Dedicated October 2020

Covering up a tattoo?

Sharyl, on September 21, 2019 at 2:12 AM Posted in Hair and Makeup 0 5
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Has anyone covered up their tattoos with make up during your big day? And does it last all night? I have a tattoo behind my neck that not a lot of people know about, especially my dad and other family members. I was thinking of doing an up-do or side swept curls, something different other than my regular everyday hairstyles but I don’t want my tattoo to be seen. I’ve never had to cover up my tattoo with make up. I’ve always kept my hair down around my parents and until now, my dad still doesn’t know after 14 years! He would be very upset because he is against it.


  • Caytlyn
    Champion November 2019
    Caytlyn ·

    I would ask your MUA for advice, but would probably wear your hair in a low updo or something half up half down since the back of your neck can get pretty sweaty. I also believe that if you're old enough and mature enough to get married, you can own up to the decisions that you've made for your own body to your parents.

  • Lex
    VIP September 2019
    Lex ·
    What are they gonna do, disown you?
    If your family has issues with your tattoo, maybe pick a hairstyle to cover it or just let it show. Covering tattoos with makeup requires a lot of steps and isn’t cheap.
  • Cliodhna
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2030
    Cliodhna Online ·

    Hey Sharyl

    I would also recommend you speak to your makeup artist about the tattoo coverup and get his/her input.

    You could always trial it before the wedding day to see how long it takes to wear off

    Have you booked a makeup artist yet?

  • Sharyl
    Dedicated October 2020
    Sharyl ·
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    Yeah you’re right. I’ll ask when I book a make up artist. And no I haven’t not booked a make up artist yet. I’ll probably be searching one in the next month or two since my wedding isn’t until next October
  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle ·

    I actually considered this! so i went to sephora and they did a sample on me that i wore for the rest of the day. it did work well but at the same time it took a long time! it was so many layers.

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