Brides and Grooms Say "I Do" with a Tattoo

5 years ago
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In days gone by only bikers, punks, rock stars and sailors would be brave enough to undergo the needle. Fast-forward to present day and a tattoo is as common as a soccer mom driving a Ford Flex. Given the permanency of a tattoo, doesn't it make sense that when you're ready to make a lifetime commitment of love, you'd tattoo your ring?

Wedding Ring Tattoos

I think I hear a collective "Whoa, not so fast there, crazy lady. I love her/him, and plan to be with her/him forever. But isn't a platinum or gold band enough?" Sure, the traditional band of precious metal is a perfect symbol to exchange at the moment you say I do. And you needn't stick with just the tried-and-true metals, as you can select a band in cobalt, stainless steel, Tungsten or titanium, or of course platinum, white gold or yellow gold. And my guess is 98.5% of the female population wouldn't give up the diamond engagement ring. (And who in their right mind would turn down a  cushion cut halo diamond ring?) But what if couples who were determined not to fall into the 50%+ divorce statistic and really intended to stay married for a lifetime took the wedding ring a step further and mad the ultimate commitment with a permanent tattoo?

A tattooed wedding ring can be a beautiful design inspired by your culture, faith or a favorite piece of art. The tattoo could simply be your names tattooed on each others' left fingers. It could be a meaningful verse from scripture (Song of Solomon from the Old Testament is filled with verses about love.) The tattoo could be “I Love You” in bold block letters that wrap around your finger. It could be a Celtic design or a band of your favorite colors, flowers or musical notes.

If you’re getting married this spring or summer, or celebrating an anniversary, think about exchanging tattoos in addition to traditional wedding bands. Worried that your boss might think a tattoo is a little too radical? Just buy a wedding band wide enough to cover up your ink. 

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