Picking out an engagement ring can be a painful process. Whether you’re debating how much money to spend below or above the traditional ‘three months’ salary rule,’ or trying to pick out a ring you or your partner will love for the rest of their life, buying an engagement ring can be stressful. Then there’s the fear of losing the ring either before you give it to your partner or anytime after saying ‘I do.’
But now some couples are choosing to go a more permanent route with diamond finger implants. Suddenly, we’re longing for the days when we dreamed of going to Tiffany’s and having our significant other tell us to pick a ring. In the past, some couples have opted to go the permanent route with tattoos instead of rings for their wedding. Beyoncé and Jay Z have matching ‘4’ tattoos on their ring fingers, while Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo has three dots on her ring finger for husband Adam Levine.
But the latest trend in wedding rings combines the diamond of a traditional engagement ring and the permanency of a tattoo. Also, it’s not for the faint of heart.
Pierced ring fingers are beginning to catch on, with brides and grooms opting for dermal piercings on their ring fingers. To achieve the ‘til death do us part’ ring trend, a small incision is made in the ring finger and skin is removed. An anchor or flat plate is then placed below the skin and a changeable piece of jewelry, usually a small diamond, is placed on top.
We’re not saying that this new trend isn’t great for some people, but the thought of the diamond getting caught on anything has us feeling a bit queasy. Think of how many things your hands touch in a day? Nevermind, we actually can’t think about it.
Finger Dermal Piercing on @xo.19ma ❤ Thank you for coming a long way girl! It was nice seeing you. 💃 #dermalpiercing #dermalimplant #ringfingerpiercing #fingerpiercing #bodypiercings #bodymodification #bodyart #bodymod #funpiercing #yorubahouse #broadwayblv #losangeles #tattooandpiercingshop #tattoosandpiercings
As with any piercings, there are risks involved, including the anchor being placed too shallow or too deep in the finger, which can cause the skin to begin growing over top of the piercing. A quick search on social media finds more than a few horror stories of piercings gone bad.
DAY 5: I had a dermal piercing on my ring finger. I had it for a few years. I bumped it constantly. One day I went to the beach after school, and it started to swell on my way home. My finger was huge and purple. I went through 3 different antibiotics and nothing worked. So after the 3rd one didn’t work my doctor had me go straight to the surgeon. This was on a Friday, I had surgery on Monday. They used cosmetic stitches so I don’t really have a scar. But if I bump my finger I feel the same pain as when I had the piercing. #100factsin100days #girlswithtattoos #fingerpiercing #dermalpiercing #twitchaffiliate #blackink (FOLLOW ME ON TWITCH! LINK IN BIO)
Marriage is tough and we may not be tough enough for these diamond ring piercings.