"...what once would have been deemed mawkish is now considered perfectly appropriate."Well said, Ms. Blatchford.
And speaking of mawkish, over the top behaviour...
The icing on the cake? "Than" was misspelled by the tattoo "artist", then sloppily corrected. On his skin. Forever. (Even worse scenario: it's still misspelled and the corrections were just Photoshopped. On his skin. Forever).