(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 # 62
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    My answer to the poll is… maybe.

    When I first read this thread, I thought you were talking about getting a tatto that looks just like a ering.  (the band around the whole finger.)  That I don’t really like and wouldn’t get.  But what you posted about a little heart or a little symbols, sounds pretty cool.

    I have a tattoo so I’m not against having tattoo. I guess I like my tattoo to be small.

     

    Post # 63
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    555 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    You didn’t have an opition for both rings and tattoos. Fiance is seriously considering it, he’s probably just getting a silver band because he’s worried about losing it because he’s got to take it off a lot for work. So we want something replaceable but we’re thinking about doing that tat thing. I have 1 with plans for another and he has none but he’s considering it as a really great option. I’d do it to even with ering and wedding bands it’s just a deaper symbol to me. By the way SweetAdelineXO those are great!

    Post # 64
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    1032 posts
    Bumble bee

    I wouldn’t but thats just because i think relationship tattoos are bad luck, but I am really superstitious. 

    Post # 65
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    1032 posts
    Bumble bee

    OH MY GOODNESS @littlemissmango thats beautiful! I love it!

    Post # 66
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    195 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    My dad works in the medical field and a wedding band really hinders him in his work. (His knuckles are really large, too.) He went just this past weekend to get a tattoo, but the tattoo artist talked him out of it!  He said that it is really difficult to keep a ring tattooed on the underside.  Daddy didn’t want it just to go on the top, coz he feels a band is symbolic. So, now he and my mom are looking for “hinged” rings. 

    Post # 67
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    520 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I wouldn’t — I don’t think tattoos, specially on the hand looks pretty, but I think jewelry looks pretty.  Just a matter of taste, not commitment.

    Post # 68
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    115 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I’ve definitely thought about doing it.  I keep thinking I’d love to get our wedding date in Roman Numerals around my finger with a band on top and bottom.  Fiance isn’t a fan though so we’ll see what happens.

    Post # 69
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I wouldn’t get a tattoo, even of my wedding band. In the Catholic faith marriage is for life, not for eternity or the rest of your life necessarily (sad though it is to think about, but we joke that we’ll pass away at an old age while sitting on our porch swing ;).

    Post # 70
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    1726 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Thanks so much sweetpea!! 🙂 @jgisbo, my best friend and her husband got roman numerals right under where their bands sit (so you can’t see them with their rings on). I think it looks really cool!

    Post # 71
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    283 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    littlemissmango, they’re nice! I would definately consider getting it done.

    Post # 72
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    What happens if your spouse, God forbid, dies and eventually you decide to remarry?  I’m all for tattoos, and I think it goes without saying that 99% of ppl get married with the intention of it NOT ending in divorce…but OTHER things can happen that would make a permanent tattoo less desirable.

    That said, I have a tattoo already, a shamrock (on my back) because I’m Irish.  Because I’m having a hard time “giving up” my last name, I’m getting it added to my current tattoo.  That will also be one of our children’s middle names, so I’ve decided to get all of our childrens’ middle names tattooed in the same area.  Since it’s turning into a collage of my life, I’m batting around the idea of getting a small bird tattooed to commemorate our wedding (love bird theme).  Fi is SUPER against it since he’s REALLY anti-tattoo (I’m pretty sure he hates the one I have now), but I like them!!

    Post # 73
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    245 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    My Fi got a tattoo on his ring finger after we got engaged. His wedding band covers it all though. It was a surprise for me and I love it. He had it reinked once since last summer because the inside of his hand doesn’t keep the color. I don’t want one on my finger but I will get his name first letter tattooed on my hip.

    Post # 74
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    990 posts
    Busy bee

    I love finger tattoos…my fav is Rihanna’s “shhh” tattoo but I am not brave enough to get one. I was going to get one with my name is script on my ring finger to show true love for myself (after years of weight issues and low self esteem) but I decided against it.

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    Post # 75
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I voted “other.” I would absolutely get a tattoo celebrating “us” somewhere… but not his name and not on my hand and here is why. 

    not on my hand because: 

    1- i’m a lawyer and while it wouldn’t be “forbidden,” that doesn’t look uber professional

    2- i really really like my engagement ring and wedding band… i wouldn’t trade them in for anything!

    not his name because: 

    1- it is bad luck!!! i have always heard that the quickest way to tempt fate in your relationship is get their name on you. So for that reason, I wouldn’t do it. I will say that my dad got my mom’s name about 10 years ago and nothing bad has happened… but the name is hidden in another design, very subtle (maybe fate didn’t notice?) and also they’d been married for like 25 years already (maybe fate forgot about them?) 🙂

    Post # 76
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    My Fiance has a ring tattoo on his finger from his first marriage.  It’s a constant reminder that his last relationship didn’t work out.

    Plus his new ring (actual ring) had to be big enough to cover the old one. Luckily he has big hands.

    I’m in the don’t put anything specific about your partner on your body club. 

    Nothing against tattoosin general though.

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