Saved! From Horrible Tattoos To Beautiful Cover-Up Tattoos

So, do you have your own horrible tattoo on you? Do you feel hopeless about getting it reworked, or maybe covered up?

Here's some thing to boost your morale in getting that tattoo repaired. From horrible tattoos to beautiful tattoos, this blog post features some of the horrible tattoos that were saved by cover-up tattoos or tattoo repair, as some would call it. Thank God for these awesome ideas and tattooers that these peeps need not live the rest of their lives with the horrible works on their skin.

So here they are, guys:

cover-up tattoo
cover-up tattoo

This portrait has been making rounds on different failed portrait tattoo blogs before it was reworked by artist Scott Versage.

Tattoo repair
Tattoo repair

Awesome transition from a portrait that had no shading depth to an incredible portrait with beautiful texture and attention to detail.

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Rose cover-up tattoo
Rose cover-up tattoo

Most tattooers have had this at some point in their career, covering up mostly Chinese, Japanese and even sanskrit characters. Here's one  that looks like a scar that was covered with a beautiful traditional style rose.

Rose cover-up tattoo
Rose cover-up tattoo

Another rose cover up, the tattoo might not be that horrible but the memory behind it could be. The artist made a clever use of the shadows in the petal to hide the name.

Cover-up tattoo
Cover-up tattoo

A significant change for the better! The tattoo might be still in progress but you could already see the huge difference from the first photo.

Cover-up tattoo
Cover-up tattoo

A portrait cover up done by Mike Devries, a much better use of skin real estate and vibrant colors.

Cover-up tattoo
Cover-up tattoo

A clever use of the old tattoo, this Pikachu rework is just awesome as it is original!

Cover-up tattoo
Cover-up tattoo

I don't know what made this guy get that pussy eating scene tattoo, but man, the artist did a great job in covering that shit up with an awesome gorilla head!

Cover-up tattoo
Cover-up tattoo

This big-haired lady is the perfect cover up for this tattoo, considering its size and placement.

Cover-up tattoo
Cover-up tattoo

Another common cover up tattooers get are those tribal black images that were real popular in the 90's. Tattoo artist Rob Richardson nailed it on this one!

Cover-up tattoo
Cover-up tattoo

That little medieval style dragon just had a HUGE make over morphing into a beautiful Asian style black dragon.

Cover-up tattoo
Cover-up tattoo

A beautiful large scale cover up tattoo done by Guy Aitchison. You can barely see the old tattoo she had, considering that the image covered was black and the design that covered it is in color.

So there you have it, tattooheads! These are just some of the best cover ups and tattoo repairs on the web. I'm sure there's a lot more awesome reworks and cover ups out there. Always remember to do research and know the artist before getting work done so you won't have to go through what these people had to. Tattoos are for life so remember to THINK BEFORE YOU INK!

rcallejatattoo

@rcallejatattoo

A tattoo artist working at Good Hand Tattoo, Metro Manila, Philippines. Forever a student of tattooing, art and life. A loving husband and a proud father of three. Follow me on Instagram @rcallejatattoo

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