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Info/FAQs > Tattoos > Cover-up and Touch-up Tattoos

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Many people have tattoos that seemed like a good idea at the time and whether it was through a bad choice of tattooists, a bottle of J.D. or whatever, the results won't go away. There is a solution apart from a laser or a long sleeved shirt: 

Some bad tattoos are restorable to a proper version of the original plan and these are known as reworks, but the majority are usually only savable through cover-ups and you may be limited on the choice of design. 

Remember that a cover up cannot always be your dream tattoo as it may not be possible to fit a specific design to the old piece, this depends how dark and distorted the old tattoo is. Usually we can come up with a good compromise though and anyone needing help or information about cover ups should contact us.

Tribal is usually not applicable here unless you want a black square, but there are more options than the standard black panther or peacock of old depending on the size of the old tattoo and intensity of dark pigments.

Last updated on Sep 8, 2012 by Jarod Powell