(Closed) Tattoos: To cover or not?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
1940 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I personally think that tattoos are part of you.  If everyone knows about them at the wedding it might seem odd to them if you show up and they are covered.  Min will all be covered by my dress.  However, my maids all have them and asked if they had to cover them and I said “No Way!” 

I have seen on person that used it on a small tattoo and it did the job.  However, I am not sure how it would work on a large place or how it works with diff skin tones.  If you are really worried about it I would do a trial run and buy some and do it on one of the smaller areas.  See what you think after it has sat for 5 hours.  I wouldn’t just wait till the wedding day though. 

Post # 4
5823 posts
Bee Keeper

My thought on covering up your ink boils down to this: you ought to look like YOU on your wedding day.  Whether or not you look like a stereotypical bride is irrelevant.  Your FH is marrying YOU and you are inked.  If you hide them, you will always look at your wedding pictures and see someone else there.  The tats are forever, and a beautiful part of who you are.  Unless you have a really offensive tattoo, let them show!

Post # 6
941 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

i sold dermablend and i don’t think it’s a miracle product. it’s very difficult to cover the ink without it looking super cakey and gross. you will have a bitch of a time covering them up…and do you want that stress on your wedding day? the airbrush makeup works really well but is very expensive for what you need.

i think tattoos are beautiful (but i’m very biased!) and something i would never imagine covering up for my wedding day. if i had the money, i would finish my sleeve before the wedding but alas, it’s not in the cards for me.

i wouldn’t worry about other’s would think, after all, are these tattoos going anywhere? 


Post # 8
147 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My sister had a big tattoo of a lizard on her back that would have been impossible to cover up on her wedding day.  So instead, she dressed it up! They lined the lizard with stick on rhinestones and put two in it’s eyes so it sparkled when she moved around. πŸ™‚

Post # 9
5823 posts
Bee Keeper

Glad you decided to leave them.  For a little fun, you can have someone photoshop them out of one of your photos to see what you would have looked like without.  It will definitely make you laugh!

Post # 10
1222 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@Nola: Agreed!

Don’t cover them up, especially if they mean something to you. There are so many beautiful pictures of beautiful brides rocking their tats, you should be no different! I tried some make-up by Kat Von D on my Maid/Matron of Honor a long while back and decided, “To hell w/ it. That’s her.” Not to mention, the coverup looks worse than the actual tattoo sometimes.

Post # 14
1893 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I think it depends on the tats.  With  you, you’ve got em all over so covering them up would probably look really weird.  I think covering them up works more for the “I got a very ill advised rose on my boob when I was really drunk” kinda tat.  You know, the ones you regret, but are stuck with because of their permancy. I will admit, sometimes when you see a beautiful, glowing bride in a pristine white dress with a very classy looking hairdo and makeup with a huge, gaudy tat on their arm, it can be a little….off.  But yours seem to all have meaning and are a part of you so I say rock em and rock em hard!

Post # 16
7300 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I am showcasing mine on my wedding day. David Tutera pisses me off when he makes brides cover them because they don’t look like a bride in his eyes. I am hoping my sleeve work will be done in time for the wedding!

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