Q: Can I ask my bridesmaids to cover their tattoos?

A: You can—as long as you ask nicely and help facilitate the process, either by hiring a professional makeup artist to do the job (most pros use a drying spray on the concealer so that it doesn't rub off on clothes) or by giving each maid something to slip over her shoulders, like a boxy brocade jacket or a stylish shrug. But before you do either of these things, you should realize that tats on your bridesmaids' backs will not take away from the elegance of your wedding. The overall setting and style of a celebration, and gracious hosts (you and your fiancé) are what create a high-toned ambience.

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