(Closed) Tattoos and the dress…

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
7384 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I guess I don’t understand why you can’t have a beautiful traditional dress and still rock your tattoos? They’re a part of you.

Post # 4
2419 posts
Buzzing bee

And it would be helpful for you to define what “traditional” means to you a little bit more. For instance, I would say that long sleeves and a bodice with more coverage are much more “traditional” on a wedding gown than the strapless dresses that have been trendy for the past several years.

Post # 5
523 posts
Busy bee


My tattoos are my skin. My father is a strict Puerto Rican, and doesn’t approve of them. He saw me in this dress and cried and bought it. I don’t think they take away from my bridal beauty at all, nor feel I’m an untraditional bride.

Post # 6
1944 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@vorpalette:  +1

Tattoos are a part of who you are and I would assume that they have meaning to you. My tattoos were showing with my wedding dressed and I have gotten many compliments on it. Wear yours proud!

Post # 7
504 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013 - Four Rivers Environmental Center

I love my tattoos! I specifically got one of mine started before the wedding just so I would have more on that day! You can barely see the one that covers my right shoulder blade in the first pic, but it goes around into the close up!

Post # 8
198 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

show off your tattoo with pride! 

Post # 9
977 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

@MrsTattooTraditional:  It doesn’t sound like you want your tattoos showing, so there are plenty of full coverage make-up products that will hide them completely. It’s a personal choice and if you don’t want them showing, then don’t! But that shouldn’t dictate your dress choice. You can cover them up and then wear whatever dress you want while still feeling comfortable. I am opting to cover mine up as well (though I have a bit of tattoo regret if I’m honest).

Post # 10
172 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I have a tattoo on one arm that I don’t feel is wedding appropriate and on the other arm I am all about it showing.  I just posted on here asking about option to cover mine.  Make up is not an option for me because I’m too afraid it will come off on people’s clothing.  Boleros are an option to cover tattoos you have.  Mine is an armband so I am considering a cuff of some type…but that’s the question in my post. Please keep us updated on what you decide!

Post # 11
2417 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I have a large-ish tattoo between my shoulderblades and so far my favorite dresses have been the ones that frame it, not the ones that cover it up.

Traditional doesn’t mean tattoo free bride, to me a ‘traditional’ wedding means in a church, reception in a hall of some kind, bridesmaids, groomsmen, cake, dinner etc. 

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