Post # 1
My fiance and I would like to get matching tattoos for our upcoming wedding. We want something that doesn’t take away from our wedding rings. Have any of you other Bee’s gotten matching tattoos?
Here are a couple of ideas I found on the internet that I like.
Post # 3
I’m against tattooing things that have a SO’s name or something, mostly because all the people I know that have done that are no longer with that person. I know one couple who had the names of each other tattooed on their ring fingers. They are divorced, but still have the names. Strange…
Not trying to be a downer though! I do like photo #2. It’s subtle and in a not so obvious place. That’s the one I’d go with! 🙂
Post # 4
I fully agree! I would never get someone’s name tattooed on me because you really never know! (I have also been married in the past….so I know that you really never know…hahah) I want to get something symbolic for the two of us but also something that if anything were to ever happen I would have Billy Bob writen on my arm like Angelina Joli….hahhah
Post # 5
Oh! I hope more people post here – I’d love to see more idea’s too!!!!
Post # 6
Those are really cool, but I would never get DH’s name tattooed on me or a “matching” tattoo. He is going to get a wedding band tattoo since he can’t wear his ring at work and I plan on having him draw my next tattoo though, so we will technically have ink that represents one another!
Post # 7
I would never do it for two reasons:
1) I’ve heard that hand tattoos tend to fade quickly because you’re always using your hands–and since you’re working on such a small area, the likelihood of the ink blurring over time is greater than, say, an arm tattoo or whatever. I’ve heard getting tattooed on the hand hurts like a bitch anyway–why would I want to go through that just to have it blur out in a couple of years?
2) What if you break up? LOL. Not the happiest thought, but it’s the #1 reason why I’m against relationship-related tattoos. DH and I think it’s the kiss of death for a relationship.
Here’s a hilarious “matching” tattoo (Uh, guys, those pieces don’t go together…) :
Post # 8
I looked into this a little before we got married. DH isn’t really a tattoo person but I’d totally do it. Maybe for an anniversary.
Hand tattoos do fade quicker since they are in the sun more often but you can always get them refreshed or put them on the inside of your hand rather than on the top or all around.
Here are a few I like:
Post # 10
@JoJo Bananas: ha ha! People are so brave. I love the ditto tattoo. Very cute.
Post # 11
I think this is a neat idea, but i would probably put it somewhere not so obvious and not a name…just in case! LOL I wish I could get my FI to do it!
Post # 12
- Wedding: September 2011 - Epworth UMC & Ward Pavilion
I actually had a matching tattoo with my ex. We just made sure that we both really liked the tattoo so we’d still be happy to have it if (when) we broke up. I got a small cross on my hip and he got a large cross on his arm.
Despite a pretty messy relationship and break up, it’s probably my favorite tattoo. I don’t really associate it with him anymore.
Post # 13
I really like the first one. Hubs couldn’t do anything on his hands, being a mechanic. His skin is way too tough. But I love that first one….
Post # 14
I thought of doing this since tattoos are really FOR LIFE. Ring you can remove but tattoos you cant (well at least they are harder to). I wanted to get a quote on my right wrist and have it finish on his left wrist, so when we’re holding hands, the quote is complete. He was up for it too.
Then I never mentioned it again because I knew a couple who got matching “ring” tattoos on their wedding day designed with each others’ initials which I really loved the idea of. However, a year later, they divorced. Ack. Another girl I knew had her husband’s name tattoo’d on her upper arm and they also split up and had to cover it with another tattoo. =
Not discouraging you though! As I said, it was something I did consider at one point. 🙂
Post # 15
@slyandjess: These are the matching tattoos that my SO and I got yesterday. We both work in the military and it is hard for us to wear rings there so we thought we would get this. We both got each others initials on the top and then til death on one side and our wedding date in roman numerals on the other. Not gonna lie, it hurt a lot lol. But it was worth it and even if it does fade over time we will just touch it up 🙂