He recently got a tattoo on his chest, and the 'what' and 'why' show the true meaning of love

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Posted by Good Luck Tattoo & Piercing Parlour on Tuesday, February 9, 2016

DOTHAN, Ala. – A man honored his wife on their 59th wedding anniversary by getting a tattoo of her face right above his heart, even though she sometimes doesn't even recognize him.

Arthur Burch loves his wife, Patricia, and visits her every day at her retirement home.

Arthur's tattoo has their wedding date beneath it: 12-21-56. They were married when she was 18 and she was 17.

"We said 'til death do us part' and we meant it," Burch said. "I've had five spine surgeries, and she took care of me for three years and eight months. Now it's my turn." Arthur got his tattoo done at the Good Luck Tattoo & Piercing Parlour. They said the story affected all of them.

"We will never be able to put into words or say enough about this heartfelt story and their unwavering love; or how it has affected our own personal lives," employees of the parlor wrote on Facebook.

"I go every day at noon to feed her lunch. I haven't missed a day since she got there," Arthur told the Dothan Eagle. "She may not recognize, or know me, but she's still mine. But some days I can tell she knows me because of the way she grins. When it comes down to it, I love her." He said he feels it's his duty to take care of her.

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