What is a cover up tattoo?
A cover up tattoo is a tattoo that is designed to cover up a tattoo a person may no longer want.
Cover up tattoos require a good tattoo artist who knows what they’re doing and can help you settle on a design that will effectively cover up your unwanted tattoo.
But there are many considerations you should take into account when it comes to deciding if you should get a cover up tattoo or undergo laser tattoo removal.
Which is better for getting rid of a tattoo I don’t want anymore: a cover up tattoo or laser tattoo removal?
Cover up tattoo
Cover up tattoos can be a good option financially compared to laser tattoo removal, but there are more risks that come with it.
At first, a cover up tattoo might seem like a good idea: you and your tattoo artist can work together to come up with a design that would cover up the original tattoo. But it’s also possible that later on, you might not like the cover up tattoo. Maybe you don’t like the color or the cover up tattoo’s design; or maybe you’ve outgrown tattoos or tattoos are affecting your ability to land the job you’ve always been dreaming of.
Some types of tattoos are difficult to cover up, especially tattoos that use a lot of black ink. In general, cover up tattoos require inks that are darker and more heavily pigmented than the original tattoo. If you want your black tattoo to be covered up with a tattoo that includes more color or include lighter colors, that cover up tattoo will not be as successful or effective at hiding the original tattoo.
Cover up tattoos also tend to be much larger than the original tattoo, so if you want to be able to hide your tattoo, it’s much more difficult to do so with a cover up tattoo.
Laser tattoo removal
At Dr. Ink Eraser, we feel that laser tattoo removal is the better option for keeping an unwanted tattoo out of sight. For starters, laser tattoo removal can be used in conjunction with cover up tattoos. Laser tattoo removal can easily remove black ink (the bane of cover up tattoos), which means after all of the removal sessions are completed, you’ll have a blank canvas to work from.
Another perk of laser tattoo removal is that it can be used to make certain parts of a tattoo disappear, so if there’s one part of a tattoo that you don’t like, you can remove that part, whereas a cover up tattoo requires you to hide the entire tattoo.
Plus, laser tattoo removal can be used to just lighten parts of a tattoo so a cover up can be more easily performed. This way, your tattoo artist can add more detailed elements and colors that you want in your cover up tattoo without having to resort to darker colored inks that may be more difficult to remove in the long run.
And if you are over tattoos entirely or just want the one you currently have gone, there is truly no better option than laser tattoo removal. It’s safe, effective, and efficient — what more could you ask for when it comes to removing a tattoo?
Contact Dr. Ink Eraser for more information
At Dr. Ink Eraser, we highly recommend going down the laser tattoo removal route if you’re ready to get rid of your unwanted tattoo. We won’t judge you if you want to get a cover up tattoo or a new tattoo entirely after undergoing laser tattoo removal treatments. In fact, we will work carefully with you to formulate a plan of how to best remove the tattoo so your skin will be ready for a completely new tattoo or for a good cover up tattoo.
Contact us today for a free estimate or for more information about laser tattoo removal.