I, like seemingly most of America, enjoy watching Modern Family. And, growing up on the “geek” side, I can kind of identify with Ariel Winter’s character, Alex. On the flip side, I can’t really identify with the real-life version of Ariel, but, hey, I was 19 at one time in my life too. The actress, who shares a lot of her life on social media, just shared the results of an evening at the tattoo parlor with her 29-year-old boyfriend, actor Levi Meaden.

The two, who have been together since November of last year, decided to commemorate their union with not one but two couple’s tats. Ariel inked a block of cheese on the inside of her ring finger and Levi got a jar of peanut butter on the inside of his. The tats are inspired by the couple’s nicknames for each other, for which they also have matching denim jackets. Ariel posted a pic of their digits on Snapchat with the caption, “Peanut butter and cheese with my love.”


I don’t know if the tattoo parlor was running a BOGO special, but Ariel and Levi also got half of a heart inked on the side of their hands and, of course, Ariel shared a picture with the ugh-worthy caption, “Me n Bae.”


The tattoos were inked by LA tattoo artist to the stars, Dr. Woo. He had previously created a tiger piece for Ariel’s back, which Woo shared a photo of.

Ariel loves the needle, apparently, as these tats join the tiger, as well as a snake on her arm, a spade on her right inner wrist, a Greek phrase across her hip, a roman numeral on her left elbow and the initials of her nieces and nephews across her rib cage. Before heading to the tattoo parlor on Wednesday, Ariel solicited tattoo ideas on Twitter – and those were the best suggestions she got?

She apparently isn’t done with the body mods, asking fans on Monday, “Can u be put to sleep to get a nipple piercing? And feel no pain? Asking for a friend…” Girl, stop.

I have so many questions. What’s with those nicknames? Who eats peanut butter with cheese? Let me correct that, who, other than a dog, eats peanut butter with cheese? (That combo is a winner according to Kevin’s dog, Pickles.) And who still rocks acrylic nails? Don’t get me wrong, you can find me getting a gel manicure on the regular, but I haven’t had acrylics in over 20 years. But, other than that, I know she’s young, but no one, NO ONE, should ever opt for the couple tattoo. It’s never a good idea, and will almost always be followed up with a cover-up job or laser removal. At least they’re small…and I guess if you love cheese, that second tattoo is perfectly fine.

I have to agree with CB and Hecate, Ariel is kind of exhausting, but she’s had a rough go of it, so I’m apt to give her a pass for her youthful transgressions. I’m not her Mom (or anyone’s for that matter), but I do think she should probably rein it in a bit. But I’m not on a hit TV series, so maybe I’m missing something.

Ariel Winter and Levi Meaden seen leaving the ABC studios

Ariel Winter out with her boyfriend, Levi Meaden at Fred Seagals

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Photos: Getty Images, Snapchat/Ariel Winter, WENN.com