(Closed) Cover it Up or Remove it?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: What should I do with my tattoo?
    Cover it up with a better tattoo : (7 votes)
    15 %
    Remove it : (40 votes)
    85 %
  • Post # 3
    71 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    if you don’t want a tattoo there at all, might as well remove it.. and if it’s not completely gone by the time your wedding rolls around, you can always cover up the remnants with airbrushed makeup

    Post # 4
    223 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I think if you are no longer happy with the tattoo, you should have it removed.  I think even if you cover it up, you still might not like it because you said in your con for option 1 that you don’t want one there period.  So with that statement, you should just have it removed.  Good luck with whatever you choose!

    Post # 5
    12134 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion

    Get rid of it. If you don’t want a tattoo there, you’re not going to be happy with the coverup.

    Post # 6
    2289 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    Gooooooood question. Honestly, I’d spring for removing it since you don’t want anything there anyway. My understanding is that the age and vibrancy of the tattoo determines if it goes away completely. Look at it this way, if it doesn’t, you could always add a prettier tattoo later.

    For the wedding though, could you have a make up artist cover it up?

    Post # 7
    229 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I said remove it simply because you don’t “really want one there, period.” I know it would be more expensive to have it removed, but I can’t see putting any money towards covering it, when you really just want it gone.  Of course, as you said, there’s no guarantee that it will be completely gone, but anytime I’ve seen this done, the results come out really well.  It will probably be unnoticable to most people!  Good luck with whatever you decide!  🙂

    oh … and I just wanted to add that if you do decide to cover it, the flowers are very pretty, anyway! 

    Post # 8
    159 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    i say if you don’t like it get it removed…yeah it might be more expensive, but it sounds like (from your post) you aren’t too thrilled with getting it covered up by another one…

    you could start getting the laser treatments now and if its not totally removed by the wedding get your make up artist to cover it all up with airbrushing (i have a friend that did this and you couldn’t even tell! it was amazing!)


    either way, i hope you are finally able to be happy with it! best of luck!

    Post # 10
    1221 posts
    Bumble bee

    Sephora sells a coverup made under the Kat Von D line…

    I would personally say cover it with a bigger prettier tattoo LOL just because i love tattoos!!  but then again it is your body so i think the final decision

    Post # 11
    2681 posts
    Sugar bee

    I would say if you dont want the tattoo and you dont like, remove it.  I dont think you will like it any more if you add anything to it.

    Post # 12
    1897 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Remove it!

    How big are we talking?   Quarter size? Size of someone’s palm?  bigger?

    Post # 14
    1230 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I think you should remove it. You said you don’t really want a tattoo on your arm so covering it up (although very beautiful) won’t really get rid of the problem.

    Post # 15
    6597 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I vote to remove it! You don’t want it and so I think covering it up with more tattoos is counterproductive!

    Post # 16
    555 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    But you say you like the prettier floral ones? I say cover it as long as the friend is a rockin artist. I go to a hair salon where the girls are COVERED in tattoos (Kat Von D goes there too lol) and the girl who owns it is married to some famous tattoo artist. I ask them about it all the time and I’ve learned a lot. I have one that I adore but I waited until I was 26 to get it. The girls all say it’s really the artist that makes the tattoo, get a good artist and the tattoo will mean a lot more and last forever (with the proper up keep – you have to go get it relined every so many years). I’ve been salivating over the pics of brides I’ve seen with beautiful florals all across their arms or chest it looks so striking against a gown. Here’s the thing yes you do silly things when you’re young but do you think you’ll regret the decision you make now later? If you make the flowers mean something, maybe get the flowers you’re going to have on your wedding day that way it’ll always be with you? Is there a loved one who’s passed on that you could use their favorite flower? Something to make it meaningful. Mine is a single medium sized cherry blossom but old school asian style gray scale no color I just like the meaning of cherry blossoms and it really represents a special time in my life so it’s always going to be special to me even though its simple. You need to find something like that if you’re gunna do it and really I get the feeling you kinda want to.

    Oh and my sister had some removed and they are so not cheap and they hurt like hell, really really bad (I think they even gave her pain killers) and there is no guarantee that it doesn’t start to slightly show again after a while  . . .

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