Most people think of them as time-honored symbols of love and commitment, but standard wedding rings can end up being a liability on the jobsite. Tools of the Trade Editor David Frane recently looked at the risks, and some finger-saving ideas you might want to consider.

I’ve caught my ring on enough things to hurt my finger, but never enough to do serious damage. Not everyone is so lucky. I won’t go into all the things that can happen if a ring gets caught in machinery or snags on a piece of equipment. It’s enough to say the resulting injuries can be disabling and disfiguring. If you don’t believe me, do a Google image search of “wedding band + avulsion” or “wedding band + deglove” (it'd be best not to look if you have a weak stomach). These are terrible injuries and you don't want them to happen to you.

Read More to see the safe option Frane found, and some cool ring tattoos.