Tattoos. In days gone by only the rebels, the 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 in a Chevrolet Suburban. (In fact, most soccer moms these days have at least one tattoo.) We all know the permanency of a tattoo, so doesn’t it make sense that when you’re ready to make a lifetime commitment of love, you’d tattoo your ring?
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, palladium, 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 or a matching diamond eternity band. But what if couples who were determined to not fall into the 50%+ divorce statistic and really intended to stay married for a lifetime took the wedding ring a step further?
A tattooed wedding ring can be a beautiful design inspired by your culture, religion 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 a soon-to-be bride or groom and think a tattoo might be the way to go, check out Kat Von D ‘s shop in L.A. Or you could always go for less painful yet ultra cool Scott Kay wedding rings at Robbins Brothers. Very hip designs but not as permanent.
Before you chicken and out and take the path of least resistance with your future spouse, close your eyes and imagine the look on your conservative sister’s face when you post your matching tattooed wedding rings on Facebook, for all of her snooty country club friends to see. Now that’s priceless, and worth an hour or so of the poking of a needle, don’t you think?