Are you more of a traditionalist or prefer standing out from the crowd? These are questions to consider in general, but especially when it comes to shopping for your perfect wedding or engagement ring. Traditionally, real physical rings represent the bond and pledge made in marriage. However, in recent years, there are ways to incorporate more personality into how you represent your vows. One way to do that is to have wedding ring tattoos instead of a physical product. Could these be a good fit for you? Let’s look at the pros and cons of each.

Pros of Traditional Wedding Rings

There are several reasons why you might want to choose a traditional wedding band. First is because of the tradition itself. If you prefer an option that is culturally recognized, choose a traditional wedding band. Another reason to choose a wedding ring is if you want a physical object on your hand. Some people don’t like to wear jewelry, but if you like it or at the very least don’t mind it, a traditional wedding band is a good choice for you. There are also hundreds of designs to choose from so you can be confident that you will find something for yourself. 

Cons of Traditional Wedding Rings

Like anything, there are downsides to traditional wedding bands. People who don’t like rings or other forms of jewelry might not want to commit to wearing one for the rest of their lives. If you have sensitive skin or an allergy to certain metals, for example, a wedding ring might cause irritation. Maybe your job requires you to work with your hands. These environments can sometimes damage a wedding band over time if exposed to harsh elements.  All of these are valid reasons to think twice before purchasing a traditional wedding band.

Pros of Wedding Ring Tattoos

If you’re less of a traditional type, have you thought about wedding band tattoos? Wedding band tattoos are tattooed designs where a traditional wedding band would be. They offer a unique alternative to traditional wedding bands. Some of the benefits of wedding band tattoos include:

  • Potentially less expensive than traditional bands
  • Allows for individual creativity
  • Non-traditional form of expression
  • No need to worry about losing or maintaining physical rings


The decision to go with a tattoo instead of a traditional wedding band is a personal one. If any of these reasons resonate with you, you might want to consider a tattooed band. But like anything, there are also cons to consider.

Cons of Wedding Ring Tattoos


A wedding ring tattoo may not be the right choice for you if you want something more obvious to demonstrate your marital status. Depending on the type of ink used, the design may not stand out as much as a traditional band. Tattoos are permanent, so don’t go this route if you prefer a removable option. Thirdly, once in place, you cannot change a design. In contrast, you can change or adjust a traditional ring as you see fit.

If you can’t decide which kind of wedding ring is right for you, our knowledgeable staff at Stephen Allen Jewelry is here to help. Shop online, come in person, or call us with your questions today!


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