Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Tatted up and dressed to impress.

Well.  Its about time I brave an uncomfortable subject. One that I feel very passionate about and one that I have already been scrutinized about, before I even got engaged.

BUT most importantly-- Tattoos in a wedding dress.

Yes I have a tattoo- actually I have 2! 
I got my first one in high school with my brother and my sister. It is on my ribs and it represents my sweet Mema that passed away from breast cancer. This tattoo is a constant reminder of the strength that my grandma had, and how amazing she is. I can't wait to be reunited with her in heaven. This tattoo will not show my in wedding dress, so that's not really what this post is about.
But my second tattoo will. It is on my arm.

It says Jeremiah 29:11 which says:
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

I see my tattoo every day and every day it reminds me how awesome God's plan for me is. I got it the day before Conrad proposed, and have not regretted it since. and when I am 90 and its wrinkly, I still won't regret it. 

My views:
I think of tattoos as a form of art and style. If you choose to wear certain clothes and that is how you express yourself then so be it. I chose a permanent form on my ribs and on my arm to always be around. It is part of me and part of my life. I got these tattoos knowing they were permanent and with no indication of covering them up for my wedding. I will proudly flaunt the verse that is forever on my arm, wedding dress or not. 
I have already had multiple people comment on how it's going to look in a wedding dress- and not in a positive way.
I think it's going to look AWESOME, but more importantly. It's me. It is who I am and no way am I hiding that on such a special day in my life. 


  1. You go girl, wear it with pride! I have one tattoo also. It's an eagle feather with a string of beads and each color bead represents a family member, all of who have passed away now. It's on the back of my hip and I put it there for just me. You will look beautiful on your wedding day!

  2. DAWN! You are so so sweet! Your tattoo sounds so awesome and unique. That is such a good idea, and obviously very meaningful to you, which is what matters. Thanks so much :)

  3. You go girl! Wear your tattoo with pride. It's yours, just like the special day. :)