Post # 1
I have a large tattoo on my back (approx. 5″ x 6″)that I hate. To get it removed will be very expensive and honestly I’d rather put that money into my wedding (1 yr from today). I look online and in magazines and every gown seems to be backless or strapless, I don’t know what to do, any suggestions….PLEASE?!?!?
Post # 3
If I were you I would contact a professional makeup artist, see if they can cover it up. I would recommend a shaw, but you might get warm or tired of wearing it.
Post # 4
you can always add lace backing to a dress, or just cover it up with makeup. I’m sorry its going to be tough for you to find something you will love
Post # 5
Keep your hair long and wear it down.
Post # 6
makeup and hair. From what i’ve heard, Sephora’s MUFE (Make-Up For Life) line has excellent coverage, thats what I intend on getting to cover up my art on my boob and back. I’m also stling my hair down, with the hopes that that covers it too. Good luck!!
Post # 7
Can you post a picture to visualize the location and/or what to do to cover it up?
Without seeing a picture I can suggest a bolero or buying a modest dress. There are some dresses that are beautiful and cover up a lot more than others.
Post # 8
Dinair pharamceutical grade airbrush makeup and concealer will cover…find a makeup artist that does it. Flawless coverage
Post # 9
You could wear a dress with a full back like WToo’s Zora
or Watters Escalante
Post # 10
@julies1949: that is a gorgeous dress and would probably work great for you
Post # 11
When you go to your appointment just tell them your issue and concerns. Thats what they are there for. I am sure they have a great selection of stunning gowns that would work great. keep us posted, I would love to see what you end up finding.
Post # 12
There are a couple things you could do.
1) Find a makeup artist who has stage makeup experience who is willing to work with the photographer. Together they can match makeup to the photography style you are going with.
2) Add a back lace panel or wear abody suit underneath your gown. Several modest brides whose weddings I had the priveledge to attend wore them and looked stunning!
3) Add a lace/sparkle cap sleeve back piece. or bolero =)
Post # 13
There have also been recent posts by bees who are wearing a lace kacket over their strapless dress.
Post # 14
@AndreaSpall: I personally find any visible tattoos look horrible with bridal gowns in general. As @Mrs.LetsGoPens: said you could look into getting it covered up, they do make a product meant for covering tattoos that is better coverage.
Post # 15
You could cover it up with dermablend! I didn’t really think those tattoo cover up makeups worked until I saw this commercial a few days ago (another bee posted it, I think):
Post # 16
If you want to wear strapless, try Dermablend or an equivalent. A friend of mine had a destination wedding in the Caribbean years ago and regrets not covering the arm and chest tats up.