It can be very disappointing to see a tattoo fading over time and not looking its best. It can also be upsetting to see a tattoo that you got many years ago that you have outgrown. No matter what your reason for getting a cover up tattoo, we can help you rework the old tattoo into something amazing.
What Is a Cover up Tattoo?
A cover up tattoo is a procedure that replaces an unwanted and previous tattoo with a brand-new one. The tattoo artist can help you pick out a new design if you don’t already have one in mind. If you already have an idea of what you’d like, feel free to discuss it with us. As long as we can work it over the old tattoo that is currently in place, we will be able to create a masterpiece for you.
When you receive the initial tattoo, the ink is set 1 millimetre below the skin surface. When you get a tattoo as a cover-up, the ink is once again placed a millimetre below the surface. When the two colours meet, they combine and a new colour is created. In most cases the darker ink will be the dominant one, so you can expect your tattoo to consist of dark colours in most cases.
When you present the tattoo that you want covered, our tattoo studio will decide how to best incorporate the new design over the old one and which colours would look best. The tattoo artist will have to formulate a specific strategy that is personalized based on your old tattoo. In some scenarios the areas that aren’t attractive in an old tattoo will be covered with interesting patterns that highlight a new design.
A tattoo artist may also recommend getting a larger cover up tattoo and may suggest that it be at least 30% bigger than the older tattoo. This is often the best way to camouflage the old tattoo to get the best results.
If you’re looking for a cover up tattoo that you can proudly display, contact us today through our website at www.hontattoo.com.