(Closed) Tattoo wedding band vs. the real thing

posted 10 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@bewitched728:  Many tattoo artists will try to talk you out of it.  Some shops will tell you it will likely need frequent touch ups and you’ll have to pay for them.  One of the guys that worked at the same shop as my Fiance just flat out refuses to do fingers. I love tattoos and I think tattooed wedding bands are a cool idea.  You just have to know what could happen.

I can take a pic of my FI’s finger later and show you a before & after pic of the tattoo.

 

Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Wedding band tattoos are NOT permanent because the skin in that area replaces itself a lot. He will have to get it touched up regularly or else it won’t look like a band at all. 

Work with a jeweller who works in a lot of metals. There are some super light comfort edge bands that are so light men forget they’re on. 

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Let him do what makes him happy. 

Post # 19
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Honey bee

I just thought I’d throw this out there – my friend has a wedding band tattooed on her ring finger and just wears her real rings over it.  Her tattoo ring is made up of her wedding date numbers (08-30-2006 or whatever) and she’s never had a problem, nor can you see the tattoo unless she takes her rings off.  So it can be done if you’re still interested in it!

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Juliepants:  That was my thought too.  Wear a wedding band over the tattoo.  My Fiance did it on his right hand, because he didn’t want to cover his.

Post # 23
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374 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My DH said the same thing at first. He then agreed to wear his ring for a few (3) months and then switch and get a tatatoo…. Anysways, that three months turned into 7 months and he still hasn’t taken his ring off. 

It feels wrong now on his fingers to have it off….

Post # 24
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@rachelb44:  Here are pics of my FI’s.  The first is about 2 days after it was one.  The second is what it looks like today.  It obviously needs to be touched up.  His is in the fat part of the back of his finger.  That area is really hard to keep ink in because of the thickness of the skin.  A wedding band would be lower, but my Fiance says you would be likely to have the same problem because of where it is. 

Post # 27
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@rachelb44:  No problem!  I figured you’d have something to show your Fiance and you can say my Fiance is a tattoo artist who tried to talk people out of doing this very same thing. lol

The one on the top of my hand isn’t as bad as his, but it isn’t near my finger and it still needs a touch up pretty bad.

Post # 28
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I saw a couple at work the other day- the wife had a very lovely traditional wedding set and the husband had a tattooed band ( it was Celtic looking if that matters) I thought it was kind of cool and I never doubted he was married. I don’t think many people would just get any old ring tattooed on that finger. I have friends who have traditional wedding bands with tattooed ones underneath. Maybe he could do that and have both. He could wear the band when he’s comfortable doing so but still have the tattooed band for when he doesn’t feel comfortable wearing the metal band. That way you will have a ring for the ceremony too.

Post # 29
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Helper bee

@rachelb44:  i have acrown over a heart tatooed on my finger to symbolize love and loyalty… i don’t love the way tattoos meant to look like actual rings look…. but maybe my tattoo could spark some ideas of an image you might want to get? hope this helps

Post # 30
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Helper bee

How about both? I have had some opinions about my FI’s ring choices (regular rings, not tattoos) but i have made myself keep my mouth shut. He is the one who has to wear it, so he should pick it. we agreed on a budget and he ran off  and found a wicked cool ring. 

Personally, i was gunning for tattoo bands, but he wasn’t having it 🙁

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