40 Inspiring Tattoo Ideas to Get After a Divorce

Ashley Austrew | Dec 27, 2018 Love & Sex
40 Inspiring Tattoo Ideas to Get After a Divorce

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As a society, we're kind of obsessed with happy endings. We make a huge deal about celebrity weddings, and every time a couple breaks up, we mourn the loss like it's the official death of all love that's ever existed in the world. But what if staying together forever and ever isn't the only way to have a happy ending? About 90 percent of people in the U.S. get married by the time they're 50 years old, but anywhere from 40 to 50 percent of couples end up getting divorced. Despite those numbers, many people still tend to view divorce as a bad thing or a "failure." But what if it's actually something worth celebrating?

There are a lot of reasons why people get divorced. Maybe they fell out of love; maybe they're making the choice to leave behind an abusive or bad relationship; maybe the two partners decided amicably that it's just time to move on and seek other ways to be happy in life. Whatever the reason, divorce is a choice people make because the relationship they are currently in is not working for them, and sometimes making the choice to move on can be an empowering and inspiring thing.

These 40 ideas for divorce tattoos are focused on the idea that divorce doesn't have to be seen as inherently negative. While some of them do allude to the heartbreak, confusion, and soul-searching work that can accompany the end of a relationship, they also focus on things like being brave, finding a new sense of freedom, and moving on to better and brighter times in life. Tattoos are often used to mark big milestones and changes in people's lives, and these tattoo ideas are some of the best and most beautiful ways to celebrate moving on from a relationship.

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