(Closed) Would you get a tattoo for an engagement/wedding ring?

posted 11 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Would you get a tattoo as your engagement/wedding ring?
    I did actually (and I'll explain why it was the right choice for me in the comments!) : (10 votes)
    3 %
    I would, if I didn't have my metal/diamond/gemstone e-ring instead. : (43 votes)
    15 %
    I probably wouldn't, but just because I don't like tattoos/my job doesn't allow visible tats. : (111 votes)
    38 %
    I wouldn't. As much as I want my wedding to be 'forever', a tattoo is just too permanent. : (88 votes)
    30 %
    Other (comment!) : (40 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
    149 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I wouldn’t.  As much as I think it’s a great option for other people, I just wouldn’t want a tattoo on my hand.  That’s my entire reasoning, plain and simple!  It’s not that I don’t think my marriage will be forever–has nothing to do with that.  I just wouldn’t want a tattoo on my hand.

    Post # 5
    756 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I have considered getting some sort of small tattoo of something that is meaningful to my Fiance and I, but I wouldn’t do in it place of a ring — I want my bling! 🙂 Also, I would make sure it was something that I would be comfortable having on my body whether he and I were together or not — I don’t want to think that we won’t last forever, but one never knows, right?  I wouldn’t get in on my hand; I would probably get it in a less visible place.  My Fiance is not a tattoo person, so I know he would never get one himself, but he does love mine. 

    Post # 6
    1091 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2019 - Oakland Manor

    I would, with my ring too.  I have 3 tattoos and I like the idea of one to celebrate us as a unit.  I still want my ring though…

    Post # 7
    619 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I wouldn’t, but I just don’t like tattoos. I can appreciate them for other people, but just not for me.

    Post # 8
    796 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    I want the rings! We did get matching tattoos of our wedding monogram, though. Places that people won’t normally see them, but we know about them. I was nervous to get them, not necessarily because they are permanent, I worried they might a jinx! But the Mr. talked me into it.

    Post # 9
    2434 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2008

    I wouldn’t get a tattoo period- not because it’s permanent and I worry about my marriage ending, but because it’s just not something I would do.

    Post # 11
    625 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I think it would be a great alternative for those who work with their hands.  Rings can be really dangerous (I’ve heard horror stories aboud degloving and seen some nasty scars!) It could also be helpful for those guys who don’t like to wear jewelery.  I’d rather my man wear a tattoo on his ring finger than nothing at all!

    Post # 12
    192 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2008

    I think it is a fine idea for some people I just don’t think it is right for me. I asked my husband one day what he thought and we both agree we like our rings much better. That is our opinion though. We both have tattoos and we are not opposed to them we just feel one on your ring finger is a little too much. I do have friends that got "matching" tattoos (not on their ring finger) after their wedding. He has a dove on his arm and she has two doves on her back.

    Post # 14
    7052 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I glove…and I wear my right hand ring at work.  Am a medical chick!

    I’m just not into tatoos.

    Post # 15
    7081 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2009

    What if, god forbid, your spouse died?  And then you wanted to re-marry, but your new spouse has not only the reminder of your own marriage, but of your previous marriage on that finger.  I think it is good to remember the past fondly, but it might be hard for the new partner.

    One of my co-workers has a tattoo’d "ring" and loves it, but they are both rock climbers and preferred on to wear real rings most of the time.  When they go out they put their bling on over the tats.

    Post # 16
    625 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    @doctorgirl –  I think it would be a lot easier to accept if they had passed away.  I think I’d like the reminder, myself.  My mom seriously considered getting a tattoo to represent my dad after he died, and she was a die hard "No Tattoos!!" person.  She never did it, but I think that her post-dad bf’s would have accepted it.  They never seemed to have a problem with the way she felt about my dad.

    I think the real issue is the divorce rate.  None of us want to be a statistic, but it does kind of hang over your head.  I’m super analytical so it’s hard for me not to think about the what-ifs.  Drives Fiance crazy!!!  He’s got that whole blind faith thing going for him though..haha.  He’d probably be fine with the tatto idea.

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