20 tattooed brides who refused to cover up their ink – and totally rocked it!

On the biggest day of your life, you want to show off your beautiful, authentic self.

When you think of weddings you think tradition.

Big, puffy white gowns, classic updos, and something blue. But some of us, myself included, appreciate showing off our alternative looks – tattoos included.

I didn’t have the courage to show off my giant Star Wars tattoo on my wedding day, but I wish I’d seen these brides before chickening out. There are so many ways (and reasons) to celebrate your body art on the biggest day of your life.

So for all my tattooed brides out there, don’t let anyone dull your shine! Here’s to showing off our beautiful, authentic selves no matter what day it is.

1. Perfect wedding photo in 3… 2… 1…

2. Tattoos and a septum? Hell. Yes.

3. And what about getting your eye makeup to match your tattoo?

🖤❤️🖤 #tattoosleeve #tattooedgirls #tattoobride

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4. Cutest photo ever!

5. Lace over tattoos is SO aesthetic.

Nydelig fredagsbrud! // Lovely friday-bride!

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6. With tattoos like that, a simple, elegant dress is all you need.

7. They’re so in love!

8. L.O.V.E the pink hair!

9. Literal KWEEN.

Who said something blue couldn’t be in your tattoo?!

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10. This entire ensemble is bold and stunning!

11. And if you’re gonna be different, why not go all the way?

12. Yaaaasss, girl!

13. The perfect tattoo-celebrating dress.

14. Couples that tattoo together, stay together.

15. Can this girl win a prize for color-coordination!?

Cheers to being true to yourself this #WeddingWednesday

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16. A classic beauty.

@xkaitiealyse you are a dream!!! Loved working with you at @collectedretreat yesterday! #collectedretreat #collectedretreat2017 . . . . @CollectedRetreat Founders: @Malloryandjustin Venue:@varianorchards Styling By: @oakandhoneyevents Backdrops & Installations By: @elbowgreasedesign Catering By: @bahlerstreetpizza Bourbon Bar By: @tomsfoolerydistillery Cake & Cupcakes By:@acupcakeaday Stationery Design By: @lovelyinvites Custom Table & Leather Accessories By:@linenandtimber Chairs, Silverware & Plates By: Lasting Impressions Event Rentals Wedding Gowns By: @moonandbackbridalboutique Beauty By:@beautybymermaid Bridal Accessories By: @entwinebridal Some Decor Accessories (Vintage Rug & Goblets) By: @birchwoodsupplyco Wedding Rings By:@lizamichellejewelry Model: @xkaitiealyse

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17. No tattooed bride listicle would be complete without Samantha Maria!

18. She looks like a damn princess.

19. Wedding photoshoot goals.

20. Literal tears, guys.

Ariana Munsamy

Ariana Munsamy

Ariana is a graduate from the University of Cape Town with majors in Gender Studies and Anthropology. She is a plant-lady artist, writer and poet, who has been published in Prufrock & Type/Cast Literary Journal. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, retweeting and playing Skyrim.

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