Choosing to get a tattoo is not a decision to be made lightly. If you've been inked, chances are your tattoo means a great deal to you (since it's going to be there forever). That being said, some brides still choose to cover their tattoos or those of the wedding party during their wedding. This could be for any number of reasons, and there's really no right or wrong answer to the new age question: Should I show my (or my wedding parties') tattoos during my wedding?
Ten years ago, the answer to that question was probably still, "NO! No way. Absolutely not!" Quickly followed by, "What would your Grandmother think?"
But times have changed and visible tattoos are no longer taboo. Instead of pondering how to cover your gorgeous artwork, embrace it. The same goes for your wedding party. You have chosen them to stand by you for a reason and their tattoos shouldn't affect that decision. If a tattoo is offensive, or something you are not too proud of, then feel free to cover it!
There are some dress styles that will complement a tattoo depending on its location. If you're having trouble deciding on a style, this may help.
Back– To show off your back piece, a dress with a low or open back would be ideal.
Arm/Sleeve– A sleeveless or halter style gown will let everyone have a perfect view of a beautiful sleeve or any piece on the arm.
Thigh/Leg– For tattoos located below the knee, consider a tea length gown. If you have a thigh piece you'd like to show off and don't mind a sexier style, think about getting a form-fitting gown with a slit up the thigh.
Chest– A full chest piece or a small one, a strapless gown is the way to go if you are wanting to complement this tattoo placement.
Again, letting your tattoos show on your wedding day is a personal choice. If you find the perfect gown, and it just happens to cover your ink, that's fine. The same goes if you find a gown that shows every tattoo you have. If you ask someone to be in your wedding party, and they have tattoos, keep in mind that those tattoos may show before asking them. Telling them to cover their body art is likely to hurt their feelings more than if you had not asked them at all. And if they would feel more comfortable covering their work, let them!