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7 Times the Monogram Trend Went Too Far

Many Southern women live by the principle, “If it’s not moving, monogram it.”

A monogram, a motif consisting of one’s initials, can personalize an item and give it a touch of good ol’ Southern class.

From tote bags to t-shirts to necklaces, monograms are showing up everywhere these days. But sometimes the monogram trend can get a little out of hand. Here are ten times the monogram trend went too far.

1. Monogram nail art

Etsy/A Stitch of Happiness
Etsy/A Stitch of Happiness

Monograms are usually used to mark something as your personal property – kind of like marking your territory. So why would you need to monogram your nails? How do you lose them if they’re part of your body?

2. Monogram tattoo

Pinterest/Nathalie Staebler
Pinterest/Nathalie Staebler

This tattoo has “regret” written all over it. There are two main issues with a monogram tattoo. First, if you get married, divorced or change your name, this monogram tattoo will be irrelevant. Second, monograms are a fad trend – are you really going to want that 60 years from now?

3. Monogrammed toilet paper

Etsy/Seams Divine
Etsy/Seams Divine

Instead of paying to monogram your toilet paper, you should just flush some money down the drain.

4. Monograms on monograms on monograms

Monogram lovers may believe you can never own too many monograms, but you can wear too many at once. This monogram enthusiast is sporting a monogrammed purse, monogrammed vest, monogrammed makeup bag, monogrammed necklace, monogrammed phone case and two monogrammed hats.

5. Monogrammed cowgirl boots

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Pinterest/Emily Kolb

The saying goes, “If it’s not broken, don’t try to fix it.” A monogram can jazz up a plain t-shirt or give personal flair to a pillow. These Lucchese boots have enough personality on their own, so you don’t need to monogram them. Monogramming a perfectly good pair of boots just feels like you’re trying too hard.

6. Monogrammed credit card

Thanks to this monogrammed credit card, if someone snatches your wallet, not only will they steal your identity, but they’ll steal your monogram, too.

7. Monogrammed gravestone

Twitter/College Humor
Twitter/College Humor

If you’re a truly passionate about monograms, it’s a love you’ll take to the grave.

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7 Times the Monogram Trend Went Too Far