How a Tattoo Cover up Works

How a Tattoo Cover up Works?

A tattoo cover up is one of two options for dealing with an unwanted tattoo, the other being tattoo removal. Covering up an unwanted tattoo is the cheaper option.

Cover ups may completely hide the old tattoo with a new design, or may incorporate elements or the whole of the existing tattoo.

Poorly applied, very faded or very light tattoos are the easiest to cover. You can only cover up a tattoo with the same or darker ink.

This is why White ink may be applied to lighten the old tattoo before proceeding with the cover up. Another temporary option is to conceal or hide the tattoo with makeup or a tattoo cover up sleeve.

 

What Can Be Done in a Cover-up?

When your artist is creating a cover-up design they will

Place tracing paper over your old tattoo and trace the outline and major features of your design. This gives them a reference of the areas of the tattoo need a heavier cover up design.

Once outline is put on a light table, another piece of thin tracing paper is placed over the top.

Using the faint outline of your old tattoo showing through, the artist will begin designing your cover-up tattoo around the areas needing camouflage.

A talented cover-up tattoo artist will incorporate the old design, rather than obliterate it. For example, developing scripting into flowing stalks or vines.By creating contrast and interesting design flourishes around the darker areas,the will be drawn away from the areas of the tattoo that are cover up.

Often tattoos that are a covered-up, are around thirty percent larger than the first tattoo. This way, the darker colored areas of the design can camouflage the old tattoo, then lighter colours can be utilised on virgin skin, deceiving the eye into believing the cover-up tattoo is the only tattoo that has ever been there.

Here you can see a nice cover up tattoo. Rose flower tattoo is covering old tattoo. This tattoo is done by Black Poison Tattoo studio which is one of the best Tattoo Studio in India.