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5 Minimal Back Of Neck Tattoos To Shine On Your Wedding Day

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A woman’s wedding day is among the most important days of her life and the one on which she wants to truly stand out and look her best. Many tattooed brides go to great lengths to cover up or hide their tattoos. This can significantly limit the choice of wedding dresses for tattooed brides. Some brides choose, however, to flaunt their body art proudly on their wedding day. Even better, independent, free-spirited brides choose to get small meaningful tattoos to commemorate this momentous occasion.

As many brides choose to wear their hair in an elaborate style keeping it up and off their necks, graphic design tattoos for the back of the neck are a subtle and sophisticated way to show their style. Here are some of the best minimal tattoos for back of neck tattoo ideas to complement, rather than compete with, a gorgeous gown. Although tattoo studios have a variety of styles to choose from, it’s important for brides to choose small meaningful tattoos that represent their unique personalities.

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Anchor

The simplicity of graphic design tattoos allows them to represent many things. The anchor is a symbol of travel and adventure that can illustrate the beginning of a couple’s journey together. By getting married, a couple is choosing to follow a path together, but because it can sometimes be a bumpy ride, the anchor can also show a couple’s commitment to be there for each other. An anchor tattoo is a perfect symbol of the promise to be each other’s anchor in stormy times.

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Snowflake

Snowflakes are beautifully delicate and each one is unlike any other. Of the many back of neck tattoo ideas, this is one of the easiest to make truly one-of- a-kind representing the couple’s unique relationship and love for each other. A snowflake tattoo shows the world that the bride has found in her groom that one special person that is her perfect match.  Continue reading

A Victorian Carnival Wedding Weeking Part II – Jo & Leigh

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You may remember that I eventually got round to blogging the first half of Jo and Leigh’s carnival wedding a few weeks ago. The ultimate tattooed bride Miss Jo Black got married last year and, in the run up, blogged for Marry Me Ink with all her planning details. Jo and her husband Leigh decided to split their wedding celebrations over two days – One day for the legal part with their very closest family and the second day celebrating with all of their friends. Today I get to share with you Jo and Leigh’s second day of celebrations from photographer Matthew Harris Photo.

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We decided to have a Victorian Carnival theme at the reception, a sort of freak show and circus vibe because we are far from normal people, and we wanted to just feel as comfortable as possible on our wedding day! Everything was also black and gold which looked amazing!

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I basically hand made everything decoration wise, roped my sister in law, bridesmaids and my mother in to a lot of making bunting and pompoms, hand painting signs and decorating our own cakes! Being an artist I really wanted to have as much input into the design elements of the day as possible. I kept a lot of it secret from Leigh, I wanted him to be wowed on the day! Everything was in black and gold, the best part of it for me was doing the cakes, we had so much fun and they looked amazing!

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Social Media Etiquette & Weddings

Good evening, more and more am I seeing couple opting for “No posts to Social Media until the evening reception”, one my friends actually stated this on their invitation to us for their September wedding, and I couldn’t agree more.

Patrick from Sheraton Athlone Hotel has created this infographic on what is deemed as good practice at weddings during the height of all the Social Media platforms (Facebook, Instagram and Instagram to name a few!). Anyway, why would you bother checking your Instagram likes every five minutes instead of enjoying your wedding?

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A Victorian Carnival Wedding Weeking Part I – Jo & Leigh

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It’s finally here!! The ultimate tattooed bride Miss Jo Black got married last year and, in the run up, blogged for Marry Me Ink with all her planning details. Jo and her husband Leigh decided to split their wedding celebrations over two days – One day for the legal part with their very closest family and the second day celebrating with all of their friends. Today I get to share with you Jo and Leigh’s legal part and family celebrations (You’ll have to come back in the next few weeks to see the second half) from photographer Matthew Harris Photo.

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I am a tattoo artist, I own a studio in a small town called Frome, it’s a busy and vibrant town in the middle of nowhere. But Leigh had been following me on Instagram for some time (@missjoblacktattoos) and commenting on my work saying he would love to book a tattoo with me.

One busy Saturday when I had a couple of other girls in the shop he showed up! He was living in Birmingham at the time but visiting his son, who he had brought along, about an hours drive from Frome. I was immediately attracted to him, his confidence and his amazing smile were quite overwhelming. The other girls in the shop shot me some looks too and I must have gone bright red.

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I greeted him and made the booking for him, whilst he was in the shop his son said “Dad I love you SOOOOOOO much’ and obviously this made us girls melt a little bit. After he left one of my friends joked “Imagine! He could be the man you marry!”

Shortly after Leigh and Finn left to have a wander around Frome, I popped out to get some coffees for us from a café up the road. They were in there getting ice cream, so I went over and said hi, told him I had no more clients that day and we had a walk around Frome together before they drove home.

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