A tattoo cover-up is the act of tattooing over a previously unwanted tattoo with a new tattoo . It is usually seen as being one of two options of removing an unwanted tattoo . The other option is laser removal.
Covering up an unwanted tattoo is generally cheaper than tattoo removal .
Tattoo cover up and tattoo restoration are unique ways to rebuilt an old beloved tattoo or to simply replace it with a newer one .
Poorly applied, faded, or light tattoos are the easiest to cover and can only be covered up using the same or darker ink. White ink may sometimes be applied to lighten the old tattoo before proceeding with the cover-up.
Cover-ups could completely hide the old tattoo with a new design, or the cover-up could incorporate elements or the whole of the existing tattoo.