Couple with Wedding Ring Tattoos

December 12, 2017

Tattoos as Wedding Rings

If you have a social media account, you have probably noticed the increasing number of people getting finger tattoos, and part of that trend is the wedding ring tattoo. Even celebrities like Beyonce, who got a Roman numeral tattooed on her finger when she married Jay Z, are getting wedding ring tattoos. With the popularity of tattoos continuing to grow, it seems like this is a trend that is here to stay.

Why Would You Get a Tattoo as a Wedding Ring?

One of the main reasons to choose a tattoo is that it is often much cheaper to get a small tattoo instead of a traditional wedding ring. According to an article by the New York Times, gold wedding bands average a cost of $300 to $700 each. Simple ring tattoos are about $60, but can be over $100 for more technical designs. Some couples are choosing tattoos because of their permanence. They cannot be lost, removed, and many say it helps remind them that marriage should be as permanent as a tattoo. It is also an ideal choice for those who can’t wear rings because of their job, or if they take them off a lot for their hobbies.

What Kind of Tattoo Can You Get as a Ring?

Wedding ring tattoos come in a wide variety of designs. Some of the most popular choices are a simple band, the date of the wedding, the initials or name of spouse, and certain words, like “always”, “forever,” and “together”. More intricate designs include arrows, hearts, keys, and outlines of the state where the couple met. The most important thing when choosing a design is to pick something that is important to you and your partner, and that suits your style, since it will be on your skin for a lifetime.

When A Tattoo Ring Might Not Work for You

There are certain things to keep in mind when you get a tattooed wedding ring. Make sure you wait until you are actually married and not engaged, since the commitment has not yet been solidified. Getting a tattoo as a wedding ring might not be for you if you and your family are more traditional. You will need to get the tattoo touched up multiple times over its lifespan because the skin on hands sheds faster due to constant use and gets the most sun exposure. Another thing to remember is that you can’t easily remove a tattoo if the marriage ends, as it can be very expensive to get laser treatments. Laser removal is about $400 for each visit, and it normally takes 4 to 5 visits to remove a tattoo entirely.

As with all tattoos, take proper care of your tattoo care instructions. We recommend our products for the entire healing process, as well as using the Nat-A-Tat2 Tattoo Balm (and sunscreen) on it to keep it looking its best the longest.