Even if you love your tattoo, there may be times when you want to cover it. Maybe people ask questions about it that you don’t want to answer, or your workplace doesn’t allow them. If you find yourself in this position, there are several options for covering up your tattoo, either temporarily or permanently, depending on your needs.
Covering a Tattoo With Clothing
The easiest way to conceal a tattoo, of course, is to keep it under wraps—literally. Most of the time, some form of clothing will be sufficient for your needs. If you need to cover your tattoo during a heat wave or at the beach, however, your options are more limited. If you don’t want your tattoo to dictate your style and comfort, you may want to look for other ideas.
Covering a Tattoo With Makeup
Makeup is a popular method for covering tattoos. In fact, there are products specifically marketed as tattoo concealers. This technique works well for temporary situations, since makeup washes off. The quality of the products varies, however, and it may be difficult to find something that matches your skin tone or provides enough coverage. People who do not usually wear makeup also may be uncomfortable with applying and wearing it regularly.
Covering a Tattoo With Another Tattoo
Maybe the problem is not that you have a tattoo, but which tattoo it is! If your tattoo no longer means what it once did, or if it is an unwanted reminder of the past, you can opt for a redesign. But remember, just like the first time you got it, you are at the mercy of the tattoo artist’s skills, and the finished product eventually may create the same problems as before.
What If Covering Is Not Enough?
If you find yourself covering your tattoo most of the day—and not missing it—it may be time to look into permanent removal. Second Appearance offers the only PicoWay laser tattoo removal system in North Texas. This FDA-cleared system uses picosecond technology to deliver energy to the tattoo, shattering the ink with ultra-fast laser pulses. This method transfers less heat to the skin, minimizing discomfort, and is effective for all kinds of tattoos and ink colors.