(Closed) Tattoos. ..to cover, or not to cover?

posted 7 years ago in October 2015
  • poll: Will you and/or your brides maids cover your ink?

    Absolutely

    No, I didn't get my tattoos to cover them

  • Post # 2
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    You won’t look any less elegant if you don’t cover them! I also would not ask your bridesmaid to cover hers, unless the dress she’s wearing already does.

    The only time I cover mine is at work, and even then my wrists, ankle and behind my ear ones still show. It’s just the bigger ones that wouldn’t jive with my wardrobe anyway (thigh and upper arm).

    Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    didn’t cover mine – quote on left wrist with fairy wings. None of my BM’s have tattoos but I wouldn’t have asked them to cover them. 

    Post # 4
    Hostess
    5622 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Nope, didn’t cover mine and wouldn’t dream of asking anyone to cover theirs.

    Post # 5
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    Bumble Beekeeper

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    MedleyHoward2015:  “Elegant” does have a certain meaning, and to most people (including you, it sounds like) it does not include tattoos. I have nothing against them — my husband has 5, including a huge one covering his entire back. And I’ve seen lots of brides who looked awesome with ink showing. But if you prefer to cover it for your wedding, that’s no more “selling out” or “hiding your true self” than people who wear their hair down everyday and decide to get an updo for the wedding. There’s nothing wrong with showing your tats, and there’s nothing wrong with covering them. It doesn’t mean you’re embarassed of them, just that you want a certain look for your wedding. That’s all. Totally up to you. Maybe take some pics in your dress with them showing, then with them covered and ask which you’d rather look at for the rest of your life.

    Regarding bridesmaids, I’d leave the decision up to them. Saying “I’d rather cover my art” is way different than someone else saying “I’d rather you cover your art”.

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee

    I wouldn’t cover mine just because of how it looks to other people. But if I got a dress that partially covered my tattoo, I might cover it just because that’s the sort of thing that would bother me…either you see all of it or you see none of it.

    I would only ever ask someone to cover their tattoo if it was offensive in some way.

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

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    MedleyHoward2015:  I don’t have any tattoos, but one of my bridesmaids did as did a friend that gave a reading at the church. I didn’t ask either of them to cover them up. I think the only way I would ask someone to cover it is if the art itself depicted something offensive – but then again I can’t imagine being friends with someone who would get an offensive tattoo to start with!

    Post # 8
    Hostess
    9742 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

    Do not cover up something that is a part of yourself! IMO, it’s like being ashamed of who you are. Rock them!!

    Post # 9
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    139 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I’m think I might cover 2 of mine just because I think they’ll clash. I have on both shoulders so I think it’s distracting. I’ll leave the ones on my back, arm, and foot though.  

    Post # 10
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    Helper bee

    I would cover them with a bolero or shawl if asked, but not makeup. My left arm is about 75% covered by two large tattoos. I don’t mind hiding them with long sleeves, but I think that covering them with makeup looks silly- especially with large tattoos. 

    Post # 11
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    1014 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    You can always get them photoshopped out if you don’t like how they look in photos.

    Post # 12
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    5879 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I don’t have tatts (yet) however, I think I went thru the trouble of getting said ink, i’m gonna rock it on my day.

    Post # 13
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    407 posts
    Helper bee

    My ink is on my thigh and side, so they’ll most likely be covered in whatever dress I choose, however I would be 100% all for my bridesmaids’ tattoos showing! I think tattoos are all so unique to each individual and really tell a story about that person, they shouldn’t be covered up imo.

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

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    MedleyHoward2015:  i showed mine proud in my dress. i think it looked lovely because its part of who i am 🙂 i once had a bride ask me (as a bridesmaid in her wedding) to cover mine and i was quite offended. she backed off once i expressed my dislike of the suggestion…

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