Ahh, the wedding ring. That timeless symbol of commitment between two individuals in love. If you’ve ever been to a wedding, you’ve probably heard many sayings about the importance of the band. How the circle is unbroken, just as the couple’s love for each other will be. How it can signify the vows and promises, uniting the two together. Regardless of the specific meaning that the couple places on the wedding ring, there is no denying that the tradition of the wedding ring has been around for centuries.
Originally a European tradition, it has now carried itself all around the world. There are even different forms of etiquette regarding the rings which vary from region to region and culture to culture. A relatively new spin on the tradition of the wedding band, is the wedding band tattoo. Unlike a ring formed of metal, a tattoo is a permanent reminder of the commitment one has for their partner. We’ve all heard the superstition about getting a loved one’s name tattooed on their body is the kiss of death for a relationship, yet the myth doesn’t seem to apply to wedding ring tattoos.
The one thing that makes a tattoo ring much more significant than a traditional metal band is that the ring itself can be completely customized. So while jewelers can be extremely creative in their designs, tattoos aren’t limited by the physical properties of metal, which means you can get some beautiful designs. Take this design from Sailor Dani from Mutiny Tattoo. It is an exquisite example of just how wonderful and joyous a wedding band tattoo can be.
Ok, so maybe that last paragraph was a little tongue-in-cheek, but you have to admit, you did giggle a little when you saw the tattoo.