title says it all I've been dating this girl for the past 8 months or so. I'm really in love with her and I definitely see myself marrying her. Everything about her is perfect, except for the tattoo. She was in a 5-year relationship before me (which is itself hard to deal with). She was about to marry him and all, but her parents disapproved so she ended up breaking it off. That's a whole different story. The tattoo is an "S" on her lower back on the left side. Whenever I see it, I get kind of upset since she makes an effort to constantly hide it from me. However, it's impossible to not notice and a lot of people have asked her about it. She's met my parents too and it's definitely a long-term relationship. For obvious reasons, I don't want my parents to know she has a tattoo. I'm sure people at our church have also seen it. I'll be OK for a few days, but then I'll think about it and get all depressed. Not just the fact that she has somebody's name on her, but that she got a tattoo altogether. I hate tattoos and think they are retarded. I just saw a guy getting a tattoo on TV and thought of my girlfriend. She's very sweet and innocent, and it upsets me to think about the tattoo artist touching her bare skin (in a rather sensitive area) and how a guy who loved her wanted to ruin her beautiful skin by having a big S there. I can't give her a back massage without seeing the tattoo. She can't bend over to tie a shoe or pick something up without showing me the tattoo. And whenever I do, I get reminded of how much it hurt, how much she loved that guy to sacrifice this to make him happy, how much it will hurt to take it off, and how much it will cost to take it off. EVERYTHING about her is perfect except this. I really want to get over it, but I don't know how.