So I figured I should share this little secret I have to keep tapes on without excessive tape: staples. And yes, they actually work.
I find that using brown tape and stuff just make the diaper too noisy and distracts from the look more and since I ran out I (desperately) used a stapler and it works really well! The trick is to put two staples across the tape fairly evenly. People I tell this to worry about feeling the staple but you don't at all