#39047
moe24
Participant
@moe24

Hey everyone,I’m looking into getting a tat covered up that was done about 10years ago.i had my freind do it for me for free when he was just learning(I know big mistake but I wanted a tattoo at the time but at the time I was underage to walk in a real shop and get one.well as you can see it is taking up a lot of space and I was wondering if it will be very difficult for a professional to handle.
I was thinking about getting a phionex tattoo because I’ve been through crap the past few years(death after death,divorce etc..).and Ive been trying to leave everything behind and start fresh.i also love tigers but I don’t see how a tiger tat would be able to cover up the boot on my back..or can it?
Any recommendations on what I can get to cover this up?i know I should get something that’s meaningful because it’s going to be on me for life but I still appreciate nice art!

Photos of the Louisiana boot
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#125129
Aussie Tom
Participant
@aussie-tom

Any decent tattoo artist would be able to cover that. The only thing is you will have to go big. I would suggest a full backpiece of a tiger or phoenix like you mentioned.

#125141
kittykat200
Participant
@kittykat200
Aussie Tom;111403 wrote:
Any decent tattoo artist would be able to cover that. The only thing is you will have to go big. I would suggest a full backpiece of a tiger or phoenix like you mentioned.

agreed, luckily its mainly just faded lines which should easily be able to be turned into something more appealing, however if the image you want isnt going to work with it, maybe consider investing in a couple of laser sessions to help out rather than settling for something that’s not going to be perfect ๐Ÿ™‚ x

#125147
moe24
Participant
@moe24
kittykat200;111417 wrote:
agreed, luckily its mainly just faded lines which should easily be able to be turned into something more appealing, however if the image you want isnt going to work with it, maybe consider investing in a couple of laser sessions to help out rather than settling for something that’s not going to be perfect ๐Ÿ™‚ x

Yes I’ve been thinking about the laser but if I get it removed with the laser won’t I still have the outline of the tat?

#125149
kittykat200
Participant
@kittykat200

nope, get enough sessions and it’ll be like it was never there, especially something that’s already that old and faded, if you want more info on laser treatment and some advice pm cornishtiger, he’s a laser removal specialist and will be able to answer all your questions ๐Ÿ™‚ x

#125155
Aussie Tom
Participant
@aussie-tom

I didn’t mention laser because I think you should be pretty fine to straight out cover it. I can definitely see a full backpiece tiger or phoenix but having said that you could do just the right side of your back with one of these animals. A full back piece is an extremely long and full on committment.

Here is a back piece tattoo by Mike Rubendall at Kings Avenue tattoo parlour. It’s at the most high end scale of work quality but it gives you an idea of the possibilities you have.

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#125162
mrchen
Participant
@mrchen

oh yeah, easy cover up,
Im with Al, go big, full back piece of upper half, treat your skin tot he best you can get

#125232
ArniVidar
Moderator
@arnividar

It’s so faded right now that any fairly large piece would cover it up. If, however, you don’t want to go big right now, I would suggest getting it lasered a couple of times. It’ll almost completely vanish, and then you’ll have an even better idea of what you want and an easier job of covering it up.

#125270
Aussie Tom
Participant
@aussie-tom

If he lasers it to the point it is completely vanished then he won’t need a tattoo at all? Unless of course he wants one. Then he should do a tiger backpiece!

#125281
ArniVidar
Moderator
@arnividar
Aussie Tom;111559 wrote:
If he lasers it to the point it is completely vanished…

I believe that is completely impossible ๐Ÿ™‚

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