(Closed) Brides with Tattoos!

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: What Would You Do?
    Respect Mom's Wishes and Cover it Up! : (12 votes)
    19 %
    Keep looking for an alternate! : (27 votes)
    43 %
    OTHER (explain below please) : (24 votes)
    38 %
  • Post # 3
    8738 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    What about wearing a bolero or shrug for the ceremony and then taking it off for the reception. So that your back is covered when it is primarily facing your guests, but you aren’t covering your tattoo with makeup. Then at the reception you can take the bolero off and let the tattoo show.

    Post # 5
    4605 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I have a pretty large piece on my back as well that my grandparents and stepdad don’t know about, but my mom and everyone else knows about. I haven’t gone to try on dresses yet, but the dress that is my first choice would probably show it, so I plan to just wear my hair down and have a veil.

    I like the idea of a shrug, jacket or bolero though too. That way, like Kat said, you can wear it during the ceremony and take it off for the reception, if you want.

    Post # 6
    883 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I also agree with something to cover it for the ceremony and showing it at the reception. 

    Post # 7
    1398 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I’ve got a back and wrist tattoo and if anyone told me to cover it up I’d tell them to shove it! Is she paying for your dress? If not, then she has NO SAY. I love a bride with tattoos, its you and you shouldn’t have to cover up who you are. If you want to get a bolero or a jacket thats cool, but don’t force yourself to if you want to show it off!

    Post # 8
    661 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I agree with @arenyth ; I have plenty and plenty of tattos (big, small, random) and my mother and “that” side of the family is really against the whole idea.  (I partially believe because my mother got one small tattoo on her ankle years ago, and the video they have of her is hysterical.  Talk about crying from pain!)  lol  I think she’s just upset and she can’t get more because she can’t tolerate it.  hehehe

    Anyhoo!  She has done nothing but complain about my tattoos showing during the wedding, and how it isn’t “classy”, etc.  Fact is, times have changed.  I know PLENTY of classy people who have tattoos … classy isn’t about the look, its about the behavior.  IMO

    So, I would show it.  Be proud of it.  And expect everyone else to do the same.  Fact is, its one of the things that Fiance loves about me.  So, why would I cover it up on “our” day?  🙂

    Post # 9
    7300 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    It’s your body. If they don’t like it, tell them to keep their heads down the whole day. Obviously….I’m biased.

    Post # 11
    1058 posts
    Bumble bee

    It’s your day, you and your fiance should agree on what you should do for your wedding. I am a tattoo’d bride as well and I discussed it with my fiance and he told me to not do anything because it is who I am and how he met me, but he DID tell me to do what ever I wanted and whatever makes me feel comfortable.

    I want to cover them, but we are on a budget and my makeup artist does offer tattoo airbrushing, if I can budget it then I will cover them up, if I can’t then I wont, but I’m ok with either or and fortunately for me my parents are happy with whatever I choose.

    Go with what YOU want to do. It’s YOUR day and if your fiance loves you with tattoos and all which you know he does than who cares what others think. 🙂

    Here is a pic of me with the tattoos, honestly, I don’t even notice them anymore. lol

    Good Luck and Congratulations!!!


    Post # 12
    400 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I have a piece on my back and my dress framed it perfectly.  Nobody seemed to care except for my crappy photographer that didn’t edit any pics but wanted to airbrush my tatoo.

    Post # 13
    714 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    @CupCakeMeg:  First, I love that coat. 

    As for your tattoo problem, my answer would depend on your dress. I think it would look odd for only part of the tattoo to show and I’m old fashioned enough to think that tattoos aren’t particularly “bridal” (assuming you’re having a traditional wedding).  Anyway, if the tats look okay with the dress, I say eh.  If not, cover them.  Oh, and depending on how much you want to please your Mom…

    Post # 14
    6015 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    WOW i love that coat!  it’s breathtaking.  Maybe you could cover up for the ceremony and unveil for the reception, if it means you get that coat LOL.   Maybe you could wear a little sweater, a compromise so you can stress about all the other things about your wedding. 

    Post # 15
    122 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    My mum hates my tattoos but like you they all mean something to me.  I’m going with wearing a bolero/shrug for the ceremony then taking it off at the reception.  

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