(Closed) Tattoo dilemma

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
995 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I don’t think anyone saw my ankles the day of my wedding, so if you are planning on having a long dress you might not have to worry about it.

Post # 4
2606 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I don’t have any tattoos, so that may affect my opinion on the subject, but I would think your friend would be understanding if you decided to remove the tattoo that you put on YOUR OWN BODY.  Just say something along the lines of, “Obviously it doesn’t mean I care about you any less, I have just decided that tattoos are not for me.”

Post # 5
576 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

My twin sister and I have a matching tattoo that we got when we were younger. Very similarly to your story, I continued to get tattoos and love them, while my sister no longer likes them and feels that they aren’t really “her”. It would not offend or hurt me at all if she decided to get our matching tattoo removed- that wouldn’t change the meaning of the tattoo for me at all.

I’m sure your BFF will understand. I would hate to think that my sister would keep a tattoo she doesn’t like simply because she was afraid of hurting my feeligs.

On a different note, though, if you’ll be wearing a long wedding dress, nobody will see your ankles, so I don’t think you need to worry about it on your wedding day. If you hate it so much that you want to avoid going to the beach and wearing certain clothing, then I would look in to getting it removed.

Post # 8
580 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Yeah, I honestly think your friend will be fine about it, especially if it’s restricting you so much. Surely your dress will cover it?

And there are two threads I’m thinking of right now, one about the Kat Von Dee make-up that covers tattoos, there’s lots of reviews on that thread, and there’s another one of this girl who is getting tattoo removal and showing pictures along the way, you should check it out, it’s very informative.

Out of interest, is your tattoo coloured or just black? It is easier to remove certain colours. Good luck!

Edit : And I’ve got tattoos that I like, if it helps to have opinions from tattooed and non-tattoes people 🙂

Post # 9
2442 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Your body.  Your choice.  Your decision.  I can’t even understand why a FRIEND would be anything but supportive.  

Post # 10
8882 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

If you really hate it that much and want it removed, your friend will understand. If cost of removal is an issue, try to look at the tattoo as a part of the history of your life. It’s something that meant a lot to you at one point, try not to regret it.

For the wedding if you still have it, you could easily have it covered with makeup.

Post # 12
995 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@masqueradestars:  if you hate it, remove it. but it isn’t cheap, quick, or painless. Depending on the size and color of the tattoo you’re looking at thousands of dollars and at least 8 painful treatments 8 weeks apart. Otherwise I suggest you cover it up–but I wouldn’t do so to cater to other people’s opinions—why should you feel bad about explaining your tattoo to people if they’re rude enough to ask? Why would they even see it if you’re wearing a normal length dress?


I’m currently getting my black tattoo removed–it’s my exhusbands name-almost a year later, after 6 treatments at $200 a pop and it’s halfway gone–it will be at least another $1200 to remove–for something like an ex’s name that’s understandable, for something that mildly bothers you it might not be worth it

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