How to Choose Between Laser Tattoo Removal or Cover-Up Ink

tattoo removalIt’s a decision that many people face when they’re victims of a poorly done tattoo or after their ink starts to fade: Should you get a touchup or cover up? Or should you get rid of it altogether with laser tattoo removal?

There are several factors to consider in order to make the best decision for you.


Over time, tattoos can cost thousands of dollars in maintenance. The age of your tattoo, sunlight, and skin sensitivity are just a few factors that contribute to the fading and discoloration of your ink. A touchup is required every five to eight years, depending on how well the tattoo was initially done and whether or not it was protected from the several variables that cause fading. If you aren’t willing to put that kind of money into your tattoo, then removal might be the best solution for you.

Tattoo Design

You might be terribly unhappy with your tattoo and considering a cover up, but perhaps you’re only unhappy with one aspect of the design. Pico laser tattoo removal has the capability of removing the sections of your tat that bother you without removing the entire thing. This is ideal for misspelled words, poor quality artwork, and ink bleed. Undergoing a few laser tattoo removal sessions will make reworking the design much easier on your tattoo artist, and you’ll be much happier with the end result.

Cover-Up Options

Most tattoos leave few options for a cover up. For many, the only choice for a complete cover up is to blackout the design, which means the original ink is so dark that only a solid black shape will cover it. While this has become somewhat of a trend lately, the thought of covering one’s skin in black ink does not appeal to most people. Even lighter tattoos require larger and darker designs for a successful cover up, and this may not be what you’re looking for. A few laser tattoo removal sessions will significantly lighten your ink, giving you more options when discussing a cover up with your tattoo artist.


Ultimately, your decision should be based on whether or not you want a tattoo on that area of your body anymore. If you dislike your ink because it’s hard to hide at work or tattoos just aren’t your style these days, it’s unlikely that you’ll be happy with a cover up. Laser tattoo removal is much more difficult after a cover up has been done, so be sure to think before you ink!

Still Can’t Decide?

If you’re still having a difficult time making a decision, start some laser tattoo removal sessions and see how your ink reacts. It’s better to start treatments sooner rather than later because several weeks are required between each session. Your tattoo will lighten from treatments, which will benefit either decision you make.

Body Details True Laser Hair and Tattoo Removal can help you get rid of any unwanted ink and provides all of its clients with a free lifetime guarantee. With several locations in South Florida and convenient night and weekend hours, it’s easier than ever to start your treatments.

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