Effective Solutions For Tattoo Cover Up

By Edward Cook

Getting inked is a major decision that requires a lot of commitment. Once completed, a tattoo cannot be removed without some pain and also money, as well as time. However, sometimes it is necessary to hide it from the general public. Here are some ideas on achieve a good tattoo cover up, ranging in effectiveness and also affordability.

Hopefully your tattoo wasn't a spontaneous decision. If it was, you may have gotten it done on a part of your body that makes it difficult to deal with on a day-to-day basis. Perhaps it is a problem at work, or your friends and family hate looking at it; maybe you got something that others might consider offensive. Alternatively, you might simply want to cover it up for a special occasion like a wedding, instead of regretting it altogether.

The most efficient way to hide tattoos will be dependent on the placement or size of said artwork, and its density. It may simply be a case of using clothing or hair to hide the piece. This is very easy and costs nothing at all, used whenever necessary or until full removal becomes an option.

There's a wide variety of makeup brands that specialize in concealing more obvious marks due to acne, hyperpigmentation or tattoo work. These products tend to have a high concentration of pigment in order to properly do the job. It's always best with such products to gradually build the layers instead of applying one thick layer. This gives a longer-lasting, less obvious finish.

One of the best known brands for concealing marks, pigmentation or tattoos on the skin is Dermablend. While the brand specializes in makeup for this very purpose, there is a separate product called the Leg and Body Cover, which provides medium to full coverage for more than half the day. While this particular product is smear and waterproof, other brands may require additional setting in order to not rub off during the course of the day.

Dermablend may be a bit pricey, but it is worth it to get the job done. Kat Von D is a former tattooing artist with her own self-named cosmetics brand. Surely this is someone who would know how to conceal a piece properly! Kat's Lock-It Concealer has gotten great reviews, with high pigment and also free of oils to do exactly what you need it to.

If you're looking for something a little more affordable, try the oil-free, maximum coverage concealer by E. L. F. Which is a bestselling product at only $3. Hard Candy also has a great product on offer. The Glamouflage Concealer costs only $6 and you get an additional pencil for outlining the artwork before concealing. These are available in a number of skin tones.

Covering up a piece with makeup is all well and good for temporary or occasional needs. This method works where an individual may not actually wish to get rid of the piece altogether, but only requires coverage for specific purposes. However, when a tattoo is more of a regret, it may be worth considering covering it with something to be proud of - such as a brand new piece of artwork worth talking about!

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