My boyfriend broke up with me last week. He said he’s moving interstate to be with a woman he’s only ever spoken to online. They met on one of those internet dating websites two months ago and he’s already sent her several thousand dollars. I feel like it’s a scam. Oh well. If he wants to throw away our relationship of nearly a decade for someone he’s barely known for a couple of months, I don’t have any responsibility to tell him when he’s making stupid decisions. I need to fix a stupid decision of my own pretty soon by getting a cover up tattoo. My boyfriend and I got matching tattoos last year, since we both loved each other. I assumed we would be together forever. I mean, almost ten years. You would assume so, right? Matching tattoos weren’t a big deal to me back then. We both have nautical designs; his a ship and mine a compass. They were pretty cute when we got them, and I honestly still think they’re quite adorable. But I don’t want anything to do with him on my skin any longer. I want to visit a tattooist specialising in cover up tattoo designs. Brisbane has several of these, so it’s just a matter of narrowing down those within my price range. Luckily I have the compass; I feel like it is so much easier to cover up than a ship would be, since mine is circular and his is all pointy and oddly shaped. I’ve been thinking about what design I would like and doing some research to see what is available. I really like the idea of a flower, or maybe some sort of space motif featuring a whole bunch of planets. Those are all relatively circular, obviously, so it should be quite simple and cost-effective. Hopefully, it’s going to look nice also. Next time I’m in a relationship, I think I’ll just ask for matching jewellery instead.