Sometimes we do things that are really stupid. Like the unnamed person who won big on Fairgo Casino, and decided to tattoo the words “I WON” with 3 huge dollar signs. Yea, kind of stupid, but the person was drunk when they did it, and now they regret doing it and want it changed into something else.
What is cover up, when talking about tattoos?
This involves tattooing a new design over the old one. This can be a good option if you have a small tattoo that you don’t mind covering up. However, it is important to find a skilled tattoo artist who can create a design that will effectively cover the old tattoo. This option is to cover up the old tattoo with a new one.
This can be a great way to completely transform the look of the tattoo and make it something you’re proud of. There are many talented tattoo artists who specialize in cover-ups, so be sure to do your research and find someone who is a good fit for you.
How is that different than modifying a tattoo?
If you don’t want to completely remove the tattoo, you can also have it modified. This could involve adding new elements to the tattoo, changing the colors, or simply removing some of the details. Modifying a tattoo can be a great way to update the look of the tattoo and make it something you’re more comfortable with.
Here are some ideas for modifying a tattoo:
This could involve adding new colors, designs, or characters. For example, you could add a floral border to a tattoo of a skull, or add a superhero sidekick to a tattoo of your favorite superhero.
If your tattoo is black and white, you can add color to it to give it a new look. This can be a great way to brighten up the tattoo and make it more vibrant. This could also involve lightening or darkening the colors, or changing the colors altogether. For example, you could change a black and white tattoo to a colorful tattoo, or you could change a tattoo of a green dragon to a tattoo of a red dragon.
Extend the design
If you have a small tattoo, you can extend the design to make it larger. This can be a great way to add more detail to the tattoo and make it more visually interesting. Let’s say your original tattoo is a rose. You can add leaves and stems to a rose. You can add other flowers to the design. You can add a vine or other design element that wraps around the arm. Or you could add a background to the design.
Change the shape
If you don’t like the shape of your tattoo, you can change it. This could involve making the tattoo more rounded, more angular, or something else entirely. If you have a tattoo of a word or phrase, you could elongate the shape of the tattoo to make it more dramatic or eye-catching.
For example, you could stretch out the letters of the word “Love” to make it appear more like a ribbon. If you have a tattoo of a sharp-edged shape, such as a star or a diamond, you could round out the corners of the shape to make it more softer or feminine. This could be a good way to modify a tattoo that you feel is too harsh or masculine. If you have a tattoo of a straight line, you could add curves to the line to make it more interesting or dynamic.
For example, you could curve a line into a wave or a swirl. If you have a tattoo of a symbol or image, you could change the orientation of the tattoo to make it more visually appealing. For example, you could rotate a tattoo of a flower so that it is blooming upwards.
If your tattoo is flat, you can add shading to it to give it more dimension. This can be a great way to make the tattoo look more realistic or to add depth to the design.
Change the linework
If you don’t like the line work in your tattoo, you can change it. This could involve making the lines thicker, thinner, or more stylized.
If you want to add a personal touch to your tattoo, you can add lettering to it. This could be a quote, a name, or something else that is meaningful to you.
Cover it up with another tattoo
If you don’t want to modify your tattoo, you can always cover it up with another tattoo. This is a great option if you completely hate your tattoo and don’t want to see it anymore.
Removing some of the details of the tattoo
This could involve making the lines thinner, removing some of the shading, or simplifying the design altogether. For example, you could remove the eyes from a tattoo of a wolf, or you could simplify a tattoo of a tribal design.
This could involve combining two separate tattoos, or combining a tattoo with an existing tattoo. For example, you could combine a tattoo of a heart with a tattoo of a rose, or you could combine a tattoo of a skull with a tattoo of a snake.
Things to keep in mind when modifying a tattoo
First is your budget. Tattoo modifications can range in price from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars. It is important to factor in the cost of the modification when making your decision.
Second is your pain tolerance. Tattoo modifications can be more painful than getting a new tattoo. This is because the tattoo artist will be working on top of existing scar tissue. If you have a low pain tolerance, you may want to consider a less invasive modification, such as adding color or shading.
Third is the skill of the tattoo artist. Not all tattoo artists are skilled at modifying tattoos. It is important to find an artist who has experience with tattoo modifications and who you feel confident in their abilities.
When modifying a tattoo (or even getting a new one), make sure the person is experienced in tattoo modifications. And always remember that although you can modify tattoos or even get them removed, it is always a good idea to NEVER get a tattoo when you are drunk.
The best course of action is to pick out 3 designs that you like, and take them with you. Then wait 24 hours. If you are still as excited about one (or all three) of the designs, as you were in the store, then go for it … when you are sober.
And better yet, bring a friend with you that will help to keep you sane.
This is your body that we are talking about, and you are going to have to live with this tattoo for rest of your life (in one form or another). Women .. that cute little butterfly on your stomach is going to become a really huge butterfly when you are 8 months pregnant. If you are fine with that, then go for it.