Tats and your wedding dress

posted 1 year ago in Dress
  • poll: Can you see your tats when your wedding dress is on?
    Yes - and I'm proud of it! : (50 votes)
    33 %
    Yes they would be showing - but I'm choosing to cover them up : (9 votes)
    6 %
    Nope - I have them but you can't see them. : (31 votes)
    20 %
    I'm tat free! : (63 votes)
    41 %
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    I wore a strapless dress, so mine showed.  I didn’t have a problem with it for the wedding but I don’t show it at work.

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    1233 posts
    Bumble bee

    I don’t have any, but my boyfriend does. My two cents is that they’re fine as long as they’re not half-way covered up. Either uncovered or completely covered; it looks wierd if you only see half of it.

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    267 posts
    Helper bee

    My parents would freak out if they even knew I had a tattoo.  They are very religios people.  I think my mom seen a picture of mine once and although she didnt go all ape crap on me, I think she would if it was my wedding day.

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    3303 posts
    Sugar bee

    My dress is still in the alterations phase but since my tat is on my back it will be showing.  The seamstress is adding criss-cross straps so it will kind of be in the middle of the straps…here’s where we’re at:

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    1548 posts
    Bumble bee

    i have one on my stomach and one on my ankle. Im not gonna cover my ankle. I love my tat its small with lots of significance so i dont think it would b an isor

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    2131 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I have one onback lower back and ankle/foot. My dress will cover my back as for my foot I’ll be showing my tats off every time I get a chance ( I.e.  garter toss or when someone asks to see my beautiful sparkly shoes). 

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    1755 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I have six, and three of them will show with my full-length gown.  The other three will be seen when I raise my dress to show off my shoes or for the garter toss.

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    1973 posts
    Buzzing bee

    If I had any that showed I would wear them proudly! My tatoos and piercings are very much a part of how I look by now, and I want to look like myself :)

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    952 posts
    Busy bee

    I have four total, and one will show.  I didn’t even think twice about it.  I’ve had all mine for almost ten years, they are part of my history and part of me.  I’ve never tried to cover them intentionally (even the two I don’t like so much) except when I’m at work, and all I have to do is wear pants and a normal shirt to cover them.  I’d never go as far as getting special makeup or anything though.  But, that’s just me.

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    226 posts
    Helper bee

    I don’t have any, but I watched an episode of David Tuttera’s show My Fair Wedding where he asked the bride to get her tattoos airbrushed. It ended up looking really good, but I’m not sure how expensive an option that is for those who would want to cover it.

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    1928 posts
    Buzzing bee

    although i LOVE my tattoos, i think i will cover mine up so that theyre not distracting in pictures. i have a very light colored (no dark outlines and no shading at all) one on my upper back that is not very obvious since i am dark complected, and the tanner i get, the harder it is to see. the other is on lower back, so that one is a non-issue. but since my parents r very non-tattoo, i would prefer for them to have photos of my wedding that they can enjoy without having to stare at my tattoo everytime they see photos of dress from behind. also i will wait til after wedding to get any more new ones.

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    720 posts
    Busy bee

    I find them to be very distracting in photos – especially just one big one on the back somewhere.

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    3909 posts
    Honey bee

    I have two that would have been visible in my dress, and several others; I chose to cover the two because one of them, I guess you could say I’ve outgrown since I got it, and I would love to have it reworked but have yet to find an artist that can come up with something good to turn it into. Anyway if it had been just the other one, I’d have left it uncovered, but because I dislike this one so much now, and I wanted to cover it, I had to cover them both, otherwise it would have been a nightmare getting the cover-up makeup blended right to show one, and not the other, and not look patchy.

    I don’t have anything against tattoos on brides, bridesmaids, grooms or anyone, really. It was just my choice not to show this particular tattoo.

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    470 posts
    Helper bee

    I have seven tattoos, three that are in visible locations (shoulders and back of neck). The dress I am wearing will cover my shoulders and my neck can be hidden with my hair. I feel like my tattoos will be too distracting, so I prefer to cover them. There’s a very fine line between brides with tattoos who look good and brides with tattoos who end up looking tacky. I’m not taking any risks with my look.

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