While covering up tattoos can be a more convenient option than having them permanently removed, they are still a viable alternative. However, there are some things you should keep in mind before you get one. This article will give you the facts about cover-up tattoos, as well as some tips to help make better decisions the second time.
Get an Artist’s Input First
First, you need to realize that a replacement tattoo may not be possible. It’s not like paper. You will get an answer from them about whether your plan is feasible, what they can do to make it work, and if there are other options. A good artist won’t put anything on your body they don’t like or know will look bad. They use it as a cover that lasts a lifetime.
You will also need to consider the size of the cover-up. To ensure that you have complete coverage and a great result, the new piece should be at least twice the size of your original tattoo.
Color Me Perfect
Sometimes, your idea for a cover-up tattoo just won’t work. The artist will need to use dark, deep colors such as blues, purples, and greens to cover the symbol. Warm colors like yellow and red are not always dark enough to provide complete coverage. When choosing the right cover-up colors, other factors such as opacity or contrast are also important.
It May Sting a Bit
A tattoo that was not done with the correct amount of skill or care will likely be raised or scarred. Inking over scar tissue can make it more painful. We have seen cases where raised skin returns to its original flatness after it has been punctured with needles. This is a plus.
This post was written by J Michael Taylor. J Michael Taylor is an artist and owner of Black Amethyst Tattoo Gallery. Black Amethyst is the best amongst tattoo shops in Clearwater Florida. They provide an art-first approach to custom tattooing in a gallery setting.