Why would I want to cover them?
Why is it not okay/ acceptable to be tattooed in a wedding dress?
Both myself and my husband to be are tattooed (and will probably have many, many more by the time the big day comes around) and we both love them. I love the pinup, 1950s style and tattoos are a part of that look (you do not, of course, need tattoos to embrace this style!). I know our wedding will have quite a retro style and I feel that our tattoos fit in well with that.
My tattoos are just a part of me. I am not telling anyone else that they should or shouldn't have them, I am merely saying that I like them and will not be covering them up for my wedding day. What is wrong with that?
I made the commitment aged 18 (my fiance was aged 14 when he first made that commitment, not something I would recommend because everyone should wait until the legal age of 18) to be tattooed and that is not something I can, or would want to, change. It is also not something I wish to hide. I do not by any means walk around shouting out that I have tattoos, in fact most of the time they are actually covered up with whatever I am wearing, but I really love them and am not ashamed to have them on show.
I actually think that making tattoos a big part of the theme could work for us. I've seen a lot of photos on Pinterest and Instagram of wedding favour temporary tattoos (like the ones kids get). I love this idea so much that I think I might look into this for my own big day. They can also be used for hen or stag parties as well. I have found some here but there are lots of places you can buy them and it is always worth shopping around.