Even if you usually love the tribal tattoo on your back or the multi-colored half-sleeve on your arm, there may be occasions when you want to cover them up, such as your wedding day. It’s great to know that makeup isn’t only for your face! Here are some tips for covering up your tattoos for your wedding day.
Step 1: Purchase a Concealing Cover-Up
Since tattoos no longer cover a select few of the population, more and more products catering to those who have tattoos are available. This includes products used to cover up tattoos, like Dermablend Leg & Body Tattoo Primer and the Dermablend Leg & Body Cover. There are several different brands available, so just purchase the one you feel most comfortable with.
Step 2: Practice Using the Cover-Up
You’re going to want to know the best way to cover up the tattoo long before your wedding day, so practice using the cover-up products to completely hide your tattoo. If needed, take before and after pictures so you can see how well the product is working. If the tattoo is in an area that you’re unable to reach (your back, upper arms, etc.) then you’ll need a co-conspirator.
Step 3: Use the Cover-Up on Your Wedding Day
The final step is to apply the makeup for your wedding day. If the makeup you’ve purchased doesn’t include a powder, you may want to brush a little matching powder over the concealer to set it. Make sure you bring the makeup with you just incase you need touchups throughout the day.
Not every bride will want to cover her tattoos, but if you feel that they will take away from the dress or will not photograph well, it’s definitely an idea you should entertain.