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Wedding Tattoos... Do or Don't?

Breanna , on July 18, 2013 at 1:21 AM Posted in Community Conversations 0 34
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I am just curious what people think of them, if they have them, plan on getting them, etc.

I have been toying in my head with the idea of getting some type of ticket stub with "One Way" and the wedding date on it after I am married, but feel it falls into the same category as a name... while I feel 100% confident that I will be with FH forever, stranger things have happened and I don't want to jinx us (if you believe in that sort of thing).

So what do people think about it in general?

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Latest activity by Mrs., on August 3, 2013 at 3:15 AM
  • aspiecat
    Expert November 2013
    aspiecat ·
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    We are seriously considering wedding tattoos as I already have 82 stars tattooed on me, and FH loves them. We're thinking infinity symbols on the inside of his left & my right wrists as I walk with him on his left (I am virtually blind in my left eye so it's easier to look at him that way LOL). Or perhaps a half-and-half one positioned on each of those same wrists so when we hold hands they make one infinity symbol.

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  • Gris
    Super December 2013
    Gris ·
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    I'm not sure, but FH and I got matching tattoos 3 years ago. If I were to do it, I would add to it.


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  • DesertBride
    Super November 2012
    DesertBride ·
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    I don't have any tattoos and will personally never get tattooed. That said, I have friends that have married tattoos. One is corresponding jig saw puzzle pieces and the other is matching portal (video game) tattoos. Sadly, the portal tattoo friends are getting divorced after just a year. Luckily it's just the game image with added hearts, which he still loves.

    My dad has the traditional heart with my mom's name, but he got that only a few years ago. They've been married over 30 years and are in their sixtys now (he always wanted a tattoo).

    ETA: DH wants to get a wedding band tattoo, but I'm not personally fond of the look.

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  • Breanna
    Expert January 2017
    Breanna ·
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    I doubt he would get a matching one, it would most likely be just my tattoo.

    The portal ones are cute though.

    My dad had my moms name tattooed on him, and they got divorced when I was 6, and he got it covered up.

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  • DesertBride
    Super November 2012
    DesertBride ·
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    It's a horrible thought to ponder, but covering it

    is always an option. An ex had his girlfriend's initials tattooed on him. He had it covered with something else and you can only tell if it's pointed out. Tattoo artists can do amazing things!

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  • FinallyDoingIt
    Master July 2014
    FinallyDoingIt ·
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    I would never do it but some friends of FH's have rings tattooed instead of actual rings. I think it's cute.

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  • Iris
    Master February 2014
    Iris ·
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    I only have 1 tat so far, plan to have more later on. But one rule I've always believed in: never get your significant other's name/face/b-day tattooed on your body. For me, I think the same would apply to wedding/anniversary dates. Tattoos are usually (not always) chosen as very special meanings, & it may be superstition or fear. But a tat isnt something you can just easily erase, nor afford to. And god forbid anything ever happen between you & your SO, it's a mark on your body you'll have as a constant reminder...

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  • Abby
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    Abby ·
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    I am not a tattoo fan, so this is a very biased opinion. Every time I knew someone who got a 'significant other' tattoo of some sort, the relationship did not last. So maybe I'm just superstitious, but I would never do that.

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  • Andre'ya
    Master March 2014
    Andre'ya ·
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    I'm thinking of getting our sign tatooted on my wrist- we're both Sagittarius- with our wedding date underneath and his birthdate on top...

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  • SA Bride!
    Super November 2013
    SA Bride! ·
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    My sister and her partner got matching tatoos, and a friend of mine got a huge bird tattooed along her ribs/ stomach a few weeks after her wedding. I was considering it, but really life is so uncertain you may want and wish to be with your partner your whole life but sometimes can't and I'm not entirely sure that people would want that constant reminder should things go sour.

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  • aspiecat
    Expert November 2013
    aspiecat ·
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    I find that most people think about their tattoos, and what they should get, would they still like it in so many years, how difficult is it to get rid of their tattoo(s) once the work is done.

    Tattoos that hold meaning to someone are a risk. Mine are 82 stars that hold no meaning to anyone but myself. However, if I get a tattoo that matches my FH's and things go sour, well, I will have to live with that. Of course, I am not imagining things will go AWOL... hehe

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  • Me&Mrs...MrsJones
    Dedicated August 2013
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    We both got "ZING" tattoo's on Valentines day. Mine is on my collarbone, his is on his calf (his first tattoo, my 13th). They are in different styles but fit us. First movie we saw together was Hotel Transylvania. I have a small child and it's a cute movie, don't judge! She talks about meeting her Zing...as in the first time you meet it's like "ZING" and you just know. That's the way it was when we met but he lived 5 hours away, I was seeing someone, and his sister is my best friend (didn't want to cross a line). Then all the stars aligned and with family blessings (less of a family blessing and more of "it's about time") we fell in love.

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  • Asheyna
    Super August 2013
    Asheyna ·
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    I highly doubt FH would get a tattoo, he's not really into that sort of thing.

    But I've thought about it. Not a ring, as most tat artists I know refuse to do them as they fade quite badly. Still in the considering stages. There's a lot of other things I need to be directing my money too right now.

    My sis (who loooves tattoos) always says to think of your idea. Hold onto it for at least a year. And if you're still thinking of getting it after a year then it's a good idea.

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  • Christina
    Dedicated October 2014
    Christina ·
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    I think we'll probably do something like that. My FH works in a machine shop so wearing a band is not the smartest idea in the world. He said he'd do it if I would, and since I already have a couple I can't really argue!

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  • LaurenVictoria
    Super October 2013
    LaurenVictoria ·
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    FH and I are getting tattoos as wedding gifts to each other after the wedding but they aren't going to be "wedding tattoos" per se. He's been wanting a specific tattoo for awhile that has nothing to do with our relationship, same with me. However, I would consider getting a couples tattoo but nothing with names or dates or anything like that. I would only get "symbolic" tattoos. I've been thinking about an antique-looking lock and key or something similar. Actually if I got anything to do with our wedding tattooed on my body it would most likely be lyrics from our first dance song.

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  • MrsC
    Super September 2013
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    I have lots of tats. I too don't think names or dates of significant others are great ideas. It is risky to even get a matching tat. Even a tat that just signifies the marriage on any level will remind you. I have one that I simply got at the same time an ex got his - my tat was not associated with him at all. Still his being there is a memory I can't escape. But for me the tat was what meant something, not who was present.

    Maybe wait a year into the marriage and get an anniversary tat? Make sure you are still thinking "this is it for the rest of my life." Overall my thought is if you will love it down the line even if the sentiment is no longer there, then go for it.

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  • M
    VIP May 2013
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    I have a lot of little tats. I'm getting a red heart on my ring finger. I'll still wear my wedding ring, but I'll also have the tat.

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  • Riki
    Master August 2014
    Riki ·
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    I plan on getting a wolf tattoed on my hip. My hunni's MC nickname is Wolf...

    I already have a giant tiger on my right butt cheek, a pair of cheetah eyes on my lower back (tramp stamp) and a tiger cub head on my shoulder...

    I love animals...

    So I feel like getting a wolf won't cause a problem even if for some reason we don't last...Good art is good art.

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  • Bee
    VIP January 2013
    Bee ·
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    Don't.

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  • ice fire
    Expert February 2017
    ice fire ·
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    Double infinity sign maybe...

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