Wedding Ring Tattoos: What You Should Know

By | January 28, 2014

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Celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Maria Carey, and Paris Hilton have “partner marking” — the wearing of tattoos to represent commitment to a spouse or significant other — popular. As go the celebrities, so go the public. Consequently, there seems to be a growing interest in having the wedding rings tattooed as the ultimate commitment.

True, when you say your vows, the words “till death do us part” have real meaning. This union is intended to be forever, and the wedding rings are one way to demonstrate your commitment. From that standpoint, it makes sense to wear rings that will never get lost, go down the kitchen drain, or even leave the fingers.

Who wears a tattooed wedding ring?

It isn’t only the well known and well publicized opting for permanent circlets on their ring fingers. Doctors, construction workers, mechanics, athletes, and others who can’t wear metal wedding bands are taking a serious look at this option. Those who are put off by the price of gold, silver, or gemstones are finding that tattooed wedding rings are less expensive.

Why not wear a tattooed wedding ring?

Having a tattoo applied is not painless, and the finger doesn’t heal as quickly or as well as other places on your body. The obvious disadvantage is that tattoos are also permanent. If you change your mind about the design or the marriage, the ring stays … unless you want to go through the uncomfortable and costly procedure of having it removed. On the other hand, tattoos tend to rub off on the underside of the finger from handling objects. One caution: don’t go to an amateur. Be sure the person who applies your tattooed wedding ring has experience in this area.

What is involved with removing a tattoo?

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