In a developing story out of Brooklyn, NY, 26-year-old Melissa Lawson has just found out that her Hinge date, 25-year-old Jackson Beaufort, has a Rugrats tattoo that actually means a lot to him.
Wow, who would’ve thought?
According to reports, Melissa had just sat down with Jackson at a local restaurant when they both took off their coats, which revealed Jackson’s tattoo of the character Chucky from the popular 90’s cartoon Rugrats on his left bicep.
“I thought it was really funny,” Melissa said. “So I pointed it out and was like, ‘No way, that’s hilarious,’ and I started laughing. But my date didn’t laugh at all. In fact, he seemed kind of hurt.”
“I always related to Chucky when I was growing up,” Jackson said. “Because my mom wasn’t really in my life that much, and neither was his.”
After hearing this, Melissa couldn’t believe that she said something so insensitive, but what shocked her even more was that someone would get a Rugrats tattoo with such a depressing story behind it.
“I was just like, ‘Oh, that’s really cool, actually!’” she said. “I didn’t want to hurt his feelings any more than I already might have, but also, I couldn’t stop thinking about why someone would get a Rugrats tattoo to commemorate their childhood trauma.”
According to reports, Melissa and Jackson had a mostly silent dinner date after the awkward exchange.
“Any time I’ve seen someone with a tattoo of a cartoon, it’s never really meant anything,” Melissa said. “I mean, I can’t be the first person who thought it was funny, right?”
“She actually was,” Jackson reports. “But I won’t hold it against her. She couldn’t have known. I guess some people only see what meets the eye.”
Jackson was also heard during their dinner date defining himself as a “pretty deep guy” and someone who “not everybody gets right away.”
“I think this whole thing was a huge mistake,” Melissa told us. “From now on, I’m going to ask everyone I go on a date with what tattoos they have and what they all mean, just so I never have to deal with this situation again.”
Good plan, Melissa! We hope that you never see an earnest 90s cartoon tat again.