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Wedding Band Tattoo?

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Q: My girlfriend and I have been tossing around various ideas about formalities associated with marriage, and one of them is that I'd much prefer to have a wedding ring tattooed on than buy a piece of metal. Preferably her name in ornate script. Neither of us is tattooed or pierced -- she doesn't even have her ears pierced. questions: 1) Surely this idea didn't originate with me. Does anyone know of it having been done before?

A:i've heard of and seen pictures of it done. I don't know where you are located in the states, but Reverend Mad Jack (yes he is a registered minister) in Chicago often performs non-denominational marraige ceremonies, which include tattooed wedding bands. Usually tribal or celtic in design, the pictures i saw looked impressive. Definitely the route i would take if i ever found myself in such a predicament :). My girlfriend and I have been tossing around various ideas about formalities associated with marriage, and one of them is that I'd much prefer to have a wedding ring tattooed on than buy a piece of metal. Preferably her name in ornate script. Neither of us is tattooed or pierced -- she doesn't even have her ears pierced. questions: 1) Surely this idea didn't originate with me. Does anyone know of it having been done before? 2) How much might such a simple thing cost? I'm aware that it would probably hurt a good deal, being right there on the finger bone ... 1. Most artists apparently don't tattoo the entire band around your finger because the skin on your palm side doesn't take ink too well. That leaves the top part of your finger. 2. A have a friend of mine who got a "bursting sun" tat from Ed Hardy several years ago, on his middle finger. It supposedly had lots of color--but now it's just this blurry green jagged circle. The guy told me it's because your hand goes through so much movement and gets roughened up and gets sunlight and all that. 3. If you and your partner are both currently in school, what sort of work were you planning to get into later? While the general concensus seems to be that co-workers and bosses don't seeem too bothered by visible tattoos (especially on women), it *MAY* be a consideration during the job application process. If you get a tat on your finger, you may want to consider getting design narrow enough to cover with a wide band ring--at least during job interviews. 4. Considering that neither of you have any ink on you yet, there are TONS of other GREAT locations to get matching, or symbolically significant tattoos. Unless there's some compelling reason to get it on your finger, you might want to consider getting something somewhere else on your body. 5. There's ALWAYS the chance that you will not be together later later later on. Not to say "hey you guys are gonna break up one day," but a tattoo someplace other than your finger is easier covered up with a new tat--and if you end up with another person, they might not feel so bad about a non-finger tat.

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