
Would you ever get a boyfriend tattoo? What do you think of her actions?
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