I got another tattoo, this past weekend! It's a twist on the traditional 1940s tattoos, but more updated. Many people are shocked when they found I have tattoos, and I think it's because I have kept them well hidden :-). It wasn't that I was ashamed of them per say, but I was concerned about peoples perception of me when it comes to business (aka getting a j.o.b.). But with this tattoo, I toyed with the idea of getting it in a more visiable place -i.e. what they call the "tramp stamp" area.
Although, I chose to keep it in area for hubbys eyes only - it got me to thinking about when we got married, and how I was soo anti-tattoos showing. I never considered myself conservative, but I do recall having a moment, the day of the wedding when I saw one of my bridesmaids had a tattoo. I didn't snap, but I remember thinking like "awww.. man i should have told her to get that covered up". And thinking back, I think it was funny that it even crossed my mind because I was marrying a man who has a ton of them!
So after getting an extra girlie, tattoo that represents my marriage- I am rethinking the tattoo bride idea. Why are some tattoos brides seen as being "artsy" or "funky" vs other being seen as "ghetto" or "class-less"? However, you choose to answer- I think the question is really for the bride to answer. If I had this super cool tattoo in a more visible place, would I have been so adament about covering it up? Mmmm...maybe not. And tons of brides are going this route as well, choosing not to cover up their body art - it's a trend I don't see it ended anytime soon.
How do you feel about brides showing tattoos ?
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