4 Methods For Covering Up Your Tattoo

Tattoos have been used for centuries as part of human culture. However, there may come a time when you regret having a tattoo or it is no longer appropriate. This can create the need to cover up or even remove the tattoo so that it is no longer visible. Here are a few methods that you can use to cover up your tattoo. 

Cover-Up Makeup

One affordable way to cover up a tattoo is by using cover-up makeup. This is not the typical makeup that you find at the local beauty store, since it is specifically made to cover up tattoos so that they cannot be seen. You'll find that cover-up makeup comes in a variety of different colors that are designed to match your skin tone, so you'll be sure to find something that meets your needs. 

The benefit of using cover-up makeup on a tattoo is that it is going to be long-lasting. The makeup is often waterproof and able to last all day long. It's the perfect solution for someone that wants to temporarily cover up a tattoo and show off their skin.


An easy solution is to use clothing to cover up your tattoo. Long-sleeve shirts are a simple solution to cover tattoos on your arms, and long pants to cover tattoos on your legs. While it is not the best solution all year round based on the weather, it's something that can easily be done with very little preparation. 

Laser Tattoo Removal

It is possible to remove a tattoo by using lasers. The process works by using a laser to help break up the ink that is on your skin, and your body's immune system will kick in to get rid of it. While laser tattoo removal is a permanent solution, be aware that it can take multiple treatments and be quite expensive. Even if the tattoo is not completely removed, you may like that the ink is not as dark and prominent on your body. 

Cover-Up Tattoo

Don't like your current tattoo, but don't want to use one of the methods to get rid of it completely? It's possible to work with a tattoo artist to cover it up with another tattoo. They can use the existing tattoo on your body and design a new tattoo that will go over it. You may be surprised at how different a cover-up tattoo can look, with it completely hiding the old tattoo that was there. 

Contact a local tattoo artist to learn more about tattoo cover-ups.