Post # 1
I know tattoos are not for everyone but being the unconventional type, my FI and I are thinking of having our wedding rings tattooed. I don’t think we can really call it “rings’ as the design will probably comprise the date (round the back of the finger) and a symbol that signifies the other on the front. We thinking of making tiny wings of an angel on the front of his finger, with my initial, “A”, written in a fancy font, in the middle of the wings. This will signify me, as he refers to me as his angel. We will obviously use an excellent tattoo artist and my FI will design it himself, since he is an artist. He designed the tattoo I have on my lower back, which is an angel (pic attached.)
I think it is a good and unique way of doing exchanging bands and although it might not have the “bling” attached to it, it signifies a deep and permanent commitment.
I’ve attached some examples of other couples whose done it.
Any other bees thinking of doing this?
Post # 4
Aww! FI calls me his angel too! I like both pics you posted, also love the wing idea in general. FI won’t be wearing his ring other than our wedding day- I’ll put an actual ring on his finger for the ceremony, but he just hates jewelry…. I have a beautiful ring set, so I definitely plan on wearing mine. We’ll be getting him a ring tattoo on our honeymoon, & possibly our wedding date or his name tattooed to the underside of my ring finger as well (undecided). His will look like an actual ring, though- something similar to this with a design he’ll pick:
Post # 5
I kinda like them! My FI was talking about doing these because we would prob take his wedding ring off if he were deployed
Post # 6
My FI works in an industry where he cannot wear any jewlery, and so we are considering this as an option as well as traditional rings…. still just in the thought stages
Post # 7
I love tattoos but I don’t think I will be doing the wedding ring, one of my friends is almost 40 and he got a tattoo’d wedding band in his 20’s and it’s all grainy looking now, even his wife’s is looking kind of sad and she is like a over maintained barbie doll type. Most tattoo artists will advise you honestly about the choice, that hand tattoos always end up bleeding (too many crevices) I think my fi and I will get a tattoo symbolic of our relationship, just not on the hands.
Post # 8
I gotta tell ya… a man I dated briefly before my FI had a matching tattoo wedding ring with his ex wife.
First of all, having the constant reminder of that connection to his ex was kind of daunting and really made me think of how it would affect me/us if we were to get serious. Added to that, I felt like I was hanging out with a married man, and since I had no ring, he was def not married to me!
The tattoo, because of location bleeds there and fades and looked horrible. I saw pictures of the day he got it done and it looked very different only a few short years later
He was military and we were discussing the fact that if he gets captured by militants over in Afghanistan, they would use the fact that he was married to torture him further
Some food for thought
Post # 9
FI and I are considering getting ring tattoos. FI’s job is very hands on and he is worried that he will ruin his ring.
I would want something simple and small, we would get something like this.
Post # 10
@Mrs.LetsGoPens: that’s a safe bet, a straight line doesn’t matter as much if it bleeds. My buddy has a ‘K’ on his finger with some swirly designs and it looks like an ‘H’ now o.o that would be awkward haha
Post # 11
I’m not against tattos in general.
I would never tattoo someone’s name or get something that signifies someone else on my body.
I know that people get married “forever”, but with so many divorces you never know.
The lady on the real housewives of the OC did this and they were divorced soon after.
Post # 12
@AngelJCV: Despite the possibility of it fading, I love the idea! My fiancee and I had talked about doing this, but we probably won’t because we do plan on wearing wedding rings the majority of the time…and I think it would compromise the look of the actual rings even if they were small.
We do plan on getting tattoos of some sort to signify our relationship and the beginning of a family. We’d add something to signify our kids when we have them.
If you’re cool with spending extra money to get them touched up and keep them looking nice, I’d say go for it!
Post # 13
A friend of mine has a ring tattoo, and to be honest I would’ve been down with the idea until I saw how it warped, faded and blurred on her hand. Hands and feet skin cells are constantly regenerating so the tattoo generally doesn’t stay crisp and bright. Even the black fades (and in my friend’s case, turned this weird shade of grey-green-blue)… and that’s a bummer. My friend is very disappointed in the way it’s bleeding/fading/not looking like it used to, so she wears her rings over it anyway.
Seems kinda silly to me, you know?
Post # 14
I’m not a fan of ring tattoos, My Fi wont always be able to wear his ring to work but thats fine with me. Its just a symbol afterall.
Post # 15
If you want it do it. Just remember that its yes is permanant but like all tatoos it will fade… so it may need to be touched up.
Post # 16
My fiance & I discusses this because of his job. I was all for it, but then he changed his mind. I think they are awesome though!!