(Closed) A tattoo tale. What to do?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: What to do about the finger tattoo?
    Keep it! : (24 votes)
    20 %
    Remove/"move" it to a new location. : (95 votes)
    80 %
  • Post # 3
    1129 posts
    Bumble bee

    To be frank, I am not anti-tattoo (I have one myself) but I would absolutely be one of those peole wondering what on earth you had on your finger.  Your ring is beautiful and I think that tattoo takes away from that.  I get the sentiment behind it, so if it were me, I would get another cross somewhere else on my body and have this one removed.

    Also, do you work in a professional environment?  That would be my second case for removal.

    Post # 4
    1088 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Well, it doesn’t look that bad. And, it’s kind of a cool story (and I love that scripture too, Isaiah 54:5). If you remove it, you could get a wedding band with an inscription on it; like Your Maker is your husband. Or get two bands: one for God, one for your husband…I’m thinking of doing something like that. If you remove it, don’t feel guilty. And if you keep it, be proud of it πŸ™‚

    Post # 5
    3126 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    I totally thought “Oh how cool, an expression of her faith along with the rings symbolizing her marriage…”

    Post # 7
    6892 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I voted removal, but here’s my two cents. I would remove it from that finger (I do kind of think it takes away from the ring’s symbolism because people prob ask what the tat is for rather than “oooh you’re engaged/married.” I would move it to your ring finger on your right hand, or your wrist or something. Still hands, so not “hidden” (as in, it wasn’t removed because you regret the tattoo, but you just wanted to change that).

    Post # 8
    661 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I agree.  I voted to keep it.  Its a part of you, regardless, and it should be remembered as that.  I love it.  πŸ™‚

    Post # 9
    342 posts
    Helper bee

    @christalynn11: I have to agree with this.  I love the concept…and maybe if the lines were still more defined and clean the cross would compliment the ring more.  The way the ink bleeds though makes it distracting.  Maybe even move it to underside of your finger?

    Post # 10
    3482 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    Just a caveat about removal: I know people who’ve gotten tattoos removed and hated the resulting scar more than the tattoo itself. Even if there is no permament scarring, you are still essentially burning your skin and you will need appropriate aftercare, so you will still likely have to wear your ring on a different finger during the healing process.

    Post # 11
    6998 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    i say do what makes you happy. if you are self concious about it then have it removed…i grew up catholic andi wouldnt consider myself a very religious person but i just love the symbolism and how much it meant to you when you got it. i like the idea of having it “moved” so you always remember. πŸ™‚

    Post # 12
    7300 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I’m biased. I don’t think your tattoo takes away the beauty of your ring. Tattoo removal is very painful and very expensive and can leave your finger looking scarred.

    Post # 13
    2195 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Hmm.  I think this is a really sweet story, and believe that you should definitely have it removed and then redone elsewhere.  I do see what you mean about it looking a little off with the ring next to it. Not only does it distract a bit from the beautiful ring, but the way the ring sits atop it makes it look a bit like a sharpie smudge at first glance.  I say have it moved somewhere else that’s just as visible but won’t get in the way of the rings you’ll be wearing for the rest of your life.  And because fingers are so often damaged/scarred/whatever just by everyday life, if the finger where the removed tattoo was has a bit of a coloring or light scar tissue, it will look perfectly normal.  Honestly if I had a tattoo and then decided I wanted to get it removed, I think my feet and then my hands would be the first places I’d hope my tattoo had been placed!

    Post # 14
    5921 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I voted for removal too – but I don’t think it is ugly or bad at all!

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