I Hate My Tattoo – Now What?

“I hate my new tattoo!” This is never a desirable thought. Everyone deserves to have an attractive design that they can proudly show off for life, so if you are unhappy with how it looks on you, divorce may be possible in some cases.

Bad tattoos don’t have to be the end of the world. Here are four effective solutions for dealing with this situation.

Get a Cover-Up Tattoo

Are you looking to replace your current ink with something new? Covering up can be the perfect solution!

Covering up, also known as concealment, is an option when your back color has become fully colored. However, if you have small tattoos or lettering on your arms or back, this technique might work and allow for the replacement of an older piece. Many artists specialize in covering up.

These guidelines will give you a better understanding of the situation.

When making a cover-up, you don’t typically cover up your existing tattoo. Instead, this involves adding new colors to the existing ones for greater appeal. Lighter hues tend to blend better than darker ones so if your artist can transform blue into purple or magenta into pink, for instance, then that makes the former much more desirable.

Black Is the Most Challenging Color To Conceal

Artists often turn to black for this purpose. Experts in tattoo design suggest that a cover-up tattoo be at least 30%-40% larger than the original design, to effectively hide any negative features.

Covering Older Tattoos Can Be Much Simpler

Let us be clear: after two sessions, your skin will have healed. Therefore, it is essential that you take better care of it to speed up the healing time for cover-up tattoos than brand-new designs. Although initially, itching may occur, proper hygiene and an attractive design make the effort worthwhile. Here are some tips to help ensure a great tattoo experience:

Be mindful that a cover-up tattoo could also turn out badly. Choose the best artist you can afford and ensure you get exactly what you want.

This post was written by J Michael Taylor. J Michael Taylor is an artist and owner of Black Amethyst Tattoo Gallery. Looking for Tattoo shops in St Petersburg Florida? Black Amethyst has you covered! They provide an art-first approach to custom tattooing in a gallery setting.