Tattoo in Place of Wedding Band?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 18
425 posts
Helper bee

sarahparkview :  Platinum will take on a patina with age–it’s a scratched/worn look.

Post # 19
1288 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2018 - Omaha, NE

If he likes the look of metal rings, Enso rings make beautiful metallic silicone rings! My Fiance and I own the copper ones and they are so pretty! They have new silver and gold ones as well!

Post # 20
430 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - State Park

milena :  Thanks! I was thinking of that or maybe a low karat rose gold thinking the copper will oxidize in a higher concentration. Maybe I’ll show him all these faded hand tattoos…

Post # 21
188 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2007

Just say no for all the reasons already listed. 

Post # 22
1794 posts
Buzzing bee

my tattoo artist refuses to do finger tattoos and says any artist who does it without trying to heavily persuade you otherwise first is just after money

Post # 23
554 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

My dad has my mums initial on the top of his ring finger and it looks completely fine. In saying that, he has quite dark skin so I’m unsure if this makes a difference or stops fading being as noticeable.

My Darling Husband and I have each others first inital on our wrists, so while not a “ring” he could get something like this instead.

Post # 24
2805 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Darling Husband wanted one. I talked him out of it, just because I don’t like finger tattoos. I am so glad I did now, I had no clue they fade (and I’m pretty sure he didn’t know either). 


Post # 25
1236 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

sarathemermaid :  I think you should get him a ring that fits properly so it won’t slide or come off when he is wearing it. If he decides not to wear it, he should have a designated place to put it.

My grandpa was an electrician and used to wear his ring on a necklace because he couldn’t wear it while working. He never really wore it on his finger, just on the necklace.

As long as there is a designated place where your husband will always put his ring when he is not wearing it, it won’t get lost. And you can get a cheapie silicone band in case he wants to wear a ring when he is not wearing his wedding ring. 

It’ll be okay…my dad lost his wedding ring 4x. It didn’t make him any less married to my mom. He’s a very forgetful man and leaves things around everywhere. My mom says it’s part of his charm and teases him about it. 😛 He’s on his 5th wedding ring, and has had that one for the past 10 years…since he either wears it all day or leaves it in my mom’s jewelry box when he isn’t going to be wearing it.

Re metals: Titanium and tungsten carbide are both very affordable if precious metals are out of your price range and you can get a variety of designs that look really cool. Palladium might also be a metal to consider…I’ve heard that it looks similar to platinum but is cheaper. But I’m not sure of the price point.

My Darling Husband wears a tungsten ring and is very happy with it. There is a myth that tungsten cannot be cut off in an emergency, but we researched it and that is not true. Which makes sense, of course it would be able to be cut off in an emergency. Tungsten is also pretty scratch resistant so DH’s ring looks great.

The only bad thing with tungsten and titanium is that they cannot be resized, but honestly they are so cheap that we could buy Darling Husband another one no problem if he gained weight.

sarahparkview :  Titanium also gets scratched up, and silver oxidizes…so consider those as well. I wouldn’t go with a really high copper alloy of rose gold because that might turn his finger green… but then that might act as a natural finger tattoo anyway so maybe that’s what you’re after haha 😉

Post # 27
52 posts
Worker bee

Yes, please go for silicone. I love guys with tattoos, however one of my team leaders has a ring tattoo with some sort of detail and it looks so bad… I think at one time it was black, but now it looks greeny-blue because it is so faded. And the poor guy looks so proud to show it off and it looks terrible, however, he is not trying to impress anyone, he just wanted to wear his love for his wife on his hand and that’s all the counts.


but try and talk your Fiance out of it!!! Haha

Post # 28
289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

ElephantAndTheFlea :  

Agree with everything you said. I’d prefer a silicone band, or inexpensive sterling band over a ring tattoo any day. 

Post # 29
3292 posts
Sugar bee

My parents have been married for 32+ years now and he has never worn a wedding ring. It does not make them less married or him more likely to cheat. 

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