Post # 1
One BFF from high school who I love to death got a tattoo of a wolf head on the back of her leg.
She and her cousin, who is also a best friend and bm both have matching puzzle piece tattoos.
Would it be wrong to ask friend a to cover up the wolf? I’m not against tattoos but my fh has some very old, conservative relatives who would feel uncomfortable. I haven’t specified a length of dress so maybe long dresses or tea length since it’s a December wedding?
I’m not being a bridezilla trust me. They have complete control over hair, make up, dress, shoes…but a wolf in my wedding pictures? I saw a bride post earlier on another site where her bride had her iPhone in every pic!
Anyway, I probably won’t even ask her to cover up for the wedding, but what would you do?
Post # 3
If the wolf is on the back of her leg then it won’t really be seen in pictures, right? Personally, no, I wouldn’t ask someone to cover up a tattoo but I’m probably a little biased because I love tattoos. If I were you I would choose a long dress or just let it go, in the big picture a wolf tattoo isn’t something to worry about.
Post # 4
Well, if you haven’t made specifications for dresses yet, I think the easiest thing would just be to require that everyone buy floor length dresses. I think it’s going to be hard to approach her without offending otherwise.
Post # 5
I would have them wear floor length dresses. If the tattoo is hidden, it’s not an issue.
Post # 6
I understand you may have conservative relatives, but maybe she does too. I think your best bet would be to choose longer dresses. If you don’t like any of them, then her tatoo will show. You cannot ask her to cover it with cover-up or that tatoo cover stuff.
Post # 7
i am going to second the floor length dresses. Covering a tattoos is also not as easy as it sounds… judging by the design i would assume there is a lot of darks in that tattoo (blue grey black brown) and they are a B to cover.
Post # 8
Most of my BMs have tattoos, but I knew that when I asked them to stand up with me. I won’t be asking anyone to cover anything, but that’s because it won’t bother me to look at my wedding photos in 10 years and see my nearest and dearest and their amazing artwork.
Post # 9
I wasn’t actually thinking of coverup…strange that didn’t occur to me. I was thinking pantyhose…I’m wearing them under my dress to keep warm, so I figured have bms wear them, at least the tattoo would be faded
Post # 10
Perhaps you could also have them wear opaque tights? I’ve seen some really cute pictures of BMs in tights. It may depend on how formal your wedding is, but could look nice!
If your wedding is too formal for tights, long dresses would be a good idea.
Post # 11
@MrsJM2B: Pantyhose isn’t going to ‘fade’ a tattoo. It’s going to end up looking like a big blob on her back leg. You would rather that in your pictures?
Post # 12
I’d really just go the long dress route to avoid any problems.
I have a tattoo on my shoulder and for both weddings I was asked to be in I just mentioned to the bride that if she’d like me to cover it up I had no problem with it. They’re her pictures and some families can be very conservative- like mine! Heck when I get married, I’m going to have mine covered up.
Post # 13
Someone else shouldn’t have to cover their tattoos because others would feel uncomfortable. Let those people deal with their own feelings.
And yes, the wolf would be in your wedding pictures. Because your wedding pictures are photos of people you love – not a photo shoot, and that wolf is on someone you love.
I don’t understand how this is still a question for anyone.
Post # 14
I’d vote for either opaque tights (that matched a colored petticoat under your dress… omg how cute!) or long dresses. If it’s December, I’d want a long dress!
Also – I wouldn’t ask someone to cover a tattoo, but if it’s big and would be a distraction to your guests and in all your pictures, just dress around it, no big deal.
Post # 15
Is it a short dress? Unsure how tattoo will be seen at all