(Closed) Tattoos??? Did you let yours show or hide or cover it up?

posted 10 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
533 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I have a right arm sleeve I am currently working on, and a partially tattoo covered left underarm. I will not be covering them up. The girls at the bridal store said it’s a part of me, and should not be hiding it and me myself, I love my tattoos; they are beautiful. People will always have biased opinions about tattoos, but you should feel comfortable with whatever you choose!

Post # 4
2166 posts
Buzzing bee

I don’t hate my tattoos but they are not a huge ‘part of who I am’ like they were in my twenties when I got them.  Depending on how well it stands up after some trials, I will maybe wear makeup on my horse on my upper arm.  The other one is already covered by the dress.

It’s pretty small (seen below)

Post # 5
3578 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Let it show if that’s what YOU want, don’t show or hide it because of what other people say. There’s nothing against tattoos in the Bible. For what it’s worth, I know several pastors/ministers with tattoos.

I had a visible tattoo on my wedding day:

Post # 6
1788 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Mine was covered by my wedding dress, but I’m pretty proud of it, and I love to let it show.  It’s my husband’s and now my last name. I think tattoos are a part of us – let it shine:)

Post # 7
308 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

When I got my tattoo (its about 3-4 inches wide between my shoulder blades) my mom wasn’t too crazy about it for 2 reasons, Prom and Wedding.  I knew it’d be fine and I love the way it looks with my dress.  Its definitely a part of me, I’m proud of it.

On the other hand I would cover it for a friends wedding if I were in it.  I’ve never been asked to cover it, but I would if a bride asked me too, out of respect for a friend.  Here’s me trying on my dress with it:

Post # 8
6414 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I forget I even have tats half the time just because I’m so used to them… they are just another part of my skin so I never cover them for any reason and I have very visable ones. I’m interested to see how my pink and black stars looks with my white dress and green bouquet though… lol

(my stars and sons name will be the only tattoos visable with my dress)


Post # 9
1042 posts
Bumble bee

I’m letting mine show, and I honestly can’t wait. I have a set of wings, and they’re beautiful and have a lot of meaning.

Post # 10
5191 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Mine will be on full display in particular photos, but won’t show for the most part (it covers the entire top of my foot). i intentionally chose shoes that would not cover it up, because I love my ink.

Post # 11
753 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I have 5 tattoos and I purposely got all of them in places that would be hidden if I was wearing a skirt or dress. Although all of your tattoos are beautiful, I’m so happy I didn’t have to worry about them showing. To me, they’re a private expression.

Post # 12
74 posts
Worker bee

I am hoping by the time my wedding day comes my tattoo will be removed… I got my tattoo done when I was 16, and sure enough, now I HATE it :-(. It’s a small black dragon on my cleavage(classy, right?). If I dont have it lasered off by the time my wedding comes I am DEF covering it up. I just worry about cover up makeup rubbing off on my dress!!

Post # 13
995 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I have a large peice on my low back that I love.

However, I’ve covered it with makeup before: I have a dress with an extremely low-cut back: it goes down an inch above my bum crack.  I found my ink really took away from the effect of the dress: so we covered it (layered hairspray & concealer, very easy).  

I think if I my tattoo weren’t covered by my wedding dress I would cover it:  like the low-cut-back dress, I wouldn’t want any distractions.

Post # 14
650 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

here’s mine and it will be on show. 

Post # 15
2906 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@abbyful: Holy cow. I have that exact same tattoo on my back same shoulder blade same spot! So weird!! I love it 🙂

I will not be covering my tattoos for my wedding. They are a part of me and I really dont care if someone likes it or not. I have 3 that will be visable ish the day of. The one on my back, one on my foot and one on my wrist.

Post # 16
3696 posts
Sugar bee

@TinaBina0729: You could get a cute bolero for the church ceremony if felt like you needed to have it covered.

I have tattoos on my ankles and hips so it doesn’t matter if I go with a full length dress. I will likely be covering the three on my ankles if I end up with a tea length dress, though. My mother is very adamently against ink and it would cause a major fight for me to leave them on display and it’s not worth it to me. It’s one of those “She won the battle, but I won the war.” I’ll concede to covering them for 8 hours, but in the end I have my tattoos and I love them.

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