When thinking about having a tattoo cover-up you may want to consider these four options; Live with it, Laser Removal, a Tattoo Cover-Up, or tattoo restructure.
Most people learn to live with a tattoo they no longer desire because they may lack the information needed to make the correct enhancement. Not to mention not having a plan or not knowing the associated costs could stall most projects.
Laser tattoo removal is more painful than having a tattoo and much more expensive. Not to mention it can take a long time to reach the desired results. Not every tattoo can be successfully laser removed, so there are no guarantees for full eradication.
Getting a tattoo cover-up works like getting any other tattoo, first book a consultation appointment with an Elite Ink staff member. The real difference comes with the choice of tattoos you have, depending on what you’re getting covered certain images just won’t work. It’s really a matter of developing what works best with the existing tattoo and whether you like it or not. As the Elite Ink artist is able to make the subtle changes necessary you’ll find that this is one of the quickest remedies in most cases.
When performing a tattoo cover-up the new tattoo is almost always going to be larger. Having a bigger tattoo covering the old one gives you more freedom in what can be tattooed and what styles and images you can have. Again the Elite Ink artist doing the cover-up will suggest what may work in terms of size, detail, and style.
Darker colors such as black, blue, purple, and brown work best in performing tattoo cover ups. The reason being is that in order to conceal the tattoo a darker tonal value is necessary to properly execute the project.
Depending on what you’re looking to get covered and how much you actually want it gone there is the option of including the existing tattoo in the new design. A tattoo artists imagination is like no other and they will most certainly have suggestions of how to incorporate the old tattoo with the new one, check out this awesome see how old tattoos can be given new life in a cover-up!
If your tattoo is bold, dark and heavily shaded then before it can be covered by a new design you may have to have one or two sessions of laser removal just to lighten the tattoo and remove some of the darker areas. But rest assured it will make getting a cover up that little bit easier and open up more choice in a new design.
Elite Ink offers some of the best tattoo artisans to help you with your next tattoo cover-up challenge. Elite Ink has years of experience and dedication to properly perform your successful tattoo cover-up.