Heather Rae Young Explains the Meaning Behind Her Tattoo for Fiancé Tarek El Moussa After Fans Called the ‘Selling Sunset’ Star “Creepy” & “Desperate”

“Allow me to explain this.”

Less than a week after revealing her freshly-tatted backside on social media (and getting a lot of hate for it), Selling Sunset star Heather Rae Young is explaining the meaning behind her ink, dedicated to her fiancé, Flip or Flop star Tarek El Moussa. 

As The Ashley told you last week, Heather debuted and soon deleted a photo of her tattoo – the words “Yes Sir, Mr. El Moussa” scrawled pretty sizably across her butt – which was met with a butt load lot of criticism on social media, with many followers calling the move “desperate” and “creepy.”  

Tarek on the other hand, seemed touched (or something) by the gesture. 

“Forever and ever and ever,” he replied to Heather’s original post. 

Though Heather removed the photo from Instagram, she went on to post a video taken from the tattoo parlor, prior to her getting inked and despite many people assuming the tattoo was a “BDSM thing” or a “sex thing,” Heather denied those speculations this week during an appearance on E!’s Daily Pop. 

When asked about the infamous ink during her interview, Heather – joined by Tarek – explained that the tattoo was “something special” for her future husband, as well as a nod to the nicknames the two use with Tarek’s kids, whom he shares with ex-wife Christina Anstead.

Sure, Jan Heather.

“I will be Mrs. El Moussa, so this is my name,” she said. “And it’s a special thing we do around the house. Daddy is the boss, I’m the queen of the house. We do it with the kids.  

“We say ‘Yes sir, Daddy’ or ‘Yes sir, Mr. El Moussa,’ and he says ‘Yes ma’am, Mrs. El Moussa,’” she continued. “It’s something cute we do around the house.” 

When you realize you should’ve just gone with the BDSM theory…

As for the speculation that the tattoo had something to do with her being “subservient,” Heather said it had nothing to do with that, though Tarek confirmed those comments were the reason Heather removed the photo from social media. 

“I was like, what is all of this? It’s just a cute little thing around the house,” Tarek said. “I started reading some of the comments and I was like ’Take it down!’” 

Heather went on to say that her tattoo was meant to be “something sweet” for Tarek, but “people blew it up to something it completely wasn’t.” Still, Tarek said he loved the ink and even went as far as to call it “the best gift” he’s ever received. 

“Sorry kids, this beats the hell out of your handprint turkeys and popsicle-stick picture frames.”

“I mean, I loved it,” he said. “I thought it was like, the best gift I ever got. I think it’s special. For someone to put a tattoo of our family last name, it’s a big deal.” 

Tarek and Heather got engaged last July during a trip to California’s Catalina Island. The two have stated that they planned to get hitched sometime in 2021 and are currently planning their wedding, however, they’ve yet to reveal an actual wedding date.  

RELATED STORY: Ant Anstead Finally Talks About His Surprise Split from ‘Flip or Flop’ Star Christina Anstead: “Everyone Knows This Was Not My Decision” 

(Photos: Instagram; E!; YouTube) 


  1. Maybe she can get a People magazine article when she has it removed. His ex is worse than this one and she turned their divorce into a series for publicity.

  2. “And it’s a special thing we do around the house. Daddy is the boss”

    What seems to be the problem here?

    stay lit, call me Daddy

  3. If you want to get a tattoo, go for it. Posting on social media will open you up to possible criticism. If it is meaningful for you, great.

    1. Forever and ever im sure you said the same to your first wife too 🤣 what a putz… no wonder he must want to remember which girl he’s been with … tattoos for all his hoes… lol

    1. I kind of had that reaction, too!! I mean whether it is or isn’t, I don’t really think it matters! That’s the man she is going to marry so if she wants to put that kind of tattoo on HER body, that’s her choice! As far as all the criticism, if it was something for her fiancée and between her and her fiancée, she should have kept it that way! When you post things on SM, you have to expect criticism! She had to know, whether it was intended that way or not, that some people were going to take it that way!! Next time, just keep it private and you won’t have to deal with all the backlash!

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