(Closed) Tattoo wedding band vs. the real thing

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I wish like hell that my man wouldn’t wear a ring. He’s a house builder, and very tough on his hands. If anyone can rip a finger off, its him. But he’s insisting, and even offered getting a tattoo as well as a ring.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

I would never look at a tattooed wedding band and think of it as having any less signifigance than a metal ring. If thats really your only issue, I think you should let him het the tattoo. At least he isn’t refusing to have a ‘ring’ alltogether. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

This reminds me of the movie The Fountain (my fav movie along with Fight Club!).  It’s overlaying concept is about dealing with mortality but it intertwines with a theme of eternal love.  I bawl every time I watch it.

The husband does a ring tattoo in the movie.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1996

I agree with the PP’s, a tattoo is a very acceptable option!  My hunny and I have considered doing this as well even though we’ve been married a long time now.  The tattoo is a permanent and incredibly meaningful symbol because as you say, he can’t take it off.  It would be fun, too, to decide on the pattern. We’ve been thinking of getting our wedding date in Roman numerals around our ring fingers.  

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

As long as he doesn’t have the kind of job where he can’t have a visible tattoo, I say he should go for it.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

As long as he doesn’t have the kind of job where he can’t have a visible tattoo, I say he should go for it.

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1996

Oh and also remember the commitment is one that he makes to you.  I know you want something noticeable but in a lot of cases, like @SuzySchmoozy mentions, its better than a man doesn’t wear a ring.  The lack of a ring in no way lessens the commitment!  Screw what other people ‘notice’ and just do what works for the BOTH of you.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I have nothing against tattoos – I have two and I am very proud of them. BUT I would never get a wedding band tattoo.

They tend to distort/fade in a really random ways. They need to be redone quite often (skin on hands is changing really fast because we use them a lot) and while I undrstand the sentiment of “something really permanent” I really prefer the traditional band…

I would buy a traditional band and try to persuade him to wear it on formal occasions and when at work (or if it really is unbearable for him at all) to wear it on a chain around his neck…

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I really want to get something tattooed on my ring finger, I would want it to be small enough so you could not see it under my wedding band, I have really been thinking about doing it once we are married.  I talked to Fiance about it, he would never get a tattoo but wants to wear his wedding band.  I think if your Fiance wants a tattoo, he should go for it! He can always wear a wedding band on top of it for formal events 🙂

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Hand and finger tattoos don’t always take well.  Especiallly the back of a finger.  They need to be touched up more often, because like a PP said skin sloughs off on the hands faster than anywhere else on the body (well the bottom of the feet do too).  Having said that, I have my FI’s initials tattooed on my hand and he has mine on the back of his ring finger.  We had it done last April when we got engaged.  We both needed touch-ups right after they healed.  On his, there are areas where ink just came out completely.  Mine is on my hand near my thumb and it’s light in a lot of spots.  I have a lot of tattoos and this was probably the worst when it came to healing. 

I say it’s up to you.  If he wants to go for it, then he should.  He just needs to know it may have to be redone.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee

It is really not for me for getting a tattoo on my mans finger but if he would prefer to get it done, I would say just let him. Maybe just get a band for the actual wedding or for just formall occasions if you wanted.

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1996

@MrsKennedytoBe:  that’s good information!  

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

But why would he be afraid that it would get stuck? Can’t they use a similar laser to the one being used to tattoo and break through his skin to break the wedding band? (I realize it wouldn’t be “similar” but you know what i mean!)

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