(Closed) Tattoo’d wedding bands?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Tattoo for a primary wedding band (assuming when not at work the real band is worn)
    Sweet idea? : (26 votes)
    54 %
    Bad Idea? : (19 votes)
    40 %
    Other? : (3 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    641 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    My Fiance and I have talked about this for years.  He is a commercial fisherman and can’t wear the ring on the boat (if it were to get caught on a hook he could literally be taken overboard by his wedding ring).  We haven’t talked about what he would get put there; maybe a symbol of some sort.


    Also, I used to know a guy who was in the Coast Guard and he had the infinity symbol tattooed under his ring.  I thought that was very sweet.

    Post # 4
    540 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I have always liked the idea. I might even do it. 🙂

    Post # 5
    78 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2010 - Parents' backyard

    It had taken so long to find the right bands I honestly just want to get a tattoo and call it a day. I don’t even wear jewelry ever so it’s really the perfect fit, so to speak! I’d probably get his initials really small in a “band”.

    Post # 6
    720 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I think it’s a great idea if you’re into tattoos.  I like these ones…

    Post # 7
    687 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    My Fiance is doing the same thing.  It wouldn’t be safe for him to wear a wedding band at work either… plus he broke that finger in HS and can’t really fit a ring over the knuckle. LOL…. We haven’t found any design options that we like yet… have you??

    Post # 8
    401 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I like the idea, not sure if I would do it myself. I always kind of wanted a toe ring tatoo though!

    Post # 9
    2239 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I don’t think I would do it…I don’t know but something about tattooing stuff relationship wise to your body almost is like a jinx to me…

    Post # 10
    186 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I love the idea. We have discussed a symbol instead of tattooed bands. He works in a super rough field and the only type of band that we have found that is good for him is tungsten carbide(which will break if hit hard enough) or titianium(which is nearly impossible to bend.

    Post # 11
    8353 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I would never do it, but that is becaue I am deathly afraid of needles and pain. I suppose if my Fiance wanted to get it done, I might be able to get used to the idea, but just for him. The idea of it being permanent and no going back is a nice idea, but just not for me. I would rather have the bling ring.

    Post # 12
    11 posts
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I work at a tattoo shop and I see this a lot.

    My fiance even got a diamond tattooed on his ring finger after he proposed (very quick, I know, but he’s covered!)


    It is a great idea for a lot of people, especiall ones that have jobs that don’t allow wedding bands, or people who are in active duty.

    Just a few things to keep in mind though:

    A tattoo on a finger will have to be touched up a few times to keep it looking clean.

    A design that is too intricate will not last long in such a small area.

    & it is forever, which I’ve seen more people then I would like to come in with one they want covered. (which is nearly impossible in such a small area, again.)


    But of course, I’m partial to the idea, because it is my career.

    & When the time comes, I’ll be getting one to match my fiance’s.

    Post # 13
    209 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    After what I thought was a “happily ever after” “this is the stuff fairy tales are made of” marriage, it ended up in a very bitter divorce.  I am very grateful to not have any reminders of my ex tattooed anywhere on my body!!! 

    Post # 15
    5147 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    “Having been divorced myself, I too would have been hesitant to consider this but in my current situation, I have absolutely no doubts that this will be ’till death do us part.”


    Didn’t you feel the same way about your first marriage? I was married before too, and I never in a million years thought things would go they way they did in my 1st marriage.

    I would NOT tattoo a ring on myself, it’s right up there with tattooing someone’s name on yourself.

    My parents have been married 35 years; during my lifetime I’ve only seen my dad wear his ring a handful of times.

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