Laser Fading Makes Tattoo Cover-ups Look Better
With all the amazing tattoo artists around these days getting a cover up is a great way to take care of old, faded body art. The challenge is knowing what is possible with the unwanted tattoo you have. Luckily, laser tattoo removal can fade existing ink particles safely and effectively.
Laser tattoo removal is not only for complete removal, although we’re great at that too. Laser tattoo removal also aids many tattoo artists and enthusiasts who are looking to get a better result out of their tattoo cover-up.
By using our pay-as-you-go treatment approach or buying a 3-pack, you can safely lighten your tattoo and make it easier for a tattoo cover-up. This is a great solution for people looking to really upgrade the real estate on their skin, and don’t necessarily want to go much bigger or darker.
Most artists only need up to 5 sessions of laser removal before they can start to cover up old work. Multiple variables dictate the number of sessions, including skin type, ink colors, and the amount of ink present (how old it is). For more info on this take a look at our video on factors that affect tattoo removal.
For the best results we like to swap notes with your tattoo artist. Regular check ups with your artist after each tattoo removal session will help to see how many more you may need before they can start your new tattoo.
Our experts recommend you can re-cover the area with your new design a minimum of six weeks after your last tattoo removal session. The whole process can be improved if you stick as close as you can to our aftercare instructions.
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There are basically four steps to your best tattoo cover-up results:
1. Find and plan out your cover-up with the artists
2. Get an estimate for time and cost of laser removal
3. Start and finish laser fade or complete removal
4. Start and complete the new cover-up tattoo sessions
So you’ve decided to get a new tattoo or update an old piece you’ll be looking at getting a cover up. It’s a simple process but we recommend starting by finding your tattoo artist.
There are so many amazingly talented tattoo artists around these days, instagram is literally packed with stunning art. Once you’ve found your artist they can quickly work out how much fading will be required before they start with your new tattoo.
Once we can see what your new art is going to look like we can make a more accurate estimation of how many removal sessions you’re going to need. If your new tattoo is very dark then you may not need that many at all and vice versa. Click here to schedule your free removal estimate.
After an average 3 to 5 sessions your old art will have faded enough to get going on the new piece, depending on what your new art is going to be. If your new art is going to be smaller or more detailed than the original tattoo, it is recommended to completely remove the old tattoo before starting on the new one. Your artist and you can determine the best fading to “blank canvas” for your project vision.
We recommend leaving it for 6 weeks after your last laser session to begin though. Makes sure to work with your artist to get the old tattoo faded to the correct level or completely removed so you can get the new look you want. Getting the best results takes forethought and planning with your artist. You are going for a new look, so get the one you want, this takes honesty and understanding with all involved in the process.
We’ve got plenty of experience with tattoos. We’d be happy to share some of our favorites with you to get your creative juices flowing.
Single treatments are a great option for those looking to test the waters before fully committing or those that have a tattoo in need of a touch-up. If your tattoo has had a blowout and needs cleaning up, a few single sessions can help restore the details in your original art.
We don’t recommend doing single sessions for the whole removal, however, as the total cost over time can be up to 50% higher depending on the number of sessions needed. If you have questions about which option would be best for you then just get in touch.
Our team will work with you to create a tailored and affordable payment plan. We have a variety of options so you can afford the best possible treatment, it’s your skin afterall.
We know all of this information can feel quite overwhelming and you’re going to have a lot of questions. That’s why our experts explain it all as simply as possible right here.
In our hands with our experience it is 100% safe. We have performed over 1 million successful treatments, but there’s a reason Bond villains always have a laser, in the wrong hands they can be very dangerous.
How old it is. How big it is. How colorful it is. There are a number of different factors that affect how long it takes to completely remove a tattoo or fade a tattoo for a cover up. Each tattoo and everybody is unique which makes it so difficult to give an accurate timeframe for removal.
We’re very upfront about this; it’s no day at the spa, but we like to say if you were able to get a tattoo, you won’t have any problem with the uncomfortable feeling of removing it.
Every tattoo is different, from the size and age to the inks and colors used. All of this affects how long full tattoo removal will take, or if it’s possible at all.Please fill in this form and we’ll call you to set up your appointment and we can easily quote you the cost of your tattoo fading.