THE ART OF COVER UP TATTOOS.

 

Cover up tattoos by Andy Pho.

I used to dread cover up tattoos, but not now.

 

I won’t lie. There was a time when I used to dread cover up tattoos, but not now. I’ve learned to love them and as of late, it’s become one of my specialites. There’s a certain art and systematic process that’s required when doing an effective cover up and the process has definitely grown on me. From incorporating the new design, to making sure that the older ink is camouflaged, there’s something powerful about doing one well.

See another cover up I did a few days ago. 

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Cover up tattoo: Getting rid of the past. 

Probably the biggest joy is knowing that you’re helping someone get rid of their unwanted past and this time was no different. To be honest, you can’t get rid of the past if you don’t erase the any reminders, so I understand why so many customers want them gone. Truth be told, last year my client Brye was engaged to be married, which is why he got the date 5/13 tattooed on him for his fiancé. Unfortunately, Bryce learned a few things about her that changed his decision to get married, and he’s glad he learned sooner than later. To make good on getting rid of his unwanted past, he wanted to remove that tattoo, and he opted for a cover up – definitely a wise choice before his next girl started asking questions.

For this particular cover up, Brye requested camellia flowers. Being that his skin is dark, it added to the complexity of working in the details and covering it up. We went big enough to cover up the unwnated piece while keeping it in proportion to the existing bull which was going to stay. Once this heals, we’ll be adding an angel on Brye’s upper chest/shoulder and we’ll keep you posted on any progress.

Thanks again Bryce for trusting me with this cover up and we’ll see you soon!

~AP

 

COVER UP TATTOO ARTIST IN VEGAS.

 

A cover up tattoo is an art in itself.

Looking for a good cover up tattoo artist? Look no further.

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Cover up tattoo I completed a few days ago. 

Before getting into the process of the cover-up tattoo, here’s how the story initially began.  At the age of 16, Anthony wanted to get his first tattoo but since he was underage he had to take his dad with him for consent. Fast forward to the present day, he wanted to cover up his first tattoo with a memorial piece in honor of his father, who recently passed away. This time around, he decided to go big and it all fell in perfect alignment with the old adage, “The bigger you go, the easier the coverup will be”.

After making the trip out to Vegas from Philadelphia, he decided to create a tribute piece to his father that was going to be unique and heartfelt. The time on the clock was set to 8:04, which was the exact time his dad passed away, and the dove represents his father’s funeral and his entry and rebirth into heaven.

This frequently requested tattoo imagery has been done over and over by so many tattoo artists so it’s always tough to make it just a bit different. As for the coverup, I used a rose as if it was part of the clock’s design and instead of the white highlights, I used grey ink, separating it from the other rose and dove. This made for an easier coverup since the darker color would still show through white ink. One way to put it, as I searched on Instagram is that it’s a “black and grey and gray” tattoo.

Thanks again to Anthony for taking the trip down to Vegas and it was an honor to work on you. If you’re interested in viewing more of my work please click here for my gallery.

~ AP

THE DAILY BATTLE.

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The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of those depths.

In this lifetime nothing comes easy. The trials and tribulations, the sleepless nights, and the self doubt are all a part of the struggle, but in the end it’s those moments of despair that makes success that much sweeter.

In short, there could be no light without dark and no good without bad. It is also safe to say that the unity of opposites, which was first suggested by Heraclitus (ca. 535–475 BC), a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher, proves truth in the concept. Yet as we all fight our daily battles, I wish you all the best in health, wealth and patience; and always remember that  you may lose a few battles, but in the end what really counts is that you win the war.

Keep fighting and stay focused.