Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Wedding Wednesday: A tattooed bride.

The one question I keep getting asked is, "But what are you going to do to cover your tattoos when you wear your wedding dress?"


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.



Has this convinced you that tattoos and weddings go together perfectly? Or are you of the opinion that brides should cover them up?

Irma xo



8 comments:

  1. A wedding is such a personal thing and that day is all about the bride and groom so if both of you love tattoos, they should be on show like nobody's business. I love the idea of the theme too. K x

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    1. Yes I think it is important to remember it is about us! :)
      Irma

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  2. It's your wedding day. So often with wedding we do things to please our family and friends. You do what you want :)

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    1. yes, I find it is hard not to worry about pleasing family and friends but at the end of the day, it is about us! :)
      Irma xo

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  3. I never covered mine on my wedding day. After all tattoos are a representation of yourself, so you shouldn't feel the need to cover them, Don't try and please everyone else, its your day, do whats right for you xx

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    1. Exactly, they are something I love and it doesn't matter what other people think at the end of the day :)
      Irma xo

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  4. I love tattoos, I only have two but wish I had a few more, if only I had the money for them. I love seeing brides wearing a very beautiful dress but you can see a tattoo peeking out or a half/full sleeve exposed! It's your day, no one else should have a say as to what you wear or what you decided to cover or not cover.

    I think they are less of a taboo these days anyway and our generation are going to be the most tattooed of all.

    Georgia x

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    1. They are so expensive, but it is worth saving up and getting something you will love forever :) I totally agree with you that our generation will be very tattooed.
      Irma xo

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