Korean Woman Calls Off Wedding After Getting Called “A Slut” For Her Tattoo… And The Internet Is Baffled AF

“What is so slutty about my tattoo?”

On today’s coverage of the unbelievable things found on the wild-wild-web is the story of an anonymous Korean woman “A” who is on the brink of cancelling her own wedding — because of her most beloved memory.

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A wrote, “I’m a woman in my late-20s working as a freelance graphic designer.” She shared that her boyfriend recently proposed to her — and though a specific date had not been set, the happy couple agreed to tie the knot soon, when the coronavirus (COVID-19) dies down a little bit. A claimed she couldn’t wait for the wedding.

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Unfortunately, when the dreaded “Meet The Parents” happened, A realized that might be the end of her and her fiancé for once and for all.

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I guess, when my fiancé and I went to his parents’ place to ask for their blessing, my mother-in-law-to-be saw the tattoo I have on my ankle.

— A

A explained, “It is a tiny tattoo — the size of half my pinky.”  And it wasn’t any tattoo. It captured the memory of A’s late pet cat.

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I lost my cat when I was a freshman in college. And I grew up with that cat — it has been in my life since the beginning of time I can remember. So to mourn that, I got myself a tattoo. It was only after I got the tattoo that I was able to stop crying and breaking down from the grief. I was a mess. I couldn’t eat. I kept throwing up. I wasn’t myself at all. The tattoo gave me the strength to get back on my feet.

— A

While all pets are special, A had an even stronger connection to the cat because it got her through some of the darkest slumps of her life. The tattoo represented all of that: The connection, the survival, the grief, the gratitude, the undying memory.

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Like… I had really severe depression in high school. Even when I didn’t want to go on with my life, my cat got me through that all. I survived because I had my cat. So I take really good care of the tattoo too. I don’t want it blurred or faded. I get it retouched regularly — so that it looks perfect all the time.

— A

None of this background story mattered to A’s mother-in-law-to-be though. The in-laws are said to have thought her tattoo to be vulgar and, as quoted, “slutty“.

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Apparently, my fiancé’s mother is now against us getting married because of my tattoo. She told my fiancé that she thinks it is slutty and that it makes me look like a ‘whore in the escort business’. So for her blessing, she wants me to remove my cat tattoo.

— A

A became even more baffled when her fiancé had the audacity to report this reaction word-per-word.

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I can’t believe my fiancé thought I would be okay with everything his mother said. I can’t believe my cat tattoo got me called names like a slut and a whore. It’s not like she doesn’t know the meaning of my tattoo. But that apparently doesn’t matter — because in her mind, ‘having something tattooed on a woman’s body is plain dirty’. How do I deal with that? What exactly is so slutty about my tattoo?

— A

Since this whole conversation, A has been completely turned off to the idea of marrying this fiancé and putting up with his family who aren’t willing to accept her as she is. She turned to the internet to check if she is wrong to call the wedding off.

I told my fiancé and the in-laws that I no longer wish to go through with the wedding. The in-laws are outraged that I won’t ‘get rid of the stupid tattoo‘ but it’s not about that anymore. How do they expect me to respect them as my in-laws when they have called me a slut? My parents are with me on this. What do you guys think? Am I right to back out of the relationship like this? Or am I making a mistake by being stubborn?

— A

Netizens, of course, sided with A and encouraged her to do what her heart tells her to do — and only what her heart wants to do.

  • “No, you’re not wrong. Your cat’s spirit is saving you from the living hell you tried to enter on your own. Your cat is paying you back for the good life it had this way. Don’t ever get yourself involved with a family like that. Good people will hear the story about your tattoo and console you for your loss — not call you a whore in the escort business. You better thank your cat for this. It really rescued you again.”
  • “Check if your ex in-law-to-be had any semi-permanent eyeliner tattooed or her eyebrows micro-bladed. That’s tattooing too.”
  • “I think, perhaps, the in-laws didn’t like you from the get go. They needed a flimsy excuse to turn you down. And that happened to be your cat tattoo. That cat is surely looking over you. Cats are such loving creatures.”
Source: Nate Pann
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