Post # 1
I purchased a strapless wedding gown. i have an upper back tattoo of a butterfly and swirls and currently have a tattoo on my shoulder blade that im getting covered up with roses in the next 2 weeks. i also have a tattoo on my wrist and inner arm that would show but that doesnt bother me so much. i was wondering if its a big deal if i wear my hair up. my fiancee is fine with my tattoos but i am getting married in a catholic church which to me doesnt really matter, its more of wondering how my pictures will turn out. i was wondering if anyone else has wedding photos with either an upper back tattoo or a shoulder blade tattoo and if so can you please post them.
Post # 3
we haven’t gotten married yet, but I too am wearing a strpless dress and hair up, i have a fairly nice sized tattoo on my upper back and I am wearing my hair up to show it off. if your uncomfartable having it show at the church, you could cover up with a balero or a shawl, that way, you can remove it after the church.
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
Honestly, if you love your tattoos then you will probably love them in your wedding photos! I wouldn’t worry about it. Unless you actually don’t like your tattoos… then you might want to cover them up/wear your hair down (I think there is also coverup makeup available).
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Post # 6
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
If the tattoos don’t both you, then rock them. They are a part of who you are, and I’ve seen some amazing photos of tattooed brides. If you are worried about the church, ask the senior secretary or office admin or whomever if there are any rules you need to know about concerning your dress and body decorations.
Post # 7
If you’re super worried about it, a veil can help conceal them a bit during church and can be taken off for the reception to show them off. If you’re proud of them/they are apart of you and your family/FI/friends don’t mind them, I don’t see why you would cover them.
Post # 8
I’ve been debating whether I’m going to cover mine for any photos or not. I love my tattoo (they’re hops) but I know my father isn’t really a fan. My dress is strapless and the tattoo matches our wedding colors. We also have a little bit of a beer theme to the wedding (our favors are pint glasses) so I’m excited to show it all off. Sorry I don’t have any actual wedding pics (yet!) but here’s a picture from when it was brand new (the pink is just my irritated skin):
Post # 9
- Wedding: September 2016 - Bridgewater Place
I say that if you’ve got ’em…flaunt ’em. They are an expression of yourself and you clearly like the ideas enough to permanently ink them onto your body. I don’t believe in the idea of “changing” what you look like for one wedding day.
Post # 10
I have a strapless dress and it will be showing 3 tattoos and i’m excited about how they will look because i’m not the “wedding dress type” and i’m glad my tattoos will be seen to show that it’s still part of the normal every day me.
Post # 11
Well as a old mama I have never been a fan of them. All you have to do is vist a nursing home and see what they end up looking like LOL When my boys were teenagers and mentioned the word Tattoo, the threat “Belt sander to your hide” came up a few times.
I know they are all the rage but I can see why you wouldn’t want them for the church photos.
You might try http://www.tattoocamo.com/ I know brides who have tried this and it works great.
I remember on a episode of Say Yes To The Dress, a bride wanted a strapless gown and she had a HUGE dragon or something going down her whole back. Her Mama hated it (can’t blame her there!) and wanted her daughter to cover it up. Randy took a veil and gathered it and wraped it around her shoulders (like a stole) and said the seemstress could make something like it, attach it to the dress but make it removeable for the reception. And it really looked lovely too!
Post # 12
I have a large back tattoo and definitely rocked it for the wedding. Are you wearing a veil? What I didn’t realize was that for the ceremony, the tattoo was basically covered by my veil so it was hard to see.
Post # 13
If you are concerned about the tattoo being all, “BAM!” in your face in your photos then look into covering it up.
If you don’t care and love your tattoo then don’t.
Post # 14
I think it just depends on how you feel about showing your tattoos because everyone has their own opinion on it. I’ve had my shoulder tattoo for 15 years and I love it, but I’m covering it for my wedding.
Post # 15
I have tattoos on my arms and legs and I am wearing a strapless short dress. I never cover mine, so it would be weird to do so at the wedding. Our wedding party is pretty heavily tattooed too, so I’m not too worried about it.
Post # 16
I have tatoos that will show with my dress, shoulder blade and both arms. I am proud to show them off, they are a part of me and I am excited for have them in pictures. I wish I had a full sleeve by then but all money is going towards the wedding.