London - Traditionally, couples have exchanged wedding rings as a symbol of lifelong devotion. They are supposed to represent an unbreakable bond. But if a marriage does fail, they can be all too easily removed.

Not so, however, if you’re one of the growing number of people making your commitment truly permanent with his and hers ring tattoos inked on their fourth fingers.

The actress Bille Piper, for example, has had the surname of her husband Laurence Fox etched onto hers.

For some newlyweds, a simple band motif will suffice, while others opt for intricate artwork, including patterns, initials, symbols and wedding dates.

As one tattoo artist wryly observes, at least there’s no danger of losing it down the plughole while doing the washing up. - Daily Mail