Looking for brilliant coverup tattoo ideas?
There’s a lot more than designs to think about.
So you’ve made the decision your tat has to go …
And, this time you want a tattoo you will be happy with, one that you can live with.
You have options, possibly more than you realise 🙂
Are you looking for a temporary or permanent tattoo cover up?
If you are looking for a cover up as a temporary measure, there’s special makeup available.
The problem is:
Choosing colours on the internet to blend with your skin tone is difficult.
You probably know already that printed colours are not always “true.”
If the colours don’t blend in well, it will draw attention to the area, which is the last thing you want.
So, choosing the best makeup to cover tattoos can be difficult….
But in an emergency, here’s a tattoo cover up idea you can use at home, using items you may already have … (though I can’t vouch for it).
Isn’t that a great result?
You probably won’t have the time to do that every day 🙂 so you may want to consider
Permanent cover up tattoo ideas …
Or hiding your old tattoo with a new one.
This is what people usually mean when they talk of a cover up.
You know what it’s like to have a tattoo you are unhappy with 🙁
You don’t want to repeat that experience, so here are some tips you need to consider …
but first of all, Google “cover up tattoo ideas” and get an idea of what is possible.
Your first step is the consultation …
1. Don’t just go to any tattoo parlour.
You want to be proud of your new tattoo.
You don’t want it to look like a cover up, so choose a tattoo cover up specialist with care:
- Ask to see samples of his work.
- Double check they are not stock photos but cover ups that he has personally inked.
- Ask to see before and after pics.
- Do you get a good feeling about his skill level?
- Could you trust him? If not, escape quickly.
2. You will be limited on designs.
3. The cover up artist may suggest a custom design.
It’s best to let him guide you – this is where trust comes in.
He’s the expert.
He should have many more cover up tattoo ideas than you, as he’ll be taking into account the colours and lines already present.
He’ll be thinking about the best way to artistically use those as he camouflages your old tattoo.
4. You’ve probably guessed already that your new tattoo will need to be bigger than your current tattoo – perhaps as much as 4 times bigger.
It will need to be darker, particularly if there was a lot of dark ink originally.
Designs with lots of details like scales or feathers can be very useful here.
5. It’s quite likely that the tattoo artist will draw on you to see how the design fits.
This is the time to say what you like or don’t like about the design. Expect him to take a photo to refer to.
6. Take your tattoo cover up specialist’s advice on whether some fading of your original tattoo is needed before he starts work.
Don’t be surprised if he says 2 or 3 sessions.
But, is a cover up always the answer?
And, suppose you’re not happy with the cover up?
Then complete tattoo removal is the solution.
Now you have a whole new set of decisions to make 🙁
Which tattoo removal method are you going to use?
Cost is an important consideration as tattoo removal can be very expensive.
Tattoo ink is embedded deep in the dermis, the second layer of the skin, so it’s not easy to get rid of.
And, if you have had a cover up, there’s twice as much ink to get rid of.
You also need to think about your pain threshold as this will influence which method you decide on.
Some methods will result in scarring, so will you want to factor skin grafts into the cost?
Some people try crazy methods of tattoo removal at home, using
- battery acid or household bleach
- curling wands or hot irons
- razor blades
- even salt lemon juice and brown sugar etc etc etc
If you look at YouTube, there are videos of people recommending tattoo removal at home with TCA and similar chemicals.
You can see they don’t realise that just breathing in the fumes can be dangerous …
or that they might be permanently damaging their skin.
In the hands of a skilled dermatologist, TCA might be the way to remove your unwanted tattoo.
Many people believe laser removal is the only way to remove unwanted tattoos.
Some laser centres advertise that it is a pain free process. This is not true …
It is a fact that it is very expensive and many treatments are necessary, with costs between $49 – $300 per square inch per session.
Don’t be tempted by cheap laser tattoo removal – there’s a reason for the offer!
You get what you pay for!
Discover more about laser tattoo removal from someone who has experienced it here – Tania shares the pros and the cons with you in her video.
- excision and
Fortunately, these painful processes are carried out under anaesthetic these days.
Then there are tattoo removal creams.
New ones make an appearance from time to time and disappear often as quickly as they appeared.
Check out the ingredients before buying, as some contain harmful ingredients. Read the reviews carefully.
Also, read the terms and conditions – the guarantees are sometimes suspect and in the company’s favour.
Alternatives to cover up tattoo ideas …
Have you thought about tattoo removal at home?
Many people think home tattoo removal is a pipe dream. It was until about five years ago …
Would you like to know more?
I thought so 🙂
He removed his own unwanted tattoos, using only natural ingredients …
When he and his wife divorced, he needed to remove her name from his chest and legs.
He knew too much about the methods of tattoo removal to want to use any of those.
So, he began to experiment on himself with natural ingredients.
Even as a child, he had always preferred his grandmother’s natural cures to visiting the doctor.
When his clients saw he’d removed his unwanted tattoos, they wanted to know how he had done it.
He shared what he had learnt and friend told friend.
You can imagine how word spread.
He had so many interruptions at work with people wanting his system, so eventually he decided to share it.
If you thought you needed lots of money to get rid of your tattoo, then you are going to be pleasantly surprised 🙂
Some of the ingredients you need are already in you kitchen!
In just 5 minutes from now, you could be discovering how to have soft, fresh tattoo free skin … and be using the gentle massage techniques to help break down the ink.
Here’s what the laser clinics don’t want you to know!
You can remove your tattoo at home!
Best of all, it only costs about $15 a month to remove your tattoos at home:)
But don’t just take my word for it – watch the video at “Get Rid Tattoo Naturally” for yourself.
So now you know all the options for cover up tattoo ideas – both temporary and permanent.
Over to you!
All you need to do now is make the right decision – the one which suits you best.
Which is your best tattoo removal option?
The key is to take action on what you’ve learned.
Start implementing your decision right way! 🙂