(Closed) tattoos with your wedding dress

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
7295 posts
Busy Beekeeper

i had a visible tattoo. i love mine. its a unicorn (of course).

Post # 5
491 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I have a huge tattoo between my shoulder blades and about the size of a CD case — I’m getting married in 2 weeks and I don’t plan on covering it up. It’s a part o my life and who I am. Everyone is different though, I’m also not a traditional bride or getting married in a church.

Post # 6
76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I love it! I want my sweet tats to show!

Thinking about getting mine redone and adding to it before getting married. 😀

I hate seeing ads for tattoo cover up – give me a break!

Post # 7
405 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I have a huge tattoo on my back. I love it, love it, love it. During my bridal portraits before the ceremony, I asked my photographer specifically to feature it in a few special shots.

Post # 8
1150 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I have tattoos all over my torso, neck and one on my arm. This is the one that ended up being visible. 

Post # 9
1756 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Here are mine (and actually, one of my requirements for my dress was that my tattoos be visible):


Post # 10
11390 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I have two tattoo’s. One isn’t visable (its on my back.) The other is on my wrist & I didn’t cover it up.

You can sort of see it in this photo:

Post # 11
10714 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have one on my neck that will be visable if I wear my hair up… I have 1 on my wrist and 2 on my forearms which will also be visable. Then when I change into my going away dress you’ll also be able to see the one on my leg. I think I’ll be getting one on my shoulder too between now and the wedding (for the wedding). =)

The only one you won’t be able to see is the huge corset tat on my back… I looked for a dress that was backless for a while so people could see it actually. tehe

Post # 12
558 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Thorpewood

I find myself being silly about this.  My boyfriend has tattoos that I love and would be so upset if he covered on our wedding day.  Two are on his back (so obviously they will be covered but by clothes, not makeup or anything).  Another is on his forearm.  That, too, will be covered by his jacket but later I’m sure he’ll roll his sleeves up and it’ll be showing.  I love that tattoo the most.

I’ve been dying to get a tattoo on my back but I’m afraid it’ll ruin the look of my wedding dress (that isn’t purchased or planned or anything since I’m not even engaged yet!).  I find it funny that I love his tattoos but I’m scared to get my own.  Haha.

Post # 13
10714 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

@MissOtter31: I understand that! I’m getting full wings on my back in black and thought half of my wings showing with my wedding dress would look strange so I waited to get them.

Post # 14
5147 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have a tattoo that was visible in my wedding dress:


And my maid of honor (on the left in the picture) had a visible tattoo too:

Post # 15
2542 posts
Sugar bee

I have a large tattoo between my shoulder blades that will likely be visible in whatever dress I buy. I also have one on my leg that would be visible if I picked a tea-length dress, like I am leaning towards. I don’t care if they show, they’re a part of me. It bothers my mom, though.

Also, my Maid/Matron of Honor has a ton of tattoos (I think about 7 or 8 now) that will show in her dress on my day. One of my BMs has 2 visible ones and another Bridesmaid or Best Man has dreadlocked hair. I really don’t care, but as someone else said – I’m not getting married in a church and not a tradtional bride at all!

Post # 16
199 posts
Blushing bee


i love unicorns and fantasy stuff, and have a unicorn tattoo on my thigh and a fairy on my shoulder.  the one on my shoulder will be covered by my dress straps i think.

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