Covering up a tattoo is a procedure where your previous and unwanted tattoo is replaced with a new design. The cover-up tattoo is almost always guaranteed to be larger than original to ensure it gets fully covered. This allows the artist more freedom and creativity in designing a piece of art that will be used to mask the previous design. Some people choose to cover-up a tattoo when they notice that the old design is fading and losing its vibrancy. Old faded tattoos easiest to cover up and many artists use bold and dark colors to do cover-ups.
When opting for a cover-up, take note that the design of your tattoo matters a lot and not every design is easy to camouflage. for instance, tribal designs contain a lot of major or minor details which might get difficult to hide. A small tattoo such as a symbol is much easier and quicker to conceal. Many tattoo artists would suggest sitting down for a consultation to go over any ideas and come up with the best design that will fit the space that needs to be covered up. When an artist is working to conceal a tattoo, the focus is usually on the color of an old tattoo and how to incorporate the new ink into it. Black is a standard color each tattoo artist uses in the cover-ups. Darker shades of the same color can also be used.
Concealing a tattoo is based on how much you want to cover, to some extent. With the help of your artist, you can find a way to replace your old design with a new one. You cannot call it a new tattoo as some parts of the previous tattoo might see-through it or will be incorporated into the new design. Not all tattoo artists have experience with doing a tattoo cover-ups so you want to make sure to do your research when deciding to go forward in getting a cover-up done.