Lochlan

Tattoo Cover Up Pictures, Before and After

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I've been looking at a lot of tattoo cover-up pictures recently and figured it'd be cool to see what cover-ups LSTers have both gotten as well as tattooed. So if you have before and after pictures please post them up.

Here's a recent one I found on Sarah Schor's Blog from King's Avenue in New York. I really like the use of the hair in this lady head to cover-up the old tattoo lettering.

For me I enjoy seeing cover-ups that could stand on their own without being a cover-up. What I mean is yes the old tattoo is not visible but had you not had to have it placed where it is you would get in anywhere and anyways.

Lets see 'em.......

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nice topic,

hopefully i can put my before and after here in the months to come

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I do a bunch, but i always forget to take the before pic. i'm working on a few so wil keep reminding myself to take one and put them on here when I finish 'em.

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I've liked Shinges apprentice Tomo's back piece. Worked with what the guy had, and transformed it.

[edit] Wow, so I cant speak english right now.

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Ok...I'm having one done right now...I had this taz done when I was 18...

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This is the first stage of the cover up started last Monday:

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The next appointment is the 25th of this month. I hated that taz. I'm glad it will be covered.

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I've liked Shinges apprentice Tomo's back piece. Worked with what the guy had, and transformed it.

That was quite the transformation!

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As a cautionary tale against scratching, here is an atrocity I did, pre-apprecticeship in 1991, and what I covered it up with recently.

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I don't have any cover-ups on my body but I tattoo a hell of a lot of them.

Most of the larger work that I do (bigger than 1/2 sleeve) usually incorporates some kind of cover-up.

I started to make a point of NOT taking a 'before' picture. Sometimes I do, but I found that the cover-up requests got bigger and bigger the more cover-ups I showed. Covering a half sleeve sized tattoo with a full sleeve compromises the end product but I sometimes enjoy the challenge and the problem-solving aspect of it.

This is one of the more tricky ones from last year or so, when I used to take 'before' photos:

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I got an email today asking if I could cover a full sleeve - with a sleeve.

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So mine would be considered a re-work rather than a cover up... i got it re-done within one year of getting the tattoo and you'll see why...

originally done by Dave Gibson (yes THE dave gibson) and re-done by Mike Wilson

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and after

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the entire experience was bad, from him (dave not mike) refusing to do the tattoo in the spot i wanted, to making sounds like an injured man after every line he pulled.. but thankfully it was fixable and you can't even tell it was a shitter at first

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Love seeing these before and after pictures of tattoo cover-ups, touch-ups, etc.....thanks for sharing them with us!

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I know this was titled "before and after" but here is more "during". ;)...3rd appt...one more to go. Well...at least one more...I'm getting the urge to finish the arm with demons on my lower arm...

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this is my first session, i will post more pictures as i go for more sessions.

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These are not cover ups, just reworks.

This is stuff on my left arm.

I know they aren't the best tattoos in the world (Hell, I had to draw all but one of them. That's the only way you could get custom work where I grew up back then.)

Just keep in mind I grew up in western N.C., circa 1980's, but they mean a lot to me still to this day. They are a part of who I am and I would never cover 'em up.

When I got old enough to get tattooed, the only guys tattooing were bikers. I was a skinny, long haired punk kid who didn't fit in, determined to get tattooed, so I did it.

Got my first tattoo, Feb 13th 1985, (the skull with the web and spider legs) in a friggin' biker bar... "J.B. Davis' Tattoo & Tavern" (I was WAY more scared of getting my ass kicked for going in there than getting the tattoo.)

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This seems like the best place for this--cover-up flash sheet by Josh Howard:

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I love this so much! I'd get that coffee pot and not even cover anything with it.

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Here are some before and after pictures, the piece is not complete it is still in progress, this is after about 20 hours and i believe i got at least 10 or 12 more, the cover-up is being done by Master Mike @ Inkfiendart-tattoo in Alhambra CA.

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Here are some before and after pictures, the piece is not complete it is still in progress, this is after about 20 hours and i believe i got at least 10 or 12 more, the cover-up is being done by Master Mike @ Inkfiendart-tattoo in Alhambra CA.

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You were on here under a different screen name some time ago looking for a shop to do this cover up....I remember the before pictures....correct?

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Yes that is correct! I had to use a different screen name, for whatever reason i could not upload these pictures under the other screen name, not sure why.

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