News Flash for Old Fogies: Tattoos Make Weddings Better

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.

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. 

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. 

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.

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