(Closed) My FI wants to get a wedding band tattooed on his finger…

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Tattoos can be removed. Pending the colour it would be easy and because of the size it would be cheap . It is a sweet gesture .

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Does he have other tattoos?

Post # 6
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Honey bee

I heard they now have tatoos with ink that only shows in the black light. Maybe that?

I would have the same fears you do. I dont think people should tatoo husbands/wives anything on them.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

awww…I kind of like that idea! (It wouldn’t fly with me but…) it’s still sweet!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@RahlyRah:  If he’s got so many, it wouldn’t seem odd.  Not my best advice…

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

@RahlyRah: In that case I think it’s totally fine.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Tell him that it is very sweet of him, but finger tattoos are notorious for becomming big inky bleeding blobs over time.  Not in all cases, but the risk of a finger tattoo is that the ink can distort out into wierd patterns and shapes over the years. 

Not sure why, but it has to do with the location.  My friend got a beautiful celtic knot ring tattoo and the artist made damn sure before he did it she was ok with it not remaining crisp and clean looking over time.  Hers has held up very well, but he initially didn’t want to do it–and most importantly she was ok with the result not being exactly what she wanted if it did not work.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@justelope:  You know, I’ve noticed this on a close friend’s finger tat.  I thought it was just the quality of work, but maybe not…  that is a really good reason not to do it.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

Let him! sounds like he likes tattoos and this is his own way of expressing your relationship. I think it’s sweet.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

As someone who has a finger tattoo which is seriously the bane of my existence, I would caution against it. (I’m a third of the way through laser removal, and there’s still no guarantees it will ever be totally gone.)

Ink does not always play nicely on fingers. Sometimes it looks just fine. Sometimes, it bleeds (the color), looks blotchy, and fades to an ugly mush. My skin happened to be of the latter scenario. 

Getting a tat on a finger is a total crapshoot. Even if it looks okay at first, it might look horrible in a few years. Case in point: my good friend and her husband got their wedding date in roman numerals tatted on their fingers. At first it looked amazing!! Now, it has faded on both of them and part of it pokes out from behind their rings and looks so bizarre. Like some weird, blotchy pen marks creeping out from underneath. 

If he’s going to do it, I would tell him to get a VERY thin line that will easily be covered up with a ring, even if it decides to fade and bleed everywhere.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

I agree that it is a really sweet gesture, but I agree with PPs as tattoos on fingers and hands don’t look good over time… more of a rough prison look haha. I mean it is ultimately up to him but I would definitely discuss it more.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My husband might get my name tattooed on his ring finger too. I think for us it is a great idea

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

I don’t see a problem, but i’ve never seen one that was very old.

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