(That doesn’t mean I have tuberculosis. It actually stands for: Miss Fox, Licensed Massage Therapist, Tattooed Bride.)
While we’re on the topic of tattoos…
…you may have noticed that I have a few visible ones. If you guessed neck, foot, forearm, and wrist, you win the Where’s Waldo prize!
Now I have no idea if I’ve already mentioned this, but I’m not planning on covering any of them up for the big day. Many a friend/family member/fellow bride has stared at me all googly eyed over this decision…but it really wasn’t a decision for me as much as it was a given.
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 personally find that placement is just as important as the actual tattoo. I actually kind of pride myself on my tattoos and my own tattoo placement; none of them were decided on or thought about lightly. There’s a definite reason why I don’t have one on my shoulder (yet), which is honestly the fact that that is one place I don’t think I want ink to be seen on my wedding day. I would never get one around my ankle or on my calf/thigh because I simply don’t think I’d like the look of it on myself—it’s for some people, just not for me. As an aside, I also have this weird left/right thing…like I need to balance my tattoos out. I got my clover on my left foot, stars on my right neck, infinity on my left wrist, “Breathe” on my right forearm, and cherry blossoms on my left torso. I like the symmetry…? Sure.
As for the man, he has more tattoos than I do, and plans on expanding the visible ones on his right arm to create the outline of a sleeve by the time we get married.
Remember these? 😉
So long story short…yes, I am a tattooed bride (complete with tattooed groom!). And damn proud of it!
Are you or will you be a tattooed bride? Do you have differing opinions on the matter?