(Closed) Tattoo cover up?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
967 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I would HUGELY insulted if someone asked me to cover up my tattoos…..

Does she know you want this?

Post # 4
915 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I wouldn’t limit the options, I would just let her tattoo be seen, personally. 

I wouldn’t have asked her to be in the wedding if I was going to make her cover up a part of who she is.

Post # 5
6823 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I agree with the PP I would be insulted if someone asked me to cover my tats. They are a part of me. 

Post # 6
379 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I don’t know anything about  makeup, so my suggestions might not be the least bit helpful because they’re more geared toward dress selection – in case you haven’t already decided on one.
Any of these dress necklines work for you? (Some are similary dresses, but different fabrics.)
Hope everything works out!





Post # 8
2270 posts
Buzzing bee

 It’s your wedding, but that doesn’t mean you get to dictate whether other people can have visible tattoos. You can suggest the two of you find a tattoo cover up together that YOU’ll pay for, but if she isn’t going for it, then let it go. She isn’t a piece of decor. She’s a good friend of yours.

Post # 9
7561 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

You’re choosing her as a Bridesmaid or Best Man because of who she is, not because of her looks. Either accept her, tattoo and all, or don’t ask her to be a Bridesmaid or Best Man.  

Post # 10
6015 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

To answer your question ………..

durmablend works great!! My SIL had a gay roomate  that participated in beauty pagents and always had a 5 o’clock shadow.  He SWEARS by the stuff.  When my SIL was getting married, she didn’t want her HUGE tatoo showing in any of her pics, so we slapped that stuff on and it was awesome.


Post # 11
379 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

You bet! And unless she’s super picky about what she wears as far as fit, I think if you just say that those styles of dresses are ones that you really like, you don’t have to get into the topic of her tattoo.

Post # 12
1068 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@blueabz:  Oh jeez… don’t let people jumping all over you get to you. I can understand that a giant, colorful tat, could definitely ruin a beautiful picture. That’s like saying, “You knew that she never washed her hair or wore nice clothes before you asked her to be a bridesmaid, so you can’t tell her to put her hair up and wear a dress for your wedding.” It is your wedding, and just because you want her there with you, doesn’t mean you don’t get to tell her what she has to look like that day! Bride’s prerogative! We pick the dress, we pick the hair, we cover the tats!


If she covers her tats up regularly to hide them from her parents, maybe she would welcome the chance to do so at your wedding?

When a friend of mine got married, she had all three of her bridesmaids wear matching dresses, but the bridesmaid with the huge, ridiculous, treefrog tattoo also wore a wrap that covered it.

Maybe she could wear a bolero that covers the tattoo, while still wearing the same dress as the other girls?

Post # 14
365 posts
Helper bee

Would you ask a groomsman to wear a toupee if you found his receding hairline distasteful for your pictures? Tell your other bridesmaids to lose weight because you think they’d just look nicer in pictures that way?

I don’t understand why everyone feels they have the right to be so rude about tattoos. Do you really want a doctored up version of the people you love in your pictures? Happy memories of making them change themselves to meet your expectations?

Post # 15
3886 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’ve got a very large, very dark tattoo; dermablend, kat von d and sephora stuff did not cover it properly, even when applied by a makeup artist.  I used Tattoo Camo http://tattoocamo.com/  Worked like a charm although we did have to do a little touchup just before the ceremony.  

I would strongly recommend getting a makeup artist, regardless of the product you use, as it can be really tricky to blend the makup properly and your bridesmaid may end up looking patchy or lumpy.

I would also not ask her to cover it right off the bat but rather ask her what she had in mind. She may already be considering covering it, and asking her what her plans are might save you a little bit of bickering. I know I hate to be told what to do, even if it’s something I was already planning on doing.

Post # 16
2305 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I’ve got a huge thigh tattoo, as well as a calf tattoo that will show in the dress I’m wearing for my best friends wedding. I was the one who offered to cover them up for her wedding, since I know that while my tattoos mean a lot to me, some people just don’t want them in their wedding photos. I know she wants a certain look and I love her enough to cover my tattoos for her. It’s one night, and some make up. It’s not that big of a deal to me. Just another side for opinions. 

I’ve been doing some tests and the best so far has been dermablend, but I have to reapply it after a few hours. I’m also going to talk to the girl who’s coming to do our airbrush make up about possibly airbrushing over my tattoos. I’ve heard bad things about Kat Von D’s stuff. I do think though if you’re the one asking her to cover it, you should pay for the cover up stuff. 


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