I Love Ink, Yes I Do!

Fun fact: I cheered from grades three to…senior year, so I can make anything into a cheer. (See how that rhymed!? Cheer material, right there.)

Anyway, let me reintroduce myself: I’m Miss Otter, tattoo lover.


Image via someecards

I have…a lot. Enough that if I try to count, I may forget one for a second. So let’s just say I have a lot. Some visible, some not. The visible ones on the big day will include: my wrists, which are both the handwriting of my deceased best friend, “radiate love” on my arm, and potentially (depending on my choice of jewelry) the blackbird on my finger. I also have one behind each ear and one on my neck that may sneak out, but since I’m wearing my hair down, that’s up in the air.

Mrs. Fox is also a tattoo advocate and was a tattooed bride. And I couldn’t agree more with the words she shared about her own tattoos and why she chose not to cover them on the big day:

The way I see it, if I didn’t like my tattoos and/or thought I should cover them up at the wedding? Well, shame on me, because I shouldn’t have gotten them in the first place. Now of course this is a personal decision, but in my mind? They are a part of me and a part of the way I “express myself”—it’s only natural that they will be out in proud display.

I got each of my tattoos for a reason. They each have a story. They each mean something to me—something I care about enough to permanently have it on my body. So for that reason, covering them was never a question. In fact, one tattoo (to be revealed here after the wedding) will be photographed as part of our must-have shot list. It means that much.

Some have asked if I’ll regret having them in my photos, and with that, I share this photo.


Image via B. Moore Events / Photography by Priscila Valentina

Her tattoo, while stunning, wasn’t even the thing that caught my eye! It was her smile that caught my eye, and then I noticed the tattoo. And I love it. I love that she didn’t cover it and that it stands out. In fact, if you continue browsing those photos, you’ll notice that wasn’t the only one showing. And I don’t think it takes away a single thing from the photos. She looks stunning, and the tattoos caught my eye after she did. I think that’s what matters most.

Now, I know tattoos aren’t for everyone, and that even some brides who love theirs still choose to cover them. If you have tattoos and are covering them, what made you decide to go that route?


Mrs. Otter

Indianapolis, IN
Wedding Date:
April 2013

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  1. Guest
    Heather, Guest @ 12:13 am

    I have 2 tattoos but only the small one on my shoulder will be visible on my wedding day. I love them and love showing them off but my family is insisting I cover it up. I haven’t decided yet what I want to do but I agree that the linked pictures are beautiful and that tattoos don’t detract from it at all :)

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    Jenn, Guest @ 7:41 am

    I have 3 tattoos and they will all be visible. 2 on my chest, high-lighted by my strapless gown, and a toe-ring with FI’s first initial that my sandals will show off.
    I agree that if it means enough to make permanent on your skin, it is part of your heart and spirit. Those who matter won’t mind and those who mind don’t matter (except for sweet little old grandparents). :-)
    FI is sans ink. But still so handsome!

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    Mrs. Mouse 4297 posts, Honey bee @ 1:20 pm

    My tattoos aren’t super prominent, but both were exposed on my wedding day. I didn’t even think about covering them up. Especially the one on my arm, which has special meaning for me. I think if you’ve got them, rock them!

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    00rubyred 68 posts, Worker bee @ 7:29 pm

    I love it when brides are not afraid to show their tattoos they are such personal things and more apart of us than anything else that we could put on our bodies.

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