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Need advice on cover-up regarding black lines and red

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Hello!

I am about to have my hand tatooed and would like to have it go on "top" on my current sleeve. I was thinking past the red flames that you see. I am wondering if it means my new tattoos needs to be solid black to go on top for it to cover up? Because I wouldn't want the flames to stick out of nowhere or have the lines from the bricks show up in the new one. It's my first time getting a tattoo on top of another one, so I just want to make sure! Thanks so much for your time!

 

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Is your tattoo artist experienced in coverups? What are you getting in covered up with? A lot of people do some laser to lighten up what they have before they get a new tattoo. That is not going to be easy or cheap to cover up well. There are a lot of variables.

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In the album I have included two pictures of ideas I would go with. So if I pick the crow, I would have to have all the fur deep black?

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