Tattoos - Cover Em Up or Let Em Shine?
Tattoos and weddings have been controversial since the beginning of time. Tattoos by themselves can raise some observers’ temperature a couple of degrees. Body art was once limited to hardcore motorcycle riders, fisherman, roughnecks, and military men. Participants were almost exclusively male.
Times have changed and acceptance has changed, but not entirely. There is a strange contract that exists when the bride combines her tattoos with her white wedding dress. The white wedding dress is a cultural symbol of purity. Combining it with body art is perceived by some as a toxic combination.
Can the tattoos be tastefully displayed on your wedding day without causing a distraction? Should the tattoo be a consideration in the selection of the dress? Most professional designers agree that the tattoo should be part of the fashion, like hair, nails, and accessories.
With that in mind, a small tattoo should not be partially covered. It should either be seen, or not, unless it is behind the shield of a veil or lace. The tattoo should complement the entire wardrobe. Tattoos are an expression of your personality. They are a part of you. Express them every day, and on your wedding day as well.
Where do you stand on this issue? Let Wedding Dress Market know what you think. Sound-off!