Basically, the other day my mother asked me if I would consider covering my tattoo for the wedding. I'm irritated and feeling for her at the same time. I have a very large tattoo that covers the entire upper half of my right arm - yes, it stands out quite a bit. On top of that, I have many other tattoos - both feet, ribs, hips, wrists, back of my neck, yadda yadda I'm a tattoo freak! My entire family knows this, everybody has seen them. Not to mention my FI is also covered from the neck down, regardless he'll be wearing a tux but his neck and hand tattoos will show.
So my mom tells me that this is the "one thing" she asks of me. She is paying for part of the wedding, and out of respect she thinks I should do this for her. Her main point is that she thinks everyone will be focused on my large tattoos and not how beautiful I'll look in my dress. I don't know what to do. Part of me wants to scream NO WAY but I also don't want my mother to be upset with me on my wedding day.
My tattoos are a part of who I am, and I shouldn't have to change myself to please anybody else. I mean, this is my wedding we're talking about. The most important day of my life and I want to look like ME! Everybody who is attending this wedding already knows I have these tattoos - so it's not like it's going to be some huge shock when I walk down the aisle. She actually wants to buy one of those makeup kits that completely covers the tattoo.
To give you an idea of how I'd look in my dress...
Like I said, I really don't want to hurt my mother's feelings because I know she really wants me to do this. And she is paying for part of the wedding. I just can't bare the thought of covering up something that I love that is part of me...especially on my wedding day. Help.