News Flash for Old Fogies: Tattoos Make Weddings Better

The internet is buzzing with photos of tattooed people who are breaking down backward marital norms.

Powerton7 months ago in Tattoo Ideas

When my wife, then fiancee, got her first arm tattoo, she admitted, "I'm breaking my mom's wedding dress rule." At first, I didn't understand what she meant, but it quickly occurred to me that many members of peoples' families disapprove of visible body art, especially when it appears in our most sacred societal rituals, as if they somehow cheapen such meaningful events. 

Ross HowertonFrom Tattoodo App
Image of me and my wife kissing at our wedding (photo by Robin Herrod). I still love looking at these photos years later. #bride #groom #honeymoon #love #marriage #me #rings #tattoopositive #vows #weddings
Image of me and my wife kissing at our wedding (photo by Robin Herrod). I still love looking at these photos years later. #bride #groom #honeymoon #love #marriage #me #rings #tattoopositive #vows #weddings

As a person who proudly sports tattoos, and the husband of a beautiful woman who showed off hers at our wedding, I am happy to say that society's opinions of tattoos are changing for the better. Our tattoos only made our taking of marital vows that much more beautiful, no matter what my more conservative relatives thought. 

Now that I got to show off one of my wedding photos, here are a slew from other newlyweds that prove that tattoos not only have a place in nuptials, they compliment them. 

Ross HowertonFrom Tattoodo App
A tattooed take on the classic Hawaiian honeymoon (photo by Mike Yeany). #bride #groom #honeymoon #love #marriage #rings #tattoopositive #vows #weddings
A tattooed take on the classic Hawaiian honeymoon (photo by Mike Yeany). #bride #groom #honeymoon #love #marriage #rings #tattoopositive #vows #weddings
Ross HowertonFrom Tattoodo App
Beautiful bride looking her best for the big day (photo by Danielle Debruno). #bride #honeymoon #love #marriage #rings #tattoopositive #vows #weddings
Beautiful bride looking her best for the big day (photo by Danielle Debruno). #bride #honeymoon #love #marriage #rings #tattoopositive #vows #weddings
Ross HowertonFrom Tattoodo App
Heartwarming tattoos on these two lovebirds (Kelly Ginn Photography). #grooms #honeymoon #love #marriage #rings #tattoopositive #text #vows #weddings
Heartwarming tattoos on these two lovebirds (Kelly Ginn Photography). #grooms #honeymoon #love #marriage #rings #tattoopositive #text #vows #weddings
Ross HowertonFrom Tattoodo App
These two look so incredibly happy (photo by Assassynation). It makes me smile. #bride #groom #honeymoon #love #marriage #rings #tattoopositive #vows #weddings
These two look so incredibly happy (photo by Assassynation). It makes me smile. #bride #groom #honeymoon #love #marriage #rings #tattoopositive #vows #weddings
Ross HowertonFrom Tattoodo App
I love how they hennaed each other as part of the nuptials (Turner Photography). #bride #groom #honeymoon #love #marriage #rings #tattoopositive #vows #weddings
I love how they hennaed each other as part of the nuptials (Turner Photography). #bride #groom #honeymoon #love #marriage #rings #tattoopositive #vows #weddings
Ross HowertonFrom Tattoodo App
The exchanging of wedding bands is even more breathtaking when there are tattoos (De Nueva Photography). #bride #groom #honeymoon #love #marriage #rings #tattoopositive #vows #weddings
The exchanging of wedding bands is even more breathtaking when there are tattoos (De Nueva Photography). #bride #groom #honeymoon #love #marriage #rings #tattoopositive #vows #weddings
Ross HowertonFrom Tattoodo App
Her wedding dress looks great over that bold moth tattoo (Anders Ostman Fotograf). #bride #groom #honeymoon #love #marriage #rings #tattoopositive #vows #weddings
Her wedding dress looks great over that bold moth tattoo (Anders Ostman Fotograf). #bride #groom #honeymoon #love #marriage #rings #tattoopositive #vows #weddings
Ross HowertonFrom Tattoodo App
The flying birds perfectly compliment her veil (photo by Daniel J Vasquez). #bride #honeymoon #love #marriage #rings #tattoopositive #vows #weddings
The flying birds perfectly compliment her veil (photo by Daniel J Vasquez). #bride #honeymoon #love #marriage #rings #tattoopositive #vows #weddings
Ross HowertonFrom Tattoodo App
This wedding looks like it was really fun (Photo by Mike Allebach). #bride #bridesmaids #honeymoon #love #marriage #rings #tattoopositive #vows #weddings
This wedding looks like it was really fun (Photo by Mike Allebach). #bride #bridesmaids #honeymoon #love #marriage #rings #tattoopositive #vows #weddings
Ross HowertonFrom Tattoodo App
This anchor on his ring-finger is suggestive of the security that comes with marriage (DIWAS Photography). #anchor #grooms #love #marriage #rings #tattoopositive #vows #weddings
This anchor on his ring-finger is suggestive of the security that comes with marriage (DIWAS Photography). #anchor #grooms #love #marriage #rings #tattoopositive #vows #weddings
Ross HowertonFrom Tattoodo App
Tattooed bride and groom rocking out at their reception (Thousand Crane Photography). #bride #groom #honeymoon #love #marriage #rings #tattoopositive #vows #weddings
Tattooed bride and groom rocking out at their reception (Thousand Crane Photography). #bride #groom #honeymoon #love #marriage #rings #tattoopositive #vows #weddings

I hope you found these pictures of happy, tattooed couples as uplifting as I did. If you want to read more of our coverage on heartwarming wedding-related tattoo news, here's a link. If you're soon to be wed, roll up those sleeves, grooms, and don't worry about your judgmental aunts, brides. This is your special day, tattoos and all.