(Closed) Tattoos and wedding dresses

posted 10 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Tattoos and weddingdresses

    I will cover up the tattoo(s) on my weddingday

    I'm proud of my tattoo and show it on my weddingday

    I don't have a tattoo

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  • Post # 32
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I have four tattoos, a back piece, an ankle tattoo, a foot tattoo, and my newest, a wrist tattoo… I was very specific in getting a dress with a low enough back to show a good portion of my back piece, and I decided against many bracelets because they cover too much of my wrist piece. I love my tattoos and would never feel right covering them up. However, both sides of the family are uber conservative and would prefer that I don’t show my tattoos. It is a good thing that I never do what I am ‘supposed’ to! 🙂

    Post # 33
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @GreenEyedMoon:

    I like that tattoo — is there a specific meaning to the symbols ?

     

    Post # 34
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    414 posts
    Helper bee

    I think it completely depends on the tattoo itself. I have three tattoos and would only consider exposing two of them. There is a time and a place for tattoos and some tattoos do not always do a wedding dress justice. I have seen many brides display their tattoos and it matches just perfectly with their style and the dress they chose. Others just downplay the dress. I am considering covering mine just becaue I am not sure it will “go with” my dress, hair, accessories. My tattoo is quite romantic and soft in color, while my dress is bold and dramatic with a black sash. I like both the look of bare shoulders and tattooed shoulders, strictly depending on the image. Totally a personal preference for brides and nothing that one should feel pressured about. 

    Post # 35
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    Bee Keeper

    I don’t have any, always wanted one though.

    SoutherTulip, that tat is not only meaningful but sexy as hell. Some tats don’t translate well with wedding dresses (depending on the style of dress)IMO, but wow yours is amazing.

    Post # 36
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @novemberstorms09: wow, i LOVE your back piece!

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    @boombacha: i think you’re right about that.  one reason why it never crossed my mind to cover my tats (this time around or last time) is because i prefer much simpler gowns, little to no embellishment…it’s really hard for my ink to clash with that.

    Post # 38
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @CaptainSpaulding: thank you!  my parents bought me that when i graduated high school as a gift, lol.  everyone always asks me what it means…nothing really, i just liked it!  if it must have meaning, i suppose it could represent balance…it DID appeal to me on that level.  do you have any pix of your sun/moon tat?

    Post # 40
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I’m biased. I really don’t need to answer. 🙂 

    I will say though that anything can make an elegant wedding dress seem….meh

    Some people say it about tattoos. Some say that they can’t believe they see a bride smoking on her wedding day. Some brides open their mouths and an elegant wedding dress seems meh on them. We all have our own tastes. I personally think brides who show their tattoos look wonderful! 

    Post # 41
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    371 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @tulipandtummy: Hilarious!  I don’t have a tatoo either personal perferance I believe the body is a nice empty canvas that should be conserved that way.

    Times have changed and women are more liberal than in the past displaying their tatoos with their dresses and it isn’t taboo anymore.  However, I feel you I sometimes feel that some dresses are extremely gorgeous and don’t go well with tattoos.

     

    Post # 42
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    my tattoos are beautiful, hand crafted, one of a kind, very expensive works of art.  why would i want to hide them on a day essentially dedicated to showing off how beautiful i am? (also dedicated to love + happily ever after)

    Post # 43
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    371 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @SouthernTulip: ah, you made me cry , just thinking about losing my sister(s).  I agree each tattoo has a meaning for people

    Post # 45
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I covered my tattoos. however, most people that know me do not even know I have tattoos. I am in the process of getting them removed right now. If I liked my tattoos I would show them off on my day

    Post # 46
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I showed all four of mine. Everyone that was there knew I had them, and I didn’t see a reason to cover them. They are a part of me. Plus, to cover them would have involved a full-back dress, which I didn’t want, and my hair down to cover my Aries sign on the back of my neck, which I also didn’t want. I also have one of my inner left wrist, which was sometimes covered by my bracelet, but sometimes not. 

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