(Closed) Tattoos in a brides dress….

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

i think your mother inlaw should know you have tattoos before the wedding just to save the shock factor. if you like your tattoos you should embrace them, i havent seen any type of make up that will cover completely a tattoo… good luck

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

You can purchase make-up at some department stores that is used to cover tattoos and scars.  It’s something to try perhaps, although it didn’t seem to be super effective from what I’ve seen (I’ve never used it, just seen it on people).

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Well I too have a pretty big colorful tattoo on my right arm & even know my mother in law knows I have it she is very conservative BUT she knows it ‘me’ and its who I am..I say do not hide it Its ‘You’ It obviously isnt gonna dissapear no time soon ๐Ÿ˜‰ So mayby you can sit down and talk with her about it first so it wont be such a huge shock to her..;) Good Luck!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Are you hiring a make-up artist for your wedding day? They may be able to cover up your tattoos for you, if you decide to go that route. There are also kits you can buy to cover them up, but you’d have to ask someone else who has had some experience about those…

However, I think the tattoo on your arm is awesome, and even if you decide to cover-up the tree because you don’t like it, I would encourage you to rock the other one ๐Ÿ˜€

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper

Dermablend is really the BEST makeup cover-up for tattoos. You really should get one specially forumlated, not jsut plain old makeup. Dermablend comes in a stick and is the best and easiest to use. It’s available at most drugstores. It starts around $20, i believe.

Ben Nye also has a good line of tattoo coverup products. As a theatrical makeup artist, I can personally vouch for the quality of Ben Nye products. They are excellent. I’d still go with Dermablend though.

Me personally, I’d rock the tats.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think covering up that much would be a HUGE hassle. I say love it because it’s you.

If you want to give your Future Mother-In-Law a heads up that would be fine. Just a sort of “by the by, I have some tattoo’s I love them, but I dont want it to be a huge “SUPRISE”  on the wedding day.

By the by, I think they’re quite lovely.

 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I probably wouldn’t cover them up – because they are part of you, and from what I have seen even professional cover-up products can act funny with camera flashes, and turn really white looking in pictures.

Not to mention it rubbing off on your FH if he puts his arm around you, etc etc – you could wear a bolero if you are that concerned.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

honestly, i dont know of any tattoo makeup that would cover up the tattoo on your back. I think you need to be honest with your Future Mother-In-Law and let her know about your tats. There is no way you can hide this from her at the wedding and you dont want her to feel as though you hid something from her on the big day. Just bring it up casually. 

Do you purposely hide the tattoos from her? I am not sure if my Future Mother-In-Law or other family has seen my tattoos but i dont purposely hide them. I will be covering my small tattoos with makeup on my big day not to hide them from anyone just because i dont want it to be part of my look that day ๐Ÿ™‚

Good luck ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would show/tell her before hand just so she’s not shocked.  I don’t know your Future Mother-In-Law, but if she’s anything like mine, there would be major shock.  That is pretty big to try and cover up with makeup and I’m not sure how well the stuff works especially if it’s going to be hot.  I do have some tattoo cover up to cover a scar and I’m worried about that “melting” off.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I vote tell your Mother-In-Law and rock them. I got my dress specifically to show off my tattoo because I love it. Maybe you can retouch it or somehting to make it prettier (if you don’t like it that is).

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I just noticed you’re in Vermont, so you probably don’t have to worry about cover up melting off in June ๐Ÿ™‚ but I still vote to not try and cover them up.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My make-up artist is covering up my large and colorful fore-arm tattoo.  In our trials she used using MAC body paint (I think only pros can buy it) to color over the tattoo.  She went over each color in it’s opposite color (purple with yellow, green with red, etc), let each layer dry and then went over it a few times with MUFE foundation and/or concealer (letting it dry in between layers), used some bronzer in her airbrush tool to blend the color, Laura Mercier setting powder, and then MUFE Mist & Fix to make sure it stayed put.  She also used a brush to pick up my arm hairs each time after putting down a makeup layer.

When I got home from my last trial my Fiance was freaking out because he thought I had my tattoo lasered off, which he knew was impossible in one session, but he couldn’t figured out what had happened!  He had me roll up my sleeves and show him both arms – he was freaking out!

I am choosing to cover up my tattoo simply because I don’t like how I look with it in my bridal outfit.  It just looks out of place.  My family and most all his family has seen my tattoo, and while not everyone likes it, they know it is my choice to have it and leave it at that.

The fish looks totally do-able for an experienced MUA.  I wouldn’t even try and cover up your tree with makeup.  If you really want to cover it up, I would go for a bolero.

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