Don't Judge a Bride By Her Tattoos
12/03/2012On Friday's episode, we met Christine and Damien, who are not the typical couple we see in our salon. They were both literally covered in tattoos! As I say in the episode, I would never expect a couple like this to walk into a traditional bridal salon—after all, he even had tattoos on his face and teeth!
Meeting them was such an experience. At first, it was very hard to see past the tattoos and really try to understand them as a couple (those who have seen the episode will know what I'm talking about!). In general, it can be very difficult to abandon those preconceived notions we have when we first meet people. Christine and Damien couldn't have exemplified this idea more.
But, after talking to them, I completely understood their passion for tattoos—and why they're so perfect for each other. Damien is in punk band and is a tattoo artist—he draws phenomenally. Christine poses for vintage pin-up magazines — thus the purple hair—as well as hosts tattoo conventions and pinup contests. Quite the power couple, if I do say so myself!
For me, meeting them re-enforced the idea that outer appearances are always (if unfairly) judged. I was refreshed by this couple in so many ways. First, they were so sweet to each other: Their love was so clear and so deep. I could just see how crazy they were about each other throughout the entire appointment. Also, they shocked stylist Jessica when they said that they both had clear ideas about what kind of dresses they liked. Christine even admitted that they watch bridal shows together, which was just so unexpected! And, it was also so surprising, and so cute, that Damien was more ready to spend the money for a dress than Christine was! This man is sensitive and wants his bride happy. That's the kind of man you marry!
We all know that love is so much more than skin deep but this couple showed me once again just how deceiving appearances really can be. After all, brides come in all shapes, sizes, colors—even genders! Through Christine and Damien, I learned that just because a gal is a tattoo aficionado, it doesn’t mean that she's any less traditional than the stereotypical bride who comes into my salon. In fact, my experience with this couple actually may break the notion that I have stereotypical brides!