Tattoo Cover-Ups: Benefits and Tips

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If you have a tattoo that dates back to a time or place you would rather forget, you don’t have to live with it the rest of your life. Many consider tattoo removal in this case. However, we recommend tattoo cover-ups has a great alternative to complete removal. The following are just a few of the many benefits and tips for tattoo cover-ups.

Tattoo Cover-Ups Benefits

New Colors Make Elements Disappear

One benefit of tattoo cover-ups is that much of the result is due to the use of the right colors. The colors of your old tattoo run deeper than the epidermis. They are also found in the dermis, which is the layer of skin under the outer layer you see.

Not only do colors cover up the old ones, the new ink mingles into the colors that are already there in the original tattoo. Depend on the color scheme of your current tattoo, your artist at Tattoo Consortium may recommend using black. Colors such as green, blue, magenta, brown or some shades of orange will change the hue of the existing elements and, in some cases, cover them entirely. This can be helpful if you are wanting to cover up a name or other words in the design.

Old Design is Unrecognizable in the New One

Our artists at Tattoo Consortium can look at your current tattoo design, ask you a few questions, and then come up with a custom design that incorporates the old one.

When complete, you have what looks like an entirely different tattoo. The heart with the name of a lost love in it can easily be transformed into a nice bouquet or maybe even the logo of your favorite band. Our artists can ensure the finished product is more in line with what you like today.

You Now Have a Tattoo that You are Happy With

Seeing a tattoo everyday that was an obvious mistake can put a damper on your day.

One of the many benefits of a tattoo cover-ups is that your artist can take something you don’t like to see and transform it into something that makes you smile.

Tips to Keep in Mind with Tattoo Cover-Ups

  1. Not just anything will do with cover-ups. They have to be compatible with your old tattoo. To be effective, you will need to choose similar tattoo ink colors, shapes and designs.
  2. Your new tattoo needs to be bigger than your old tattoo. Also, if your tattoo is already dark, you will need something with a lot of shading. Unless your new tattoo will incorporate your old one, the cover up must be solid piece as well.
  3. You can either choose to camouflage or completely cover up your old tattoo. One style completely covers up your old tattoo so that it is completely different. However, camouflaging your old tattoo will improve or change it in a way that makes it more attractive to you.
  4. Schedule a consultation appointment with your artist before getting a cover up tattoo. Your artist will help you decide the best way to cover up your old tattoo, as well as if you need a full cover up, or if you need to camouflage your old tattoo.


These are just a few of the many reasons to consider a tattoo cover-up rather than some form of tattoo removal. Contact us here at Tattoo Consortium with the link below for more information or to schedule your tattoo cover-up with us today!


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