Archive of Cover Ups

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Auja’s newest tattoo is ready to travel back to Iceland! I’m loving the way the Northern Lights postcard turned out. A beautiful representation of the Yggdrasil. Gotta love a custom tattoo – plus it’s a coverup!
 
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Monday, May 19th, 2014

Completion of a coverup – from skeleton to custom swallow and roses! Color, texture and movement go a long way to a successful tattoo!

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Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

In progress… The texture in this skull, cross bones and rosary works well to cover the old black tribal tattoo beneath. Next time we’ll add color highlights to provide contrast and – SNAP, cover up!
 

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Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

The newest phase of completion on the custom black lace wrap! Both quarter sleeves and chest panels are complete (including two coverups!). Now for the back panel to complete the extensive tattoo!
 
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Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

When someone comes into my studio and tells me they’ve been told the tattoo cover up they want is “impossible”, the smile on their face as they leave with their NEW custom tattoo is THE BEST.

I love the challenge of a cover up! Very few things are “impossible”. It’s all in how you approach it.

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Monday, April 14th, 2014

A great example of reworking an older tattoo to restore clarity and detail!

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Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Building on the Tom and Jerry custom tattoo half sleeve. The color in this piece is turning out be be some serious eye candy!

To see it in progress, check this out…

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Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

We just finished reworking Allison’s Celtic tattoo. It’s amazing what reworking lettering and adding Celtic knotwork does to bring the design together! One more reason custom tattoos rock!

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Saturday, February 8th, 2014

Here’s a teaser from the full sleeve I’m doing on my buddy, Eric! A fantasy style tree populated by a variety of passageways, clocks and creatures.

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Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Pro Tip for covering up an old tattoo: Go for what you really want rather than settling for less than something that will rock your world. The last thing you want to do is trade in one tattoo you feel lukewarm about for another tattoo you feel lukewarm about, right? Exactly. So, my first question to someone interested in a tattoo cover up is, “If you were getting a brand new, fresh custom tattoo… and the sky is the limit… what would your tattoo be?” People are usually surprised by this question because the general perception seems to be that successfully covering up a tattoo is an almost impossible task. And as it turns out, it’s absolutely possible. And successful. Fun even. In fact… cover ups are one of my favorite things to do!
 
 In my book, there are a couple of hard and fast rules for cover ups. First, we’ll need to go a little larger with the new tattoo in order to fully encompass the old tattoo within the new tattoo while having a little room to spare. Does this mean you’ll have to get an enormous back piece just to get a cover up? No. (Well, unless you’re covering an enormous tattoo, then probably.) But if you’re covering an average to small sized tattoo like the gecko in this series of photos, you won’t even need to go as big as Ashley did. (She liked the design so much that when we stenciled it on she decided to go bigger, so we enlarged it another 30%! As the old tattoo saying goes, “Go big or go home!”)
 
 Secondly, flexibility with color and shading is key since that’s how we’ll go about camouflaging the old tattoo within the new tattoo for a seamless cover up. Using color and shading to in essence “camouflage” the old tattoo adds depth, contrast, and even texture to the new tattoo design – all of which make the new tattoo “pop” and the old tattoo fall away into the past.
 
 When taking these two things into account, we can now think outside of the box in terms of design and create something distinctive that represents you now, rather than the you from back then. There’s no reason to be stuck with a *meh* tattoo when you could have a beautiful, custom tattoo that you feel awesome wearing!
 
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