How about a Tattooed Wedding Dress?

When wedding dress designer Jo of The Couture Company first told me about her idea to design a tattoo themed wedding dress I was excited. Super excited. I’ve certainly never seen anything like it before! Whether you’re a tattooed goddess and you want your dress to reflect your own ink, or you’re not quite brave enough to go under the needle but you love the idea of being a tattooed bride, these dresses are just perfect for you.

Designer Jo says, “I have always tried to design gowns that are different and unusual – using unusual colours, doing a traditional victorian bustle gown in fuschia pink, or a big meringue dress but in black. I love the idea of a bride having something totally unique and bespoke to them.”

“I have been a Rock n Roll bride addict for about 2 years and have been totally blown away with the diversity, creativity and individuality of each wedding featured – even if some of the brides wear the same dress, the weddings always look totally different. So that got me thinking about creating a dress that could be customised and unique and symbolic to that bride and her wedding.”

“I have seen so so many beautiful wedding ‘bits’ that are tattoo inspired over the last few months – cakes, jewellery invites, place settings, even couples who get commemorative tattoos on each other to celebrate getting hitched. However I’ve never seen a tattoo themed wedding dress so I thought, ‘why not?'”

“The truth is that the Rock n Roll Brides inspired me, and for this gown I was inspired by the old school sailor tattoos. Don’t forget the dress in these pictures is just an example and we can customise the tattoos on every dress order to the style the bride wants. She can also have the dress in any colour. We are open to brides bringing tattoo ideas to see if it is possible to incorporate their ideas into the gowns. All our tattoos are created using silk embroidery and are accented and highlighted with beads and crystals.”

Don’t you just love it ladies? Also pictured is Jo’s super cute daisy design wedding dress…I am totally gaga over the colour and that massive bow at the back!

Prices for the tattoo dress varies depending on the number and size of ‘tattoos’ wanted as well as what fabric you want the dress made in. However as a starting point, the blank canvas gown pictured – made from silk dupion and is overlaid with silk organza – is £1000. For more info on this, and any of Jo’s wedding dresses, be sure to drop her an email to or call 0121 608 4445. The Couture Company are based in Birmingham, UK, but orders can be completed via email correspondence if you are unable to make it to her studio for fittings.

Exclusive Reader Offer

Jo would like to offer any reader of Rock n Roll Bride who gets in touch, the first two tattoos on her dress absolutely free. Simply quote ‘Rock n Roll Bride’ when you contact her to qualify.

Thank you to Jo and photographer Steve for sharing this fab shoot and these gorgeous dress with us today.

Supporting Cast:

Photography Credit: Steve Gerrard Photography
Dresses: The Couture Company
Necklace: Magpie Vintage 
Jackets/shoes/shades: Urban Village
Hair & Make Up: Lynsey Le Keux
Model: Steph


  1. Wow, I love it! I walk past Jo’s shop most days on the way to work and I have sneaked in for a look too (I’m not getting married!) and the dresses are just gorgeous. I saw this shoot going on and it was a freezing day, but Jo, Steve and Lynsey have managed to get the styling spot on. Well done to Steph too for enduring the bitter winds! Thanks for bringing us another fab shoot, Kat.

  2. I’ve seen this dress and the embroidered tattoos in the flesh and they are stunning. The work(wo)manship is incredible. The ultimate in personalising your wedding dress. Go Couture! Super clever ladies x

  3. Claire

    I saw this dress being made! Beautiful to see the pictures; Jo is making my wedding dress at the moment and Steve is our photographer, can’t wait for June!

    I’d really recommend Jo to everyone; she listens to what you’re saying, and the shop is a beautiful little paradise of lovely things to inspire you.


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