(Closed) Who Here Loves a Tradesman…

posted 8 years ago in Rings
  • poll: If your husband was an electrician, he would...
    Get a gold ring and be really REALLY careful at work : (2 votes)
    9 %
    Try an alternative substance ex: wood, carbon fibre (not quite as dangerous) : (11 votes)
    48 %
    Get a tiny tattoo like a lightning bolt or something else symbolic as a stand in : (3 votes)
    13 %
    Something else, and I will describe below! : (7 votes)
    30 %
  • Post # 3
    Hostess
    18643 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    My husband works on cars.  I have him take his ring off.  Sometimes he also has to work in plants for work and he takes it off then too.  But for someone who has to wear the ring every day at work, you might want to consider an alternative ring.  Or you could go the tattoo route.  His cousin’s boyfriend has a tattoo of her name on his ring finger (they aren’t officially engaged yet though).

    Post # 5
    Hostess
    18643 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Yeah my husband forgets to put his back on a lot.

    Post # 6
    Member
    1075 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    My ex boss had his ring tatoo’d on his finger.  He wasn’t an electrician or anything, just very rebellious like that.  As you can predict, they are no longer together =/

    If it were me and he worked as an electrician, I’d like my man to wear a ring, but to take it off before going to work.  The way I see it, he may not always have that job.

    Post # 7
    Member
    5154 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I was going to suggest taking it off but if you think he may loose it what about getting him a special, cheaper, ring for during the week and save the wedding band for weekends? 

    Post # 9
    Member
    51 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    My FH works as a machinist and already wears a ring everyday!  So far- no accidents! He will be making his own wedding ring out of titanium.   But I don’t think I’d want him to take the chance if he was an electrician- Yikes!  I think just having one to wear when he’s not at work is sweet and then he wouldn’t be putting himself at risk!

    Post # 10
    Member
    7082 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2009

    Mr DG used to be a carpenter.  He wears a titanium ring with wood inlay.  We feel safe with it, but only after I tested titanium with the ring cutter at work 🙂

    Post # 11
    Member
    3788 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I second (third? fourth?) the suggestion of a cheaper ring to wear and take off at work. FI’s dad does not wear a ring at all because of his job, and that option just makes me sad.

    Post # 13
    Member
    3788 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Obviously, safety first, but I think that the outward symbolism is part of the whole point.

    And I totally forgot to put it in my other reply, but I think the lightning bolt tattoo is cheesy ONLY as a placeholder wedding ring. I think it is a cool symbol of his trade, but it is not a symbol of your union! Also, my view is influenced by a teacher at FI’s school who has a lightning bolt tattooed where his ring would go and he insists other people call him “Flash” and hit on an intern. So. Um. You can maybe ignore my view on this subject, just saying. 🙂

    I also like the idea of an alternative metal.

    Post # 14
    Member
    86 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    My FH is an electrician too! So I’m curious to hear what the suggestions are. One of his co-workers got shocked because of his wedding ring, so right now we’re going with FH leaving the ring at home. I’m actually okay with that, but I told him that I’m also looking for a funny Cracker Jack-like, plastic ring for him to wear to work.

    Post # 16
    Member
    1148 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I picked the “something else” because my dad is a tradesman and my Fiance is a chef, so I understand your dilema. My dad simply doesn’t wear his at work or while working on machinery of any kind, not only because of the possibility of electrocution, but also because if your ring gets caught up in a machine, then it could get yanked off. It’s almost happened to him a couple times. My Fiance on the other hand mostly worries about getting stuff in any grooves and it rotting…of course I worry about the same thing haha, so I understand where he’s coming from on this. I’d say get a ring if you want of whatever you guys want and if he’s super nervous about it, then he can just take it off while he’s working. Or he could wear it on a necklace while at work and during the rest of his time have it on his finger.

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