Name tattoos, by theory, are always in honor of someone special. This is a way to display one’s devotion and loyalty to that particular person, and that is why the most common name tattoo ideas are either for a parent, a child, a spouse or a lover. Men are usually the ones who go ahead and get their spouses name tattooed on their skin as a show of their love. The best example of this is David Beckham. His body may be littered with tattoos but you can distinctly see his wife’s name tattooed on his left forearm in the Devanigri script. The iconic status of Beckham was perhaps one of the main reasons why name tattoo ideas became so popular in the first place.
Women, the so called emotional beings, are slightly more hesitant to go for name tattoo ideas. The origins of this misconception that women are more gullible and weaker emotionally is not known, but this can be seen in the fact that women rarely get names tattooed on their body. Maybe their body is more sacred to them or maybe they have a stronger way of professing their loyalty, somehow women just don’t seem too enamored by this idea. Hypocritically though, women love men who do this, but are more cautious to do it themselves.