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Wedding Ring Tattoos

Posted on November 29th, 2007 by Kori Ellis in Celebrity Weddings, News, Wedding Rings 10 Comments

When Tony Parker and Eva Longoria were married in July, Tony decided to have their wedding date (in roman numerals) tattooed around his finger like a wedding band.

Tony Parker Tattooed Wedding Band

Though the couple did exchange wedding rings and wear them often, Tony figured since he has to take his band off while playing basketball for the San Antonio Spurs, that it would be a nice gesture to get the tattoo. This way, he’d never be without his ring … even when he was without his ring.

Eva followed suit and reportedly had her wrist tattooed with their wedding date as well. The Parkers aren’t the first celebrity couple to do this and certainly won’t be the last. Angelina and Brad exchanged tattoos as well.

But celebrities aren’t the only ones adding the permanent symbol to their ring fingers. Many doctors, mechanics and machine workers, who can’t wear their rings regularly at work, are also getting tattooed wedding bands.

What do you think about this trend? Is it an impressive statement of love and commitment? Or just a weird fad?

Personally, if my husband or I couldn’t wear our rings all the time for some reason, I think I’d consider it. How about you?

Leave your comments here and let us know.

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Comments (10)

  1. 1Eric

    This definitely wouldn’t be an option for me! I guess I don’t ever have to take my ring off, but even if I did… nah.

  2. 2Melissa

    Yeah no on the tattoo I don’t like that idea. Cool for some people though, not for me.

  3. 3Mandi

    My husband actually asked me last night what I thought about him getting a ring tattooed on his ring finger. I’m considering the possibility of doing it as well. He lost his first ring and the second is uncomfortable, he has large fingers (size 12 1/2)and the rings bother him at work also.

  4. 4sherene

    My boyfriend and I are definitely doing this. He’s coming up with the design, and we are so very excited about this. I think it’s awesome!

  5. 5Mrs Simpson

    LOVE the idea. We are actually getting our wedding date on our finger tomorrow. I think Tony Parker’s looks really nice. Wonder who did his tat??

  6. 6Faye

    We’ve spoke about this to a couple of different tattoo artists and have been advised against this. For some reason tattoos dont take too well, or at least stay clear too long on hands or fingers, they go that nasty grey blur quickly. We still love the idea of the roman numerals so now im thinking about having it along the outside of my foot and hubby is having it across the top of his back.

  7. 7Jenna

    I have such severe eczema on my hands that I can’t wear any rings for longer than a few days. I’ve been considering for a while the option of tattooing a wedding band.

    We talked about approximating the design of my engagement ring, but I think I’m leaning toward simplicity, because it’s a high traffic area, and more likely to fade quickly. Maybe a simple line. It’s a symbol, it doesn’t need to be intricate (and can’t really, on that small scale).

    I think it’s a neat idea, but it is permanent. Make sure.

  8. 8Gabby

    I’m not sure, about this. The way that marriages are today, I don’t think I like the idea, everyone feels that their marriage will last forever but only time will tell and what about, the second wife/husband, I truly don’t think that he/she will like the idea of his/her spouse having that type of reminder on a piece of their body that they would look at everyday of their life for the rest of their life. Nice gesture but I don’t care for it.

  9. 9lori

    exchanging tats rocks. this is a statement of permanence and shared intimacy.

  10. 10Juliet

    My fiance and I are getting ours tattooed next month :-) He is an automotive painter and I am a veterinary technician, so neither of us are able to wear rings at work. Since he and I both have short names, we are just getting each other’s names on our ring fingers. And as for people who think a tattooed band is too permanent… Marriage is supposed to be permanent- and if you already have that kind of attitude about it- I’d rethink getting married. That’s why divorce rates are so high…

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