Tattoos may be meant to last forever, but there are times when regret may set in later in life and you may want to cover up the tattoo with a new tattoo. You should meet with the tattoo artist before you actually go into the tattoo parlor to get the cover up done. The following guide walks you through a few things to discuss with the artist when choosing your cover up tattoo.
The first thing you need to do is talk to the artist about ideas he or she has about a design that could be used to cover up the tattoo that you already have. Give them an idea of what you will want the design to include or look like. He or she will then draw an outline of the design to see if the details are included that you want.
Next, the size of the design needs to be taken into consideration. The artist will let you know how large or small it will need to be to actually cover the tattoo you already have.
You need to choose the colors that you want to use in your tattoo carefully. The artist will let you know if you need to choose one color over another so that it will blend well with the color in the tattoo that you already have or that the colors will be dark enough to color the colors found in your current tattoo. You cannot cover dark colors in your current tattoo with light colors in your new tattoo so the colors that are chosen are important.
Next, you need to consider the pain that will be involved with getting your tattoo. If you got a tattoo twenty years ago that you plan to cover up, you may not remember how painful it was to get. You want to be sure that your tattoo artist talks to you honestly about the pain that will be involved. The artist may allow you to feel what the tattoo will feel like by using an empty tattoo gun on the area that you plan to get covered up. If you feel that the pain is very intense, you may want to get the cover up done in many short sessions rather than one long session.
Once you have discussed all of these specifics with the artist, you can rest assured that you are going to be happy with the cover up when it is done. Make your appointment (with an artist such as one from State Of The Art) before leaving the parlor to ensure you can have the tattoo done as soon as possible.