why is the wedding ring worn on the fourth finger? There is a beautiful and convincing explanation given by the Chinese..... Thumb represents your Parents Second (Index) finger represents your Siblings Middle finger represents your-Self Fourth (Ring) finger represents your Life Partner & the Last (Little) finger represents your children Firstly, open your palms (face to face), bend the middle fingers and hold them together - back to back Secondly, open and hold the remaining three fingers and the thumb - tip to tip Now, try to separate your thumbs (representing the parents)..., they will open, because your parents are not destined to live with you lifelong, and have to leave you sooner or later. Please join your thumbs as before and separate your Index fingers (representing siblings)...., they will also open, because your brothers and sisters will have their own families and will have to lead their own separate lives. Now join the Index fingers and separate your Little fingers (representing your children)...., they will open too, because the children also will get married and settle down on their own some day. Finally, join your Little fingers, and try to separate your Ring fingers (representing your spouse). You will be surprised to see that you just CANNOT....., because Husband & Wife have to remain together all their lives - through thick and thin!! Beautiful Explanation, Middle Fingers, Rings Fingers, Life Partner, Thumb Representing, Fingers Representing, Fourth Fingers, Wedding Rings, Fingers Pinkie
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Instead of rings, they got each others first initial tattooed on their ring fingers.
I like the idea of getting your significant other's initial tattooed on you, on the ring finger. And I will stick with our real wedding rings below, not the tattooed ones. ;)
why your wedding ring goes on the 4th finger. interesting..