Of course, beating the names of your girls on yourself is a moronic idea. But what people do not do under the influence of harmonies. Here you need to understand that first of all: his body is his business. Secondly, if you do not like something, then you can simply say about it directly. No one has invented a better way to convey information than words. He can do nothing with it further, can bring it down, or can block it. All of these options are acceptable and you shouldn't take it personally.
Offer to cover the tattoo, I think this is not such a big problem, if, of course, the tattoo is not on the face ...
For example, in my hometown there lived a girl with a tattoo of her boyfriend's name ON THE FACE! The most interesting thing is that his name was Ruslan, and the girl, of course, had photos from different angles on social networks, so someone even uploaded her photo to the network with the caption "the most patriotic girl in the world", from an angle where you can only see " RUS ". And then this "most patriotic girl" broke up with the beautiful Ruslan ... In her case, you just have to look for another Ruslan, in your case, it's enough to just talk :)
Everything can be done less radically than getting a tattoo in return.
1. Draw yourself the same tattoo with a felt-tip / pen, with the name of your first love.
2. Walk with him until he expresses a complaint
3. Done, you are amazing!
(If the guy is not an oak, he will understand how you feel)
There is another option - to change the name to the one that he has already tattooed. Kill two birds with one stone: you will not be annoyed by someone else's name, and you will not hurt him by mixing an old tattoo and applying a new one!
If in three years your boyfriend hasn't gotten a tattoo that reminds him of his ex, and is not even going to do it, then I have bad news for you ...
Convince him to fill in his name next to it, larger. So that the next girl after you forced to interrupt all the previous tattoos, or immediately offered to amputate the problem limb, lol.
But in general, of course it's strange, you are not dating a tattoo. Yes, he once behaved shortsightedly, but did everyone make mistakes in their youth? for me, such face control would be humiliating, although it is still worth voicing your problems - perhaps this tattoo also hovers him
I had such a de situation with a young man. For him, it was a memory of his first love and he asked me not to touch on this topic anymore. It was not pleasant. I recommend that you first talk to your m.ch. if he wants to remove his tattoo in the first place.
If you really love your boyfriend, then the best thing to do is ask him to cover his name tattoo. After all, mixing is not cheap, but a new tattoo will give him confidence! Well, and do not forget to give him money to cover the old tattoo, so that he is finally convinced that you love him.
Good luck !
Actually, the fact of the presence of such a tattoo already forces us to ask a question about the degree of inadequacy - I understand everything, mistakes of youth, fifth to tenth, but no one bothers to reduce / block. By the way, all the tattoo artists they know say that they often have to dissuade couples from getting a tattoo for two with initials and other vanilla, since in most cases they come back to get rid of them. Already one by one.
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH, sorry. And if in truth, he just needs to be asked to remove the tattoo, because objectively he has no reason to carry this tattoo. Go to meet him - give money for mixing. He will understand how you love him, it will be a super act on your part.