50 Best Cover Up Tattoos Designs That Blow Your Mind. If you have a few tattoos, there’s a good chance you have one or two you don’t like. Whether it was a backyard scratcher offering cheap tattoos, an impulse purchase to declare a love that has now got a new girlfriend, or it’s just plain ugly, we all have one.
We all have regrets and should-of-could-of moments. Considering that tattoos are forever, a bad tattoo will remind you, every time you change your clothes, of the tragedy on your skin.
Initially, you probably thought a tattoo was a one-off opportunity, and technically that is the case. Luckily, there are truly talented tattoo artists currently working within the industry worldwide. So bearing that in mind, there is the hope that maybe you could get a fantastic cover-up done.
No matter why you’ve changed your mind about the tattoo design—you’ve grown up a decade or two, or possibly the once-love of your life, Candy or Gavin, has now evolved into a psychopathic stalker whom you stay very, very far away from—having a horrible tattoo sucks.
Wanting to get rid of or disguise a second-rate tattoo is not unusual. There are even tattoo artists and studios that specialise in cover-up work.
You must keep in mind, there are limitations on covering up an old tattoo. But there are many success stories of people who now love their cover-up tattoos. If you’re thinking of getting a cover-up done, read on!
50 Best Cover Up Tattoos Designs That Blow Your Mind
Understanding How a Tattoo Cover-Up Works
When your tattoo was first done, the ink was deposited approximately one millimetre beneath the skin, into the dermis, which is the layer below the epidermis (the skin you see).
As your cover-up gets tattooed, the new ink is also deposited within the dermis, along with the old coloured ink. The pigment in the new inks does not go over the top of the old tattoo’s pigment; rather the two colours combine to make a new colour, although the stronger or darker-coloured ink becomes dominant in the mixture. For example, red and blue ink mixed together make purple, underneath the skin or elsewhere.