After You Leave the Tattoo Studio: Caring for Your New Tattoo

Caring for your new tattoo after you leave the tattoo studio - Hon Tattoo

Getting a new tattoo is incredibly exciting. You are probably spending most of your time trying to figure out which design you want and choosing the right tattoo studio where you’d like to get it. However, you must also consider how to care for your new tattoo once you get it. When you have this information ahead of time, you’ll know how to properly care for the tattoo and what to avoid doing.

There are some important guidelines to follow after getting a tattoo. This is going to be a permanent fixture on your body, so you must start taking care of the tattoo from the moment you get it. If you don’t, you run the risk of blurring out line-work or getting an infection, which can damage the tattoo. Use the tips listed below to make sure that you keep your tattoo looking as good as new right from the get-go.

Healing with Nature
Nature is your friend when it comes to a new tattoo’s healing process. Make sure that your tattoo gets enough oxygen and make sure the tattoo does not come into contact with many products containing complex ingredients. Keep the area clean and well-moisturized during the healing process and be prepared to let nature take its course. Your body wants to heal, so give it the time to do so.

Listen to the Tattoo Artists and Leave it Covered!

Your tattoo artist will probably tell you to keep the dressing on the tattoo for 3 to 4 hours after it has been completed. Although you may be tempted to take it off to show friends and family or to take a picture of the tattoo to add to your social media account, resist the temptation for now.

Remove the Dressing
After a few hours, you should remove the dressing gently and wash the area using unscented soap. You may also consider using a soap that foams since the lather is gentle and soft. Blot the area dry with a clean paper towel and then allow the tattoo to air-dry. Resist the temptation to put on some type of ointment for healing and instead let the tattoo continue to dry overnight.

On the 2nd day, clean the tattoo, allow it to air-dry, and then apply healing ointment. Some of the good products for tattoos that are currently on the market today include:

Follow this routine twice a day until you see a scab forming. Usually, a scab will become apparent in about 3 days. Continue to follow a daily cleaning and moisturizing schedule. At this stage of the healing process, you can start to use lotion but make sure that it is unscented and doesn’t contain a lot of ingredients. Use this lotion until the scab falls off. Once the scab is gone, you can consider your tattoo to be fully healed.

Avoid Sunlight
Keep your tattoo away from sunlight until it is fully healed. Do not apply any type of sunscreen during the healing process but make sure that the tattoo is covered by clothing. If the tattoo is in a place where it can’t easily be covered with clothing, you can cover the tattoo with a bandanna.

Avoid Soaking Your Tattoo
Most tattoo artists will advise you to avoid taking a bath, swimming or getting your tattoo wet under a shower until it has fully healed. You can use water to clean it but then it should be dried right away and only a minimal amount of water should be applied. Keep this in mind when it’s time to schedule an appointment. If you’re planning a beach vacation, get your tattoo done after your trip.

Don’t Scratch!
When the tattoo starts to scab, it also starts to itch. You’ll need to resist the urge to scratch or pick the tattoo. If the itching is intense, you can tap on the tattoo gently. If you think that there is a possibility that you will scratch the tattoo when you’re sleeping, you may want to apply an adhesive antibacterial wrap before lying down for the night. Just make sure that you take it off first thing in the morning.

Keep Your Hands Clean
An essential part of keeping your tattoo free of infection is making sure that you are handling it with clean hands. Be sure to wash your hands before taking off the tattoo dressing, washing the tattoo, and applying lotion. Regular handwashing during the healing phase is critical.

Take Care of Yourself
Your skin is the largest organ in your body. It’s important to take care of yourself during the healing phase to make sure that everything goes as planned. Your skin needs to be well-nourished and the best way to make sure that this happens is to eat well and exercise. If you compromise your health, your skin will feel it too. Not taking proper care of your skin can slow down the healing process, so consider your lifestyle choices as part of your healing maintenance routine.

After the Healing
Once your tattoo has healed completely, you’ll still want to take special care of it to make sure that the colours remain vibrant. Feel free to exfoliate the tattooed skin and then apply a good moisturizer over the area. Protect your tattoo as you would your skin by keeping it moisturized and protecting it from the sun using sunscreen. Also, remember that the sun can fade a healed tattoo over time so keep your tattoo protected from the sun as much as possible as the years go by.

Toronto Tattoo Studios

Tattooing has become more popular in Toronto in recent years than it ever has been before. When you’re looking for a great tattoo studio in Toronto and want to get a new tattoo or to touch up an older one, we are the experts you need. Please visit our website now at www.hontattoo.com to see what we can do for you.

Tattooing in Toronto 2020: The Pandemic Edition

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The beauty industry has certainly taken a hit during the pandemic with many businesses being forced to close down temporarily. Tattoo studios along with restaurants, nail salons and hairdressers have all had to bite the bullet and try to cope with the closures until things opened up again. Thankfully, business has resumed but there are different procedures in place that have been designed to keep both staff and customers as safe as possible in a tattoo studio in Toronto.

Toronto Tattoos Studios in 2020

The tattoo industry in Toronto was already challenging before the pandemic hit. Now, there is a whole new landscape for Toronto tattoos in 2020 and while most of the shops have opened for business once again, most are only operating at one-third of their capacity. This means it’s going to be a long road to financial recovery for many of them and some may even have to shut their doors for good.

Scheduling clients at a studio in Toronto is done in a way that meets current regulations and standards. These are always subject to change, however, due to the evolving Covid-19 situation. Things can change from one day to another with the number of cases either going either up or down in Toronto and across Ontario. What the current standards are today may not be the same tomorrow.

Social distancing is necessary in every shop but it’s not known when that will end. Shop owners are scheduling customers for weeks or even months in advance based on current conditions. As the situation evolves, the scheduling will have to reflect the changes. It certainly is a challenging situation to deal with.

Wearing a Mask
When the province reopened, it seemed like many people were forgetting that there we were still in the middle of the pandemic and decided to forgo wearing a mask. In a tattoo shop, however, everyone that walks in the door must be wearing one. Clients cannot bring guests into the shop either, which can be hard for some since tattooing is often quite a social event with a friend or family member offering advice and moral support.

Many tattoo artists are wearing a face shield as well for the safety of their customers and for their own safety. This is an industry where it is a priority to stop the possibility of any cross-contamination, so cleaning efforts were already ongoing even before the pandemic struck. According to government regulations, all surfaces, handles, heavy touch areas and fixtures must be disinfected 2x per day in a tattoo studio in Toronto. Now, disinfection takes place more often and in many studios it is being done every hour.

Tattoo artists are already used to the safety and health requirements of the government because they have been working in areas that must be sterile. This gives the tattoo shops a leg up in terms of already knowing what the disinfecting procedures are. Tattoo artists just have to be more conscientious and clean even more areas such as the walls and picture frames in the building.

Covid-19 Precautions
There are new procedures and precautions put into place in tattoo shops across the Toronto area. In most cases, the doors are locked up and you can only enter if you have an appointment scheduled. This stops any walk-ins from happening from off the street. It also handles social distancing since there won’t be a bunch of people sitting in the waiting room at any given time.

You’ll have to sanitize your hands as soon as entering the shop and you won’t be allowed in unless you are wearing a mask. The mask will need to stay on while you are having a tattoo and you can only take it off once you’ve walked out the door. Many shops will also take your temperature upon arrival and will document it. You’ll still have to fill out and sign the expected release forms before any work can begin.

There are privacy screens that may have been put into place and they can be moved from one area to another based on the number of people in the shop and the tattoo artists that are working. These screens are always wiped down between each appointment with disinfectant to make sure that they are sanitized before any work starts on the next client.

Saturday is usually the busiest day for tattoo shops across Toronto so keep that in mind when calling to book an appointment. If you are concerned about coming in when the shop may be a bit busier, schedule an appointment during the week instead.

Tattoo Studios in Toronto

These are difficult times for all of us and more people want to get tattoos now more than ever. Getting a tattoo is one way to relieve the boredom and the stress that we have been feeling this year. Please be patient and understand that our tattoo artists are also in the same situation as you are. It’s a new day and age for Toronto tattooing in 2020. Our artists have been dealing with limited work due to Covid-19 restrictions and want to see everything go back to normal as fast as possible like you do.

We take a look at what is happening in the United States and this gives us more of an understanding regarding the need for face masks, hand sanitizers and social distancing. We do not want to end up like our neighbours down south and for that reason we must enforce the decision that masks must be worn in the tattoo shop. We all have to exercise some patience in order to get to the other side of this pandemic so please understand that we are doing our best to service as many clients as possible under the current conditions.

We monitor the situation day by day and we encourage all of our past and future clients to reach out to us if you have any questions. You can reach us through our website at www.hontattoo.com or feel free to call us at 905- 604-5102 to reach our North York location or at 437-774-9200 to reach our Markham studio.

Playing Your Part: COVID-19

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As a part of the tattoo industry in the greater Toronto area, we wanted to get in touch with our clientele to discuss the COVID-19 virus, which is taking the city and the rest of the world by storm. We are concerned about your safety and we believe that we all have an important part to play to keep this virus at bay and to help keep those with compromised immune systems as safe as possible.

Be Prepared

The assessment made by the World Health Organization (WHO) to call this a pandemic was expected. The health system in Canada has been preparing for the situation and the PHAC (Public Health Agency of Canada), along with health authorities and different government levels nationwide, have been putting together plans to make sure that all response and preparedness measures are adaptable and appropriate. With this in mind, it’s important to realize that there is a risk for Canadians to experience a more severe outcome with this virus. Those that are more risk include:

  • Individuals with immune systems that are compromised
  • Individuals 65 years of age or over
  • Individuals that have underlying medical conditions

Containment continues to be the focus to help keep the virus from spreading out of control. This is done by identifying cases rapidly and finding any close contacts and notifying them ASAP. Social distancing and isolation also come into play since they are tried and true measures that have proven to be effective in the past.

Once community transmission begins, these containment actions will still continue. This will help to interrupt transmission chains and delay outbreaks whenever possible.

Playing Your Part

It’s important for everyone to realize that they have a significant role they need to play in order to mitigate the impending impact of this virus. Canadians need to stand up and take responsibility for their own actions. While the health sector and the government will do its part to keep the spread of COVID-19 down, it takes all of us to band together to make sure it happens. This involves taking action based on an understanding of how it spreads and how you can prevent illness.

Individual Preparedness

As an individual, you need to formulate a plan regarding the actions you can take to remain healthy and help prevent the virus from spreading. This includes the following measures:

Stay-at-home if you are ill – You should isolate yourself from other people during the flu and cold season and also encourage others to stay home when they are sick until they are symptom-free.

Change your greeting practices – Restrict the amount of contact you have with other people starting with how you greet them. Instead of a hug, a kiss or a handshake, greet those you meet with an elbow bump or a friendly wave to keep the exposure to COVID-19 at a minimum.

Wash your hands – Your hands must be washed frequently for at least 20 seconds and soap should be worked around the fingers and joints and underneath the fingernails for a thorough cleaning.

Practice proper sneezing and coughing etiquette – Make sure that you cover your nose and mouth with your arm when sneezing or coughing.

Making Plans

The best way to get prepared for the outbreak of COVID-19 is to plan ahead. Shop for groceries during off-peak hours and if possible use public transportation when it’s less busy and not during rush hour. Know what you will do if you become sick. If you care for others then you should have a plan in place for backup caregivers.

Find out if you’re able to work from home by talking to your employer about the possibility. This is especially important if you will possibly need to take some time off to help care for somebody in your family that has fallen ill.

You should also ensure that your prescriptions have been refilled so that you can avoid going to a pharmacy later. You may also want to consider seeing your doctor now to get your prescriptions renewed ahead of time.

Make sure that you have a stock of non-perishable items of food and avoid doing any panic buying. It’s easier to build up a stock by buying extra food gradually at each grocery shop. Items that you may want to consider purchasing include sauce and dry pasta, canned soups, canned beans and vegetables, pet food, feminine hygiene products and facial tissue.

It would be handy to have enough essentials on hand so that you wouldn’t have to worry should you have to self-isolate. As well, even if you don’t end up falling ill, if you have enough supplies at your disposal you won’t have to leave your home and subject yourself to the possibility of getting the virus once the outbreak reaches its peak.

Social Distancing

One of the best ways to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 is to practice self-distancing. If you put this into place now before things get any worse, you can become a part of the solution instead of part of the problem. Playing your part is essential right now and moving forward, so that we can minimize the impact of this virus on our everyday lives.

There is something you can do about it and the time to act is now.

Instagram and the Tattoo Industry

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Instagram has been instrumental in helping tattoo artists display their work and expand their businesses. This social media platform gives artists the opportunity to showcase their best work and to build up a reputation in the tattoo industry. It’s one of the best ways to connect with others in the same industry along with potential and existing customers. In fact, some artists believe that almost 3/4 of their clients come from Instagram.

Displaying a Masterpiece

Ask any Toronto tattoo studio artist and he’ll let you know that he has a few masterpieces under his belt that he would be proud to display. Instagram is the perfect venue for showing others the best of your best work. It’s a place where artists can get recognition from the public at large for the hard work they do. While other artists build up a reputation by displaying their artwork at galleries, at shows or at public venues, tattoos are body art and for that reason are much more personal and private.

Any artist can appreciate a boost in morale from others that believe he is talented. He can also get a lot of work this way since others will flock to an artist that they believe can do great work. After all, allowing a tattoo artist to paint something on your body involves a great deal of trust in his ability. Instagram allows tattoo artists to build up this trust and establish a shining reputation.

Booking Ahead

Tattoo artists and businesses can fill in their books in advance when they use the proper hashtags and images on Instagram. This is a game changer in the tattoo community giving artists the ability to increase the number of followers very quickly. Word spreads fast in the world of social media so it’s important to get your tattoo brand out as soon as possible. Instagram can be the turning point for a tattoo business that is just getting itself on its feet or one that needs to establish itself more.

This is an online portfolio that any artist can use to make connections locally, nationally or even internationally. It’s a place where an artist can showcase not only his best tattoos but he can also show that he does his best art consistently. It’s a place where art and inspiration can be shared with others by either posting pictures or by running ads.

Building up Followers

It’s important to note that building up the number of followers on your Instagram account is not a passive activity. It needs to be done actively, every day, in order to see results. Many artists or businesses will put up multiple images each week on their pages.

When you’re first starting out you can simply use your phone to take the pictures of your tattoos. Once you have started to see results and you see that your appointment book is filling up faster than ever, you can invest in equipment that is more sophisticated in order to get up close and personal stunning and lifelike pictures of your art.

Some artists are learning how to take professional pictures of their own while others know a person within their circle that can take higher-end photos. If you have a particular tattoo that stands out above the rest but you don’t know anyone that can take good shots, you may want to consider getting it professionally photographed and be willing to pay for it in order to get the best picture possible.

Instagram Story

Tattoo businesses are also using Instagram Story to share short snippets about their artists and the tattooing process in general. Artists are using this Instagram feature to personalize themselves within the community and show a bit of their personalities. It’s a great way to humanize the industry even more.

Inspiration and Motivation

Any artist needs to continue to be inspired and motivated in his selected field. Instagram provides the accountability for inspiration and motivation that many artists may be lacking. For example, if your followers are expecting a post every Monday from you displaying your art from the previous week, you’ll be sure to be putting your all into every tattoo you do. You may find motivation and inspiration from within that you didn’t even realize existed.

Of course, there is a bit of a competitive atmosphere that you’ll have to edge into once you start using your Instagram account to build up your business. It’s all part of the game, however, and you can use it to your advantage. If you are a talented artist or have a tattoo business that employs several talented artists, you can shine along with the best of them and build up an extensive clientele using this social media platform.

Toronto Tattoo Studio

If you are looking for tattoo artists in a well-established Toronto tattoo studio with an impeccable reputation for design creation and inking, please visit our website now at www.hontattoo.com. We look forward to helping you create the tattoo of a lifetime that you can proudly display on your own social media channels.

Why You Need to Consider Getting a Fine Line Tattoo

For many people, tattoos are not limited to simply just one. In fact, once you have received your first tattoo you may become addicted and start thinking about the next one right away. If you have not yet experienced the thrill of getting a tattoo, you’ll find out later why you may want more and more.
There are many trends that have come and gone with tattoos in the last few years. One of the biggest trends right now are fine line tattoos. Whether this will be your first tattoo or one of many, these tattoos are special and distinctive from the traditional colour tattoos you may be used to.

Fine Line Tattoos

These tattoos are minimalistic with popular trending designs such as flowers, body contours, and even faces. Mountains are also trending on the same scale as uplifting/ motivational quotes. These images and letters are created using distinct curved or straight thin lines that are consistent without any gradations in colour or shade. They can represent either 3-D or 2-D objects with an emphasis on outline and form versus texture, shading and colour. They can be incredibly detailed without going overboard.
Fine line tattoos can be delivered by an expert artist in a tattoo studio Toronto. Make sure that you work with a professional that has expertise with fine line tattoos to get the best results. A pro can make a note or image look like it was drawn directly into the skin using a technical pen.

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Less Pain, Faster Healing

This style of tattooing involves using a 3 round liner needle, which consists of 3 needle tips. These tattoos cover less surface area, while at the same time still offering beautiful results, which means less pain for the individual receiving the tattoo. On top of that, there is less healing time involved since they put less stress on the body. If a person chooses to get a tattoo with colour, the needles need to penetrate the skin longer and deeper in order to make sure that the colour is fully absorbed. A faster healing time can be expected with fine line tattoos.
If you are interested in getting a fine line tattoo and are looking for the best tattoo studio Toronto artists, please share your ideas with us and we can help you choose the best option for you! Continue reading “Why You Need to Consider Getting a Fine Line Tattoo”

Why the Hype Around Flash Tattoos?

Written by: Nathan Halnin

What is a flash tattoo and why is there so much hype around them? Well, you’ve probably already seen flash tattoo art before in a tattoo shop. They are hand-drawn, ready-made designs that can be inked right away. These designs can also be modified to your liking by the artist. They can either be made by artists in the shop or they may be created by other flash artists that sell designs for living.

A flash tattoo is provided in a tattoo shop but the design can also come from an online source. These days, it is possible to go online to find a design that you love and then have it done in a shop. These designs are available in many different styles and offer the perfect answer for people that simply know that they want to get a tattoo but don’t know what to get.

Most shops these days that offer flash tattoos provide the design only once. This way, there aren’t other people walking around with the same tattoo. It’s also a great way to save money! If you don’t need a custom design made for you and have a budget in mind, this may be the perfect answer for you.

When you’re ready to explore more forms of body art, take a look at the flash tattoo designs available in our tattoo shop to find something inspiring. They can always be slightly modified to make them your own.

If you have any questions about flash tattoos please feel free to give us a call to talk to one of our amazing tattoo artists at 1 905-604-5102. You can also get in touch with us through our website at hontattoo.com We look forward to hearing from you and to helping you create the perfect body art using either flash or custom-designed images.

Is a Flash Tattoo For You?

In the previous article, we discussed the hype surrounding flash tattoos and why they are quite popular. Flash tattoos are pre-designed templates that tattoo stores offer right away which showcases the selection of work that a customer may be interested in. Flash tattoos are designed to be “ready to wear”, meaning that it saves you the time from having to consult with a tattoo artist on creating a custom design. For the most part, flash tattoos are what you would typically see displayed on a lot of tattoo storefronts as it gives you an idea of what tattoo selections are offered. 

But let us focus back on flash tattoos and whether they are the right choice for you. Often, customers are torn whether they want to choose a flash tattoo which is already pre-designed, or a custom tattoo which takes time to create. 

As previously mentioned, flash tattoos are perfect for those who may not know what they are looking for. Think of it when you go to a hair salon or a barber, and you are given a booklet which offers you inspiration as to what style you want. Flash tattoos work in the same way, where you can see the selection of tattoos available and guide you through with what you may want. 

In addition, if you already know what type of tattoo you want, but you are unsure about what style you are interested in, flash tattoos also give you the opportunity to choose the best option. For example, if you are looking for Asian-style tattoos in Toronto, you may get inspiration from our offerings. 

But what makes flash tattoos popular is that some Toronto tattoo studios give you the option to customize it to your liking. Many people choose to get a tattoo because it can be a unique embellishment that no one else has. With some flash tattoos, some Toronto tattoo studios only offer some styles for a limited time which makes it more special and unique. It is like almost getting a custom-made tattoo, without the cost.

Lastly, and probably one of the main factors is the cost. Custom-designed tattoos can be expensive, as they take time and effort in creating. With flash tattoos, you immediately know as to what style you are getting it, and how much it would cost. Many may think that custom-designed tattoos may be the best method, but flash tattoos can still provide you with a special tattoo at a fraction of the cost.

With the abundance of Toronto tattoo studios, it may be overwhelming to think about the best choice. At Hon Tattoo, we offer a wide catalogue of tattoos. We are not just a Toronto flash tattoo studio, we also offer custom-designed tattoos. If you are in the market for a new tattoo and you are still unsure, please feel free to give us a call to talk to one of our amazing tattoo artists at 1 905-604-5102. You can also get in touch with us through our website at hontattoo.com.

Walk-in Tattoos – What to Expect?

Walk-in tattoos provide a fun and spontaneous way to get a new tattoo on the spot. If you have planned all of your previous tattoos and have never experienced the thrill of walking into one of the tattoo shops in Toronto to get it done, you’re missing out! Some of the best tattoos that people have ever received have been a spur of the moment idea and it can be a lot of fun for the tattoo artist as well!
There are some things that you should be aware of, however, when it comes to getting a walk-in tattoo. In most cases, you should opt for a simple design that can be completed in one session. This way, you can get it all done and walk around proudly displaying your masterpiece right away.
You should also be aware of your own pain tolerance before heading into the shop. This is especially true if you’re going to get a design tattooed on a more sensitive part of the body. You won’t want to start the tattoo and then abandon it due to the pain.
Lastly, make sure that you understand the cost of the tattoo before taking the plunge and moving forward. Once you and the artists have decided on a design you should be given a price to do it. At the very least, you should be provided with a price range so that you don’t end up having to pay a large unexpected amount once it’s complete.
When you’re looking for the best walk-in tattoo shops Toronto, Hon Tattoo ticks all the boxes. As one of the top tattoo shops Toronto, we’re used to dealing with walk-in clients and we will help guide you through the process. Find out more about our shop, our philosophy, and our artists by visiting our website now at hontattoo.com

Tattoo Trends for 2019

Let’s take a look at the tattoo trends that we saw in 2019 that expect to propel forward as we make our way into 2020. It’s been a great year for tattoos with a number of different styles and sizes trending more than others. We always say, however, that tattoos are personal and what’s trending now may not be with best for you!

Small Tattoos

As more and more people decide to get tattoos, ​small tattoos​ have also taken on more popularity. They are great for people that want to try out a tattoo but also want the option of hiding it when required.

Simple Tattoos

Minimalistic tattoos with simple design patterns have become extremely simple and stylish. When you want a tattoo but don’t want it to act as an overstatement, simple ones are trending right now.

Portrait Tattoos

These tattoos can be absolutely beautiful and are the perfect way to memorialize or celebrate somebody that has had a positive impact on your life. If you want to get this type of tattoo, however, be sure that you work with an experienced portrait artist that can provide realistic and excellent results.

Feather Tattoos

Feather tattoos have been trending with men in 2019. They provide cultural symbolisms and can be used in a variety of different styles.

Sleeve Tattoos

On the other end of small and simple tattoos lie the larger and more complex sleeve tattoos. They have been extremely popular this year in both ​black and white​ and in ​colour​. If you are interested in getting a sleeve tattoo, we have amazing artists here that can work with you to design the perfect image for your tattoo.

These are some of the most popular tattoo trends that we’ve seen in 2019 and we’re definitely looking forward to seeing what other trends develop in 2020. If you are interested in getting a tattoo and want to see a collection of tattoo designs, please visit our website now at ​www.hontattoo.com​.

Cover Up Tattoos

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.