In the previous article, we covered some fundamental theories necessary to understand how to approach a cover-up tattoo. In this article, I overview the application process for a cover-up tattoo and how best to heal these procedures. Setting a Stencil Over a Cover-Up Tattoo. Most cover-up tattoos I have dealt with over the years are mainly line work. I don’t know exactly why this happens, but I imagine the client was receiving a tattoo and decided halfway through not to finish it with the current artist. If this is reality, it may have been a good decision for the client […]
In the previous article, we discussed how to get ready for a cover-up tattoo. In this article, we are going to discuss cover-up tattoo theory, specifically, how the pigment in the skin reacts when undergoing a cover-up tattoo. A Cover-Up Tattoo Has Pigment Already in the Skin. People wouldn’t request a cover-up tattoo if there weren’t something already embedded in their skin. So, to look closer at the markings made during a tattoo, we need to focus on where tattoos are implanted – the skin. To start, let’s think about how thick skin is. How Deep In the Skin is […]
So, many folks think that cover-up tattoos are an impossibility. To be honest, sometimes they are! But I remember some crazy projects over the years that seemed impossible because I wasn’t looking at the potential in a way that focused on the result. I kept thinking, “Oh my God. How am I going to tackle this mess?” And “What steps am I supposed to take to get the final product to a point where it passes as something valuable?” Luckily, after many years of attempting coverups and getting comfortable with the process, I ended up with a better understanding of […]
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Let’s Start With A Couple of Videos: Ok, so there is a place to add some explanations to the things I will write here. If you have any questions, please feel free to write in, and I will do my best to answer them! Onto the typing!! Is Aftercare Magic? Aftercare is not a magic potion. It isn’t some mystical thing that heals some consecrated wound on the body. All aftercare is, or at least all it should be is a technique utilized by a TATTOO CLIENT so that their fresh tattoo (wound) stays pliable until it drops its initial […]
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