Cover It Up!
So you’ve got some awesome body art, but don’t necessarily want to showcase it on your wedding day? No worries, you’re not alone. Or, perhaps you are one of those brides that wants their bridesmaids to cover up their tattoos (that is another blog post altogether…) There are several products out there for you to use.
Tattoo Camo— Includes a two part system: Camouflage paste and setting powder. It comes in six varying shades and also has a remover tonic to help you get the heavy make up off when you’re done. Each tube of paste and setting powder kit is 34.95.
Tattoo Cover Up Kit This water and smudge proof kit consists of primer, lotions, makeup and other applicators needed to temporarily cover up your tattoo. Retails at $23.95
Dermablend This is my all time favorite, because it truly works. You can find it online or at your local department store, and they will even work with you to find the right shade. I have a tattoo on my back that is fairly large and I needed to cover it for when I was competing in pageants. I had to actually get two shades to blend and match me perfectly, but it was so worth it! It was water and smudge proof, which was fabulous. I definitely recommend this if you have a lot of color or shading in your tattoo.
When covering up your tattoo, consider your reasons for doing so. Once upon a time, you got the tattoo as an expression of individuality and creativity. Are you embarrassed of it now? Will your grandmother faint? Will your future mother-in-law silently implode? Make sure you are doing it for all the right reasons so that you will not resent having to do it!