If you live in regret of a tattoo you once received, you’re not alone. There are numerous reasons for regretting a tattoo, from breaking up with a girlfriend, to realizing a piece of ink is inappropriate, to having it deteriorate as it ages.A couple of options exist for those serious about getting rid of the tattoo.
You can cover it up, or go the extra step and totally remove it.Removal sounds like a no-brainer, but consider that the image may not be completely removed, the process is painful, and you may experience permanent scarring. Unfortunately, the design almost never completely fades from your skin. As a result, a larger number of people opt for the cover-up. Be sure you pick a design you actually like that will be covering your old ink, instead of only picking only for the sake of coverage. Picking a design you don’t really like defeats the whole purpose of covering up the unfavorable tattoo.
When selecting your new design, think about the location of the old tattoo. Use common sense, and if you want to cover a tattoo on your arm, select a design that actually makes sense for your arm. The worst case scenario is ending up with a large dark blob. Though it does cover the original ink, it looks terrible and will not make you feel much better about yourself.
What To Get
As a rule of thumb, dark tattoos make the best cover. Good cover tattoos include anything large enough to fit over the first design and are filled in with color, such as a shaded star. Don’t hesitate to ask the tattooist for suggestions, as they have done this many times.
For the last time, you must find the cover-up tattoo appealing. Don’t give yourself the chance to regret the selection and end up in your current situation. Spend a decent amount of time considering the choices, and make an informed decision.The old piece is not going to magically get bigger or relocate as you take your time to pick a new design. Once the decision is made, visit a parlor and receive ink that will hopefully make you happy again.