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Are Tattoos Ruining Your Relationship? Fair Lawn Artist Says Maybe

Tattoos could be a bad omen on a relationship, but they could also make a magical connection. Two local experts are weighing in. Photo Credit: Contributed
Mary Garnett of Clean Slate Laser in Wayne. Photo Credit: Contributed
Tattoo removal by Clean Slate Laser in Wayne. Photo Credit: Clean Slate Laser
Fair Lawn's Jay Hernandez is determined to make an impact through tattooing. Photo Credit: Jay Hernandez
NFL athlete Bradley Wing with Mary Garnett. Photo Credit: Contributed

The owner of a Wayne tattoo removal parlor says that tattoos can be ruining your love life.

Mary Garnett, co-owner of Clean Slate Laser Tattoo Removal on Hamburg Turnpike said possessive tattoos can be a sign that a relationship is doomed, according to an article in the New York Post.

Whether it's the name of an ex-lover of the fact alone that the ink are over-the-top, there is a reason why Garnett's shop that she runs with husband Jeff is still in business -- with five different locations.

Garnett told The Post that getting a person's name inked on your body is an omen and "you might as well just break up."

A laser tattoo-removal specialist in the Flatiron District said nearly a fourth of her business are tattoos from past relationships.

Fair Lawn's Jay Hernandez, who works at Our Lady of Ink, says he's had his fair share of clients looking to cover up or change a piece of work.

"I’ve definitely had couples come in before where the man is almost paraded in by his spouse and she just takes the wheel with the consultation," Hernandez told Daily Voice. "She talks about how much she can’t stand it and it needs to disappear."

Contrarily, though, tattoos can also enhance relationships, he said.

"Tattoos can be warning labels," Hernandez noted. If you see someone covered in shoddy work or questionable imagery, it could be a dead giveaway to avoid something.

"One of the things I hear most people say they look for in a partner outside financial and mental stability," he said, "are tattoos."

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