(Closed) bridesmaid with tattoos.

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Well I would talk with her and see what she is willing to go along with. Also –  good photographer will know how to pose her so the tattoos are not the focal point of the pictures.

On the other paw, if she is a Bridesmaid or Best Man, I assume you know her fairly well and knew she has tattoos. A tattoo artist at that. Package deal IMO. As I have tattoos (although more discretely located – like yours), I personally would be offended if I was asked to cover my tattoos after previously asked to be a Bridesmaid or Best Man.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I wouldn’t suggest getting the jackets just to conceal your one bridesmaids tattoo sleeve, you don’t want to single her out. Personally, I don’t think it is so bad. You knew she had the tattos before you asked her to a bridesmaid so obviously she means something to you. I used to work at a catering hall in college and saw my share of bridesmaids tattoos and they never outshined or took attention away from the bride. It’s your and your fiances day. I think your mind will be a million different happy places and not on your friends tattos. However if it really bothers you and you think you wouldn’t be able to get over it than maybe you should talk to her about it. Regardless of what you do best of luck with your wedding plans and wedding! Laughing

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

To be honest? I never understand when brides say they will bring unwanted attention [see: take attention away from me] 

I have been to weddings with bridesmaids with heavy tattoos and I have said, oh how cool, and then focused on the bride and the ceremony. No one is going to be knocking down chairs to take photos of the bridesmaid with the tattoos. 

If you want to cover her, then you need to cover the rest of the girls. But like I say to everyone, it’s just a tattoo or many. It’s not the end of the world. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Miss Bug Well said! I was thinking this myself–it is the BRIDE and GROOM’s day! 

 

Remember, you can’t control what other people do/think. If you love this Bridesmaid or Best Man for who she is, then this should be a non-issue.  And, it isn’t a message YOU are sending (her choice of images)–rather, it is HER sending the message.  

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@aprose:You knew she had tattoo before you asked her to be a bridesmaids and it really isn’t fair to single her out because of them.  And in the case of your photos and you looking back on them.  Honestly who cares?  They aren’t going to take attention away from you as a bride and why wouldn’t you want to look at your photos and see your friends for who they are. These people are your friends, they all have their own personalities that you obviously love them for or they wouldn’t be your friends.  So why not let her just be herself?  Like it or not the tattoos are a part of her and who she is.

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have to agree with other PP’s you chose her as a Bridesmaid or Best Man even with knowing she has Tattoos and yourself has tattoos.  Put yourself in her shoes if someone asked you and you cover up your tattoos if the did show. I think you would probably feel offended also.  Tattoos are part of a person, it is who they are.  I know myself would be offended, they are part of who I am, and I only have 2 of them.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Every single one of my bridesmaids will have atleast 1 tattoo showing in there dresses. I love my girls and the tattoos are part of them I would never ask them cover them up. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@aprose:So if you do plan on putting ALL of your bridesmaids in shrugs, are you expecting them to keep them on all night?  These tattoos are a part of who your friend is, and by not wanting them to show up in your pictures is like saying you don’t want her in your pictures.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Well and to also point out she won’t be in all the pictures, just some.

Being a tattoo artist this is expected that she will have tattoos. If you didn’t want them in the pictures then you shouldn’t of asked her to be a Bridesmaid or Best Man.

I think you are worrying about nothing.

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

You aren’t getting married until 2015? Girl!!! Don’t stress about this now! This is so unimportant! If that’s your true date, you don’t even know if you will be friends by then! Hell! She may stop liking tattoos and get them all removed in the next two years! 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think long sleeved shrugs for all the girls would be fine and its not unreasonable if they are on everyone.  Do whatever you feel comfortable with! 🙂 I have tattoos (very small on wrist and neck) but I know my family especially grandparents would be shocked if one of my bridesmaids tattoos were showing for the ceremony. So I totally get where you are coming from.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Miss Tattoo:  THIS.

One of my bridesmaids (FSIL) has a bunch and it never crossed my mind.  I don’t think it will bring attention; I’m pretty sure most people have seen tattoos before.

I think you should talk to her about it, especially if it’s obvious that they will only be wearing the cover ups because of her tattoos.

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