When faced with a tattoo that you no longer love, there are a few options. You can leave it alone and try to like it or try to forget about it, seek laser tattoo removal or cover it up with another tattoo. Choosing to get a cover up tattoo can be a good idea and may work well depending on the size and color of the tattoo. Here are three recommendations for getting a cover tattoo that you love.
- Consider lightening up the existing tattoo with laser tattoo removal – One of the best ways to make sure that your old tattoo is sufficiently covered and looks good is to lighten the tattoo with laser tattoo removal. You don’t have to completely remove the old tattoo – just lighten it enough so that it isn’t visible under the cover up tattoo. This gives the artist who is designing the new tattoo more freedom and means that the cover up does not have to be really large or extremely dark to achieve it’s purpose. Tattoos that are being lightened for cover up take fewer sessions and less time than tattoos that are being completely removed.
- Choose your new design carefully – This is a good opportunity to learn from your mistakes and make sure that the second tattoo is something that you can see in your life long-term. Click here for our recommendations on choosing a design you will love. There are many things that matter when choosing a cover up design such as the complexity of the design and what colors to use. We suggest using a tattoo artist who is familiar with covering up tattoos. You can get cover ups removed with lasers, but they will be harder to remove because they have more ink and more layers of ink.
- Can the tattoo be salvaged? – Let’s say you don’t hate the tattoo, but you don’t love it either. Hiding tattoos in a more complex design or adding on to the tattoo can sometimes salvage existing tattoos. This option depends on the size and color of the existing design and requires working closely with a tattoo artist.
If you are thinking about a cover up and want to get it lightened with laser tattoo removal, we are your best option. Remove a Tattoo is a laser tattoo removal clinic that offers safe and affordable tattoo for the greater Milwaukee area. Call us today for your free consultation!