Laser or Cover Up – How to Choose the Best Solution for Tattoo Covering?

Tattoos have become a common way to express personal style and identity. However, as time goes by, people’s values and perceptions may change, leading to a need to modify existing tattoos. In this article, we will discuss two main solutions – tattoo removal with laser technology and tattoo covering, providing insights into the advantages and disadvantages of each method.

Laser technology has become a popular method for tattoo removal. It involves sending specially focused beams of light onto tattoo pigment particles in the skin, breaking them down and facilitating their removal. While this method is precise and effective, it also has its pros and cons.

Modern laser removal technology is highly developed and can effectively remove both colored and black-and-white tattoos of various sizes. When performed with a high-quality laser by a professional dermatologist experienced in this field, tattoos can be removed to the point where they are completely invisible, with no scars remaining on the skin. However, the main downside of laser removal is the risk of scarring. The biggest downside to laser removal is that it is a lengthy and costly process.

Another option when you want to change the appearance of your tattoo is to cover it with a new design. This process involves applying a new tattoo over the existing one to completely conceal it.

Tattoo covering can be a quick and painless procedure compared to laser removal, especially if the old tattoo is small and light. However, the new design must be chosen in a way that completely covers the existing tattoo, which can limit your design options. The main downside to cover-up is that not always your desired new design will be suitable to achieve a high-quality cover-up. If the cover-up is performed by an inexperienced artist, it may result in an even worse outcome than the original tattoo you want to hide, so it is important to choose an artist who can show you their completed cover-up tattoos so you can see if they are capable of doing one for you.

Ultimately, when choosing between laser tattoo removal and covering up, it is important to consider your personal preferences, the size and color of the tattoo, as well as your budget. If you want to completely get rid of the existing tattoo and you don’t mind multiple procedures and high costs, laser removal may be the best solution. However, if you have a suitable new tattoo design in mind and you want a quicker and simpler solution, covering up may be a better choice.

In conclusion, regardless of which method you choose, it is important to consult with an experienced tattoo artist to receive professional advice and choose the solution that best suits your needs and preferences.

Your Rebel Tattoo team