(Closed) Tattoo question!

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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132 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@AcheneMalefic:  why don’t you see if anyone can change small a and accent marunion to tall A then add accent mark above versus an entire cover up?

Post # 5
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2376 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@AcheneMalefic:  You’d still have the apostrophe to deal with though.  Find a shop that you like, one that does custom work.  Get an appointment for a consult and talk to the artist about your options.  Most artists don’t like working around other people’s work unless there’s a good reason for it.  I’ve got a back piece (dragon on left lower back up to a phoenix over my right shoulder) that was done in 3 parts.  I actually had to go to 3 different studios because I moved several hundred miles away.  The artists I worked with were totally understanding, and it worked out incredibly well.  Original was just the dragon, black & gray, next one colored it and the last one added the flames up to my shoulder and created the phoenix in full color.  Anyway, a good artist will be able to sketch out some options for you. 

Post # 6
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132 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@AcheneMalefic:  you are welcome! I hd an artist cover an old blue green fish with a large multi color butterfly and iarcane out great. My suggestion was for them to try to use part of accent mark in the right side of capital or….before considering full over up. 

@MariContrary:  true some artists won’t work around others work but at least this maybe least involved option before full cover up

 

keep us updated! I love tattoos and have had four. One I had removed but that’s before I ever considered cover ups. I wouldn’t recommenit removal, expensive, lengthy and more painful than tatt ( can we say burn anyone?) Found out from our artist that even my one I had removed I can go back and get tattoo in that area again 

Post # 9
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4771 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

It seems like a good tatoo artist can do anything.  I caught a bit of that show “cover ups” or somehting, and what they do is amazing.  You have nothing compared to thoes F* ups.

Post # 10
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132 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@AcheneMalefic:  ok cool. If you  want full cover up go for it! If you are more interested in seeing options of correction contact prior artist and just tell him you were doing more research and this new way is more true to your heritage! Now I love your tree of life idea. My fiancé had another woman’s name on his back so his artist covered it with a tree (bonsai) and its detailed and gorgeous.

Post # 13
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2497 posts
Buzzing bee

@AcheneMalefic:  I think you should consider extending the apostrophe to hang over the a. The font is italic anyway, so it would make sense for it to be a little set off to the right.

Also, could you possibly wait for a Groupon for laser removal of the apostrophe? It would be a pretty easy (and inexpensive) fix given that it’s such a small part that needs to be removed. After that, you can get the apostrophe added on in the correct spot. To cover up a tattoo, you usually need something pretty big that could be end up being pretty costly. Plus, you current tattoo is really pretty and there’s no reason to get rid of it completely.

Forgot to add: congratulations on recovering from your eating disorder! You are beautiful, and the tattoo is fitting.

 

Post # 14
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9142 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@BluButterfly:  Exactly what I was thinking.  There is enough room that you could add a capital A (with the proper accent mark over it) to cover the currently placed accent mark and then turn the lowercase a into an embellishment.

Post # 16
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917 posts
Busy bee

@AcheneMalefic:  I think what other bees have suggested about getting the “a” as “A” aemerge moving the ‘ is a great idea! It’s a really beautiful tattoo and knowing the back story and how much it means to you, it’d be kinda sad to see it covered up or removed. I have 6 tattoos myself, all with personal meanings and I’m really moved by your one! πŸ™‚

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