Post # 1
So, I got a couple tattoos when I was very young and (of course) now I don’t like them. They’re both Japanese symbols but because I was young and dumb, I didn’t have them tattooed vertically (as Japanese is actually read) but instead horizontally, and I didn’t take care of them (and they weren’t done well anyway, very spur of the moment choices so no artist research was done) so now they’re all blown out and blurry looking. You can sort of see them here:
I’ve wanted to cover them for a long time, but is before the wedding the best time to do it? My options are this:
1) Leave them as they are and suck it up, letting them show on the wedding day.
2) Leave them as they are and cover them up with airbrush makeup, running the risk of the makeup running and coming off in the heat of my June wedding.
3) Get a new pretty tattoo to cover them (something floral, feminine and colorful, inspiration pic below).
(I don’t want butterflies, but I like how this is light and feminine.)
What do you think, bees?!
Post # 3
I would cover them with makeup if you don’t like them. You can try stage makeup instead of the airbrush becuase I *think* it may hold up better since you’re concerned about sweating and smearing. I’m not a makeup artist but I’ve heard of people saying that stage makeup was better for this, hopefully someone with more knowledge will chime in regarding the use of stage makeup if covering it with makeup is what you will go with
Post # 4
@BeeEuphoric: Considering the fact that you’re regretting these tattoos, I’d strongly suggest that you don’t get another one that’s even bigger.
Could you wear a light shawl?
I’d probably go w. the airbrush makeup. Appoint one of your bridesmaids the duty of making sure that the tats stay covered.
If these tattoos really bother you in everyday life, I’d come up with a long-term plan on how to save up to get them removed.
Post # 5
I think a tattoo with cherry blossom would look awesome! I say go for the tattoo!
Post # 6
If this is a tattoo you would want anyways without getting married then go for it! I think that it is a lovely tattoo. But if you have any hesitations about getting the large cover up piece then you need to wait. You can buy stage quality sweat resistant make up. Look up dermablend and zombie boy.
Post # 7
@canarydiamond: I don’t regret having tattoos (I have 4 others that I love), it’s just that these particular tattoos aren’t the best. They make me feel self-conscious, but I think if I did choose to get another one that was beautiful and in turn made me feel beautiful, I wouldn’t mind showing it on my wedding day at all.
Aside from smearing, my other concern with covering them with makeup is that since they’re black they might show through even the heaviest makeup and make it quite obvious that there’s a tattoo I’m trying to hide there, which might be more distracting than the actual tattoo.
Post # 8
@BeeEuphoric: Yeah, it is a bit of a toughie! Well I suppose if you really would like another tattoo and you’d be proud to show it off, then I would probably go the route of getting another one… as long as you’re sure that you want it and you’re not just doing it for the wedding day.
Post # 9
If you want to just cover it up for now, I would try kat von d’s make up line.
Post # 10
Makeup covered tattoos always look like makeup covered tattoos.. I say get a good quality tattoo to cover them up!!