With wedding vows a little less lasting than the extended warranty on an HDTV these days, it's probably not a good idea to tattoo your commitment to each other onto skin. A better way to symbolize your love, as artist and groom-to-be Luke Jerram did, is to design a wedding band that comes with a built-in mini "projector" to display portraits of the couple. Though whether this makes the ring awkward to wear is beside the point.
Jerram, working finger-in-hand with British jeweler Tamrakar, developed a bespoke projector ring with a tiny lens and a miniature slide that can be inserted into the edge of the ring. When you shine light through the slide, the lens "projects" the image of the couple onto a surface. Best of all, the picture can easily be swapped, which is a whole lot more convenient than scrubbing off those mid-life tattoos when the honeymoon's over.
Although Tamrakar has said the projector ring is a one-off design, there's no stopping you from borrowing the idea, which Jarrem said was inspired by 19th century Stanhopes. The artist even has a talking-ring concept on his site, if a "projected" picture fails to speak a thousand words for you and the missus.
(Source: Crave Asia)