Post # 1
…on his ring finger.
I’ve gotta admit I was pretty surprised since DH is pretty anti-tattoo (not that we necessarily think less of someone who has them- we have lots of family and friends with tattoos. We’ve just never wanted any and it’s not something we are personally attracted to.)
He says he feels really weird whenever he doesn’t have his ring on (like when he slips it off to lift weights at the gym, etc) and he’d feel more comfortable if he had a tattoo or something on that finger for when he can’t wear his ring.
I’m not entirely opposed to the idea, given that he has a pretty wide wedding band and I’d pretty much never ever see the tattoo unless I wanted to. And it’s his finger, so it’d be a pretty small tattoo, and hand tattoos fade pretty quickly as far as I know.
I’m just not sure exactly *what* to get tattooed there. He doesn’t seem to really care and asked me if I had any ideas. I’m totally drawing a blank.
Anybody have any ideas for a thin tattoo on that finger, something that looks nice but isn’t necessarily cheesy?
Post # 3
@rachelmichelle: i think its cute, however, tattoos are forever.. so God forbid something happens, its there for life. with that said, both my SO and I got matching infinity tattoos within a year of dating. mine is an actual infinity symbol, his is the word infinity in arabic…other couples do anchors, initials, roman numerals, anything symbolic to you. just because its the same as someone elses doesnt make it cheesy, not if it has sentimental value.
Post # 4
@rachelmichelle: I love the idea. FI and I talked about this..hes into tattoos and has over 20 of them..I only have one but I think its a cute idea because when you dont have your ring on you still have something there.
Post # 5
We have been talking about this, DH is a mechanic and cant wear his ring so we are looking at local places to get ring tattoos done. Not sure if we will get matching or not yet. It isnt like it is your face on his forehead or anything, small and not very noticable.
Post # 6
FI’s brother has a wedding ring tattoo instead of a wedding band, and I think it’s really cool 🙂
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2015 - Backyard Forest
My SO wants to do the same when we get married. I personally am not a huge fan of ring tattoos because they fade a lot but I am really happy my SO wants to get one. I prefer the straight up ring band. I think the patterned ones get weathered looking.
My concern at this point wil be what we will do when we get married at the ‘with this ring…’ because he doesn’t want one at all (it would honestly be a complete waste of moneY)
Post # 8
i wouldn’t want to do it personally and i wouldn’t want my husband to do it. i don’t think it’s horrible, but i’m just not a fan of the idea.
Post # 9
I’m not specifically opposed to the idea – it’s a sweet sentiment – but I have heard that tattoos on your hands/fingers have a tendency to fade much more than in other locations and can end up looking kinda weird after awhile (like you just have smudgy dirt on your hand that you can’t wash off). No personal experience here – DH and I are definitely not tattoo people – but I’d look into that before making a decision.
Post # 10
@rachelmichelle: Tattooed chick weighing in here! He wants something small enough that his wedding band will hide it? That will get awfully muddled over time. I suggest he gets something that goes from knuckle to knuckle so you can at least tell what it is. Perhaps your initial?
Post # 11
@rachelmichelle: It’s a sweet idea, very permanent. Can’t take that ring off. However, I dislike them and I love tattoos. The reason is that all the tattoo rings I’ve seen only look great for a year or two. They fade and bleed. Eh, I don’t know. Plus I’m not a fan of tattoos that you cannot hide, for employment purposes or time spent with grandma. I love tattoos, but there is a stigma that follows them.
Post # 12
@missamysmiles: For the presentation at the wedding I’ve seen people cover them and then upwrap them at ring time during the wedding.
Post # 13
- Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!
@rachelmichelle: I’m 50/50. I know someone that has one and is separated form her husband with a baby from someone else and it’s an awkward reminder, IMO. She wears a tungsten carbide band there to “hide it”…
Post # 14
Finger tattoos are notorious for not lasting, getting blown out and spreading over time. Espeically if he gets on that wraps around the sides/ under (my artsists won’t do palm side finger tattoos or the insides for this reason). And the size he’d need to hide under a real ring is not worth it, the lines won’t stay and it will look really bad in a few years.
Post # 15
- Wedding: August 2015 - Backyard Forest
@jadlnc: That’s very cool!!
Post # 16
@chasesgirl: That’s what I’m thinking. I’m definitely not getting one, but I wouldn’t even be able to see his when his ring is on.
@SadieBee: I’ve definitely heard the same thing.
@Aquaria: I don’t think I’d be comfortable with something that large. I don’t really want to see it while he’s wearing his ring. His ring is actually quite a bit wider than a typical wedding band (it’s 9mm wide), pictured below.
@jadlnc: I agree. But he definitely would be able to hide this one. He still plans on wearing his wedding band normally. He’s not looking to replace it with a tattoo.
@DelilahDiamond: Yeah I’m thinking that would be my biggest concern at this point. His ring is a lot wider than a normal ring but I’d still be concerned about bleeding, etc.