Tattoo cover up ideas/Need suggestions

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  1. patata

    patata 7 heaven

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    So I was impatient and did a ghetto tattoo that I want to cover up.It's pretty big as well:wallbash:

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    Best photo I have.

    I'm thinking of getting it all black and having another tatoo on the other side of my hand.Or getting it faded with removal cream and having something else done.

    Suggestions?I'm open to anything.For any cover up only oldschool/black tattoos.
     
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    Winspear Tom Winspear

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    I don't know about removal cream but fading is definitely necessary imo. The studio I get my tattoos at does a lot of partial laser removals before coverups :)
     
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    Explorer He seldomly knows...

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    I'd say, laser removal, and then some serious time to think about what you want to have there permanently.

    A cover up commits you to something which will... well, cover the whole thing. You might decide to do something more detailed, smaller, or whatever.

    Better to start with a blank canvas, and then figure out what would best suit for the long haul. No hurry, unless you're already on a terminal list somewhere....
     
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    Yo_Wattup Kick the Butterfly

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    Which one? they both look pretty good to me.
     
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    no_dice a very bad old bear

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    Yeah, I was expecting some horrible botch job.

    OP, the worst thing you can do when it comes to tattoos is be impatient. You have plenty of time to cover yourself up, but once it's on there, it doesn't come off easily.
     
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    Alex Kenivel Stunt Guitar

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    Yeah man, I've seen way worse.. Both of those look pretty legit..
     
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    Daf57 5 7s in 4ths

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    I agree, both look fine, man! Be careful trying to cover up, unless it's really, really bothering you just chill with them for awhile. But I'd be fine with either of those! :yesway:
     
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    vilk Very Regular

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    I think the better option would be to work them into some larger pieces that you do like.
     
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    patata 7 heaven

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    I'm talking about my right arm.I think that it would be cool to leave his head and cover the beard somehow.
     
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    no_dice a very bad old bear

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    ...unless the picture is reversed for some reason, the bearded guy is on your left arm. I still don't see what's shitty about it. You don't have access to any kind of camera to take a better picture?

    I still maintain that looks too good for a rookie to have done on himself.
     
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    It's not the most professional looking tattoo, but as others have said it's much better than most "ghetto" tattoos. Instead of a cover up, why not get it touched up/re-done by a more skilled artist?
    Find a good reputable artist you like and schedule a consultation :2c:
     
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    ShawnFjellstad hates womanizers.

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    If you have to come to the internet for suggestions, you aren't ready to get anything else done.
     
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    ilyti Lazy Ryebread Viking

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    I was expecting that you were talking about handmade prison tattoos.. those look fine. I agree with vilk, you should just try and work the image into something bigger that you like. Consult with an artist you really like and trust to help you come up with something.
     
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    I'd personally get more bearded men and women and ditch the scorpion spider route. The guy looks totally fine.
     
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    Huh, I think I have that same bearded bloke on a Mastodon tshirt.

     
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    Haven't thought of ''retouching'' it.I'll talk to some shops and see where it leads me.
     
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    I'm just wondering why that kid in the background has suspenders hanging from jeans that obviously fit him.
     
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    patata 7 heaven

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    ^Greek fashion
     
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    mysterior Arthur McCay

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    how about black rectangles? :D
     

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