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Monday, March 28, 2011

To Have and to Hide? What to do About Tattoos...

Words by Courtney Kellar
Words by Brandy Gomez-Duplessis
Photos courtesy of Offbeat Bride, Dermablend, Kett Airbrush, Kat Von D Makeup

The day has come, one of the most important days in a bride’s life, her WEDDING DAY. A topic that will come up throughout the planning by many is TATTOOS, should it or should it not be covered? Many brides fight with this challenge if they are inked up and or if their wedding party is. Tattoos showing at a traditional wedding are sometimes not too popular amongst parents and their friends. With destination weddings and more eclectic weddings, tattoos in the wedding party are a creative way for the bride & groom express themselves.


On your wedding day if it’s a must to cover up your creative personality then here are three options that have been popular choices amongst brides and their makeup artist.

DERMABLEND
$21.00


AIR-BRUSHING
$50-$200


*KAT VON D’s Tattoo Concealer
$25.00


My personal feeling as a makeup artist that has covered many tattoos on brides and their bridesmaids is to let your ink show. I think if you have tattoos and you and/or your fiancé want your wedding to be about you, then I feel that it’s ok to let them show. Everyone that will attend your wedding has already seen your tattoos and they love you for you. So if they accepted it when they first met you, I feel they will not want to see you hide a part of you. Just know when thinking about getting your first tattoo that somewhere down the line you may be asked to be in a wedding or that you will be a bride one day. So, love your ink and enjoy your day inked up or not.

About: Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist who currently resides in New York and part time in New Orleans. Brandy is also a L'OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist and has worked with celebrities like Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Kerry Washington, Kim Kardashian, Jordin Sparks and Kathryn Erbe, to name a few. You recently saw her at Sundance Film Festival, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, NY Fashion Week, NBA All Stars Weekend and more. You can also keep up with Brandy by reading her personal blog "Inside the Life of a Makeup Artist", her fashion blog "Black Tie Stiletto" or follow her glamxurious tweets on twitter.

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