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

posted 11 years ago in Beauty
Post # 31
347 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@JoJo Bananas:

WOW that was a pretty good cover up… What an awesome makeup artist!

Post # 32
114 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I have 6 tattoos, but only 2 will be visible on my big day. My family knows that I have them, FH’s immediate family knows I have them. I love them. But, we do have some guests who have certain religious views on tattoos. I don’t plan to exactly cover them, I’m wearing my hair down and I will be wearing a veil. I’m not ashamed of them, I just want to be respectful of their religion without completely covering them with make up.

Post # 33
2018 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i’m in the minority here, but i’m covering mine. i have 2 small tattoos on my upper back, and i don’t want them to distract from my dress. i don’t buy into the view that covering my tattoos for my wedding is “covering up who i am” or whatever…i love them in everyday life but just don’t want them showing at my wedding, just like i would never show them at work.

Post # 34
35 posts
  • Wedding: September 2011

I have 5 tattoos and 2 of them will be visible on the wedding day. I plan on wearing a bolero during the ceremony to cover the large tat on my shoulder.

Post # 35
1110 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m in the minority here: I say cover them, at least for the ceremony. I have five tattoos – both wrists, behind the ear, left breast and a fairly large one on my upper back.

I’m wearing an orange bolero for the ceremony to cover the one on my back & will either style my hair to hide the one behind my ear or invest in some cover-up (it’s my least favourite tattoo, so it’s not a big deal).

1) I don’t want it distracting from my overall look,
2) my mom & family are fairly anti-tattoo (my mom actually told me that I’d “never find a job” when she saw that I had a back tattoo).
3) I don’t want them staring at it the entire time and going “ugh, that’s so distracting”.
4) I don’t want there to be photos floating around that I have no control over, like when Uncle Joe snaps one of me at the front of the aisle.
5) Gma does NOT need to see that!

HOWEVER, for the photo session after I will definitely be getting some pictures with my back tattoo showing!! I love it – it’s gorgeous & it was done in memory of my FI’s mother (we both got elephant tattoos to remember her) plus a quote from e.e. cummings. Those pictures will be private and only seen by other people if I decide to share them, you know?

I just want to point out that one of my bridesmaids has tattoos all over her body (leg, neck, half sleeve, back, other arm, wrist, stomach, etc). A lot of them will be showing on the day, and I couldn’t care less. It’s a personal decision!

Bottom line: I chose my tattoo locations carefully so that they wouldn’t show when I’m at work; why should a wedding be any different?

Post # 36
188 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I have 8 tattoos and I would never think of covering them.  I’m grown and I think they are sexy…plus, its a part of me….I will post pics of them later….

Post # 37
188 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

here’s my tatts…..

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