(Closed) Modified Brides: What are you guys doing about your body mods?

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
188 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@LostInWonderland:  Don’t give in! Wear what makes you feel beautiful and you. Explain to your mom that you won’t feel comfortable without your mods and hopefully she will understand.

I have tattoos and I’m rocking them for my day! 🙂

Post # 5
656 posts
Busy bee

My tattoos and piercings are a part of me, too, but I am respecting my mother’s opinion and I will be attempting to cover mine on my wedding day.

The way I see it, they don’t compliment my dress, and although I like them, they’re not the right ‘accessory’ to what I’m wearing.

I wouldn’t wear a giant black cross with my pretty white dress, so why show my tattoos if they’re going to look similar?

That’s just me, though!

(I am keeping my dreads, though!)

Post # 6
237 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I don’t have any tattoos or piercings (other than ears) but I love seeing pictures of brides who do. I can understand that if mom is footing the bill and wants everything covered, it can be a hard decision to make but I personally wouldn’t cover anything or take my piercings out. 

Post # 7
7384 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

My tattoos won’t really be showing except the one between my shoulder blades and the ones on my feet. The one between my shoulder blades I’m covering with makeup (because it’s ugly) and the ones on my feet (my favorites, chibi Star Wars characters) will be seen a little. I’m not really that modified anymore (well, I have nine tattoos, but they’re all covered).

I do have BMs with mods, though. Two have foot ink, one has lots of arm ink and stretched lobes, one has ink on her collarbone. I love it. I bought the girls earrings and am buying a similar pair of plugs for my one Bridesmaid or Best Man. 

As for your mother, show her what your ears look like without your plugs. That was the argument I had with my old manager because we weren’t supposed to have facial piercings. I asked her which she’d rather see: a little nose stud or an open hole in someone’s nostril (complete with visuals!), and she went with the stud.

Post # 8
80 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I have tattoos that I’m covering, just because I dont like the way it looks in my dress etc., plus its small so i dont care to showcase it lol 

My nose is pierced and im keeping it in.

My ears are stretched and i’ll be wearing plugs like this:

Post # 10
80 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Those are on Etsy.


That’s their shop. They seem to have a bunch of different ones. It looks to me as if it’s regular tunnels with the pretty parts glued on. I’m making all of my own jewelry, including the plugs. I’ll just use a plain pair and use E-6000 glue to glue on whatever I like. It’ll both save me a bit of money, and make them more special.

I like those, but I think having a style that doesnt allow your mom to see right through would be a good compromise.


Post # 11
7111 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think that what you wear and how you present yourself is about the most personal decision you can make on your wedding day (except maybe ceremony wording?), so I would stand my ground. If you want to take things out or cover things because of how you want yourself to look oin wedding day in your dress, then go for it. But don’t let your mom pressure you into it. You want to feel like you. I don’t have much (just a tongue stud) but I’m definately keeping what I have! My family has dealt with it for the last decade, they can deal one more day.

Post # 12
398 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013


I will have my tattoo on show ( on my fore arm, memorial for my nan). All my piercings will be on show (snake bites,Medusa,septum,stretched lobes).

Post # 13
3518 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@LostInWonderland:  I think you can compromise here… Money doesn’t take away YOU being hurt that she isn’t accepting a part of you. I’d rather turn down money for my wedding than cover my tattoos — I said in another thread on this, it’s love me, love my modifications. They ARE me. 

That said, there’s no reason you can’t do something tasteful, piercing wise. Your piercings sound fantastic, I’m sure you can find something beautiful that your mom would consider bridal, for that sort of thing anyway. Something like what 

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@Liinuska:  posted. 

You should tell her that when she says she wants you to take out your jewelry, you feel that she is rejecting you as a person, because those things ARE you. Also, I totally agree that you really must fill those for your wedding, I don’t think you’ll ever be happy with the pictures if you have nothing in your earlobes!

I adore gauged ears, I think it’s such an awesome look (there but for an incredibly conservative employer go I) but do think *something* is pretty much required to be in the hole there for optimum prettiness.

Good luck! 😀

Post # 14
21 posts
  • Wedding: June 2013

ive got a nose stud and septum as well as gaged ears and i am having a horrible time trying to decide if i want to keep it all or get rid of some. i will definitely keep the nose stud its not a huge deal but thinking of taking out the septum for that day and gettig new plugs that are kind of glitzy. eeh i dont know if i want to take out the septum or leave it it so i know your pain..

Post # 15
348 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Italiano\'s Humble

@LostInWonderland:  I have one visible tat, and I’m hoping to at least have my first one redone, or my third one on the opposite shoulder in time. I’m rocking that shit! My body is my business. FH isn’t into tats, and has none, but he likes mine. They’re me, and I have been asked(mostly at David’s Bridal, wtf is their deals??!! LOL), if I’m going to cover them. I told one, “uh, NO, *I* don’t have to hide who I am to go out in public!” LOLOL!!!

If you DO decide to remove your ear mods(idk the term LOL), and keep in mind I haven’t read all the replies. But if you decide to remove them, could you possibly go with a large-base clip on earring? Just a suggestion. I say keep them, and do the “girly” thing, where you were talking about the ones for wedding-y jewelry!

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