This Week in Bachelor Nation History: Lace & Grant Get Matching 'Grace' Tattoos
Love is patient, love is kind, love is also getting matching tattoos with your significant other?
Lace Morris and Grant Kemp instantly fell head-over-heels in love with each other on Season 3 of "Bachelor in Paradise." They made their relationship even more permanent towards the end of the season when they got matching tattoos during their last date prior to the Final Rose Ceremony in an episode that aired September 5, 2016.
The remaining four couples on the beach gathered with Chris Harrison before heading out on their respective dates, and the host emphasized the importance of the impending Rose Ceremony.
"Can your relationship work outside of 'Paradise?' Is this something you really want?" he asked the eight beachgoers. "Marriage, kids, the whole thing. Continue to talk. Continue to have those discussions. My advice to you is to be honest. There’s nothing worse than an empty promise."
Grant and Lace ventured into downtown Sayulita for their date where they wandered in and out of shops, took cute couple selfies, and soaked in the local scenery.
Grant said, "We’re finally out getting to do normal couple stuff. It’s great. I feel like we could be doing the exact same thing on our honeymoon soon."
They stumbled upon a vendor selling bracelets with names on it and saw one that said "Grace," which was their couple nickname and a portmanteau of their names.
He said, "It was meant to be. We had to buy them. I’ve told Lace that I love her. I need to know from her that she feels the same way. she acts like she loves me, but I need to hear it."
Grant said he and Lace had "joked around about getting Grace tattoos." Lo and behold, they passed right in front of a tattoo shop.
"Tattoos are permanent, but I see Lace and I as permanent. I have no problem getting a tattoo of us," he said.
Lace expressed some hesitation about inking herself, but she said Grant's confidence in their relationship "reassures me that he really, really, really loves me."
She admitted, "It scares me because it is becoming so real. I think my biggest fear is that I’m going to make the wrong decisions."
Grant got his tattoo first and had no qualms about it, saying, "This ink is going to last forever, and I want Lace and I to last forever, and I think that scares her."
Lace, who said she doesn't "do well with pain," initially walked away from her seat in the parlor. She shared, "What scares me is reality after 'Paradise.' Are we going to stick together if we don’t solidify something? I want to be with Grant more than anything."
She ultimately sat down, held Grant's hand, and handed her other wrist over to the artist to write "Grace" on it. The tattoo artist attempted calming her down and distracting her by asking her questions about her time in Mexico, but Lace couldn't get her mind off the pain.
When all was said and done, she loved the tattoo and said he "did such a good job."