Post # 1
So DH lost his ring on our honeymoon while surfing. We will be replacing the ring but he mentioned he’d also like to get a finger tattoo due to his active life style. He has a full sleeve tattoo and will be getting more so a tattoo on his finger wouldn’t be too out of place. Just wondering what other’s thought of ring/finger tattoos.
Id love to see pics of anyone that has one.
Post # 3
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
DH has sleeves as well, and a few others on his legs and torso; I’ve got most of a back piece and a few on my feet– but honestly, we’d never get our rings tattooed.
I think they look tacky most of the time, and DH feels the same way. A friend asked us if we would do it, and without missing a beat DH answered “That’s just begging for a divorce”. He has a pretty active lifestyle too, so he just takes it off for those activities.
Post # 4
@Happy7: There was a post on this last week, you should do a search.
If I remember right, most people were against it – it tends to warp/bleed and look pretty crappy after a while. Many reputable tattoo artists refuse to do hands or face for that reason.
Post # 5
OP, here is the thread! I like them too but there are reasons to hesitate: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/ring-tattoo-thoughts
Post # 6
haha thanks for the link. It didn’t show up on my search even with same title and everything.
Post # 7
Finger tattoos notoriously fade and fall out. That being said, it looks likely FI and I will be getitng something on the inside (palm side) of our ring finger to signify each other. The inside holds up better than the outside of your hand. We will not have them matching, though…just same place.
Post # 8
@kariface: No kidding! This was my ideal placement but the tattoo artist I asked about it said it holds up even worse on the palm side of the finger!! I wonder if he was wrong!
Post # 9
My FI and I are having tattoo rings because we are having a ceremony prior to our official wedding day. Neither of us wanted to wear a band until the official day.
Post # 10
My college prof mentor and her husband got wedding ring tattoos. I have a few tattoos, and while I love the idea, hers did not look so hot after a few years. It starts feathering and bleeding (ink bleeding, not blood) very fast. For something in such an obvious and meaningful place, you should definitely get something that will wear better!
Post # 11
@wrkbrk: I’ve got a few friends with them, out of that few, ones a pastry chef and the others a tattoo artist, and they’ve held up better than outside tattoos!
Post # 12
I actually have a tattoo on one of my fingers (not my ring finger), and it has faded VERY quickly. As PPs mentioned, it also warped a little bit. Thankfully mine is a solid object, but regardless, I would probably say no on the ring finger tattoo just from my experience with my finger tattoo.
Post # 13
@Happy7: I absolutely LOVE the idea of finger tattoos as I love tattoos in general but I wouldn’t do it simply because they fade too fast and lose their shape especially if their small.
Post # 14
I worked with a girl who had one and I thought it looked awful. Hers was so flat and had no detail, it’s like an optical illusion that you want to have dimension but it doesn’t. Just a blurry black slab. Also, she mentioned moving cross country and when I asked her what her husband thought of the idea she said, well things are not so good at home so….
Post # 15
I love the idea, but the only downside I’ve heard is that they do require lots of touch ups. That is, compared to somewhere else on your body.
Another thing that I think is absolutely ridiculous though:
When I was getting my huge tattoo on my wrist touched up, I remember reading one of their posters in which they were advertising wedding band tattoos.
The poster said that they would do a couple for $1700. That’s NUTS.
My tattoo, which is equivalent in size to a 1/4 sleeve, cost $260 for 2 hours of work. A finger tattoo takes WAY less time than that.
I have NO idea if all tattoo places charge such a ridiculous amount for a ring tattoo. But I might consider getting it by yourself, so they charge you for a “finger,” tattoo, and not necessarily specifying that it’s a wedding band. Idk, maybe say it’s a purity ring, or whatever people wear rings on that finger, for.