A man has taken to Reddit to talk about a disagreement with his brother, who’d just got a new tattoo. Given the reputation his brother has earned over the years, the tattoo’s message was unexpectedly ironic, causing him to burst out laughing. Alas, the reaction didn’t sit well with his sibling. But was he in the wrong? Or did his brother overreact?
The Original Poster (OP) starts his tale by shedding more light on the situation. His brother (25), who he refers to as “Danny,” lives at home with their parents. According to OP, Danny has quite the history when it comes to relationships…
What’s There To Laugh About?
OP explains that his little brother has been “in a string of relationships” since “he was young enough to know what dating was.” Apparently, Danny has cheated on previous partners on “several occasions” and most of his relationships ended because he was caught in the act. That’s why OP couldn’t help but laugh when he saw his brother’s new tattoo…
The Tattoo In Question
OP saw the tattoo in question when visiting the family for a barbecue. When his brother went in for a hug, he saw a sore red patch on his arm. That’s when Danny proudly revealed his fresh ink. As OP put it, “In huge words it said “LOYALTY” in cursive.”
OP Might Be In The Wrong
At this point, OP admits he might be in the wrong. Upon seeing the tattoo, he burst out laughing and “didn’t try to hide it at all.” OP claims the laugh wasn’t overly dramatic, but it was enough to make his brother angry…
An Argument Ensued
OP’s brother asked him what was so funny and OP simply replied by saying “his tattoo was really ironic.” This pushed his brother over the edge. He “stormed off to his room” and didn’t join the family for dinner.
The Family Wasn’t Happy With OP Either
When he explained what happened, OP’s family thought he’d been an a******, and his sister told him that “people are allowed to change.” However, OP believes he shouldn’t be blamed. After all, his “little brother” is 25 years-old and he’d stormed off like a child.
Was He In The Wrong?
OP turned to Reddit for a second opinion. He wanted to know if he was in the wrong for laughing at his brother or if his brother was just being childish. So did Reddit think OP was in the wrong or were they on his side?
Reddit Was On His Side
The overwhelming response from the Reddit community was that OP had nothing to apologize for. One person said, “You’re right, you shouldn’t be blamed for an adult to storm off and lock themselves in their room like a spoiled child.”
Reddit Found It Hilarious
A lot of Redditors found the whole situation hilarious and made all sorts of jokes about OP’s brother. One Redditor wrote: “Ask him if he will put one underline for every girl he cheated on under the word.” Another said, “Maybe he’s loyal to cheating”.
A Potential Red Flag
Other people in the Reddit community believed the tattoo will probably put some girls off. One wrote: “Honestly “loyalty” as a tattoo is a red flag for a lot of girls.” Another person even told OP that his brother was “giving major ick vibes.”
What Do You Think?
So what’s your perspective on OP’s situation? Was he in the wrong for laughing at his brother’s tattoo? Or, seeing the irony in it, would you have done the same? Drop a comment with your thoughts!
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