14 Couples Who Got Tattoos Instead of Engagement Rings
We still consider an engagement ring to be the symbol of commitment. Interestingly, though, so many of our traditions and values have evolved to keep up with our progressive lifestyles, the custom of giving a ring to mark someone’s relationship has sustained for centuries now. But is it really worth it? We often see celebrities making a big deal about their engagement rings on social media, and often judge the worth of their relationship depending on how expensive their ring is. We ourselves often count on just a ring to tell us when our relationship becomes a viable one. This is toxic in more ways than one.
A ring remains a piece of jewellery and it can only serve its purposes as a symbol, and cannot be the indicator of your relationships. And some couples realize that. And instead of spending a fortune on rings, they have decided to commemorate their relationship in an economical and more permanent way. We are talking about finger tattoos, which you can get in the place where your rings should have been. Let’s have a look at some couples who opted for it.
1Say it in French
If you want a fancy engagement symbol, instead of Tiffany’s diamond ring, go for tattoos with quirky themes. For instance, a couple decided to transcribe the word ‘Oui’ on their ring fingers. The word is French for ‘yes’ which is what you say when you agree to a marriage. or at the very least to an engagement. This is a marvellous idea, especially if you or your partner have a special interest in the language. Or you can choose to get tattoos in any language that you are attached to.
2Will you be my anchor?
Anchor tattoos are very popular, and people get them everywhere from their ankles to behind their ears. But have you ever thought how cool they would be if they acted as couples’ tattoos? It would essentially mean that two people choose to be each other’s anchors, and support each other. What is marriage, if not that? Although this particular pair of tattoos was done to mark a 12-year anniversary, the idea is still a great one.
3The tree and the owl
Speaking of quirky tattoos, you can always go the funny way, or a personal joke which you might have shared with your partner. This couple for instance, chose to be humorous and had a tree and an owl on their fingers. The significance is an obvious one, and anyone will make the connection instantly. If you don’t want to opt for something intense or with a deeper meaning, just go for lighter quirky tattoos, as they always work.
This tattoo is perhaps the most common solo and couple’s tattoo in the world. The sign of infinity has so many connotations that it serves everybody’s purpose. But of course, they work the best when you are trying to make a life-long commitment, because what’s better than an infinite promise? The infinity sign basically symbolizes, empowerment and everlasting love, and many couples find that a reassuring sign.
5Minimal it is
Minimalism is everywhere, and more and more millennials are ushering in the trend in practical ways. Minimalism is actually a lifestyle that focuses on simplicity and leads you away from consumerism and the material show of successes. This simple tattoo featuring horizontal bands are the best ways to mark your engagement. Notice how the tattoos are in the form of a ring so they are versatile.