(Closed) strapless wedding gowns and tattoos what do you think ?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
156 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

we haven’t gotten married yet, but I too am wearing a strpless dress and hair up,  i have a fairly nice sized tattoo on my upper back and I am wearing my hair up to show it off.  if your uncomfartable having it show at the church, you could cover up with a balero or a shawl, that way, you can remove it after the church.

Post # 4
3771 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

Honestly, if you love your tattoos then you will probably love them in your wedding photos!  I wouldn’t worry about it.  Unless you actually don’t like your tattoos… then you might want to cover them up/wear your hair down (I think there is also coverup makeup available).

Post # 6
7904 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

If the tattoos don’t both you, then rock them. They are a part of who you are, and I’ve seen some amazing photos of tattooed brides. If you are worried about the church, ask the senior secretary or office admin or whomever if there are any rules you need to know about concerning your dress and body decorations.

Post # 7
656 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

If you’re super worried about it, a veil can help conceal them a bit during church and can be taken off for the reception to show them off. If you’re proud of them/they are apart of you and your family/FI/friends don’t mind them, I don’t see why you would cover them.

Post # 8
254 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’ve been debating whether I’m going to cover mine for any photos or not. I love my tattoo (they’re hops) but I know my father isn’t really a fan. My dress is strapless and the tattoo matches our wedding colors. We also have a little bit of a beer theme to the wedding (our favors are pint glasses) so I’m excited to show it all off. Sorry I don’t have any actual wedding pics (yet!) but here’s a picture from when it was brand new (the pink is just my irritated skin):


Post # 9
126 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016 - Bridgewater Place

I say that if you’ve got ’em…flaunt ’em. They are an expression of yourself and you clearly like the ideas enough to permanently ink them onto your body. I don’t believe in the idea of “changing” what you look like for one wedding day.

Post # 10
2359 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I have a strapless dress and it will be showing 3 tattoos and i’m excited about how they will look because i’m not the “wedding dress type” and i’m glad my tattoos will be seen to show that it’s still part of the normal every day me.

Post # 11
23 posts

Well as a old mama I have never been a fan of them.  All you have to do is vist a nursing home and see what they end up looking like LOL  When my boys were teenagers and mentioned the word Tattoo, the threat “Belt sander to your hide” came up a few times. 

I know they are all the rage but I can see why you wouldn’t want them for the church photos.

You might try http://www.tattoocamo.com/ I know brides who have tried this and it works great. 

I remember on a episode of Say Yes To The Dress, a bride wanted a strapless gown and she had a HUGE dragon or something going down her whole back. Her Mama hated it (can’t blame her there!) and wanted her daughter to cover it up.  Randy took a veil and gathered it and wraped it around her shoulders (like a stole) and said the seemstress could make something like it, attach it to the dress but make it removeable for the reception.  And it really looked lovely too!

Post # 12
4416 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have a large back tattoo and definitely rocked it for the wedding. Are you wearing a veil? What I didn’t realize was that for the ceremony, the tattoo was basically covered by my veil so it was hard to see.

Post # 13
4275 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

If you are concerned about the tattoo being all, “BAM!” in your face in your photos then look into covering it up.

If you don’t care and love your tattoo then don’t.

Post # 14
4150 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think it just depends on how you feel about showing your tattoos because everyone has their own opinion on it.  I’ve had my shoulder tattoo for 15 years and I love it, but I’m covering it for my wedding.

Post # 15
149 posts
Blushing bee

I have tattoos on my arms and legs and I am wearing a strapless short dress. I never cover mine, so it would be weird to do so at the wedding. Our wedding party is pretty heavily tattooed too, so I’m not too worried about it. 

Post # 16
3170 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I have tatoos that will show with my dress, shoulder blade and both arms. I am proud to show them off, they are a part of me and I am excited for have them in pictures. I wish I had a full sleeve by then but all money is going towards the wedding.

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