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Tattoo's in your wedding photos?

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I agree with the other girls with having her stand a certain way so it doesn't show. You could always use the hair trick too. If she has longer hair pull it more towards that side and have it cover the tattoo and position her hands or bouquet so you can't see the one on her wrist

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honestly, if it were my friend, and even if they got the tattoos after i asked her to be in the wedding, not only would i not ask her to cover them, but unles the tattoo was something specifically offensive in some way, i wouldnt even have them photoshopped out.

 

besides the bare fact that it could be difficult and time consuming for the photog to do that, the basic thing is: you are not friends with her because she has/doesnt have tattoos. if they show in your pictures, so what? thats her, who she is, and how she chooses to express herself, and regardless of if she got the tattoos after you asked her or not, i would just deal with it by getting over it. if she is that easily offended that you cant even ask her to cover them up, then she will be even more offended when you have them photoshopped out. when she sees your finished pictures, she will be hurt and upset thinking you dont like her for who she is, and that you couldnt even bother to talk to her about it, kwim?

 

sorry to be blunt but i just think it crosses the line when people pick and choose attributes of their friends that really dont matter or apply to how good of a friend she is. thats not unconditional friend-love. the point is, you love her as your friend, you should love how she chooses to express herself, and if that means possibly seeing her tattoos in your wedding pics, so be it.

 

besides, do you really want your photog to be focusing so much time and effort on your friends tattoos, or on you looking beautiful and gorgeous on your big day? the more the photog has to worry about posing your friend, the less your photog will be worried about posing YOU perfectly. also would you rather they spend so much time editing out tattoos from the pics, or making sure to correct everything perfectly with how YOU look? personally i would rather look better than everyone else in my pics haha :)

 

either way, good luck! :)

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I have to agree with Abbie.

Coming from a photographer perspective, you will want to talk to your photographer WELL in advance if you expect them to airbrush out tatoos. Airbrushing isn't just a click of a button. It requires a lot of time and effort to make it look right. And since she's a bridesmaid, she'll be in A LOT of photos. Which means MANY extra hours for your photographer, which probably wasn't factored into the price that they gave you.

Second... and I honestly don't intend to sound mean, but this to me is like asking a friend to be a bridesmaid... and then UNasking them when they get pregnant. I think that's one of the most rude things ever, simply because they won't fit into your dress or your pictures the way you had them in your mind. This is a GREAT friend. Someone who you love and trust to stand there beside you on the biggest day of your life. THAT'S what's important when looking back at the photos, not the fact that she doesn't fit the cookie cutter mold of being the most beautiful looking bridesmaid. IMHO.

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I also agree with Abbie, she makes a great point about where your photographers efforts should be put and its not into your friend.

 

Also, I agree 100% with the fact that she is who she is, don't try to cover that up, she will be insulted for sure.

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besides, do you really want your photog to be focusing so much time and effort on your friends tattoos, or on you looking beautiful and gorgeous on your big day? the more the photog has to worry about posing your friend, the less your photog will be worried about posing YOU perfectly. also would you rather they spend so much time editing out tattoos from the pics, or making sure to correct everything perfectly with how YOU look? personally i would rather look better than everyone else in my pics haha :)
I agree with Abbie.

Also, all the pictures that tend to become the favorite ones and framed around the house will be of you and your FI, not of the entire wedding party. So I wouldn't stress about it.

Some things you just have to let go of. I know it's hard sometimes, but you'll feel better on your wedding day if you just decide now to let it be.

Good luck!

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I have to 100% agree with Abbie. If I was a bridesmaids and was asked to cover up my tattoos I would probably resign my role as a bridesmaid. Im pretty easy going but would be offended.

 

Honestly the photos are about the bride and groom. I doubt anyone will notice her tattoos. If you photoshop or airbrush her tattoos out without telling her, I would put money on it that your friendship will never be the same. Especially since she is easily offended. Its hard not to take that personally.

 

I was in a wedding where we were not allowed to do certain things because we wouldnt appear in the photos the way the bride wanted. Personally I thought some of it was ridlicious.

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I have a tattoo on my arm that I really didn't want in the pictures. So, I stood in a way that it wouldn't show as much as I possibly could. If they are on her back, I bet that when you get your pictures and choose which ones you would want framed it won't be that big a deal. My photog did remove my tattoo in a couple of pics she thought looked better without it. I'm sure if there is a pic you absolutely want framed and they are showing you could ask your photog to remove it on that specific one, rather than worrying about every pic. Really, with where they are located, you may be surprised that they won't show at all in your pictures.

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