Coverup tattoos

Tattoo Removal For Cover Up Tattoos

Tattoo Cover Up After Laser Removal

When you think of tattoo removal and cover up tattoos, you don’t usually associate them with each other. Tattoo removal is used to get rid of a tattoo. Cover ups are used to alter an existing tattoo. But they can be used together!

To give you a better understanding about tattoo removal for cover up tattoos and how the process works, continue reading below:

Can I Get a Cover Up After Laser Tattoo Removal?

Yes, absolutely. Tattoo removal can be used for more than just removing a bad tattoo. Many of our clients come to us at the request of their tattoo artists to fade a tattoo for cover up sessions.

Whether you are planning to update an existing tattoo, do a redesign, or cover up an old or poor tattoo design, laser tattoo removal can help to fade existing tattoos and help tattoo artists create a much better cover up tattoo.

If you are considering a cover up, think about lightening the tattoo for cover up first. It will help you get the results you want.

Should I Do Tattoo Removal or Cover Up?

This is a commonly pondered question when someone has a tattoo they want to remove. Should you attempt a cover up? Or, should you just choose tattoo removal and get rid of that eyesore altogether?

You can do both. It’s increasingly common to fade a tattoo in order to get a cover up tattoo. Removal and cover ups actually work well together, and they can help you achieve the look you are going for.

Benefits of Laser Tattoo Removal for Cover Up Tattoos

Here are some of the benefits of doing laser tattoo removal before investing in a cover up tattoo:

  • It will help you get better results
  • You won’t be able to see your old tattoo under the new cover up design
  • You will have a better overall tattoo
  • In most instances, it only takes a few tattoo removal sessions to get the area ready for the cover up

How Faded Does a Tattoo Have to Be to Cover Up?

This depends on the details of your tattoo and your plans for the cover up. Your tattoo artist will know when the tattoo is faded enough to allow them to provide you with the best outcome. In many cases, 3 or 4 laser tattoo removal sessions will fade the tattoo enough.

Depending on the tattoo, your tattoo artist may only recommended fading certain areas, and not necessarily your entire tattoo.

How Long After Laser Tattoo Removal Can I Get a Cover Up?

Your body will require some time to recover after the laser tattoo sessions. You won’t be able to immediately hop into the tattoo chair and get your cover up. Once all tattoo removal sessions are complete, expect to wait 6 to 8 weeks before tattooing the area. There must be no signs of scarring, blistering, or bleeding in the area. Your tattoo removal specialist will let you know when it is safe to proceed with the cover up tattoo.

Tattoo Removal and Cover Ups at Precision Laser

Our tattoo removal specialists can help you with tattoo removal for cover up tattoos. Remember, that all tattoos, ink, and skin types are different. Speak with your tattoo artist and consult with our tattoo removal specialists to create an effective plan.

Contact us for a FREE tattoo removal consultation today!

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