How to cover your tattoo on your wedding day

By Amanda Bloye on July 27, 2016


There are many reasons why you may want to camouflage your skin for your wedding day. A tattoo may have a regrettable design or awkward placement. Or you may want to cover up a skin pigmentation such as a birth mark, a scar or Vitiligo, which causes white patches to occur on the skin.

Today’s Bride encourages all brides to love their skin, just as it is. Nevertheless, you may decide you want your skin to be one consistent shade for your wedding day.

Whether it’s a butterfly tattoo you got when you were 18 or a birthmark on your shoulder, you can use makeup to create a cohesive skin canvas.

How to Cover Your Tattoo

Today’s Bride talked to a tattoo-concealing expert, Erik Soto, a Kat Von D global makeup artist with some helpful tips:

  • Find a product that covers full coverage and a matte nish. Kat Von D’s Lock It Concealer covers serious coverage – a little goes a long way. Plus it’s waterproof and stays on for up to 24 hours.

  • Make sure the area you are covering is hydrated. is will help the makeup product to last longer. A makeup primer works well.

  • Work in thin layers. The Beauty Blender PRO mimics the skin’s texture. When building layers, let the formula dry in between each layer, then set with your favourite translucent powder.  is helps to eliminate colour transfer to your gown.

  • Choose a concealer that is one to two shades lighter than your natural skin tone.  en use a foundation that matches the area on the body you will be covering.

  • Apply an orange liquid lipstick to the area before concealing if your tattoos are brightly coloured with green and purple hues. Make sure the liquid lipstick is dry before adding your next layer of concealer or the two products will blend and no longer match your skin tone.

Originally published in Today's Bride magazine, Fall/Winter 2016.

By Amanda Bloye| July 27, 2016
Categories:  Ideas|Beauty

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