I have done this type of tattoo on few people in N.Y. and here in Florida and I have it done also and my wife does too and we have it all around our finger and yes is posible to get your tattoo rub off on the lower side and on the area of your palm but if you take good care of it EXTRA care of it your ring will look great and also please make sure your artist has done this before so that way they know how to put the detail on your ring without making it look like shit I seen some rings that have gotten all blury and have lost the detail and also your finger is a place where there is not a lot of thikness of skin and if the person don't know how to do this they may hurt you bone and this is not nice for you a hair facture is not cool. Good luck take care.
Posted by grayciey from IP: 22.214.171.124 on 12/04/06 ny
i would love to see some photots of wedding band tattoos. My boyfriend and I are planning on taking the plunge may 27th and we both believe when you get married it is a permanent descion so it should be a permanent symbol. Hence the tattoo. I think I would like to do something a little more jazzy than just a band around my finger and would like some ideas, not sure how detailed you can get on such a small scale.
This type of tattoo is rediculious in my opinion its like getting your current spouses name on you. You dont know whats going to happen years down the road. Refer to the norman rockwell painting of the sailor with like 5 names crossed out on his arm the only diffrence is it would be hard to cover or mend a ring tattoo and not have it look wierd...a few guys I know HAD them and got its blacked over now it just looks like a permant stain from a fake gold ring *laughs* its your body but I beg you to reconsider.
Posted by emge from IP: 126.96.36.199 on 12/09/06 toronto can
I have a black and white picture of ours on here:
How did they turn out? Mine is perfect -- both top side and underneath healed perfectly and lasted.
His, because of thicker skin and working with his hands, didn't last on the underside.
But PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE consider carefully what you're getting done. Unless you can answer the question "Why is this marriage going to last when others with great partners have failed" (and the answer isn't "because we're in love") -- then wait a few years -- PLEASE.
Posted by emge from IP: 188.8.131.52 on 01/20/07 toronto on
again, i'm NOT a tattoo artist, but this has been our experience.
mine -- it will be 5 or 10 years before i bother touching it up. has faded maybe 5% a year later.. I've been a student, done administrative work, and pretty much nothing "hard labour-eque" except some rowing at the gym.
His, on the other hand, started to fade almost as soon as it was healed (on the underside only). It "needs" a touchup now, but bothering to do that every year? nah... -- he works in a more manual-labour job. Parts of it on the underside are very faded, some are just partially faded. his skin was already quite thick and partially calloused in some spots.
In both, the tops and sides look great, it's just the underside that fades (at all)..... the point is, everyone's palm-side will fade because of the stress and work on the skin.. but it depends on how much stress you have put and will put on your skin.
we were told it would fade, and it has... but its been very different for the two of us
My husband and I got our wedding bands tattooed on. We got eachother's initials, in a tribal-ish design on just the tops of our fingers. The thing is, we're getting a divorce, and both of us are moving on now. SO. The question lies now in, how am I going to cover up his initials? I'd love to get a slave-bracelet tattoo, but as far as getting a professional job after that? Not likely. Anyway, my new friend is disgusted that I have my ex's initials on my wedding ring finger. It was easy to come up with the design to get the wedding ring tattoo, but now I'm finding it pretty difficult with what to cover it up with that I can live with for the rest of my life.
Posted by suzzyqlovesu2 from IP: 184.108.40.206 on 03/19/07 PCB FL USA
I find the tattoo wedding band to be a beautiful tattoo.Have you ever thought of it this way? When you look down at it.It reminds you(whether you hate your spouse or not) How much that person means to you,and how wonderful they REALLy are. The tattoo isnt a stupid idea.Theyre are just alot of stupid people in this world,all too willing to give up and get a divorce,instead of working things out. The truth of the matter is,YOU DONT FALL OUT OF LOVE.there is no such thing.YOU CANT. The problem being you never were "in love" in the first place.Love is a strong word with deep meaning.And people use it all too frequently forgetting the meanining. back to the tattoo.They really dont "hurt".It doesnt feel like a repetive bee sting,and as long as you dont psyce yourself out it can be almost enjoyable.the tattoos on hands tend to be a bit blurry,no matter how skilled the artist. But if this is what you want and your trully in love.then go for it! tehe..:D:D
Posted by sarah from IP: 220.127.116.11 on 06/28/07 canada
My husband and I were together for 19 years (lived together 17,married for 12). He was my best friend, and we had 2 kids. He died 4 mos ago from cancer. Now I was thinking that I would like to replace my wedding band with a tattoo of one. I was thinking just a plain thin band, with no details, in whatever colour fades the slowest. (I don't have any other tattoos as yet). My thinking was that this was a great love and a great loss. I may come to have other relationship(s) over the rest of my life (I am 36, he was 38 when he died), but this one will always have been first. If I ever marry again, then that ring will cover the tattoo, but the tattoo will always be there underneath, like the memory. (Just wearing my regular wedding ring forever doesn't seem right to me, it's like 'nothing ever happened' and that does not reflect the reality of the tragedy I feel I've been through).
I understand that the skin on hands esp palms renews itself much more quickly and completely due to heavy wear & tear. Does anyone have any advice not listed here?
if i were you and my husband died of cancer; your best friend that you loved and shared everything with. I wouldn't hesitate getting that tattoo. you'll never really be able to forget that. and i don't think you should. i think that's a great way to remember him. i'm very sorry for your loss, i can't imagine what that feels like. i'm getting married in less than a year and we're thinking of getting those tattoos. he works in pretty dangerous environments (EMT and firefighter) i find myself wondering how i'd go on if something happened to him--he too is my best friend. it would take strength i'm not sure i have. but take heart, and trust in Him that gives strength. Look to Him every morning for the ability to make it through the day. God Bless. Scissors for Lefty
My husband I and I just got married 3 weeks ago, after being together for 4 years. We each have 6 tattoos already. While we both know we're in this for the long haul, we both realize that sometimes things happen. So, instead of wedding ring tattoos, we are going to do matching tattoos. What we're looking into is getting each other's names in chinese characters and I've suggested having our wedding date tattooed underneath. That way, should the worst happen and we split up (and I hope that never happens) we won't be stuck with something that's an obvious tribute to an ex. We can tell people that the tattoo means something completely different, and unless they can read chinese they'll never know the difference.
i hope everyone is well and happy. I am happy to read your stories of love and beginnings! andyour story of undying love in face of death. i am sorry you have lost so deeply. ian happy to have found this link and will look for wedding band designs. Today is actually our 27th wedding anniversay! My hubby have never worn his very modist silver band we could only affort in our younger day, except our wedding day. He too is in construction and is not a safe thing. My ring has lost and we want to have these tattos together my first tattoo at 47 but he always said he would NEVER have a tattoo....well last week when i mentioned a wedding band he was so excepting and happy about it!! The only thing i will Being married for this long i hope know know a little of life has its own corse, i havedeveloped a terminal illnes we neever in a million years could have imagined when we wed could have happended to us.... it does. when you state your vows, mean them, do not enter this wonderful instition with any negative thoughts or doubts that it would otherwise end before death. wear your wedding tattos proudly.
Posted by amanda01331 from IP: 18.104.22.168 on 01/16/08 MA
My fiance and i are getting married soon and have decided to get tattoo wedding bands. I need some ideas. I know you everyone is busy but if you could help. I am looking for femine for me and kind of manly for my man but somewhat matching. I almost want a diamond tattooed to my finger. I didnt know if you knew of any sites online to find this. I am not asking for anyone persons art work drawings for free just an idea thanks. Amanda from Massachusetts.
Posted by karmaflower from IP: 22.214.171.124 on 03/21/08
My husband and I have been married two years and our tattoo wedding ring designs are still very special to us, unfortunately mine has rubbed off on the palm side of my hand and has blurred considerably on top since then. We chose to go to our regular tattooist who is unbelievably clean and accurate, but he had never done a finger tattoo before...so I think they could've been done better. Make sure your artist is familiar with the specifics of this tattoo, your finger is nothing like your back or arms!! We started off with red, because we were going with the whole henna/Indian style at first. We did an infinity symbol with 3 hoops for past, present and future. We have been back for a touch-up once, to color over in black in hopes that they would show up more. The pain is unbearable for me, I squirmed and cried and my husband took it like a champ. This is probably why his is dark and defined and mine is thin and faded. I suggest drawing on your finger with dark black ink and wearing it for a few days to see how you like the design. We were somewhat impulsive to get our rings and settled on a design that could've been better. Don't pick something super-defined, as it is nearly impossible to create intricate marks on a tiny finger without blur. Large lines, circles or geometric shapes are best. I don't really like the plain black line because it seems dark, mine is now black with red outline (haha) we need another few touch ups!