Any tattooed brides out there? ;[

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

i dont have LOTS but i have 2 that are big enough to really stand out..one on my back and arm…my mom says the same stuff and even asked me to get a dress that covers the back one..says ill look trashy….i honestly just ignore it…the one on my arm is for when my dad died and the one on my back represents my fiance and how he helped during that time..so both are important and i have no problem showing them

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I only have 6 tats. I will be delibrately showcasing two of them on the big day. I really do not care if others approve of them or not. The “pure bride” comment actually made me giggle. It is no longer the 1950s!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I have a lot of tattoos as well, full sleeves on both arms, most of my back, feet, thighs, so forth. My mother is the same way. She got asked nicely to shut up about it and hasn’t mentioned it to me since. You won’t look trashy, you will look like you.

You don’t want your wedding pictures to look like someone else, your art is part of you. If she can’t understand that then I would just flat out tell her you are done hearing about it, that they stay in the pictures. Conversation over. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

@eeerika22:  i don’t have a single tattoo… but FI has 1/2 sleeves on both arms (so sexy!). Anyways- I think a tattooed bride/bridesmaid is the coolest thing! It makes the whole aura of the wedding seem so unique and personal. Us bare armed girls could be anyone- but you are the only one with the art you wear. Own it girllllll (ps- i’m an Erica! Best name evaaahh)

Post # 7
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292 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Don’t let her make you feel bad or ashamed! Just go on Pinterest and search “Tattooed bride”

 I think a bride with visible tattoos is actually beautiful and elegant! It’s a favorite look of mine.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@eeerika22:  I am a tattood bride, my tattoo is a part of my skin I saw no reason to hide it. 🙂 

 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015 - Backyard Forest

@eeerika22:  oh man, sorry your mom has said that. 

It’s her issue to deal with, not yours! There are plenty of tattooed brides out there, and they look just as beautiful as tattooless bride.

I have 3 and will have at least 5 by the time I get married. I am proud of my tattoos. 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@eeerika22:  I don’t have alot at the moment- a few ideas for new ones but that costs $$… I’ve got one on my neck/back, one on each wrist, one on my hip, and one on my upper thigh. Obviously half of these would be covered in pretty much any dress because of the location, but I didn’t stress the ones that were left out. I love my tattoos and I love pictures of brides owning it in their gorgeous dress. My grandmother is very traditional and hates tattoo’s but thankfully didn’t say anything about them until she saw my new hubby (who had gotten at least 2 large pieces since she last saw him) and even then she just told him not to get anymore ever LOL. He’s up to 6 maybe 7 now I think?

Here’s some of our pics with the tattoo’s- I love the way they all came out & our photographer loved them too!

 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

How rude! I am a tattooed bride, and although I don’t think his mom was pleased with it at first, its me! 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

@eeerika22:  I don’t have any tattoos (too chicken : /). I do hate that your mother is trying to shame you like this, even going so far as to ask you if it’s ok to photoshop out your tatts. That’s beyond the pale and unacceptable. She KNOWS she’s hurting you with this. It may be time to have a one-sided discussion with her so she understands that the tatts stay and no further discussion about it will be entertained by you. Full stop.

Ugh. Hate stuff like this. 🙁

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@eeerika22:  i have one large tattoo on my back that will be showing, and i am completing a quarter sleeve next month…which will show as well. i see them as part of me and my story (as we all do i’m sure!)…my mom has been judgy about everything from the dress i chose (i’m a curvy girl wearing a mermaid dress and she told me i looked fat!) to our venue (its a large log cabin in a state park) to my tattoos making me look trashy and cheap. i love her dearly, but the judgement had to stop after a very long fight with a lot of yelling and tears…and she’s finally figured out that she needed to just be quiet, or she might not be there to see me get married at all. she’s coming around…slowly. its so hard. i love tattoos and think they are so beautiful.

 

 

 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@eeerika22:  It sounds like your Mum doesn’t understand what your tattoos mean to you personally. I don’t think she’s intentionally trying to hurt you honestly. She probably just sees them as a “blemish” on your overall appearance.

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