(Closed) ring tattoo thoughts?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 32
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

It’s really up to you, but as most people said they fade fast and most tattoo artists would advise against it… I just recently got a cover up tattoo on my arm… I was looking at their policies and they will do hand tattoos but will charge you for any touch ups you want done.. so just something to think about… you might find an artist willing to do it, but if it starts to fade you might be on the hook to pay for the touch ups

Post # 33
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@wrkbrk:  My Fiance and I are both tattooed.  So, we’re not against tattoos but I am not a fan of the ring tattoo.  I think a wedding band has more meaning to us since we will be getting married in church. 

The Fiance is set on getting a tattoo on his ring finger, though.  We haven’t figured out what and I’m not sure if we ever will.  lol 

Post # 34
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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@wrkbrk:  The one I’ve got is a celtic-style design which I adapted from a necklace Mr CL wore constantly when we first met.  I want to have a stem of orchids running from my hip up to the middle of my ribcage, but really I just want black ink, and haven’t come across a design I like yet.  Once I’ve got some money set aside, I’ll be going to chat to some tattoo artists to see what they can come up with.

Post # 35
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@janetsnakehole:  tattoo rings = kiss of death

Not true.  If the relationship was doomed from the start, it just is.  Its not that tattoo that made it go bad.

To the OP, like others have mentioned, it’s hard to find tattoo artists who will do hand or finger tattoos.  It’s also hard to find one that will actually do it and know what he/she is doing.  Tattoos on hands and fingers can fade quicker.  They will likely need more touch ups than normal, which you will have to pay for.  My recommendation is whatever you pick, keep it simple.  Fingers aren’t going to be able to hold a complicated design.

As far as what someone said about getting older and aging hands, that is true but let’s face it, does it really matter at that point in your life?  The way I see it, you’re either old and have wrinkled up regular skin or you’re old and have wrinkled up colorful skin.  lol

My husband is a tattoo artist.  He never recommended hand or finger tattoos to his customers either.  However, he has my initials on the back of his finger.  That spot is never recommended.  We got ours done about 18 months ago and he’s had to go over it 3 times before all the ink stayed.  It looks pretty good now, but he’ll probably have to do it again in the future.  I have his initials on my hand.  I got one touch up after the first time.  Mine looks as black as it did the day I got it.  I’m sure it will need to be touched up again someday.  Lucky for me, I sleep with the tattoo artist. ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

Post # 36
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Busy bee

Dear lord, NO. I’m sorry, but I think they’re completely trashy and awful. Don’t do it!

Post # 38
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@wrkbrk:  Do people really think this look is trashy? I guess I didnt realize that ..

Ummm no.  The only trashy looking tattoos are the ones that are poorly done.  Honestly, I really don’t give a shit if someone thinks the artwork on my body is trashy. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 40
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I know a few tat artists personally, and asked the one who was my closest friend in that profession what he thought of them.

  His response was.. If you have your heart absolutely set on it, then fine.  However, like any ink job, there will be fading and migration, etc.  On the hands particularly, whereas you WILL become wrinkly as time goes by, he doesn’t like to to them because they WILL look bad.  Also, he did one for a couple a few years back, and after 4 months of marriage the groom died in a car accident.  Now at 30 some years old, a young woman will be forever marked with a wedding band, even though realistically she will most likely wed again.  Also, with inked rings, you wouldn’t have the option at any point to pass down your bands as heirloom jewelry, as some people do.

there’s just a LOT to take into consideration when you think about this particular choice.

Best of luck with your decision either way.

Post # 42
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - victoria educational gardens

My brother and sister-in-law recently got ring tattoos. It is their wedding date in roman numerals around their ring finger. I wish I had a picture to share but it’s an idea…

Post # 43
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@MrsBlueSeptember:  My husband is a tattoo artist also, and he doesn’t recommend them either.  I love yours!  They look great! 

We have been tossing the idea around.  I saw one where when their fingers were laced together it made a heart on the inside of their hands.  I don’t think that would be too bad because it’s a single line, so even if the lines blow out, it will still look like a heart, if you’re into hearts I guess.  I’d love to get them, but as others have stated, that’s a tricky place for a tattoo.  We have been talking about tattoos that complement each other (not match per se) elsewhere on our bodies.   

I don’t give a shit what other people think of my tattoos either.  Others’ feelings on the subject weren’t even a consideration when I decided to put them on my body.  I don’t do it for anyone but me, and I love each and every one of them.  To each their own.     

Post # 44
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Um, No.

Do. Not. Like.

 

(And yes, I have tattoos!)

Post # 45
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

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@MrsOliveBird:  Me too, but I wouldn’t get one.

Post # 46
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I don’t like the idea. As PP mentioned, it often doesn’t look good after a few years. Also, agai no one ever thinks they are going to get divorced when they get married, however the statistics of 50% or so divorce rate show that it could possibly be you. Not worth it IMO especially since you want a regular ring anyways. I don’t really see the point then!

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