(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 # 62
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I have two on my ankle, one on the back of my neck and my chest piece which is kind of big. Before I got my chest piece I thought about my wedding a lot (way before we were even engaged) because I knew it would show. I’ve asked my Fiance about covering my chest piece and he said “hell no!” He knows they are a part of me and he loves them. Here’s a pic of my chest piece. 

    Post # 63
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    520 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    So I finally have a pic of mine in my dress, and I don’t think it took anything away from it.

    The full tattoo:

    in my dress:

    Post # 64
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    530 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I may cover mine up. I’m indecisive. I’m wearing a veil for the ceremony and I’ll have extensions in, so I doubt anyone will even notice it.

    Post # 65
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    558 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I am definitely showing off all of mine, and I am hoping to have sleeves done by then, as well.

    Post # 66
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    301 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @WineAndCupcakes: That’s pretty much exactly how I feel! I don’t have any tattoos, but all 3 of my bridesmaids do. One of them, who has them in the most visible spots (both arms), asked me if I want her to cover them up for the wedding. I said not unless she personally wants to, because they are a part of her, and I love her for who she is, tats and all! I feel the same way about all my bridesmaids and their tattoos Smile

    Post # 67
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    This makes me feel SO much better about my full piece back tattoo and not choosing to cover it on my wedding day. =) 

    Post # 68
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    3 posts
    Wannabee

    I have two tatoos on my back with very personal meanings. One means “dream” in kanji (I am a dreamer and believe dreamers are what make the future possible) and the other is an asian dragon which is significant to me because I am half asian. I was worried about my tattoos with my wedding dress (I got them in areas I can cover up)…but my Hubby loves them. And honestly.. that is all that matters… if I can make that man weak in the knees. 🙂

    Post # 69
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    104 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I love my tattoo to death and I think it will look amazing with the right dress. I am sort of nervous to show it off since my SO’s family is pretty conservative. At a point though, I feel like I need to let go of the insecurities. I respect them and I would never deliberately be disrespectful, but my tattoo is a part of who I am. Plus, if I were to cover it up, it would be quite the job and I wouldn’t want to risk getting makeup all over my dress.

    Post # 70
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    594 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    @dolphi99: I’m curious – I can read Korean but don’t understand it, so I know it says something like Jeong-sin, but is there any significance to it?

    Post # 71
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    662 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I have a tattoo on my lower leg which will be covered by my dress, but I’ll definately be hiking up the dress for some photos! Love the contrast of the tattooed “badass” look vs the purity of the white dress! Way to rock the ink ladies!

     

     

    Post # 72
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    192 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @reginaphalange: totally being a nosey bee but, jeong-shin means “mind” in korean. 

    i’m still up in the air about covering my “visible in a wedding dress” tattoo up. it’s significant to me in a lot of ways, but my parents and SO’s parents don’t know I have it… and both sides frown upon tattoos…. =(

    Post # 73
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I have an angel on my shoulder blade (just a small one about 15cm by 20cm) and I am not covering it, no it doesn’t have a symbolic meaning but it has been a part of me for over a decade now so it would be weird to cover it. I was in very formal wedding as a Bridesmaid or Best Man and asked my friend if she wanted me to cover it up and she said she knew I had it before she asked and she was ok with that… Only 1-2 pics even showed it anyway and they actually looked good in those photos.

     I have a Bridesmaid or Best Man with a tat in the same place as mine and she won’t be covering hers – I would never dream of it. And my MUM has 5 tattoos, 4 of which will be showing when she walks me down the aisle, thou 3 of those 4 have special meanings, 1 respresents my dad who recently passed, another my grandparents and the other represents our family – she has rose vine on her wrist with 3 roses in the favourite colours of my dad, bro and myself.

    People should be allowed to show their tattoos and dont feel belittled for their choices.  If I didn’t like my tattoo I would cover it but most people generally have and like their tats so why cover them??

    Post # 74
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I personally have 8 tattoos. Only 2 of which will be visible on the wedding day. Maybe even just one since my hair is so long it will cover my wings. I don’t see anything wrong with them. I know most have special meanings. I know the cross on my wrist is very dear to my heart and would never dream of covering it. But there is a time and place. Most people don’t even know I have tattoos or they just think I have the wrist one. If I was asked to cover for a friends wedding I would by my wedding is a no.

    I don’t think it takes away from the bride though. If anything it adds more personality 🙂

    Post # 75
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    74 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Personally, I like tattoos. I have one, I’m not opposed to them in any way. However, I intentionally put my tattoo somewhere it will not be seen while I’m in my wedding dress (I knew I didn’t want any tattoos in my wedding photos, even before I was engaged), and I am waiting until after the wedding to get a second on my shoulder. At the same time, one of my bridesmaids has three tattoos that will be visible when she wears her dress, and I have no problem with it. 

    Post # 76
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    431 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I will be showing mine :). I have 8, but only 3 will show. 

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