(Closed) Brides with tattoo?? Cover them??

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

If you love your tattoos, show ’em. One of my criteria for my wedding dress was actually that it MUST show the tattoo on my back. I don’t give a damn what my gram says. Sorry gram!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I think you should show them! I have 5 tattoo’s and I love all of them and I didn’t cover any of them for my wedding. One of mine on the inside of my foot says “LOVE” in script and I have a couple pics leanig back sitting back showing off my shoes and you can see that tattoo in the pics and I love it!

Darling Husband has a full sleeve+ and we did have some pretty old school people at our wedding that had never seen all the tattoos before, surprisingly nobody said anything, and for the most part our family likes our tattoos.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have one on my forearm, my wrist, and behind my ear that will all be showing. I initially thought I should maybe cover them up, but then it would be like hiding who I really am. I love my tattoos and I know my whole family doesn’t agree with them, but it’s who I am. I wouldn’t cover them up if you aren’t 100% ok with it.. in my opinion, they are your family, and should be/will be proud of you and happy for you regardless ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I think its up to you personally. ๐Ÿ™‚

PS love your name beccanmatt- so funny seeing that because those our my brother and my name! lol

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I would tell your grandparents in advance and show them off. It’s your wedding day and your tattoos are part of you. Show them off!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Definitely a personal choice, but I have two that will be showing and that will be in photos and I’m not going to cover them. I also have a grandparent who isn’t happy about them but she’s seen them and I’m sure she’ll bitch about it afterwards but I don’t care. Do what feels best for you!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Don’t cover them, just tell the Grands. My Grandma saw mine and only slightly freaked out.

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Show them off! This is my largest one at the moment, but I have 14 of them. 10 of them are visable and I have no intention of covering them up. I don’t want to feel like I have to be the “normal” bride. Heck! I’m hoping my left arm sleeve will be designed and done before the wedding!

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Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think its a personal choice, I’m not into tattoos so I guess I cant fully relate. A friend of mine has a tattoo on her upper arm and she didnt cover it for her wedding.. IMO it clashed with the soft look she was going for, but she was happy with it and thats what matters. Moral of the story: If you feel good about the way the tattoo looks with your wedding outfit then show it with pride even if others dont like it.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I would DEFINATELY not cover it up! I have a small A on my wrist and my mother is MAKING me cover it up. I’m pissed. There is literally nothing I can do unfortunately. She’s being a big biatch saying “im paying for your wedding then you have to cover it up” so the day of the wedding shes going to cover it up with make-up and then I’ll conveniently and “accidentally” wash it off when I’m washing my hands. oops ๐Ÿ™‚ If I were you I wouldnt say anything to my grandparents and at your wedding if they say anything I’d be like “You didnt know I had those?? Ive had them forever!” If you act like it’s no big deal they’re more likely to act like it too.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

No way!  Tattoos are part of you.  I would never cover them up.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I feel it’s a personal choice. However, I have 4 and two will be visible in my dress but I will not be hiding either of them. They are a part of me and I am not ashamed that I have them.

Do what feels right for you but I say who cares what anyone else thinks, it’s your day!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

If they are part of who you are, then don’t cover them  up! Obviously you’ve gotten them so they can be shown off, right? ๐Ÿ™‚ I always suggest this just because my sister did it: Dress up your visible tattoos for the wedding! She had a lizard on her shoulder that was visible with her dress – instead of cover it, she lined it in rhinestones and put some in its eyes so it sparkled when she moved.  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Depends.  If you love them and are proud of them and want to rock them: rock them.  Maybe take a pic of yourself in your dress showing them and see how it looks? 

Although I don’t have any tats, I do love them (I’m actually the only one in my family without any!), so please don’t take this the wrong way but sometimes when you’re at a really fancy wedding and the bride looks so beautiful in her super classy dress, a huge ol tat showing can sort of take away from the whole “look,” you know?  So test it out and see how you feel. 

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