Inked Mag Staff
June 28th, 2021
A Little Laser Removal Goes a Long Way
The leader in the tattoo removal industry, Removery, shows how just a few sessions of laser can open the doors to an amazing cover-up.
Can you cover up tattoos without seeing the original one? Will you be able to fade your old tattoo for a cover up? Will you be able to tattoo over a laser removed tattoo? The short answer, yes! Check out the top eighteen cover-up tattoos after laser removal from Removery.
Samurai Tattoo to Thor Sleeve
Who wouldn’t want a Marvel sleeve? Five laser tattoo removal sessions and that dense black samurai is now a bright and vibrant Thor sleeve! Cover up done by @evanolintattoo at @powerlinetattoo in Cranston, RI.
Prayer Hands to Japanese Sleeve
Everyone went through the praying hands phase, am I right? #throwback to 2016 One session to remove the clouds and lighten the hands and a Japanese traditional sleeve was born! Sleeve done by @kikupunk from @good_luck_nyc in NYC.
Music Note to Hyper Realistic Octopus
Geometric Shapes to Neo-traditional Krampus
BMW Logo Tattoo to Jaws
Got rid of your old beamer? #RIP We’ve got you covered. Five laser removal sessions and this M-type logo hand tattoo turned into the jaws of your dreams. Duh dum, duh dum duhdum, duhdum, duhdum, duhdum!! Tattoo done by the king of horror realism @paulackertattoo from the @theseancetattooparlor in Bensalem, PA.
Faded Ink to Elaborate Pan’s Labyrinth
Can’t make out what that tattoo used to be? Get it touched up or fadeed to a whole new tattoo! This Pan’s Labyrinth cover up was done for @andylargetattoo by @evanolintattoo at @powerlinetattoo in Cranston, RI.
Portrait Tattoo to Vibrant Car Sleeve
Our tastes change! We might like one style for a while then decide down the road to change it up. Same can happen with tattoos! Instead of just covering it up, you can fade it enough for a sick cover up like this vibrant car sleeve. Three laser removal sessions later and @kelseykolors from @inkinktat in Missouri gave this client an awesome sleeve.
Flag Tattoo to The Apocalypse
Placement matters! Some tattoos are placed in prime real estate. As we get older, we realize that a better tattoo could be in that same spot! That’s when two laser removal sessions on this flag tattoo came in handy for this apocalypse cover up. Tattoo was done by @mcarrotattoo at @undeadink in Oceanside, NY.
Snow White to Naruto Tattoo
Disney’s out, and Anime’s in! Don’t get us wrong, Snow White is the OG Disney princess! But Naruto’s all the rage nowadays. Three laser removal sessions later and this Snow White ate the apple. Tattoo was done by @melaninks at @obsidian.ink.fl in Jacksonville, FL.
Freddy Krueger to Ghostface
Name Tattoo to Traditional Butterfly
Patriotic Tattoo to Neo-traditional Rose
Full sleeve patriotic tattoo to a neo-traditional rose! This tattoo took four laser removal sessions to fade it enough for the cover up. The tattoo was done by @keithison at @sostattoos In Niagra Falls, NY.
Name Tattoo to Realistic Rose
We all make mistakes, and that’s okay! You don’t have to live with Brandon on your back forever. This client received three laser removal sessions and covered it up with a realistic rose piece! Tattoo was done by @taylorkuhlmantattoos at @monster.ink.tattoo in Crystal Lake, IL.
Anchor Tattoo to Traditional Roses
It’s not uncommon to cover up your first tattoo, but some are harder to cover than others!⚓ This tattoo had six laser removal sessions to lighten it enough for some traditional roses. Tattoo done by @givemetheskull at @divinemachinetattoo in Buffalo, NY.
Landscape Half Sleeve to a Tiger’s Head
Chest Tattoos to Traditional Butterfly Piece
You can get those “demons” off your chest now, literally. Five laser removal sessions and those tattoos are covered by a large traditional inspired butterfly! Tattoo done by @jasontalbot at @tantrumtattoo in Petersburg VA.
Portrait Tattoo to Flowers
Diamonds and Brass Knuckles to Sailor Moon Sleeve
Diamonds and brass knuckles are a girl’s best friend? This client leveled up to a sailor moon sleeve! Four laser sessions later and tattoo artist @bunnymachine at @black_rabbit_tattoo in Richmond, VA, knocked it out!
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