Valentine's Day rolls around at the same time every single year, yet somehow it still catches some people off guard. Every single year, on the morning of February 14, you'll watch panicked men head to the florist only to learn that every rose in the world has already been sold. On the rare occasion that there actually is one bouquet left over, chances are that it's already wilted and sad and you're going to be paying roughly 8 million bucks for it. Gross. 

Here at Inked we are big fans of romance, believe it or not. So why not make your bold proclamation of your love last a lifetime? Don't get a shitty bouquet that will be dead in a week, get a rose tattoo, buddy. Unless you stumble into a laser field (is that a thing?), your romantic gesture will be with you for the rest of your life. 

Now, when it comes to romantic tattoos, there are some things you need to be very careful about. You know what I'm alluding to—name tattoos. For the most part, you should really avoid professing your love for somebody with a name tattoo. First of all, if that person isn't related to you by blood, there is no guarantee that your feelings won't eventually fade. Secondly, name tattoos are kind of boring. There are so many creative images you can use to represent the one you love—like a rose tattoo—that are both more personal and vague enough that if things go to shit, you won't need to run to the tattoo shop for a cover-up.

Trust us, a nice tattoo bouquet is a thousand times safer to get than somebody's name, and no less romantic. So, if you can't think of anything else to get this Valentine's Day, make it a rose tattoo.