tattoo east side inkNothing says "I love you" like getting a tattoo for the one who has your heart. It's a forever kind of thing ... unless you want a dose of laser tattoo removal to go with the pain from a breakup. Some feel it's a curse to get some ink to honor your beloved, but I think it's just the most romantic gesture ever. So much so that I've done it twice! Clearly I never learn. (Or I just like pain.)

I've also gotten breakup tattoos -- that's me there in this picture getting a little something for myself from my girl Lara Scotton at East Side Ink in NYC. I guess I just like being tattooed for all my life's ups and downs. And so do these ladies I've rounded up who chose some very meaningful tattoos in honor of the guy they love. Which one is your favorite?

 

Image via Michele Zipp