Brides let your ink show


According to recent research, almost a quarter (23%) of Americans now have tattoos, and the number is growing. Dealing with your ink on your big day is now becoming a real issue for brides – do you hide them under layers of lace or make up, or choose a dress which accentuates your body art?

Taking full advantage of your tattoos may require a little extra work on your part, but the results can be truly amazing and give you and your beloved the kind of unique experience that the un-needled can only dream about. While you’re planning your day and wanting to show off your body art, think of these tips.

1. Dress to impress: When choosing your gown you want to make sure that it’s not only going to make you look amazing, but it’s going to make your tats really pop. If you’ve got shoulder work, think about whether you want to go strapless to show it off. If you’ve got anything down the length of your back, choosing an open-backed dress is definitely on the cards.

2. Time for a touch-up: A tattoo is for life and with dozens of people taking pictures of your big day, you will want your ink to be looking its best. If you’ve got the time before the wedding, there’s no harm in getting a quick touch up to get your work looking the best it can be.

3. Theming: If you’re particularly proud of your work, there’s no reason why you can’t work it into the theme of the event as well. Got a moon on your shoulder? Get some matching table art to show it off. Sanskrit lettering? Have the invitations and table settings translated into it. Let the day leave an impression on you and vice versa.

Whatever your style, The Mackey House will be able to work with your tastes, and give you a day that is as unique as you are.