Want to show the world how permanent your love is? Well, why not follow the lead of Beyoncé and Jay-Z and get some matching wedding ring tattoos to commemorate your wedding day? You don’t have to go the old and faithful roman numeral route, from pint-sized hearts to tiny arrows, pretty much any design can be turned into a tattoo with the help of skilled artist. Yes, a tattoo is a big commitment, but, hey, so is getting married.
Here are a few instagram approved wedding ring tattoos that’ll make you want to get inked with your S.O.
Let’s kick things off with something simple: a heart, the universal symbol of love. These itty bitty, line drawn ones are downright adorable and will show the world how head over heels you are for each other.
Have a sweet little inside joke with your partner? Turn it into a wedding ring tattoo! It’ll remind you to not take life too seriously and enjoy the ride. This happy couple chose a hashtag, but, honestly, the options are endless. Note: remember that tattoos are for life, so maybe skip x-rated images and expletives for this one.
This simple little arrow doodle is the perfect replacement for a wedding band. Not only does it look adorable, but it’s packed with meaning, too. The symbol is known to represent protection, direction, and love (among other things).
Are you and your S.O. total adventure junkies? Well, these pint-sized mountains may be perfect for you. They’ll remind you of your wanderlust and your love all at once.
Another directionally-themed favourite for wedding band tattoos is the compass. Historically, this instrument was used to help sailors navigate the seas, pointing them in the right direction through the best and worst conditions. Pretty symbolic of marriage, huh?
The English translation of “hoy”? That would be “today”, AKA the most amazing day of your entire life. Feel free to go with another term or a saying for your own - fan favourites include “mrs./mr.”, “I do” and “love”. Just keep in mind that if it’s going to sit on your ring finger, you haven’t got a ton of space to work with, so keep it short and sweet.
Not every wedding tattoo has to stand in for a ring. If you’re willing to let your new ink occupy a bit more real estate, take your cues from this couple and go for something a little bigger and bolder, like an arm piece. We love how they’ve broken apart a quote to make their tats the same but different.
Sometimes simple things are the most effective. Check out these pairs of basic black lines that act as amazing stand ins for traditional bands.
Don’t love the idea of being super matchy-matchy? Go with complementary wedding ring tattoos instead of identical ones. This cute combo will show that you and your new spouse, like a bow and an arrow, are perfect partners.
Geometric tattoos are all the rage right now, so why not get a matching one with your S.O.? Triangles can take on many meanings, from resilience to the holy trinity to the connection of mind, body and spirit. We suggest hunkering down and doing a little research to help decide on the right one for you.