We've seen quite the engagement ring trends over the last few years. From the nesting rings to raw gems and now...wedding ring tattoos?! What do you think? Do we love this wedding trend or are couples going to regret this one? Let's discuss!
Wedding trend: Wedding Ring Tattoos
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Pros of ring tattoos
Before deciding whether you love or hate this idea, let's take a look at a few pros and cons.
IMPORTANT! You might also want to consider buying some tiny temporary tattoos to test them out before you get inked! Nothing says "permanent" like a tattoo so let's not live in eternal regret, shall we?
It never gets lost
The first thing I think about as a pro to having a wedding ring tattoo is that it will never get lost! If you're someone who is active or just doesn't think to remove jewelry when going to the beach or on a hike, a tattooed ring might be the thing for you. Not only will it never get lost but it can never get stolen either! Bonus!
Size doesn't matter
The next thing I consider when I think of how great a wedding ring tattoo would be is that the sizing wouldn't be an issue. We've all experienced that finger swelling during hot days where our rings feel so tight. A wedding ring tattoo wouldn't give you this problem at all. For all those brides who want kids, your wedding ring tattoo won't be an issue when you're pregnant either. Maybe I'm starting to like this ideal after all.
It's cost effective
Well, we can't deny that a tattoo is much less expensive than a diamond (well, in most cases). If you're on a tight budget, a ring tattoo could be a great alternative to the expensive diamond engagement rings. According to Woman Getting Married, ring tattoos cost anywhere from $50-$300 on average. Some splurge on them and could leave with a $2000 bill but that's still cheaper than a lot of diamond rings these days!
Cons of ring tattoos
Okay, this might seem obvious but the ring is going to be permanent. While I don't want to jinx anything, what happens if your marriage falls apart or you just don't like the tattoo style anymore? It's like those tattoos with a person's name...that's never a good idea. The good news is you could always have it removed but that can be costly at about $1000 or more. Worth it? You tell me.
This is coming from a girl who has NEVER had a tattoo so take it with a grain of salt. However, my husband has a full sleeve and there was definitely some pain involved in his tattoo process. I'm told that fingers are a really sensitive part of the body when it comes to tattooing. Take this into consideration if your pain tolerance is low. A ring tattoo may not be a good solution for you!
It can fade
While I haven't gotten a tattoo, I HAVE had my eyebrows micro-bladed before so maybe that counts? What I have noticed from my eyebrows is after about a year, the ink will start to fade. I would imagine over time, your ring tattoo would go from black to grey as well.
So while I think there are definitely great perks to getting a wedding ring tattoo, I don't know if it would stand the test of time. If you have a ring tattoo, I would LOVE for you to reach out and tell us your story. What made you get it? Do you love it? What would you have done differently?
Caring for your Ring Tattoo
Even though a ring tattoo is pretty small, it's still ink on your body and needs to be properly cleaned & moisturized.
My husband has a full sleeve tattoo and he's told me all about tattoo care over the years! Here are some products he loves:
- Tattoo Goo - helps brighten, moisturize and heal
- Natural Tattoo Salve - Natural tattoo aftercare balm
- NumbSkin - Pre-tattoo numbing cream with lidocaine
Wedding Ring Tattoos
Curious about our thoughts? Even if you're not, we're going to tell you anyway!
We'd first recommend testing out a temporary tattoo on your ring finger and see how you feel.
If you love it, then go for it because YOLO! Keep it small, don't add someone's name (duh) and, personally, I wouldn't add color to it because that tends to fade.
If you're reading this right now and you have a ring tattoo, please come share your photos with us on Instagram! Just shoot us a DM because we really want to see them!
If you like tattoos and weddings, you're going to love to see this Black and Gold Tattooed Wedding next!