Tattooed wedding rings a growing trend

04 Mar 2020

Nearly one in ten millennials are getting tattoos instead of wedding rings

More than half of British millennials are no longer following wedding traditions, according to recent research from 

Surveying 2,200 young adults who have been married for at least two years, the study unearthed a wealth of interesting statistics which shed light on the changing attitudes towards wedding traditions. These include:

  • 16% didn't have wedding rings at their ceremony and 9% got a tattoo on their finger instead, with 56% claiming rings are too expensive and a further 21% reasoning that they aren't personal enough
  • 68% didn't ask for their partner's father for permission to marry
  • 29% didn't have their fathers walk them down the aisle
  • 18% didn't have a wedding cake.

Church weddings are on the decrease with 62% stating that they married elsewhere and it was found that same sex couples are far more likely to eschew wedding traditions (72%).

George Charles, a spokesperson for, commented: “Traditions get passed down through generations, but people are beginning to turn their backs on all things traditional. The biggest surprise for me is that some Britons are trading rings for tattoos; it certainly shows that a lot of faith is being put into these relationships."

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