What is Laser Tattoo Removal?

Laser tattoo removal is a non-invasive procedure and does not cause damage to the surrounding tissue. Essentially, the laser breaks ink particles in your dermis into tiny pieces for your white blood cells to carry away through your immune system. With time and continued laser sessions, your tattoo will fade enough for an artist to cover it up.

This is a great option for you because, generally speaking, we recommend you work with your tattoo artist to fade your tattoo to the point where you can then cover it up with whatever you like. Fading your tattoo allows your artist more opportunity and canvas to create the best possible cover.

Can You Tattoo Over a Removed Tattoo?

In most cases, it typically takes 3 to 5 treatments to fade it to the point where you can get a coverup. We always recommend working with a reputable tattoo artist to make sure your tattoo has gotten to the point where it needs to be in order to safely tattoo over a removed one.

How Soon Can You Get a Tattoo After Laser Removal?

Once you have completed the removal process, you need to wait at least 6 weeks before embarking on a new tattoo in the treated area. This is because you’ll want to make sure your skin is completely healed before you get another tattoo. Allowing your body time between removal and the coverup ensures your immune system has slowed down and the new tattoo will not be pulled out along with the old ink.

Many people cover their old work. Why not give it the best possible outcome? Check out our Cover Up page to learn more from tattoo artists and clients who have had their own tattoos faded for new ink!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of our most asked questions about tattoo coverup over a removed one.

Get Your Tattoo Covered Up at Removery

Removery specializes in creating safe and effective treatment plans for anyone interested in laser tattoo removal. If you are looking to learn more about the cover up results we have, check out this sleeve tattoo removal case study.

If you’re ready to move forward with treatment, please visit our Removery locations page to find the closest removal studio near you or get a free removal estimate today!

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