27 Graceful Cover Up Tattoos For 2013

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Mistakes are a part of everyone’s life. All of us make mistakes in our respective lives and they are not a big deal but the mistakes made in ink are permanent, and that’s why you need ways to get over it. The two commonly used techniques are tattoo removal and cover-up. The latter one gives a new face to your tattoo apart from being cheaper. Cover-up requires the tattooist either to ink an entirely new tattoo over the old one or use and incorporate some elements of the old tattoo into the new one.

Typically, the latter is applied. Cover up tattoos do have one obvious requirement. The size of your new tattoo must be greater than the old one. It is easier to cover up small tattoos and impose new themes on them. As for 2013, a large number of new themes and ideas have been introduced in the tattoo industry to facilitate cover-ups and make them more viable. These ideas really present a great way of bringing in some new spice into your fashion and lifestyle in the new year. So get over your old insignia, and get a fresh one inked right over it. Celebrate the new year with a new you.

If you liked our selection, perhaps these other posts will interest you too, Small Cross Tattoos, Snake Tattoos, Mexican Skull Tattoos and Traditional Rose Tattoos.

Tribal To Bird

Beautifully crafted, this image shows a tribal tattoo being restructured to get a tattoo based on an entirely new theme.

Tribal To Bird

Tribal To Bird

Tribal Elaboration

This is a nice example where the cover-up includes accentuating the contrast of the existing tattoo and carrying out rich additions to get a new one.

Tribal Elaboration

Tribal Elaboration

Welcome Devil

The spots on the ball on the old tattoo are apparent in the new one, but will subside with time.

Welcome Devil

Welcome Devil

Fabulous Flow

The old tribal tattoo is beautifully reconstructed to form a nice elaborate floral pattern.

Fabulous Flow

Floral Fabulous Flow

Owl Cover Up

In this image, the tattooist has accurately configured that the existing tattoo pattern matches that of an owl.

Owl Cover Up

Owl Cover Up

Sleeve Tattoo

Making great cover up tattoos is a creative area, and needs visualization skills.

Sleeve Tattoo

Sleeve Tattoo

Lion Makeover

Most cover ups are just simple additions to the old tattoos, and save the cost of removal.

Lion Makeover

Lion Makeover

Changing The Hues

Many cover-up tattoos like this just change the color patterns, leaving the theme and shape just like that.

Changing The Hues

Changing The Hues

Introducing Colors

Here, a tattoo showing just the outlines has been filled up with colors to get a new one. This isn’t exactly a cover up but similar to that.

Introducing Colors

Introducing Colors

Total Cover Up

Nullifying old lines and colors and suppressing them within new ones requires a great deal of effort.

Total Cover Up

Total Cover Up

Dragon Changes Into Flowers

Often cover-up tattoos involve an increase in size. Of course, you cannot go for a significant decrease in size.

Dragon Changes Into Flowers

Dragon Changes Into Flowers

Small Change Big Impact

Simple cover-up techniques include the slightest modifications that go a long way in changing the overall appearance.

Small Change Big Impact

Small Change Big Impact

Boy Gives Way To Girl

Brilliant and truly artistic, cover-up works like this do command respect. The face of the tattoo is completely changed.

Boy Gives Way To Girl

Boy Gives Way To Girl

Big Change

When the old tattoos are just simple outlines or small figures or characters, making a cover-up becomes a lot easier for the tattoo designer.

Big Change

Big Change

Bright Cover Up

Cover-up tattoos usually employ dark colors for obvious reasons. You have to suppress the old one from getting noticed.

Cover Canada

Cover Canada

Cute Cover Up

The bottom curls of the old design are nicely incorporated into two similar-sized flowers in the new tattoo.

Cute Cover Up

Cute Cover Up

Old Tattoo Mark

One thing that cover-ups cannot do is to get your skin tone back at an area that was previously occupied by the old tattoo.

Old Tattoo Mark

Old Tattoo Mark

Add To It

Often white ink is used to nullify the old etch and set a platform on which the new tattoo can be inked.

Add To It

Add To It

Colorful Cheer

The new tattoo looks very attractive with bright stylish colors adorning it. Significant re-modeling over the old one.

Colorful Cheer

Colorful Cheer

Gorgeous Bow

The old star is replaced by an all new bow that has much more to say in terms of color and vividness.

Gorgeous Bow

Gorgeous Bow

Cover Up Skull

The middle image shows the transition between the existing and the final states.

Cover Up Skull

Cover Up Skull

Sexy Scissor

One of the prime advantages of cover-up tattoos is that they give you the much needed refurbished look with sharp boundaries and new solid colors.

Sexy Scissor

Sexy Scissor

Symmetrical Shape-up

Filling up colors is an easy way of doing a cover-up. As always, the cost depends upon the effort.

Symmetrical Shape-up

Symmetrical Shape-up

Easy Makeover

Tattoos like this pose little challenge in designing cover-ups, and hence, are easier to modify and realign.

Easy Makeover

Easy Makeover

Easy & Colorful

This is a simple fill-color cover-up tattoo. Not much effort is required in tattoos like these.

Easy & Colorful

Easy & Colorful

Coverup Stars

The old tattoo is removed to a large extent and in its place, sits an elaborate and catchy starry trail.

Coverup Stars

Coverup Stars

Amazing Work

Cover-up tattoos are not merely a way of getting over the past. They give you the choice of a better future.

Amazing Work

Amazing Work

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