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Wedding Band Tattoo??

Posted by Graceless on 08/09/05
Bama

So,tell me,what am I looking at?Is it a bit like the foot where it finally sheds off and becomes blurry? Not to intimidated by the pain but wondering what could artistically be done YK?



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RE:Wedding Band Tattoo??

Posted by dav@serve.com on 09/10/05
San Francisco

I just talked to an artist at Sacred Rose; he said you can only really do half a band because it gets rubbed off and shitty looking on the palm side of the finger


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RE:Wedding Band Tattoo??

Posted by cHINO PAIN AND PLEASURE on 09/12/05
ORLANDO,FLORIDA,KISSIMME,POINCIANA

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.


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RE:Wedding Band Tattoo??

Posted by grayciey from IP: 66.24.252.209 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.


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RE:Wedding Band Tattoo??

Posted by AnathemizedArtisan from IP: 209.33.55.30 on 12/07/06

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.


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RE:Wedding Band Tattoo??

Posted by emge from IP: 74.103.39.141 on 12/09/06
toronto can

I have a black and white picture of ours on here:

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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.


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RE:Wedding Band Tattoo??

Posted by em from IP: 217.197.85.139 on 01/20/07
Munich, Germany

Thanks for taking the time to write these messages, and especially
to include the photo! I am thinking of getting this type of tattoo and
now I know what to look out for and some questions to ask.

But there is one point that has not yet been discussed: How often do
they need to be "touched up"?


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RE:Wedding Band Tattoo??

Posted by emge from IP: 74.103.39.141 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


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RE:Wedding Band Tattoo??

Posted by Meredith.McBroom@gmail.com from IP: 162.89.0.60 on 03/07/07

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.


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RE:Wedding Band Tattoo??

Posted by suzzyqlovesu2 from IP: 4.171.78.22 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


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RE:Wedding Band Tattoo??

Posted by sarah from IP: 204.191.91.43 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?

Thanks, everyone -
sarah


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RE:Wedding Band Tattoo??

Posted by scissors for lefty from IP: 66.253.192.6 on 07/09/07

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


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RE:Wedding Band Tattoo??

Posted by drummerchick158 from IP: 68.36.98.230 on 08/01/07
Pennsylvania

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.


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RE:Wedding Band Tattoo??

Posted by kayla from IP: 68.102.41.226 on 08/14/07
kansas

my husband is an airplane mechanic and wants to get his ring tattooed on. he's really into celtic ink, is it a female-only tradition to get a claddagh ring?


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RE:Wedding Band Tattoo??

Posted by a.m.barr@comcast.net from IP: 67.164.183.201 on 08/17/07

hi,

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.


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RE:Wedding Band Tattoo??

Posted by cindy from IP: 205.188.116.65 on 09/15/07

the husband is in the army and works on those big
trucks, and he keeps getting his wedding ring caught
in what he is working on..which could pull off his finger..

someone he works with had his wife name tattoo on their finger..

now the husband wants to do this..and he wants me to get it done too..

the only thing is, i dont think that i will be happy with just his name on my finger..

was wondering if maybe there could be something else to go with his name..but will not be big..
or cover up much of my finger..


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RE:Wedding Band Tattoo??

Posted by sdsolosoul from IP: 69.95.113.98 on 12/05/07
SAn Diego

I am getting a wedding band tattoo with the words " Me, myself, and I." scribed in it.


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RE:Wedding Band Tattoo??

Posted by paulstephaniescolari@san.rr.com from IP: 76.88.96.144 on 01/10/08
san diego, Ca USA

what shops are out there to get wedding band tattoo? Here in San Diego or in Las Vegas. My husband want to get in done but we don't know were to start looking. Please help


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RE:Wedding Band Tattoo??

Posted by amanda01331 from IP: 151.203.230.132 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.


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RE:Wedding Band Tattoo??

Posted by karmaflower from IP: 206.113.130.254 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!


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RE:Wedding Band Tattoo??

Posted by Barbara J from IP: 69.150.232.250 on 04/14/08
Kansas City, MO

My husband and I both work in restaurants; and due to all the hand washing and glove changes that comes along with the job, it has been a challenge to keep our rings on. I've had to sift through the trash more than a few times looking for my ring after it came off inside a latex glove. Lately, I have been thinking a tattoo would make a lot more sense. We've been married almost 5 years so I'm not at all worried about making some hasty permanent decision!.

I still have a few questions about it though. I have a few tattoos already, and am aware that different body parts handle ink in a variety of ways. I know the palm side would probably wear off rather quickly, especially with our hands in water so much, but I am wondring how fast that would accelerate the fading on the top sides. And is it just fading, or does the ink bleed outside the lines? I don't mind having to get it touched up every few years, so long as it will retain its basic placement and design.


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RE:Wedding Band Tattoo??

Posted by promisingdesigner@yahoo.com from IP: 99.205.160.8 on 06/13/08
MIami, FL

OH MY F-ing GOSH! Marriage is supposed to be forever and if you don't want ring tattoos "JUST IN CASE" you break up then you probably shouldn't be getting married anyway. It's like you're planning the break-up before you're even married. Too many people see divorce as an easy out when they could have saved their marriages with a little (or a lot of) work.
My fiance and I have decided on getting ring tattoos because we want to recognize a permanent bond with a permanent symbol. Love is forever so is ink.
Those of you who "hate" that ex and wish you'd never gotten that tattoo then maybe you never really loved each other because love doesn't just disappear into thin air. For those of you who loved the ex, but regret the tattoo, look at it like this. You had to go through that and be with that person to get to where you are now. Without that ex you wouldn't be who you are now. So maybe that tattoo can now be a tribute to what was and a memory of happier times instead of just another thing to regret. Otherwise, there's always laser removal. lol


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RE:Wedding Band Tattoo??

Posted by krystaanddustinflower@hotmail.com from IP: 97.116.14.4 on 07/25/08

My husband and I are planning on getting wedding band tattoos within the next month or two. He just joined the AirForce and will not be able to wear a wedding band once he leaves for basic training. We are both really into the idea and every year for our anniversary we get a new tattoo together. Usually they are matching but one year we did something different. We have been together for 6 years now and married for 4 years. We have one son together and planning for more. I agree with previous posts that if you don't plan on being together for the long haul then why get married? I know that things happen but no matter what he will always be in my life. We have a son together and that bonds you no matter what, like it or not. If we were to ever get divorce, which I dont forsee as he too is my best friend and vice versa, I would not regret this tattoo. That would be like regretting your entire time together and the love you shared. Marriage is a real committment, our vows, as most do, said "till death do we part." I think that is what people seem to forget, marriage is tough work but all worth the effort.
I say GO FOR IT! I think this is a beautiful idea and based on the most beautiful gift of all, LOVE!!


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RE:Wedding Band Tattoo??

Posted by annap003 from IP: 71.211.253.100 on 02/22/09
Orlando, fl

I have a tattoos that need touch ups.(i have wrists tattoos that i get touched every 5 years) i believe it to be a small investment on something i love. I got ring tats with my husband of 10 years a year ago. i will get this tat touched up also when the time comes. as long as it is done well it is a small price to ay for something so visable and something i love!


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RE:Wedding Band Tattoo??

Posted by philosophical.phoenix from IP: 76.20.157.57 on 04/09/09
MI, USA

for those of you wanting intricate designs, i wonder... have you considered a wristband in place of a wedding band? i would like a claddagh myself with all the intricate knotwork on the backside of the design, and the idea of those fine lines migrating over time would be heartbreaking to me. also considering adding his name to the design, and the finger just seems far too small to support the detail i would like in this tribute.
For those of you horrified at the prospect of a permanent mark on your body when things "may not work out", i ask, why are you even WITH them if you cannot live with the memory of what was. All things end eventually, it is part of life and although you should be selective about WHO you pay tribute to in your life, there is nothing shameful about paying tribute to those who have been a significant part of your life and growth as a person. I myself could not consider this tattoo if i were not prepared to live with that reminder even in the event that this could end, and i could not accept a future partner who could not understand this of me and live with that.
My current partner and I have been together for about 2 1/2 years now, I have been married twice before for the wrong reasons each time, and he has been engaged in the past as well, we do know that things you think will last forever sometimes do not. i don't currently have any names or significant reminders tattooed but i am planning a full back piece with a tribute to those who have helped to shape the person that i am, he is well aware that several of my exes initials will be incorporated into this tattoo and is fine with that thought, he understands that for me it is a way of accepting the lessons that came with the relationships and honoring those things that made me who i am!


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RE:Wedding Band Tattoo??

Posted by Humbee360 from IP: 12.216.192.128 on 05/19/09
Albany Ga.

My husband and I have decided after 13 years of marriage and 3 separations we are more in love than ever. We've had several wedding bands and lost every set we've had. We just last night after he asked me if I would re-marry him again that we would get tattoo wedding bands. I plan on being very careful when choosing the artist who will be doing our bands. I have no doubts anymore that the love my husband and I have will ever die. We are committed for life and I find that if your with your true soul mate and have been through enough in your relationship to have made it stronger and also have had enough years together then there is nothing more beautiful than a tattoo to remember your commitment to each other. I am so looking forward to designing these rings for us. I am looking for ideas so if there's any websites that could be recommended I would very much appreciate it. I wish all the best to any and every married couple who are as lucky as my husband and I are to have found their soul mate to share their life with!!! GOD BLESS!


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RE:Wedding Band Tattoo??

Posted by mommieT from IP: 75.141.115.51 on 09/03/09
Cali

Ok so me and my hubby were looking to do this too...but we dont know what to get lol he wanted to get "i will always love u" but our artist wont do the underside of our fingers because of the fading or what not..So now were back to the drawing board any ideas?? i already have his initial tattooed in a small heart on my wrist but we are having another daughter soon whose name will start with the same letter so i could just switch that one for her lol (along with another)


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RE:Wedding Band Tattoo??

Posted by cwcivicgrl from IP: 69.178.129.90 on 11/18/09
Lake Elsinore, CA

Can I see some pictures please? I am trying to picture ring tatoos in my head and its hard.


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RE:Wedding Band Tattoo??

Posted by bride to be from IP: 76.11.238.216 on 06/15/10
us

my soon to be husband and i are planing our wedding an wanting to tatoo the rings on....we have thought about this for awhile and decided that we never want to forget each other no matter what...we will always be important to each other...i can't wait to get it done...


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RE:Wedding Band Tattoo??

Posted by hulkfan1@gmail.com from IP: 68.52.251.95 on 07/17/10

I also believe that marriage is sacred and not to be taken lightly. People today look at it like they can just divorce if things get rough down the road. That is not what marriage is about. Tell death do us part, better or worse....that is marriage. I got married at 18, and have been married for 13 years. I am still crazy about my husband and grow more inlove with him everyday. We are getting wedding band tattoos also. I say go for it!


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RE:Wedding Band Tattoo??

Posted by karenelc from IP: 74.196.106.199 on 08/23/10

My boyfriend of 6 years and I are finally getting married. I was the one against it in the first place cause my first marriage (at 21) did not end well! My BF and I have been happily raising our son together and not even considering marriage. But now with our son starting kindergarten some name issues come up and some banking/tax things need to be worked out so I popped the question. He surprised me by suggesting to get our rings tattooed on. I have lots of tats but he only has one. I'm not sure if it's cheesy or not. I always thought so but since he wants it and he's definately not cheesy at all!! I can't wait to choose a design and get it done. We plan on designing our own but some assistance would be nice. Where can I go to see some examples?? The websites I've found haven't helped much>


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