The eternity of marriage is very appropriately symbolized with tattoos that integrate the couple’s significance to one another. With marriage tattoos, each person receives an image that works to connect the couple and remind them of the other. These designs are most often images of something important to both partners or a symbol of the wedding day or date of marriage. While some tattoo designs leave both members with the same image, others are differing designs that appear complete when put together.
When couples receive the same design, the date of the wedding, ceremony, or marriage is often used. The font chosen may differ while the date will obviously remain the same, serving as a reminder of the special day that the pair became an officially wedded couple. One person may choose to receive the date in a handwritten script, appearing more feminine, or with the addition of small details or delicate line work while the other receives a numerical date. The location of the ceremony, either the name or the city or geographical location or even the longitude and latitude, is frequently used as well. The partner’s name is a classic choice and a simple way to showcase the marital bond shared between two people. A last name that is shared between the couple following the marriage also serves the same purpose.
For designs that differ between each partner, there are countless symbols, depending on the preferences of the couple. The use of fruit, where one partner receives the pit or stone and the other the centerless flesh, becomes a symbol of completion and connectedness. For opposite sex couples, cartoon character couples, or video game couples like Mario and Princess Peach, are used as a representation of the eternal bond of marriage. This concept also works with same sex couples but with the same character or differing details on one.
Most often, married couples receive tattoos in lieu of wedding bands on their ring fingers. Any of the listed symbols or images may work in this location, although dates and names easily fit as they can be tattooed smaller without compromising the appearance. Line work that appears like the design of a ring is used as well to imitate a wedding band but with the permanence of a tattoo.