Tattoo to commemorate wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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249 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - FMILs back yard

@renwoman:  I love the idea! I am planning on getting one– our anniversary date in roman numerals. But my SO is really into tattoos (she has four dedicated to me) and I know that she will love me getting one for her. 

I say if you’re gonna like it and your SO is gonna like it, then go for it! 

Post # 5
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844 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I adore tattoos, but honestly I’d advise you against getting a wedding-specific tattoo. Perhaps an unrelated image that means something to you, sure, but you never know what’s going to happen in the future. We all think we’ll stay together forever, but what if the worst happens? What if you’re suddenly widowed? Any future partners will feel some level of discomfort at seeing a dedication to your husband on your body.

But ultimately I respect the fact that you’re an adult and this is definitely your decision to make. If you have total faith that it will never be a problem then I would urge you to go with your gut. If it feels right, do it, but be aware that it may cause issues in the future.

Good luck

Post # 6
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5087 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

I would get a non wedding specific image but one that is special to the two of you. You never know what is around the corner. Some marriages fail, people are taken from us. I would just be very careful. 

Post # 7
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177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

@Soon2BD-CBee:  This

I would never get a tattoo specific to a relationship or wedding. A symbol that means something to you but wouldn’t be specific to that date would be best, as they are permenant and you never know what might happen

Post # 8
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968 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@renwoman:  I love that design! I would say to turn the bump off the infinity into the date, so your date makes the heart.

 

I know all these people are being downers on your idea, but really I see nothing wrong with using a date or name. You’re always going to know this tattoo is for your wedding regardless if it has the name or date, so go for it. If your husband is ever taken from you it becomes a memorial tattoo and there is NOTHING wrong with that.

I think some of these people here need to lighten up and realise that getting a tattoo for your wedding is not a bad idea. I mean of all the other tattoos people get, how could this be bad?

Post # 9
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2111 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@renwoman:  I have no problem with using the date in your tattoo. It’s still vague enough that if something did happen, it wouldn’t be obvious to an outsider and, even then, a small tattoo of numbers would generally be pretty easy to cover up depending on the font you choose. However, I urge you not to get the heart-finity symbol. SOOOO many people have those right now, it’s ridiculous. When I worked at a tattoo shop, we’d refer to things like this as a Pinterest Special and had a whole folder of designs from people who wanted the exact same thing so we wouldn’t have to redraw it. You want something unique to you and your husband and your special day. Maybe something related to your theme or colors?

Post # 10
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951 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - A Beautiful converted Barn

@renwoman:  me and SO will be getting tattoos after the wedding – probably anchors with our wedding date on it. i am a MASSIVE fan of tattoos and think that every tattoo should tell a story – so why not have one to represent your marriage!!!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@weird_bunny:  Anchors are also part of the Pinterest Special. Just so you’re aware.

Post # 13
msjackrabbitMember
1080 posts
Bumble bee

No.

And I have quite a lot of tattoos.

I just think a tattoo to symbolise a wedding date/a dead person/your child etc is just…… bleugh.

The only time I find them acceptable is if someone is COVERED in them.

Your wedding/marriage is a HUGE deal to you right now – but getting a tattoo of it? Really? Yes – your marriage is important, but I just think those types of tattoos are awful.

Think about it – and if it’s sooooo important to you then get it on your 5 year wedding anniversary. Then you’ll be 100% sure.

#sorynotsorry

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@weird_bunny:  Kinda like Pinterest does with weddings, making things super trendy and everyone does it and then it gets overdone, same with tattoos. We had a folder of the trendy tattoos so we wouldn’t have to redraw them. Anchors are one of those along with infinity symbols, dreamcatchers, the dandelion or feather that turns into birds, etc. All popularized on Pinterest and now everyone has/wants them. Unless anchors hold a special significance with your SO, they’re just really popular right now. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - A Beautiful converted Barn

@HonoraryNerd:   just read your previous post – thanks for the FYI – fully aware that they are quite popular atm.

im not the sort of person to walk into a studio and pick a picture out of one of their books – i’ll more than likely design it myself – which means it will be one of a kind. also – i wouldnt go to a studio that just retraces old designs for their customers. 

IMHO it doesnt matter whether something is a ‘pinterest special’ – if it has meaning to you then get what you want.

Post # 16
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1076 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@Miss Jackrabbit:  Someone is snarky.

To me, the commitment of marriage is as permenant as a tattoo. 

I got our wedding date in Roman numerals on my wrist shortly after our wedding. It has been 3 years and I don’t regret it at all. It is one of my favourite tattoos.

I also have a tattoo in honor of my dead mother, and plan on getting the dates of my children’s birth in roman numerals carrying on from our anniversary. I guess I am just bleugh.

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