(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 # 17
    2204 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I’m with meggyg8r, rosychicklet and others.  No tattoo ring for me…but it’s not because I don’t want something that permanent, it’s because I’m just opposed to tattoos [at least for myself] in general.  I just don’t like them!

    Post # 18
    149 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    marquisemiss- I have a foot tattoo too! 🙂

    Post # 19
    364 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I’m considering getting my FH’s initials tatooed to UNDER where my e and w ring will be sitting.  My bands are too slim to have engraved and I love tats so I might go to it…though my FH thinks its a horrible idea.

    Post # 20
    1428 posts
    Bumble bee

    I am too much of a wuss to get a tattoo & I am looking forward to my bling 🙂 We were just discussing this a few days ago & my guy isn’t allowed to wear any jewelry at work (too dangerous) so he actually brought up the idea of getting a tattoo "ring" for him as he’s worried that since he will not be wearing his wedding ring to work everyday that he might forget to actually put it on (he’s not a jewelry-guy). If he wants to do it I think it would be cool although I would like him to have a little bit of guy-bling too.

    Post # 21
    5822 posts
    Bee Keeper

    My brother tattooed his wedding ring because he’s a mechanic and works with his hands.  Looks very awesome!

    Post # 22
    195 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    I don’t think it would be a terrible thing to do, now a day especially you can get ‘white ink’ tatoos where you can hardly see it.  If you wanted to get one, but your work didn’t allow it, you could still!!!  I think they are pretty cool but I would never get one myself.  My Fiance does brewing work, and is afraid that his ring might get ruined or damaged so he is going to get one made out of Tungstin Carbite or something like they.  They are very durable and can’t be scrated.

    Post # 23
    78 posts
    Worker bee

    I voted yes, not because I have one yet but because I plan to do this, that wasn’t an option….

    It’s right for me because I am not into diamonds or gold jewelry, and I like it.  I don’t have any other tattoos nor will I.  We both will have tattoo wedding bands.  I know that hand tattoos require touch ups more often bc you wash your hands alot, but I think it is a very unique and touching.

    If in the future one of us has a job where we wouldn’t be allowed to wear it we will get wood rings to wear over the tattoo.  

    Post # 25
    578 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    we did not get ring tattoos. But we did get matching tattoos that are part of the fire dept and EMS. They are a part of us. And when I look at mine I always think of my sweet Mr. FF. I debated a long long time on getting a tattoo but some how this was perfect and I love mine and his. In fact I am planning my dress around my tattoo. I want it too look amazing in my dress also! The finger tattoo may not be for me! But it is forever just like our marriage!

    Post # 26
    65 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Tattoos are cool, and I admire some really great works of body art on other people, but I just don’t personally want any tattoos.  I do like the idea of that Celtic knot and have seen it on men’s hands before and thought it was a pretty good idea.  But not for me.

    Post # 27
    756 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    In my previous comment, I said that, while I would not do it in place of a ring, I would like to get a small tattoo as a symbol of my relationship with my Fiance.  I also said that he is "not a tattoo person" and most likely wouldn’t do it with me.

    Well, wasn’t I surprised when I mentioned it last night and he actually said, "I would so do that with you. What do you want to get?" EEEEP! I literally squealed with joy. We are planning it, and I am so excited. I have always wanted to have matching tattoos with someone, and who better than my FI? 

    Just wanted to share that with you all.

    Post # 28
    290 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2008

    My hubby and I both have tattoos and have talked about possibly getting our monogram tattooed. I definitely wouldn’t get a ring tattoo because neither one of us can have tattoos visibly when we work. I think it is a really cool idea and can work for some people. My SIL’s hubby has her nickname tattooed on his ring finger which looks great. I definitely want to get a tattoo that signifies us and our marriage sometime but just not on our hands.

    Post # 29
    329 posts
    Helper bee
    • V
    • 11 years ago

    I would never. A tattoo is a tattoo first. It comes with many impiications … and our parents would totally disown us! 

    Post # 31
    1078 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2009

    Not to offend anyone out there…but my personal opinion is that weddings are "classy" and ring tattoos are a tad "angelina-esque trashy." They just don’t go hand-in-hand!

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