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Old 05-16-2008, 01:31 PM   #1
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Engagement ring alternatives

jake & i cannot really afford an engagement ring or wedding bands, & we've been engaged for awhile. i want a ring. after 8 years, i expect a ring.
i also understand, though, that i put him through the wringer with his money... i insist that we live admist the richest area in our city, ask fer stuff like mandolines & expensive dinners out way too often,
so i figured a tatooed engagement ring would be great fer us.
i'm not really a fan of engagement rings.
whatta you say...
tacky or cute?

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Old 05-16-2008, 01:37 PM   #2
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I think that choice is all in the eye of the beholder. I personally say do what you want and don't worry what other people think. This is all coming from a person that did not opt for an engagement ring and spent less than $200 on wedding bands. Jewelry is just not that important to me. If you wanna tattoo for a ring... go for it!
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Old 05-16-2008, 01:42 PM   #3
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I wouldn't tatoo a ring on...you'll probably regret it later on. If I were you, figure out ways to save money instead of spoiling yourself so you can save for a ring.
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Old 05-16-2008, 01:43 PM   #4
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sattie, i love your style! thanks.
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Old 05-16-2008, 01:48 PM   #5
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i don't know luvs, i thought it sounded like a clever idea.

I know when I got married, I did not give a twit about rings, boy, have I changed my mind on that one.....diamonds? Bring them on....
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Old 05-16-2008, 01:54 PM   #6
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[quote=bowlingshirt;607494]I wouldn't tatoo a ring on...you'll probably regret it later on. quote]

i'm already tattooed. & i'm Catholic, so is he, so divorce isn't a realistic option.
there's laser removal, too, if my other tatoo gets too young fer my old self.
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My wife told me she did not care about a ring and she really truly meant it. Once she had it on her finger though that all changed. The great thing about a ring is that it can be passed down to children or family members. You can't do that with a tattoo. When you are older and your hands are wrinkly do you really want a wrinkly black mark on your finger?

Like has been said, it is your decision so you need to do what you want and don't worry about what anyone else thinks.
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Old 05-16-2008, 01:59 PM   #8
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excellent point, geebs, if only our budget allowed, i'd get a very simple ring to give to my daughter. i wouldn't really wear it, though.
i figure my decision suits what i want, though i like other opinions cause i care what others hafta say.
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Old 05-16-2008, 01:59 PM   #9
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By the time it is old and wrinkly you could cover it up with a ring

I like to think I'm an innovative traditionalist
A tattoo as as ring sounds cool, but then, is it really an "engagement ring"? No, it's a tatto of a ring. IMO
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In this day and age, tattoos often last a lot longer the relationships, but I don't want to seem negative about it.

It is ultimately up to you. But, even death won't do you and a tattoo apart, lol.
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