Man Refuses To Remove Tattoo Of Deceased Son's Name, Causing Girlfriend Discomfort

Alfe Mercado
Child holding a father's hand
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A man is facing a dilemma with his girlfriend over a tattoo he has on his chest. The tattoo is of his son's name, who unfortunately passed away. However, the name also happens to be her abusive ex's name. The girlfriend is requesting that he removes the tattoo, but he refuses. He cannot change his son's name, which is significant to him. This has caused a rift between them, and the girlfriend is upset. What should he do? Is he being selfish? Read on to find out more.

Man's tribute to deceased son causes discomfort for girlfriend. 💔

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Heartbreaking story of a father's love for his deceased son 💔

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Father's tattoo in memory of his son sparks discomfort 💔

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A tattoo with a heartbreaking story causing discomfort for girlfriend.

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Man's tattoo of deceased son's name is ex's name, causing discomfort.

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Father's tattoo of deceased son causing discomfort for girlfriend 😔

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Man refuses to remove son's name tattoo causing girlfriend discomfort ❤️

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Father refuses to remove tattoo of deceased son's name

Losing a child is a parent's worst nightmare. For one father, the pain of losing his son was so great that he got his son's name tattooed on his chest along with his birthdate. However, his girlfriend is now uncomfortable with the tattoo because his son's name happens to be the same as her abusive ex-boyfriend. The girlfriend asks him to remove the tattoo, but the father refuses. He understands her discomfort, but the tattoo is a way for him to keep his son's memory alive. The situation has caused tension between the couple, and the father is now seeking advice on whether he is the a**hole for not removing the tattoo. Read on for the comments and reactions to this heartbreaking story.

NTA stands by tattoo of deceased son's name, despite girlfriend's discomfort

Puzzleheaded_Ad6279 | Puzzleheaded_Ad6279

NAH agrees to disagree, but couple needs couples therapy. ❤️

Taby_kitten | Taby_kitten

NTA refuses to remove tattoo of deceased son's name causing girlfriend discomfort

terra_terror | terra_terror

Tattoo dilemma: hold onto love or let go for love? ❤

Dark_Tangential | Dark_Tangential

Validating both sides of the trauma with NAH sentiment 👍

Tersuvian | Tersuvian

Girlfriend wants tattoo removed, but commenters think she's being unreasonable. 💉

shangib723 | shangib723

Compromise and communication key in navigating sensitive tattoo issue 👍

panther1994 | panther1994

Compromising on tattoo placement or seeking couples therapy may help. 💕

XxNick | XxNick

Heartbreaking loss, supportive commenters. Keep his memory alive. 💙

codemise | codemise

Respecting personal tattoos in relationships 🙏

kennethison | kennethison

Commenters suggest obvious solution for uncomfortable girlfriend 😬

mop_man27 | mop_man27

Man refuses to remove tattoo of deceased son's name, and rightfully so 💪

throwaway1975764 | throwaway1975764

Reclaiming your life is powerful. Take back what's yours. 👏

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Compromise may be necessary for deceased son's tattoo. 🙏

jettpark | jettpark

Navigating sensitive situations requires empathy and understanding. 💕

JudgeJed100 | JudgeJed100

NTA for keeping tattoo, but both need to work through trauma.

Blues-20 | Blues-20

Deceased son's name tattoo: NTA, therapy may help both cope.

mlpuente26 | mlpuente26

Tattoo tribute causes relationship trouble, Reddit says keep the ink 💉

BigJobsBigJobs | BigJobsBigJobs

Father refuses to remove memorial tattoo. Girlfriend lacks empathy.

swaydog | swaydog

Man refuses to remove tattoo of deceased son's name, receives support 🙌

kai7yak | kai7yak

Respectful disagreement on tattoo removal as deal breaker 🙏

Organic-Neck5585 | Organic-Neck5585

Managing trauma around ex's name, discomfort with partner's tattoo. #NAH 💔

krookskank | krookskank

Complicated relationship with deceased son's tattoo causes discomfort

haysus25 | haysus25

Tattoo dilemma: Love or Discomfort? NAH, just unlucky.

prk79 | prk79

NTA/N-A-H dilemma: Girlfriend wants tattoo covered, he refuses. 💉

aevigata | aevigata

Girlfriend asks man to remove tattoo of son's name 💉

nolechica | nolechica

Couple struggles to move forward after tragic loss of child 💔

ademptia | ademptia

Father stands up for tattoo of deceased son's name 💪

MandaDian | MandaDian

Compromise suggested for couple with troubled past and differing opinions.

kjl031 | kjl031

Grief shouldn't be erased, NTA for refusing to remove tattoo 👏

JTbazillion | JTbazillion

Heartbreaking situation with no clear solution, yet no a**holes involved. 💔

fionsichord | fionsichord

Navigating grief in a relationship 💔

Pandamonium247 | Pandamonium247

Supportive comment encourages seeking help to cope with trauma 💪

sociablemonkey74 | sociablemonkey74

Don't let anyone make you feel bad for honoring your son ❤️

Acceptable-Abalone20 | Acceptable-Abalone20

Deceased son's name tattoo causing discomfort. NAH, girlfriend reasonable.

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Valid traumas, but girlfriend diminishing his. Therapy suggested. NTA.

schell525 | schell525

Respect your partner's feelings, but honor your autonomy 🙏

notAgirl77 | notAgirl77

Deceased son's tattoo causes discomfort, but no one's at fault 💔

jimedrz | jimedrz

Heartbreaking loss, supportive community. Keep the tattoo, not the girlfriend.

angrybee93 | angrybee93

Navigating grief and love can be complicated 🤷🏻‍♀️

HocraftLoveward | HocraftLoveward

Respectful breakup: man keeps son's name tattoo, ex-girlfriend understands.

Aloices | Aloices

Deceased son's name tattoo causes girlfriend discomfort - NAH

kacka07 | kacka07

Don't remove tattoo of deceased son's name, NTA. Girlfriend needs therapy.

FortuneWhereThoutBe | FortuneWhereThoutBe

Supportive comment defends keeping deceased son's tattoo, offers empathy 😞

lovemykitchen | lovemykitchen

Father's love for deceased son reigns over girlfriend's discomfort ❤️


Grieving father defends tattoo despite girlfriend's discomfort. #NotTheA**hole 💔

Existing-Blackberry | Existing-Blackberry

Grieving father refuses to remove deceased son's name tattoo, girlfriend in the wrong 😡

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Defending tattoo memorial, calling for mental health awareness. 🙏

asdrfgbn | asdrfgbn

Empathetic comment section with no clear solution 💔

PeepingTara | PeepingTara

Significant tattoo causes discomfort for girlfriend, NAH, deal breaker.

dropthepencil | dropthepencil

To tattoo or not to tattoo for a relationship? 🤔

daniellegd | daniellegd

Keep the tattoo, not the girlfriend 💔💉

NovaScrawlers | NovaScrawlers

Incompatibility at its finest 😕

modinotmodi | modinotmodi

Man refuses to remove tattoo of deceased son's name, causing girlfriend discomfort. NTA, valid feelings.


Navigating emotional baggage in relationships: NAH or dealbreaker? 💔

Compactsun | Compactsun

Grieving father refuses to remove tattoo of son's name 😔

NotSoAverage_sister | NotSoAverage_sister

Is the tattoo a deal breaker for the girlfriend? 💔

serthera12 | serthera12

Stand your ground! Your tattoo, your son, your choice! 💪

BazTheBaptist | BazTheBaptist

Man keeps tattoo of deceased son, GF understands. ❤️

frogtd129 | frogtd129

Stand your ground and prioritize your emotional support. 🙌

drbeerologist | drbeerologist