(Closed) ring tattoo thoughts?

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My BFF’s husband has a ring tattoo. He’s had it for about three years and it doesn’t look bad yet. But I think that unless you get a very simple design without a lot of intrictae lines, it will end up bleeding and looking like a blob. Why not get that symbol somewhere else?

Post # 18
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

two things to consider:

1. rings tend to scoot up and down on your finger, so I’m pretty sure your tattoo would peek out at times. honestly, I think a tattoo peeking out behind a ring will not look very good. but if you really are only going to wear a ring to cover it up during work, then I guess it would be no biggie. 

2. your hands tend to get more “use” than other parts of your body–as in more washing, more sun exposure, etc. a tattoo there will probably fade or blur more quickly than a tattoo on a differnt part of your body.

honestly, if I wanted to get a wedding tattoo, I’d get matching tattoos somewhere else on my body. I have a few friends who did this and I love the idea. 

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@KYbride86:  it will take more than 3 years for a tattoo to blur. but I hate to be the bearer of bad news for your friend, but it will fade and/or blur eventually.  all tattoos do.

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

@wrkbrk:  I def love the idea, I love tattoos and have a few big ones myself. But for my hand no. I have my arms tattooed with a sleeve and other stuff, but still I can cover them up if needed for work etc. But on my hand.. I’ve heard they get pretty ugly after a while, so I am staying away from that. Also, that will probably be visible all the time, wether you like it or not, because the band youmight wear will scootch and it will show. 

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

My guy wanted to do this and I almost flipped my lid.   It wasn’t a thought out thing it was just a hey I have this BRILLIANT IDEA.  He gets those, alot.  I calmed down and told him that it wouldn’t be a good idea, and that it woudn’t look right if he had a tattoo and I had a ring and he doesn’t have a job where he can’t wear the ring.  On top of that I really don’t like tattoos and having one some place so visible is just not something I’d want to stare at everyday.  I wouldn’t think oh its a symbol, I’d think oh there’s that damned tattoo.  We talked about tattoos before and I thought we were both on board to never get one.

He now wears the ring and likes it and and honestly his ring would be easier to upkeep and maintain than the tattoo.  And when we said all this he already had the ring but had only had it for like 2 days, so he was just getting used to it.

I’ll keep this thread in mind for the practical reasons should he ever bring it up again. OP if your going to cover it up anyway I don’t think its the best idea like someone else said the ring would move and it may not be big enough to cover it, and it will smudge over time.  Even though I don’t like tattoos the idea of wedding tatoos elsewhere on your bodies for just your pleasure sounds like a neat idea.  

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club

I brought this up to my Fiance once (before we were engaged) because he is an electrician and wearing a physical metal ring could KILL him if he forgot to take it off before work… but neither of us really like the idea of it. What if the tattoo artist seriously messed up?  What if it wasn’t what I was imagining and I hated it? I love my ring, and Fiance and I have talked about how he’ll just slip off his ring before going to work in the morning and then put it back on in the car.

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

My Fiance and i have been together since I was 14 and he 15.  We got ring tattoos 8 years ago.  We had a hard time finding a tattoo place that would do it.  As mentioned above the main reason they give is it won’t last long as your skin on your hands shed and change a lot.  We were told they wouldn’t last more than a year! Clearly they were wrong.  I still love it to this day.  I also have an engagement ring and wedding band to wear once we are married.  He too has a tungsten wedding band for the day.  Neither one of us regret it and we got it because we loved the idea of having something to die with …. Literally!  It will ALWAYS be with me. Above is a pic.  were had to get something with thin lines, as big ones would blend together.  We originally wanted something Celtic but my finger is too small for such detailL.
Also, just to add….. A tattoo cannot smudge.  my tattoo looks the same as the day we got it.
 

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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@wrkbrk:  too funny!  Good eye! Yes, you can see it under my e-ring but not with my wedding band. His wedding band completely covers his too.  We really love them and what it means to us.  We also thought of getting some ” upgrades” if you will to it.  His brother is a tattoo artist and suggested some cool changes.  We’ll see for now I like it just fine!

Post # 26
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Buzzing bee

I think “couple” tattoos, spouse tattoos etc, are not a good idea. Nobody ever anticipates divorcing or breaking up, but it happens. To ignore it is foolish. The person you break up with is no tthe person you married. People change. Being confident in your relationship is so important, however, a lot of relationships don’t last forever; unlike tattoos!

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

A friend of mine has a tattoo on her finger which has faded a lot since she got it four years ago.  Having said that, she doesn’t regret it and just plans to have it touched up at some point.  I’m all for this idea if you’re fine with the fading thing.  I have a tattoo that represents Mr CL, but it’s easy to hide for career reasons Smile

Post # 29
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

tattoo rings = kiss of death

 

Post # 30
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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@wrkbrk:  Ahh, yeah, it’s a problem – silly conservative career choice.  Mine’s between my shoulder blades, because I thought it would be an easy place not to worry about.  I’m planning a new tat down my right-hand side, but have to get the money together for it first…

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