How Fans Reacted to Heather Rae Young Getting Tarek El Moussa’s Name Tattooed on Her Butt

Selling Sunset star Heather Rae Young shared a photo of her butt tattoo in honor of Tarek El Moussa in 2021, which sparked a huge wave of backlash from fans. Young deleted the photo of her Flip or Flop star husband’s name, but the fan comments still live online. Here are the details of Young’s ink and what fans said about it. 

Tarek El Moussa and Heather Rae Young pose together at an event.
Tarek El Moussa and Heather Rae Young | Paul Archuleta/Getty Images

Heather Rae Young got a tattoo of Tarek El Moussa’s name on her butt in 2021

Tarek El Moussa and Heather Rae Young got married in October 2021. While they were engaged, Young got a very special Valentine’s Day gift for her future husband. 

In February 2021, the Selling Sunset star posted a photo of a fresh tattoo on her social media. The since-deleted post showed the words, “Yes sir, Mr. El Moussa,” inked on Young’s butt. She deleted the image after trolls left negative feedback in the comments section of her post.

“I did it as something special for my fiancé, my future husband,” Young said in defense of the tattoo (per Page Six). “I will be Mrs. El Moussa, so this is my name. And it’s a special thing that we do around the house: Daddy is the boss, I’m the queen of the house. We do it with the kids … It’s something cute we do around the house.”

The couple explained that Tarek’s two children with his ex-wife, Christina Haack, frequently say “Yes sir, Mr. El Moussa” and “Yes sir, daddy” at home.

“It was taken completely out of context. People blew it up to something it completely wasn’t,” Young said of the internet backlash.

Many fans hated Heather Rae Young’s butt tattoo of Tarek El Moussa’s name

A lot of fans hated Heather Rae Young’s butt tattoo for Tarek El Moussa, and they found other outlets besides the comments section of her deleted post to share their opinions. They sounded off in a Reddit thread titled, “Truly, WHAT IS THIS,” with a screenshot of Young’s tattoo. 

“What the actual f***. That’s… creepy and gross,” one fan wrote. “I have so many questions, but to start with… Why would you get that?! Why would you SHARE that you got that?!” The comment received over 650 upvotes. 

Another fan speculated about Young’s emotional state, writing, “I lowkey think she’s insecure about tareks past relationship so she overcompensates.”

And another fan compared the controversial butt tattoo to a livestock brand, commenting, “Not sorry this is disgusting. Like what are you, his branded cattle?”

The ‘Selling Sunset’ star and her ‘Flip or Flop’ star husband recently got matching tattoos

Despite the criticism, Heather Rae Young hasn’t stopped getting tattoos in honor of her husband, Tarek El Moussa. And the HGTV star recently got some matching body art to celebrate his new wife. 

On Apr. 12, Young and El Moussa debuted their fresh matching tattoos on Instagram. Both spouses got their wedding date inked on their inner forearms, as well as each other’s initials on their wrists. El Moussa also got the birthdates of his two children with his ex, Christina Haack.

“It started out as just @heatherraeyoung and I getting our wedding date,” El Moussa wrote in the caption of his post. “Last minute, before we got there, I decided I also really wanted the kids birthdays and her initials!”

The Flip or Flop star shared that he left room on his arm for the birthdates of his future children with Young. “So now, I have 3 special dates and Heather’s initials on my left arm,” he wrote. “We also left some spots open for future kid/kids, yes I said it❤️.”

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