Everyone deserves a second chance, right? Cover-up tattoos are no acceptionexception, but there are a few things to keep in mind when considering a cover-up tattoo. Tattoo options will be fairly limited since the dark parts of the cover-up tattoo will have to fit over the original tattoo. This is because dark colors can only be covered by other dark colors(think purple, blue, green, etc). It’s best if the cover-up tattoo is at least twice as large as as the original tattoo to truly hide the tattoo. We prefer to book an in-person consultation to discuss the best options to cover up your tattoo and avoid any miscommunication.
The artist will try and utilize both blank skin and the pigment of original tattoo to both hide the tattoo and give it depth and dimension. Traditional tattoos that are dark and have an organic shape work best for cover-ups. Sacred geometry, tribal, and realistic tattoos require a lot of negative space and do not usually work to cover up another tattoo.
Many people shy away from laser removal because they assume it will be unbearable and very expensive. Tattoo removal has come a long way and sometimes it takes only a few sittings before the tattoo is lightened enough. We refer clients to several laser studios in the area that both do complimentary consultations and know how to lighten a tattoo enough to so that you are no longer limited by the tattoo that is being covered