(Closed) Tatoos on Bridesmaids

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
1124 posts
Bumble bee

Having been the Maid/Matron of Honor with tattoos, I’m all for it.

Post # 4
1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Depends on the tatoo for me.  I have two bridesmaids with tatoos on their shoulders.  I think i’m probably buy some tatoo coverup for them but I havent decided yet, since i’m not getting married in a church and it won’t show up in most pictures.

Post # 5
4804 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Well, the tattoos are a part of them and I think it would be rude to ask her to cover it up. That’s just my personal opinion though!

Post # 6
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

If it’s offensive or gross (anything that looks like it’s bleeding), I wouldn’t hesitate to ask someone to cover them up.

I see tattoos as a personal choice of self-expression, and I personally don’t think it’s fair to force your self-expression onto someone else’s wedding. I have a tattoo on my foot and I always offer to cover it when I’m a bridesmaid. Just my two cents, though.

Post # 7
541 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I just asked the one bridesmaid that I have with a tattoo (its hideous of marvin the martian) to cover it up.  She hates it too.  I am hiring an airbrush makeup artist to take care of it for her.  She just laughed at me.

Post # 8
6826 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I am the bride and I have a tat that you most definately will be able see with my dress. I see no problem with BM’s with tat’s. If they are offensive in nature you can always have them cover it up. 

Post # 9
67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m going to be a heavily tattooed bride, so… not really an issue for me. But, even if I wasn’t: I think that a tattoo is a part of them, and it’s kind of rude to ask them to cover it up with make-up. If they have, like, a bleeding zombie chest piece, maybe pick a dress that covers it up. If they have really terrible tattoos on their arms that you don’t like, or your family / church is conservative, or you just don’t want tattoos showing in your photos, maybe ask them to wear a cardigan or something.

Post # 10
634 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I would never ever image asking someone to alter a part of their ‘identity’ for my wedding! How rude! Bridesmaids are doing the bride a favour by being in their wedding party, not the other way around. If I had a visible tattoo (mine are easily covered up) and I was a bridesmaid and the bride asked me to cover it up I would probably tell her to shove it and not partake in being in the bridal party.

It’s the same as having a bridesmaid with blonde hair or something and thinking it would clash in photos, and then asking her to dye her hair brown for the wedding… bridezilla.

Post # 11
2459 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

To be honest I probably wouldn’t have the balls to ask them to cover them up, but if I did I would, as I personally dont like them. 

Post # 12
9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

In my opinion, tattooed bridesmaids are like pregnant bridesmaids. If you can’t accept them as they are, don’t bother asking them to be in your wedding party.

Post # 13
6893 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I think it’s kind of offensive to ask someone to cover up their tattoos. Obviously unless they are crude or offensive, I don’t think it’s very cordial to ask someone to cover up a part of themselves that they obviously chose to put there.

Example? My best friend is Maid/Matron of Honor for her cousin this summer. Her cousin wants her and one of the other BMs to cover up their tattoos at their own cost. My friend’s tattoo is a hummingbird and a flower to represent her grandfather who passed away. She was very hurt and a little pissed off too.

Post # 14
505 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I have tattoos and no one has asked me to cover them up in a wedding..church weddings and non-church weddings. 

I think if someone asked me to cover it up I think I would be offended.  You were OK to be seen with me in public with my tatoos before..why should a church be any different?  Times have changed..its not a “taboo” thing anymore. 

Post # 15
3295 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

hmmm i like tattoos….. fi has a whole sleeve…. i have a few myself. i would never ask anyone in my bridal party to cover them… i am getting married in a church btw. but i guess its just a matter of preference i spose….

Post # 16
49 posts
  • Wedding: September 2011

I am a tattoo bride, my Maid/Matron of Honor has a large one on her back.  I think they come with the person you asked to be in your wedding! So, personally I would never in a million years ask my girls to cover them up! 

Heck….Don’t we brides have enough stuff to worry about rather than will my bridesmaids tattoos show up MAYBE in a picture?!?!  Isn’t that what Photoshop is for?

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