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.
Tribal To Bird
Beautifully crafted, this image shows a tribal tattoo being restructured to get a tattoo based on an entirely new theme.
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.
The spots on the ball on the old tattoo are apparent in the new one, but will subside with time.
The old tribal tattoo is beautifully reconstructed to form a nice elaborate floral pattern.
Owl Cover Up
In this image, the tattooist has accurately configured that the existing tattoo pattern matches that of an owl.
Making great cover up tattoos is a creative area, and needs visualization skills.
Most cover ups are just simple additions to the old tattoos, and save the cost of removal.
Changing The Hues
Many cover-up tattoos like this just change the color patterns, leaving the theme and shape just like that.
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.
Total Cover Up
Nullifying old lines and colors and suppressing them within new ones requires a great deal of effort.
Dragon Changes Into Flowers
Often cover-up tattoos involve an increase in size. Of course, you cannot go for a significant decrease in size.
Small Change Big Impact
Simple cover-up techniques include the slightest modifications that go a long way in changing the overall appearance.
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.
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.
Bright Cover Up
Cover-up tattoos usually employ dark colors for obvious reasons. You have to suppress the old one from getting noticed.
Cute Cover Up
The bottom curls of the old design are nicely incorporated into two similar-sized flowers in the new tattoo.
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.
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.
The new tattoo looks very attractive with bright stylish colors adorning it. Significant re-modeling over the old one.
The old star is replaced by an all new bow that has much more to say in terms of color and vividness.
Cover Up Skull
The middle image shows the transition between the existing and the final states.
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.
Filling up colors is an easy way of doing a cover-up. As always, the cost depends upon the effort.
Tattoos like this pose little challenge in designing cover-ups, and hence, are easier to modify and realign.
Easy & Colorful
This is a simple fill-color cover-up tattoo. Not much effort is required in tattoos like these.
The old tattoo is removed to a large extent and in its place, sits an elaborate and catchy starry trail.
Cover-up tattoos are not merely a way of getting over the past. They give you the choice of a better future.