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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

 

TATTOO REMOVAL: LOVE IT & LEAVE IT? OR ZAP IT?

If you had a chance to remove an unwanted tattoo would you? Would you laser a tattoo? Is there a cream I can use to remove a tattoo? These are questions we’ve heard time and time again and for the most part the answer is probably yes we’d remove a tattoo, and if we did so we’d use a laser.

Even if your ink work has been pretty well planned out from the get go, there’s still going to be a slim chance that you may want to remove something from the past. Whether, it’s an ex’s name, a tattoo that a no longer holds meaning, or artistic value, there’s a ton of reasons that could coincide with the decision to do so.

 

 

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If you had to remove a tattoo which one would it be?

We’ve also seen our fair share of horror stories and the best are actually funny and ironic. People walking in with in with misspelled quotes (and names) is pretty common but the one time a gang banger walked in because the tattoo artist he went to spelled his gang name wrong. Needless to say we didn’t want to ask him what happened to the tattoo artist he used but we could only imagine.

On another note, getting laser tattoo removal is no walk in the park. The pain you’ll feel is also dependent upon your pain threshold. We’ve seen grown men break down and shudder and we’ve seen women take it like a champ. Then again, if you can give birth to a newborn child then we couldn’t imagine tattoo removal being a walk in the park.

*on a side note…we didn’t do that tattoo of the rose on the header bar.