(Closed) Tattoo to cover, or not to cover, that is the question.

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
1328 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I wouldn’t cover it.  I have a few tattoos, and some will be poking out of from my dress.  Just like they do with anything else I wear.

Also, I’ve seen a lot of really poorly covered tattoos.  Half a tattoo looks better than a giant blob of makeup that doesn’t 100% match your skin, or that you can still sort of make out the image through.  If you do decide to cover it test out how the makeup looks both in natural light and with a flash camera.

Post # 4
1678 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@TaraPants:  i wouldn’t cover it. i agree – i’ve seen some bad cover ups! plus…i love my tattoo (which is also on my back) and i want it to be visible because its part of who i am 😉

Post # 5
3275 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’d cover it. I personally hate seeing tattoos in wedding photos. They take away from the bride and dress and don’t look elegant/bridal. 

Post # 6
4438 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@TaraPants:  Don’t cover it, you love it!

If some ceremony pics show you from the back ask your photog to edit the tat out if you don’t like the looks of it in the picture.

Post # 7
104 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

SO and I are the opposite, I have a back piece that I don’t want on display and he wants me to show it since it’s part of me.

I’m wary of getting makeup products, I’d be afraid it would get on everything, so I’m actually considering a (faux) fur shrug or a lace back dress with an insert underneath the lace.

I love my tattoo, I just don’t want everyone paying more attention to my ink and not my marriage.

Post # 11
903 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Id cover it… But im also in the process of getting one of my tattoos removed for more professional reasons.  i personally just dont feel they mesh well with the “classy” look im trying to create for my wedding day. That said, i have seen a lot of brides rock their tattoos on their wedding day, so it really depends on what look you want to portray

Post # 12
383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I covered mine. I have a tattoo on my arm that halfway peeked out of my short sleeve dress. I had the cover up done on my trial to see how it would look beforehand also.

Yes I like my tattoos, but I wanted ME and my DRESS to be the focus, not my tattoo.


Post # 13
243 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2019 - City, State


I have some very visible tattoos and I definitely won’t cover them. I think I will just choose a dress that flatters them. 
You liked it enough to get it permanently inked onto your body so show it off!

Post # 14
1723 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@TaraPants:  I don’t think you should cover it.  I have a big back tattoo as well…and my Fiance isn’t a tattoo kinda person and neither is the majority of my family…but IMO, my tattoo is proud of me..and I love it…and i wouldnt want to cover it up…regardless on if anyone else likes it or not.

Post # 15
652 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Covering my tattoos never really crossed my mind since I wouldn’t have felt like me without them. I just noticed that the sleeves on my dress partially cut off one of them, but I don’t think it detracted from me looking bridal at all.

Post # 16
82 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I have been debating this too.  I have a fairly large backpiece that I’m not certain if I should cover.  I love it and it is part of who I am but I also don’t want that to be the focus of my wedding day look.  My concern is having it covered and then having the make-up get on my dress.

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