I have a tattoo that I'm considering covering - a tattoo that I got with a really good friend of mine (but we were dating at the time). Aesthetically, I've grown to dislike the tattoo so my reason for covering it is purely that - I still cherish the memory the tattoo gives me. My question is, should I ask the person I got the tattoo with first to make sure they wouldn't be incredibly offended? If you had matching tattoos with someone would you be offended if the other person covered theirs?
ETA: Worded oddly - not ask, but tell them beforehand. Permission isn't needed.