Post # 1
My fiance hates wearing jewelry and is thinking about getting a wedding ring tattoo instead of wearing his ring. We bought a $45 black tungsten ring that I think looks pretty badass, but he isn’t used to wearing jewelry and doesn’t like it. He said he’ll try wearing it for a week and see how it goes, but he thinks he’d rather get a circle tattooed around his finger.
Anybody have one of those? How does it look? What do you think of them?
Post # 3
I’d personally be against it but only because it’s permanent. Everyone truly believes they will be together forever on the day they get married but it’s a sad fact that half of all marriages end in divorce. On the (not so slight) chance that the marriage would not work out, I’d be very reluctant to have anything added to me that I couldn’t easily remove.
You technically can have tattoos removed through various treatments but it is expensive, often painful, and rarely 100% effective.
Post # 4
Fiance and I considered this, but we’re both still really young and not extremely well established in long-term careers yet, and I don’t want it to interfere with job hunting.
If we ever did it, though, I’d want him to tattoo my actual name around his finger. <3
Post # 5
I’ve never actually seen anyone with a tattoo ring, but I’ve heard that it can be difficult finding an artist who will tattoo on the hands. Also, since this is a very exposed/frequently used part of the body, it may need more upkeep years down the road.
Post # 6
I’m not a fan of tattoos in general, wedding rings included.
Very few men I know are comfortable with wearing jewelery, especially rings. My Darling Husband plays with his all the time because it is something new and foreign. Even his best friend, married now a year, says it is weird to have it on his finger. It isn’t uncomfortable just new.
Post # 7
I would say ask him to try it for more than a week. It can take longer than that to get used to new jewerly. Also, make sure his ring is a “comfort fit” cut and the lightest metal you can find (I don’t know anything about tungsten).
Tattoo rings don’t last long at ALL. You have to have them re-inked constantly because our hands shed a lot of skin cells.
Post # 8
@rachelmichelle: Yeah, we were talking about the job-hunting thing. His idea was that he could just wear his wedding ring whenever he’s going to job interview–which would cover up the tattoo.
Post # 9
My husband was uncomfortable wearing his ring at first (so was I!) because he never wore jewelery. After awhile he just got used to it.
Post # 10
Our jeweler has a tattooed wedding band. 🙂 He wears his physical wedding band over it sometimes, and that completely covers it. I think it is super cool!