DH wants a tattoo…

posted 4 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Ring finger tattoos are...?
    Sweet! Especially if he was the one that wanted it. : (61 votes)
    50 %
    Weird and cheesy. Why would you get a tattoo there? : (28 votes)
    23 %
    Don't let him do it. I don't like tattoos on anybody anywhere. : (21 votes)
    17 %
    Obligatory other. (Explain!) : (11 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    985 posts
    Busy bee

    @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
    451 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @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
    5561 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    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
    1614 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    FI’s brother has a wedding ring tattoo instead of a wedding band, and I think it’s really cool 🙂


    Post # 7
    798 posts
    Busy bee
    • 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
    1839 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    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
    3380 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    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
    5210 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @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
    3381 posts
    Sugar bee

    @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
    3381 posts
    Sugar bee

    @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
    7531 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • 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
    317 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    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.



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