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32 Real Couples Who Gave Up Their Engagement Rings For Tattoos

32 Real Couples Who Gave Up Their Engagement Rings For Tattoos

When Behati Prinsloo first revealed her engagement tattoo — three small dots that run vertically down her ring finger — we were surprised. She admitted to setting aside her diamond in order to get inked with husband Adam Levine, and frankly, we don't know many girls who'd ditch jewelry for a love tat.

But after careful consideration and a bit of research, we realized that the idea behind getting an engagement tattoo is actually pretty sweet. It symbolizes the permanence of the bond between husband and wife, and it's a trend that wasn't just started by Adam and Behati. In fact, we've rounded up 32 real-couple tattoos that take the place of — and even sometimes complement — engagement rings.

Some designs are small and simple; some are bold and reflect some sort of secret message. But one thing's for sure — all of the tattoos here are beautiful and illustrate the strong, unwavering sort of love we'd take over a shining accessory any day. Keep reading to see them all.

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