55+ Incredible cover up tattoos before and after

Cover up the faded tattoo with flowers on wrist

Cover up the faded tattoo with flowers on wrist

It’s much easier to cover tattoos that are faded away by time and have less shades in them; like this one. From a faded bird to simple and yet beautiful design, it would even be safe to say it’s the only tattoo there.

women tattoos designs for cover up before and after

Here’s another evidence that you can cover up old tattoos and turn it to fabulous ones. The old pouncing tiger tattoo is now hidden in the shadows and shade of a now spectacular design.

back cover_up grave stone heart roses

Back Cover up Grave stone heart roses

Here, we can see the plan that went on to cover up an existing tattoo. Instead of covering it up all out, the artist decided to make it better by camouflaging it and making it a part of the new tattoo. Plus the artist made it look more polished by adding deeper shadows to make it pop out.

3D dragonfly cover up tattoo

3D Dragonfly cover up

Words are much easier to cover up but the problem most of the time is that these take much more space especially when in sentences. So the best way is to make your new tattoo bigger. Here, the new tattoo is a hyper realistic dragonfly.

3D lily cover up tattoo

Cover up the baby devil with vibrant lily flowers

No signs of a baby devil with a fork, right? The new tattoo covered it up by creating lilies in shades of black, red and orange which is dark enough to conceal the previous design.

Cover up the little sign with artistic skull

Cover up the little sign with the artistic skull tattoo

The shadows across the skulls made it possible to cover up the previous design. The best part about the new tattoo is that it’s way much cooler than the previous design which wouldn’t make you regret having it, ever.

3D Rose cover up tattoo

3D Rose cover up tattoo

Hiding these 5 stars aren’t really that hard; thanks to the very simple design. Darker colors and shadows could very easily conceal it and that’s exactly what the artist did. But the design of the new tattoo is far from simple and boring.

3D Skull with watch cover up tattoo

3D Skull with watch cover up tattoo

Before, it was a scorpion-like creature. Now it’s a 3D surreal clock and skull design which totally hides the previous tattoo. Even if you scrutinize the tattoo now, you wouldn’t really be finding that creature which is probably a good thing seeing your new one rocks.

A before and after picture showing the amount of work Nathan Mould put on a sleeve

Now the harder one: how do you hide a full sleeve tattoo which is mostly in black? It may seem impossible but merely adding designs and a bit more of color and whites to add a 3D effect.

Amazing cover up tattoo

Here’s another plan to entirely cover a tattoo with a much bigger one and fill it out with colors; especially on the parts of the design where the old tattoo shows.

batman tattoo coverup

Batman Tattoo Cover Up

From Spidey to Batman; and the transition has never been better. Through the plan, we could see where the old tattoo was hidden and of course, it where the darker shades are.

Bad Tattoos Brilliantly Covered Up

Have that embarrassing statement tattoo you got back you when younger? Worry no more as you can now have it covered up in ink. Like really covering it up with ink, but in a beautiful and artistic way. Add some elements to make it look like an abstract masterpiece.

Boat cover up tattoo

Another tip in masking a previous tattoo is to go with the color. If you’re old tattoo is blue, like in this case, it would be good to cover it up with something blue as well, just like the sea and sky. The other parts can be covered by silhouettes and shadows.

Dream Catcher Cover Up Tattoo

Previous tattoo design with brighter colors could be masked by darker shadows or by more colorful designs like in this one. From a dull star to a brilliant dream catcher, it couldn’t get any better.


  1. Hey. I’am looking for someone great to cover up my bad wing tattoo I have on my back?
    Looking to get this done as soon as problem. Thks

  2. I have a koi on my upper arm that I want covered, it’s only the outline of the fish, some water and small flower (outline only) I know it’s possible but ughhhh. Lol. I want it to look better and have movement, I eventually want to turn this into a full sleeve

  3. I need help with covering up or ideas how to cover five small stars spread a little apart on my upper arm
    thank you

  4. I need big-time help on a cover up on my forearm been wanting it done for 2 yrs ready to move on from it I’d be so appreciative thank you a n God bless

  5. Again the tattooist could have free reign of ideas or we could collaborate over as well again thank you ..

  6. My nephew has red lips over his heart and now needs it removed or covered up. Any ideas.

  7. I got a new tattoo and do not like it. Need to cover it up. Good to see this is possible. Sucks I wasted 280 and don’t even want it now.

  8. Have a butterfly tattoo inside my right ear. It was my first and I got with so much excitement and heart thinking with remembrance of my dear brother. All that said it needs help and I need advice from experts please.

  9. Hi. I needs a small star covered up on my hand . Can’t find nothing that might do the job. Hopefully you can help and send me some ideas / pics


  11. Would like to cover up a black panther I have on my shoulder area.

  12. Need a cross covered on my forearm.. anyone any ideas of what design would be best☺

  13. Hello I’m looking to cover up a forearm tattoo of a panther with patriotic theme any ideas

  14. most of them don’t completely cover the old tattoo and those who do, are just either too dark or the composition is so weird it looks as if it’s trying to hide something

  15. Big scars on forearm need it covered after 20 years of hidding them can anyone recommend a good tattoo artist in London as there so many thanks

  16. so i have a chest piece that i need covered up its going to have to be an entire chest piece to cover thes e and i really need help drawing it and someone to do that can actually make it happen…its my biggest insecurity..

  17. I have a dragon / gargoyle tattoo on my arm and have been looking
    Through so many patterns to cover it up wit
    10 inches long
    5 inches wide
    Please help me find something

  18. I got the name Jerry on my hip on the front side of my body. Need some ideas to cover it up with.

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