Post # 1
Ok – just curious…for those of you with tattoos – or those of you with bridesmaids with them…
A. If you are a bride who has tattoos – will you be covering them up? or will you be showing them off with your dress and all? (if they are visible, that is..)
B. If your bridesmaids have them – are you allowing them to be seen or are you asking them to cover them up?…
I have six total and two that are visible (right arm, back right shoulder). And I’m still undecided yet on whether or not I’m going to show mine or get tattoo cover up. I’m just curious what all of you are doing/did…
Post # 3
This was asked recently — see this post.
My answer is no, I will not cover the tattoos I have that will be visible on my wedding day. And if I have a BM who has them, I will not ask her to cover them, either.
Post # 4
I have a number of visible tattoos ( back, arm, collar bones ) along with my bridesmaids i too at first considered covering them, however not only do cover ups look cheesy but i paid good money and have beautiful artwork on my body i got them to show off in the first place and will do it on my wedding as well!
Post # 5
My BM has her full lower leg covered in a tattoo (sleeve? I dont know what you call them but I think thats what you refer to when its on the arm…dunno about legs) I have no issue with her tattoos really. Theyre really pretty, although I wont make her cover them up I may tell the photographer to maybe get shots where her leg is hidden, or if its a great shot to photoshop it out (hmm after saying that, is that offensive to her?) hmmm
Post # 7
My tatoos are part of who I am and I will be displaying them proudly! But they are not huge tattoos either. Just some flowers on my left calf and a froggie on my back!
Post # 8
I would say don’t cover them up.. this is your wedding day… they are yours/your bm beautiful artwork 🙂 SHOW ‘EM OFF 🙂
I have 3 tattoos and there is no way that would make adjestments to wedding dress etc just to cover them up. To me they are like a permanent necklace or bracelet, they are an accessory that can never be taken off 🙂
Post # 9
I actually just got a tattoo on the front of my left shoulder. It is a W with flowers around it as a little keepsake from my maiden name. I absolutely love it and will be proud for everyone to see it on my big day!
I think that is all for tattoos in my wedding party, not that I would mind. I think we are all individuals and as long as they aren’t trying to steal my day, I don’t mind whatever they want to do or show.
Post # 10
None of my bridesmaids had tattoos, but I don’t think I would make them cover them up for my wedding if they did. it’s their body, you know?
Then again, I might feel differently if my wedding were more formal. As it is, the whole thing is relatively casual.
Post # 11
oops. didn’t realize this had already been asked (not surprised though – guess i’m just lazy and didn’t look around! lol) thanks for the link!!! 🙂
Post # 12
- Wedding: August 2018 - Oakland Manor
I’m not covering mine and if my BM’s had them I wouldn’t ask them to cover up. that’s just my personal preference though 🙂
Post # 13
- Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall
I don’t see any problem with tattooed brides or tattooed bridesmaids. People are individuals. If my tattoo were to freak out someone on my wedding day, I would hope they’d be polite enough not to make a scene about it, you know?
Post # 14
- Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country
I would feel horrible asking a BM to cover up a tattoo… to me it’s almost like saying… your nose is kinda big, can you wear a bandaid over that thing?
I think tattoos are a big part of a person’s identity… and I think if they chose to get one, they shouldn’t feel ashamed for sake of your aesthetics! That’s just my opinion 🙂
Post # 15
- Wedding: October 2009 - Banner Elk Winery & Blueberry Villa
I am definetly keeping my tattoo in the open (though it is only on my wrist) but I think it is totally ok to keep it in the open! It is a statement of who you are and I think flaunting it is ok.
Post # 16
If I loved my tattoo, I would flaunt it! Since it’s more a regret and I’ve thought about getting it removed, I’ll definitely be covering. I’ve also talked to my photographer about photoshopping any failings in the tattoo camo so I don’t have a weird blotch or ink peaking through in the pictures.