(Closed) Wedding Ring Tattoo

posted 10 years ago in Rings
Post # 18
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367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

JZ and Beyonce did it, it’s under their rings.  That totaly has zero to do with it but I am getting a butterfly tatto after the wedding three one his birthstone color, one mine, and one my sons color and I tell my friends well it’s anythig happes I guess I just changes the color of his butterfly. LOL Anyway sometimes I just makes statments an have no pro advise just relate to wanting something of the sort of same  nature. 

Post # 19
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Bumble bee

FYI- at my hospital the new policy is no visible tatoos, even if your hospital doesn’t have that policy in place it may in the future. Nurses are having a real hard time trying to figure out how to keep theirs hidden.  I just wear my rings around my necklace or leave it at home, or some have cheaper plain bands they wear only to work which is ok as long as there are no stones on it.

Post # 21
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157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My FH wants to do this. I may as well. Not sure yet

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@mrs.stormylove:  I worked at a restaurant with this policy after I got it and moved. I just used tattoo cover up and it worked great but that may not work in a hospital setting…

Post # 23
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Jenniphyr:  I think doing it around the wedding and allowing it to heal on the honeymoon would be the best thing to do!  By then, it should be mostly healed so that you won’t have to worry about infection. 

 

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I would wear http://www.saferingz.com/ these to work, honestly. I bought my Fiance one due to that fact he’s an electrician- win/win on the non conductive + stretchy parts.

When I tattooed for a living, I was constantly in and out of latex/nitrile gloves. I would sometimes rip them with a fingernail and pulling too hard, so I can’t even imagine with a ring.

As far as finger tattoos, a worry on the policy changing should always be in the back of your mind, as well as if it will fade, or blur. Finger tattoos, especially ones done in black, depending on your skin, can turn into a shapeless blob or fall out even in a matter of years, or even months for some people. It’s because of the rough skin notorious on hands/feet and the daily wear they go through.

Working in the medical field, wearing gloves/frequent hand washing during the healing process will also increase the chances of it falling out, as will any hand sanitizer (who really wants to get that stuff in an open wound!?) So do take that into consideration if you choose to go that route.

 

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Also, depending where you honeymoon might not be the best bet either. Sandy beaches or constant swimming trips if you going tropical won’t help the healing process.

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I would be concerned about the visible tattoo policy as well…it may not be in place now but that could change, and when it comes time to a promotion they may frown upon it (which is sad, since you could be the most qualified nurse in the hospital), and some patients might be close minded and not take you seriously.  Some people are still SO close minded about tattoos, it’s usually best to keep them in places easily hidden by regular clothing.  

I would look into the saferingz posted above, because they’re stretchy and still look enough like a wedding band (and they’re only about $6) and if it gets ruined, who cares?  Plus, depending on how dainty your engagement ring is, you may not like the look of it when you can see part of a tattoo underneath.  

My tattoo artist won’t do a white tattoo, he actually scoffed at my sister when she mentioned it…because it’s likely to fade and what not.  My brother got tattooed by an artist who had a HUGE following and fantastic reputation because the white in his tattoos somehow lasts longer, but even then it faded quickly and just looks unfinished now.  

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Yup, a blur will be noticable even if it’s just a band.  As it fades, it could get a ‘seep’ look to it, and you’ll notice (I have a small spot on one of mine that this happened to…I notice it and it bugs me, even though I knew the risk going in).  The straight lines of your band could potentially look a little sloppy after a while if that does happen, and it could fade patchy.

Post # 29
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Jenniphyr:  my father got one but it wore off immediately–then again he was tattooed by a guy named Lumpy lol

Post # 30
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’d advise against this, for two reasons: first, as others have mentioned, you may be faced with a “no visible tattoos” policy at some point in your career, and in a line of work where you frequently can’t wear a ring, you may be seriously limiting your employment opportunities.  Today tattoos are relatively acceptable as long as they’re tasteful, but they’re not 100% socially acceptable yet, and you don’t know what the social acceptance will be 10 years down the road or more.  Don’t box yourself in.

Second, and this might not be something you want to hear or think will apply to you but it’s still worth considering:  you don’t know what the future holds for you and your husband. I’m not trying to make you worried that your relationship will fail, only saying that sometimes we do things in the name of love that we wish we could take back. My friends who do tattoos are pretty much in agreement that their most frequent cover-up requests are names of bands, and names of ex’es, and for many potential suitors, having a tattoo to remind you of your partner’s ex’es is a huge turn-off.   You don’t want to find yourself divorced or widowed 10 years down the road or more, wishing you had thought twice before getting inked.

Post # 31
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Sugar bee

I’ve considered getting one many times as I love tattoos but I’ve heard many artists say its hard to get the ink to stay on fingers and hands. If you do decide to get one I would say to get somethiBITA bit thinner because with time the ink does smear and it will look like a big black blob on your finger

Post # 32
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@fishbone:  That is a good point.  I have my last name from my first marriage tattooed on me, which I did knowing that DH was dying and I never regretted it.  HOWEVER, once I started dating again…a few guys didn’t like seeing it once they learned what it meant.  While I admit that it was THEIR problem / issue and not mine, it still sucked to deal with, LOL.

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