When to get a tattooed wedding band?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: When do you/should I get a wedding band tattoo?
    Before the wedding (long enough that it is healed by the wedding) : (6 votes)
    3 %
    After the wedding... : (107 votes)
    62 %
    Other? : (59 votes)
    34 %
  • Post # 3
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    774 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @renwoman:  It’s honestly not something I would personally want for myself, but I’d do it after the wedding if I were you, perhaps when you get back from your honeymoon. 

    Post # 4
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    2111 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    @renwoman:  Just keep in mind, hand tattoos hurt like hell and won’t last as long as elsewhere on the body. They’re more likely to blur and fade. If you want a tattoo to celebrate your marriage, I’d go with something other than a band on your finger.

    Post # 5
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    1907 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - TTC #2

    Definitely after the wedding. Things happen: venues can cancel, cold feet can happen, a relative might die and the wedding gets postponed… so I’d do it after everything’s official 🙂

    Post # 6
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    3412 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    If you are going to wear a wedding band or ring to symbolise your marriage I don’t see why you would get a ring tattoo, especially if you aren’t allowed visible tatts where you work,

    Just want to add-I am not a tattoo hater, by any means, I have my own!

    Post # 8
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    901 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    Meh. IMO I’ve always thought they were kinda trashy. God forbid something happen later in life and you can’t ever get rid of your first marriage. Plus, I agree that if you can’t have visible tattoos, why would you get one on your hand? Unless you literally just get a line or have a freakishly large wedding set, you will still be able to see it.

    Post # 9
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    1749 posts
    Bumble bee

    If you do it, after the wedding.

     

    But seriously, I hear nothing good about finger tattoos. Have you researched their longevity at all?

    And call me old fashioned, but I’m not a huge fan of hand tattoos. If anything happened to the marriage (god forbid) then you can’t really even turn it into a cover up piece. I raise an eyebrow when I see hand tattoos, although I know they are kind of trendy right now.

     

    Here is a good post about them.

    Post # 10
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    3412 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    @renwoman:  Seriously, it is your finger, and if it calls to you do it.. 🙂 Just make sure you really, really want it first though!

    Post # 11
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    294 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2019

    Reminds me of Kathy Griffin getting her wedding band tattooed on her finger.   Obviously worse mistake since she is now divorced.

    Post # 12
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    127 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @renwoman:  My fiance was planning on getting the first letter of my first name on his ring finger, but our tattoo artist (we both go to the same person and both have quite a few tattoos) recommended against hand tattoos. She has some and she and everyone else she knows with them have to get them retouched constantly because they fade and blur very quickly. She doesn’t recommend them to anyone.

     

    Post # 13
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    285 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Never.

    Post # 14
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    243 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Do you have an idea of what you would get?  The only reason I ask is because I’ve seen a lot of really terrible ring tattoos.  It wasn’t so much what they tried to do, but what they ended up with, ie: ink too dark, ink blurred, ink didn’t take or didn’t take in certain spots.

    Post # 15
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    334 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I have nothing against tasteful tattoos, but I wouldn’t get one on my finger. I just don’t think they look nice at all. 

    Post # 16
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    222 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Christmas Tree Farm

    We got ours about a year and a half after we got married. We’ve had them for two and a half years now, and we’ve had no issues with them. Neither of us has had any fading or needed any touch ups. 

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