17 Couples' Wedding Tattoos That Are WAY Cooler Than Traditional Rings | 22 Words

While matching rings might be the time-tested way of expressing your union to another person, these days, people are creating all sorts of new traditions.

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Often times, the vows will also include tattoos as demonstrations. Yup. Once the hallmarks of outlaws and criminals, tattoos are now about as mainstream as it gets, so couples are using them to create matching or related symbols showing the same love represented by the iconic wedding bands. Take a look. Do you think you could get on board with this?

Often times, they include symbols that might not be obvious, but have a big meaning to the people sporting them.

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As you'll see, they're often symmetric or matching. In this instance...both!

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Here, the dates of the wedding are inked just below the rings.

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In case there was any question!

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You can get a bigger diamond in tattoo form for far less cash!

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Here is their wedding date in Roman numerals.

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Haha. This one's pretty funny with "I know" being the worst response to "I love you." Also..Star Wars!

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May they be blessed with very good luck.

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Often, the ink can spell out very profound and moving sentiments.

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...or, you know...LIMES!

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They can also go back to other ancient cultures that both parties respect. Here's a pair of celtic symbols.

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An anchor might be a funny choice as a symbol, but you never know the significance to the people wearing it.

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The tattoos can also be floral in nature. They're not always macho or hardcore. In fact, these could even match the arrangements at a ceremony.

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Ok. THESE are pretty hardcore. I mean, they're still tattoos at the end of the day.

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Why have traditional gold rings when you can have...mountains?

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It looks like cupid found them.

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His and hers Dia de Los Muertes-themed wedding tattoos. Welcome to 2017!

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