When a lot of people think of a beautiful bride they picture a pretty girl in a gorgeous dress looking her best. Pristine as can be. And then there are some who imagine a super rad chick pretty as ever in a unique ensemble they will never forget. This my friends is the inked bride.
I am so happy tattoos are more accepted in todays world, especially for women. Being an inked girl myself, I know how it feels to get stared at, both good and bad looks, as well as questioned and complimented almost everywhere I go. I never really liked the attention but I will admit its nice when others appreciate the work I have on my skin.
When it came to my wedding day, I was told to try to cover up my tattoos as much as I could by some and to show them all off by others. I imagine this is something all inked brides go through. I made sure my skirt was shortened to show some of my leg and even though I wore a long sleeve sweater, it was see through. I would never hide who I am despite what people tell me.
First of all, I don’t get ink to cover it up. That is retarded. So why would I want to cover them up on one of the most important days of my life when I am sharing vows with the one I love, who is also covered in tattoos. I saw an episode of My Fair Wedding last year that really bothered me. This girl looked so cute in her bridal gown, especially with her arms all tatted up. To my surprise, she allowed them to be covered up with makeup which looked ridiculous. Why would she do that! It kind of pissed me off because as soon as she did, she was right back to the girl she was years ago. Not the woman she was now.
Well, here’s to the women who show their skin proudly. I love you all because you are yourselves and that is exactly who you should be on your wedding day. Plain and pristine all go out the window here. Inked brides rule!
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