So you had a gorgeous tattoo that has faded? Or perhaps you thought you had met “the one” but you are no longer together. Did you belong to a gang but quit? Or do you want to hide tattoos for professional reasons? Whatever the case, the tattoo that you once flaunted with pride is something you want to eradicate all signs of. So let us discuss some clever and easy ways to cover tattoos.
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1. With another tattoo
This is the easiest way to permanently cover up an existing tattoo which you no longer want to flaunt. You only need to consult an expert tattoo artist for this purpose. Tattoo cover ups are dictated by your existing tattoo; so you need to be sure that the chosen artist knows what s/he is doing. Here are some before and after pictures of how artists have covered a tattoo with another tattoo.
2. Tattoo cover up tapes
If you are looking for things to cover up tattoos temporarily for work or an interview etc, then you will love tattoo cover up tapes. These are perfect for hiding small tattoos on your palms, neck, fingers, ankles etc-pretty much all exposed areas which your clothes cannot cover. The tapes are water resistant, easy to use with self adhesives and also long lasting.
3. Makeup concealer for tattoo
Head over to your Wal-Mart store to buy makeup concealers and cover up tattoo temporarily for work. Makeup concealer for tattoo is easy to use and heavy duty concealers are available in pencil form so all you need to do is use them to draw on your tattoo for long lasting coverup. Creamy makeup is available in different shades and is also naturally blend-able. These highly pigmented concealers are also perfect for covering dark circles, freckles and acne blemishes etc.
4. Tattoo eraser
Tattoo eraser is a convenient product to hide your body art. It comes in an easy to use pencil form in a light shade of pink that interacts and blends with the blue and black ink of your tattoo giving you customizable coverage. This product has been designed by a tattoo expert.
5. With your hair (tattoos on neck)
Of all things that cover up tattoos on the neck, your hair is the easiest. Wear your hair up or down strategically so that it covers the tattoo on the neck fully. A loose ponytail or a low-bun is perfect for women while men can wear it a little longer to cover tattoos on the upper side of the back of the neck.
6. With clothing/shoes/accessories
Looking for things to cover up tattoos on wrists and neck? Then make use of your clothes creatively. Wear long sleeved shirts, tops, blouses or dresses along with high collars to strategically hide tattoos on the neck, chest and wrists etc. You can also wear pants and long skirts for covering up tattoos on ankles. Shoes and boots coming up to the knees can cover up tattoos on your ankles and calves. Shapewear, spanx and tights are also perfect clothing to hide tats when wearing see through or lacy or low cut dresses. For covering the tattoos on neck, chest or upper back, use a stole or scarf. These styles and accessories looks stylish and also cover up tattoos on upper arms, neck etc easily.
7. Bracelets and bangles
Apart from wearing shirts or dresses with long sleeves, you can also cover up tattoos on the wrist with bangles and bracelets. Wear a thick bracelet or a stack of bangles and your tattoo won’t be visible.
8. Get a tattoo that you can hide in the first place
This is a no brainer. If you are planning to get a tattoo, make sure you get it on a place that is not easily visible. Behind the ears, on the shoulders, collar bone, back, tummy, over the cleavage and the butt are some popular areas for tattoos that you can keep hidden by wearing the right clothes and accessories.
Tattoos can sometimes be stains on your professional prospects. We hope the above easy ways help you cover up tattoos cleverly.