TAT Covering up a tribal band?

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  1. Emanon

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    Stopped into two shops today seeing about getting a half sleeve. I already have a tribal band on my arm and asked about covering it up. One shop said I had to come back to see their specialist at cover ups......ok. Second shop said the only two options I had was just adding to the band or to have it removed.

    Now my only question is........well does this seem right? I see tons of pics of black work covered up and just found it odd that I was told I really couldn't cover mine up.

    Yeah I know it is hard to answer without pics. But guess the easy way of asking........How common is it to find work that can't be covered up?

    In the end if I can't cover it up we did talk about putting my grandfathers and my military patches above the band and then just extend the band up and around the patches.
     
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    Depends on a few things...

    1. what you want to cover it with
    2. how thick, dark it is
    3. how big you want to go
     
  3. Emanon

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    I figured that was the answer :big grin:

    It is about an inch thick and pretty dark :wtc:

    I would love some Japanese Water but was open to ideas. I'm going to check with the other guy who is kinda known for coverups.

    Just posted this to vent I guess. Really hoping I can find someone who can fix what I got or cover it up.
     
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    Whatever you cover it with will have to be darker usually
     
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    Thanks Almighty. Just basically venting. Ohhh well I do have a nice tattoo less right arm to work with :big grin:
     
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    The artists I know (Slave to the Needle in Seattle), said that black work can be covered up, it's just tricky at times. I have dark black work on my upper and lower arms and talked to them about getting full sleeves done, they said it's possible. And my black work is kinda thick, part of one of the pieces is about an inch thick all around.

    I guess what it comes down to is just finding someone skilled and confident enough to do so. Look at people with cover up portfolios to see what they've been able to do in the past.
     
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    Sit with the artist and work on some ideas, i've seen a ton of coverups done and with the use of black in japanese style you should have a couple options

    pics would definitely help though
     
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    The only real option is something else with a lot of black.
     
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    Stopped into another shop I knew about today. Gave me another option I hadn't seen done. They said to do a couple of "white out" sessions to lighten up the black and then I could put just about what I wanted over it.

    I was happy to see the guy I was talking with had a band in progress of being "whitened" and another that has been covered.

    Looked like a great solution.

    Anything bad I should know about this method?
     
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    Ya everyones skin is different. That method rarely works that good.
     
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    4bangin Ballet of Violence

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    A friend of mine tried it and it did not work at all. His skin would not hold the white ink. Wasted a pretty good chunk of change.
     
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    Had my first session of "white out" done yesterday morning. Went really well. It did take but will need maybe two more sessions before even thinking about starting the coverup.

    It will take time but think it is going to be worth it. Plus they are only charging me $40 to do the white out. Well with the tip $60 so not too bad.
     
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    I had a band that I wanted covered up and given the piece, it was a bit difficult but overall, I think it came out great. You can still sort of see it but unless you're looking for it, it doesn't really pop out.
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