Post # 1
Just for fun. Anyone here have tattooed wedding bands? If you don’t, would you consider one? What do you think when you see a tattooed ring on someone else…would it occur to you as a wedding band?
I’ve never really thought about it before until I saw a thread about it elsewhere. I think it’s an interesting concept, although it does seem to fall in the category of tattooing a lover’s name on yourself…if things don’t end well, you’re kinda stuck with it (although tattoo removal/cover-up does seem to be getting more sophisticated). Anywho, I thought it’s an interesting consideration for someone like my dh who keeps losing his rings, or outgrowing them, or for someone who just doesn’t like wearing rings. But I don’t know if it’d actually look right…maybe it all depends on how well it’s done. I went to Google Images and found some cute/pretty designs for women, so it’s at least been a fun idea to entertain, but I don’t think I could actually do it…not because I fear for the longevity of my marriage, but I just don’t think it’d suit me.
Also, what about matching tattooed rings?
Post # 2
kiram : It’s funny you should post this because this weekend SO and I were talking about ring tattoos. I would love to get one, I’ve actually had an idea for one for a while
I have a few different sets that I switch out (inherited) and I thought it would be nice to always have my special permanent ring hiding underneath whichever set I wear.
Post # 3
I don’t mind the idea of something small, like a symbol or initials. I don’t think I would like the look, personally, of a partial tattoo peaking out from under my wedding set though, so I would want it to be tiny and fully hidden when I had my rings on. If someone never wanted to wear a ring that would be different of course.
Post # 4
No. Just no.
(No judgment if that is what other’s like, but I personally would prefer no ring than a tattoo.)
Post # 5
Not me, I have zero interest in tattoos (or the pain of getting one) but good friends of ours have tatoo-rings and they suit them and their lifestyle perfectly.
They do a lot of adventure traveling/expat living in very underdeveloped regions of the world so jewellry wasn’t really a good option for them. They designed the rings together – his has a water theme and hers a fire theme to reflect their personalities and how they balance each other in the relationship.
Post # 6
While I love the idea, I’ve heard that finger tattoos fade really easily because of how much we use our hands. I think it makes sense! And I’d hate having a tattoo that means so much fade or stop looking as nice more quickly than it should.
My husband and I do have matching tattoos though (“binding” symbols from a tv show we both love, as a geeky way of showing we are ‘bound’ to each other!) but his is on his arm and mine is on my wrist.
Post # 7
I’ve seen some that look cute, but I’d never get one. I’m not a tattoo person, so I definitely wouldn’t want my one and only tattoo to be tied to someone else. That being said, I know they fit some and their lifestyles a lot more. We’re friends with a professional football player, and his wedding ring is tattooed on since he can’t wear it at practice or games.
Post # 8
kiram : I like tattoos (have one) but it isn’t for me. I see the appeal. My ring is always being taken off, I don’t wear it for cleaning, working out, walking, if my fingers are swollen. My wedding and engagement ring also don’t fit. But I don’t like the idea of ring tattoos. Some of it is because you don’t know what will happen. I’m not saying we will get divorced, but it does happen. If the worst happened and I was widowed but wanted to remarry, I’d feel weird removing that tattoo but also wearing a new ring over it.
Post # 9
- Wedding: April 2017 - City, State
I wouldn’t. My coworker has one and it is so faded you can’t even tell what the design is supposed to be. I have no issues with tattoos overall though. I’ve got one and Dh has 3.
Post # 10
I’ve never seen a finger tattoo that didn’t eventually just look like faded smudged poo within a very short amount of time. I know of several tattoo artists who won’t even do finger tattoos because they usually just end up being an ugly disappointment.
Not necessarily opposed to other tattoos. Just not a fan of the finger. I’d rather have nothing, not even a ring, than a finger tattoo.
Post # 11
I am a tattoo lover and have multiple. So does my husband (he’s still moaning that he can’t get a sleeve due to his job). We also have a couple’s tattoo (I have his heartbeat he has mine) but I’d never ever consider a ring tattoo. I do not enjoy the look of tattooed hands (or feet or faces) and ring tattoos mostly look hideous after a relatively short while. I only know one person who had it done. He’s divorced now. Tattoo is still there. Must be odd for his new girlfriend. Plus I like my bling bling 😜
Post # 12
Aside from the idea that nothing is permanent in life so I wouldn’t tattoo anything related to my spouse…… finger tattoos look terrible after a couple of years.
Post # 13
I’m a bit disappointed to learn finger tattoos smudge/fade so easily. That definitely adds a bit more of a damper on the idea! I don’t have any tattoos and never researched them before, so I never considered that.
loz24 : Very good point about remarriage after being widowed…that would be quite uncomfortable in a lot of ways. I would probably wear the new wedding band over the tattoo. Dh will always have a place in my heart even when he’s gone, so while a new husband would obviously get priority, I’d still want to respect the memory of my first marriage. Maybe that’s weird? Wellp, hopefully I’ll never have to actually find out what I’d do/how I’d really feel, lol.
Post # 14
kiram : I know a couple of people who have them. I think they’re cool on their own, but they take away from the beauty of the wedding set, when worn over the tattoo, and if the tattoo shows through the set.
Post # 15
I love tattoos and have several, but I would never do a finger tattoo for several reasons (not including fears of divorce/being widowed/etc.)
The first being, as PPs have mentioned, they do not last. They fade and look awful much faster than other types of tattoos. Unless you’re committed to getting regular touch ups, you will end up with a faded half-tattoo in a few years. Not worth it. If you want to get matching tattoos, it’s better to get them somewhere that will last a lifetime.
The second being, hand tattoos cannot be covered up by normal clothing/work attire. Hands, face, and neck tattoos are what are called “jobstoppers.” Even though they can look very cute and dainty, tattoos can carry certain stigmas especially among older generations. I would not want my career to be limited by someone in a managerial or hiring role getting the wrong impression of me because of my tattoos. Although I think this is changing, and rightfully so, it’s still something that I would realistically consider.