Post # 1
First off, I figure ya’ll probably might need some background info. I got a tattoo in secret while I was in college a couple of years ago. Basically tattoos are against my parent’s (and most of my family’s) religion and they’ve been known to freak out about such things. I have hid it when I’ve been around my family but my parents, my sister, and my friends know I have one.
My delimma is there will be quite a few of my family members at my wedding who do not know I have one. Normally this wouldn’t be a problem since they can be covered. Except I chose to get mine on my boob (since that was the only place that didn’t hurt. lol) I don’t want to offend anyone or have it take away from how I look. Basically I want people to remember my pretty dress, not my tattoo.
My question is would you cover it up or display it?
Here’s my tattoo:
And here’s my dress:
Post # 3
Cover it. If they won’t agree with it your wedding is not the time or place to let them see it and stir up drama. Plus, even though I have several myself, I am not a fan of how tattoos look with wedding dresses.
Post # 4
I would cover it. I think you have more at stake by showing it than covering it and if you don’t you’ll just stress about it.
Post # 5
If it’s going to be something you are worried about on your wedding day i.e. “is Aunt Mary freaking out about this tattoo right now” then I would say cover it. If not, go for it.
Post # 6
I think it’s super cute and appropriate, I wouldn’t cover it, personally. Maybe it’s finally time to reveal on facebook or something before the big day so it’s not the talk of the day.
Post # 7
im normally on the DONT hide your tattoo side of the conversation but in this case it might be less stressful for you to go ahead and cover it. But like octbridetobe said you could give a heads up before to get it out there. But if your family is that against tattoos they will still prob have something to say…
Post # 8
I think it’s a really cute tattoo and you should show it off! Honestly, I don’t think it would take away from your beautiful dress at all because it’s pretty small. ALSO, you should want people to remember how beautiful YOU are in the dress, not just how beautiful the dress is. I think people will be looking at your glowing face on that day rather than the tattoo on your boob anyway. 😉
I have quite a few tattoos including a quarter sleeve on one arm. I was a little worried about showing them on my wedding day because DH’s family is ULTRA conservative and had no idea I even had tattoos! Darling Husband had always pushed me to BE MYSELF on our wedding day so that’s what I did. I left all my tattoos exposed and wore my hair down (because I NEVER wear my hair up, so why should I for the wedding?) I have absolutely no regrets, and you know what? Not a single person on his side batted an eye when they saw the tats and they all told me I was a beautiful bride.
Post # 9
Everyone knows I have a back tattoo but I wanted to cover it up for my wedding with extensions just because I was getting married in a church and my family is religious. But I wore the dress I wanted and photographer insisted in takeing a pic of it and its one of the best photos I have. Hey sooner or later they will have to
see it and by the way i think its really cute.
Post # 10
It is cute and small and what better word to have at your wedding? That tattoo is apart of you, thats who you are. You felt the desire to get it for one meaning or another so why hide it? If they cant accept you for YOU then their loss. I have a half sleeve and will show it off proudly at my wedding. Because it is in fact MY wedding 🙂 Be proud of it!
Post # 11
I also have a massive back tattoo, and if I had covered it up, it would have been weird because everyone is so used to seeing it, it’s such a part of me, and most importantly, it would have been a total pain in the ass! But yours is small, easy to cover, and sounds like it would cause more problems than necessary, so in your case I’d vote cover it. It will be so easy to do, unlike my monstrous beast which would require hours of airbrushing!
Post # 12
@VideoGamer: I’d cover it. Not that it’s anyone’s business, but I think that it’s asking for problems if the first time they see it is on your wedding day. Things could get nasty. I just wouldn’t risk potential drama on your wedding day.
Post # 13
I would normally say not to cover it, but if you don’t want any awkwardness at your wedding it might be better to just cover it. If you don’t care what they think and can deal with a little tension on your wedding day, then just show it! It’s really cute!
Post # 14
I would cover it! Some people really fixate on that sort of thing and it sounds like that is a legitimate concern in your situation. On the other hand, it is very appropriate tattoo!
Post # 15
@ricangen81: I’m doing the same thing, i’m getting massive amounts of weave sewed in to cover up my back piece, i don’t know what im going to do about the large one on my boob/chest though lol.
Post # 16
Like most others, I’d say cover it. I love tattoo and I’m usually all about leaving them showing, but if I sensed it may cause any negative attention or drama on one of the most important days of my life, I would cover it just to be safe and have peace of mind about it.