Know why you're doing it
It's understandable that the skull tattoo on your shoulder doesn't really complement your Greta Garbo-inspired bridal gown. But your wedding dress isn't your everyday garb, so before speed dialing your dermatologist, consider some other options. A strategically placed flower or piece of jewelry can do wonders for a temporary cover up, and don't underestimate the capabilities of body makeup. Angelina Jolie has tats out the wazoo, and rarely do you see them on screen. But if your style has evolved into more glam than Goth, maybe it is time to lose the barbed wire armband.