remember when liam and niall called that girl who won the star caller contest thing and they were like why are you whispering and she was like im in class rn and liam was like oh no im so sorry go back to learning and niall was like can u sneak out
okay but you act like the tattoos are fact... like them matching and going together are fact. But they aren't. It's just speculation you don't know what they mean. So you can't really use it in an argument that it proves they're together.
Except that they are fact. Indisputable, unquestionable fact.
A rope and an anchor go together. That is a fact. A rope ties the anchor to the ship. That is a fact.
A ship and a compass go together. That is a fact.
A heart and an arrow go together. That too is a fact. An arrow through a heart is a cliche romantic image. That is a fact.
The butterfly and it is what it is were on the same page in the same position as they are on Harry and louis’ bodies. That is indisputable fact.
The birds on Harry’s chest are different sizes and have corresponding eyebrow shapes that match Harry and Louis respectively. That is a fact not imagination or “headcanon”.
The only thing that isn’t fact is that we don’t know why Harry and Louis got those tattoos, and what they mean to them. We do not know for a fact that any or all of these tattoos were gotten deliberately for each other.
But then the question becomes; how likely is it that they are all pure coincidence? That none of them mean anything? Why do Harry and Louis keep getting tattoos that they know go together and that they know will be interpreted a particular way by the side of the fandom we’re supposed to think led them not to be friends? How am I supposed to think they continued to get such tattoos after they broke up??
I refuse to believe that Harry and Louis are idiots. They are not dumb, they know the symbolism of their tattoos and they know how the fandom will react. They know how each other would react. How would they explain to each other the reasons for continuing these tattoos?
Harry getting an anchor tattoo on his wrist, the same place as Louis’ rope, in a position so that when they hold hands the two match up, is probably not a meaningless coincidence in my opinion. Louis getting a realistic looking arrow shortly after Harry getting an anatomical heart is probably not a meaningless coincidence in my opinion. For it to be you’d have to assume that both Harry and Louis are incredibly ignorant, honestly stupid and unaware of a lot of things, and considering how much effort they appear to go through to convince everyone they aren’t a couple, it seems counter-productive to the narrative.
Your explanation, or lack there of, seems like a cop-out. “You don’t know they mean anything” is true, but you don’t know that they don’t mean anything. You, and people who think and act like you, are demonizing people for making assumptions they can’t prove, when all you’re doing is the same thing.