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When you say your vows, the words ďtill death do us partĒ have real meaning.
This union is forever, and your wedding rings are one way to demonstrate your
commitment. For some couples, that means wearing rings that will never get lost,
go down the kitchen drain, or even leave your finger. That is a tattooed wedding
ring ó an idea that is gaining in popularity.
Who wears a tattooed wedding ring?
If youíre thinking celebrities and the truly adventurous, youíd be partially
correct. But it isnít only the well known and well publicized who are opting for
permanent circlets on their ring fingers. Doctors, construction workers,
mechanics, athletes, and others who canít 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?
a tattoo applied is not painless, and the finger doesnít heal as quickly or as
well as other places on your body. The obvious disadvantage is that tattoos are
also permanent. If you change you mind about the design or the marriage, the
ring stays Ö 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: donít go to an
amateur. Be sure the person who applies your tattooed wedding ring has
experience in this area.
Some ideas to consider before getting your wedding ring tattoo:
It may be five or ten years before you will have to have your tattooed
wedding ring touched up.
- A tattoo design can be altered, but if you have your significant otherís
initials engraved on your finger that may present a few challenges.
- An alternative to a tattooed wedding ring is to have matching tattoos
elsewhere on your bodies; select designs that are meaningful to you but
donít look like an obvious tribute to your loved one, just in case.
- Another way to add meaning to your engagement or wedding ring is to have
a custom ring
made to your specifications >>