The ultimate benefit for artist and client alike is that Tatt2Away opens doors for a wider range of coverup possibilities in addition to complete tattoo removal. Traditional coverups are more limited than tattoo customers often realize. Coverups generally need to be much larger and much darker to cover, and a trained eye can usually tell where the original art was. Even the best coverups by master artists tend to show some of the underlying tattoo after a few years as the new ink settles into your skin.
Without Tatt2Away’s DEScoverup process, it would be unthinkable to cover a dark tattoo like this large black Transformers logo with a lighter, detailed piece. But selectively removing the old artwork allows artists at Tatt2Away centers unprecedented freedom in their coverup designs. The full length of treatment is usually not needed before they can create a beautiful new piece of art. Often, one or two sessions is enough to make room for the new tattoo.
In this beautiful coverup, tattoo studio and Tatt2Away center Electric Tattoo Parlor was able to cover an old, faded tattoo with a sharp new giraffe. They blended traditional wisdom of using the dark old tattoo in the darker shaded section of the new work, but the light colors used here would be impossible without the DEScoverup process. By selectively removing parts of the old tattoo in two sessions, the artist was able to create a new piece that they couldn’t do otherwise.
The removal client pictured here wanted to replace the script on his arm. He went to Black Lotus Tattoo, and they used the DESCoverup process to treat the old script before adding new art. After three Tatt2Away sessions, artist Danny Bayron had a clean canvas to create the phenomenal samurai art you can see here. The total time for treatments, healing of the removal, and healing of the tattoo took 8 months.
Artists who previously had to turn coverups clients away are now able to give them a beautiful tattoo that will be loved for a lifetime.