Post # 1
Hi bees! I’ve seen a lot of posts recently about covering up a tattoo for the big day. Luckily, my “tattoo” (I put it in quotes because my FH says it’s to small to be considered a real one, ha) is located on my big toe, so I don’t have to worry about covering it up. BUT, I’ve got two BMs who have words at the across the inside arch of the side of their foot. I never considered asking them to cover them up, but I’m wondering if anyone took pictures were tattoos were visible and then later regretted it? Or, does anyone have any experience asking someone ELSE to cover a tattoo? Thanks!
Post # 3
Mine will all be covered by my dress so luckily I will not have to cover any up :o)
If any of my bridesmaids had visible tattoos (they don’t) I probably wouldn’t ask them to cover them. I mean, my grandmother would probably say something, but that’s the extent that it would affect anyone.
Post # 4
Me, and all but one of my BMs have tattoos that will be visible the day of, and I am not worried at all about covering them up. Its an expression of who we are, and I’ve never worried what anyone will think about them
Post # 5
Thanks, ladies! I never thought about asking them to cover them up (I’d actually like the photographer to take some pictures because they’re sayings about love) but I wasn’t sure if this was another one of those things you THINK is meaningless at the time and then turns out to be trouble.
Post # 6
My tattoo is a small treble clef on my back, so depending on dress style is may be covered, but if I find my dream dress and my tattoo is showing, I don’t really care. It’s part of who I am and represents something I’ve studied since I was was a toddler, so I’m not going to hide it just so I wont offend someone. And everyone in my family knows about it anyway, so I don’t think they would be offended if it was visible. I think my nose ring (a teeny, tiny little thing!) bothers my aunts more than my tattoo.
And my Maid/Matron of Honor is more than allowed to show hers off. Her back piece is gorgeous, and she’s earned the right to have it visible! If she wants to cover it up, that’s her decision.
I don’t think I would regret visible tattoos in photographs. I want my pictures to capture a moment, and capture my and my MOH’s personalities at that moment. Tattoos and piercings are part of who we are, and I want that visible in photographs.
Post # 7
Offbeat bride has a lot of tattooed-brides and tattooed-bridesmaids featured on their site. I think they all look awesome even though I am not the tattooing type. If you’re going to get a tattoo. I would think you’d want to show it!
Post # 8
Haha I had a really small tattoo between my shoulder blades and decided that if I’m going to have a tattoo showing in my dress, it might as well be an amazing one. I now have a ginormous tattoo of a geometrical Michaelangelo design on my upper back that I love, and it will definitely be very visible at our wedding. I think that four of my seven bridesmaids will have tattoos showing, as well.
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2018 - Holy Family Catholic Church, reception: National Infantry Museum
My sister had an infinity sign on her foot that showed, but I didn’t worry about it. I think you should let you girls be themselves. If they want to cover their ink, then that’s one thing.
Post # 10
i have 2 tattoo’s that will not be covered. my one bridesmaid has a half sleeve. i think all my bridesmaids except 2 will lhave visable tattoo’s. i’m not worried about covering mine. i got the tattoo for a reason. which i am also keeping my nose ring in as well. my Fiance loves it!
Post # 11
Thanks ladies! I hope no one thinks that I’m trying be a bridezilla or that I find tattoos offensive! I was really just curious.
Post # 12
I don’t find tattoos offensive at all, but I was wondering if one of my BMs should cover hers…but I guess there really is no need. Besides, who am I to judge? If she is comfortable, then so be it!
Post # 13
I realize on our wedding day, we are supposed to be inocent and virtious looking, but let us all be realistic. If you have a tattoo that is visible everyone you know has already seen it. And unless you are inviting complete strangers to your wedding I do not see the problem. I have five tattoos and three of them will be visible, as one is on the back of my neck, one on my shoulder blade and a ginormous one that covers mid back to butt crack. I think tattoos are sexy if they are done well and this is the 20th century which means more than half of the population in general has at least one tattoo. So do what you wish, be yourself and have fun I know I will.
Post # 14
Oh no, I would never cover up my tattoos. They are part of who I am. The only reason I can see to cover them up is if they were offensive somehow. My former lab assistant is getting married a week after us and her whole left arm is covered in tattoos and she delibrately chose a gown that allows her to show them off.
Post # 15
I went to a wedding where all the gals were tattooed up. I really didn’t like it, but that might have been because I really did not like their tats. I mean (not to dog on anyone but) I really don’t get why you would get a tattoo of just a star and put it on your shoulder or boob. I like tats that have meaning and just couldn’t imagine what the meaning of that might be! I love the idea of exposing tats that are an expression of who you are, but randomness…not so much.
Post # 16
Thank you for posting this! We don’t have any tattoos, but all of his guys do! But, their tuxes will cover them all. However, a Bridesmaid or Best Man has tattoos on her upper chest and back and they will probably be seen with any type of dress we pick. I don’t want to ask her to cover up a part of herself, because I know how important they are to her. Our parents and grandparents will probably comment on it, but hopefully they can move past it and just enjoy the day!