55+ Incredible cover up tattoos before and after

Portrait cover up tattoo

Portrait cover up tattoo

Swirls or tribal designs are much better hidden on shadows if you want it the easy way, or even an abstract design which could rather be challenging.

Rose and butterfly cover up tattoo

There are also instances that you won’t really have to cover up a tattoo with a new one. Sometimes you can simply make it much better and here is an example.

Rose cover up back tattoo

Before: A rather cute tattoo of flowers and vines and a skull. After: Hide the tattoo beneath a a beautiful flower tattoo with shadows to hide the original design.

Rose cover up back tattoo

Rose cover up tattoo

Rose cover up tattoo

A back tattoo of a tiger is now hidden under a beautiful 3D rose with amazing details.

Skull with chrysanthemum cover up tattoo

Skull with chrysanthemum cover up tattoo

The before tattoo might have been an attempt to cover up another tattoo but nonetheless, it does look like it needs to be covered up. There isn’t much color on the old tattoo so a skull (with shades for the parts of the old tattoos to actually hide) with a chrysanthemum could be the best cover.

Rose cover up tattoo

Rose cover up tattoo

Roses are rather simple but with some coloring techniques, it would be great to the eyes and also, a great way to cover an old tattoo with around the same size and shape as it is.

Skull cover up tattoos

Another plan to show which parts work best shaded to cover the tattoo underneath.

Rose new Cover up Tattoo

Rose new Cover up Tattoo

Tribal designs are significantly harder to cover up like the design of the old tattoo in this one. However, it’s pretty much concealed by roses which were aligned and formed well to hide the edges of the older tattoo.

Skull with cherry blossoms cover up tattoo

Skull with cherry blossoms cover up tattoo

The good thing with having to cover up a back tattoo is that you would have more space to occupy so that the old tattoo can be covered well.

Space cover up tattoo

Bigger, darker and more beautiful tattoo designs are all it really takes to cover up smaller tattoos especially on the back area.

Steampunk cover up tattoo

Steampunk cover up tattoo

Wish you can change only a part of your old tattoo? Well here, the only covered up part was the Cheshire cat tattoo; replaced with a cool 3D gears tattoo. The quote was left behind and was improved by a few designs.

tattoo flower coverup

Tattoo flower coverup

When you look at the Before and After pictures, it’s obvious where the old tattoo used to be. But for someone who just saw the new one, they would probably think there’s no way it would conceal anything.

Tattoos by Rodney Eckenberger

It doesn’t mean that you have to hide a tattoo behind another one, you can settle with darker shades and designs. You can always have a beautiful piece of art as a cover up for a tattoo.

Tiger cover up tattoo

Tiger cover up tattoo

The tattoo is almost faded and more than a bad design, this one needs the more hiding. Luckily it isn’t hard to do so. You can almost have any design that you want.

Biochemical soldier cover up tattoo

Biochemical soldier cover up tattoo

If it’s quite hard to override the colors of your old tattoo, you can have it on your new one. It may not be that much obvious but some of the blue hues of the old tattoos are still seen on the new one. Somehow it easily combines well with the new design.

Watercolor flower cover up tattoo

Since the birds on the first tattoo are rather far apart, it could be quite simple to hide them on a flower design. It would actually look like there’s nothing beneath the new tattoo.

Watercolor rose tattoo cover up

Here’s another example that proves you don’t need the darker colors to hide an old tattoo. However the old one is faded by time so it’s rather much easier to do the new one.

Watercolor with mandala cover up tattoo

Watercolor with mandala cover up tattoo

The old tattoo is rather an easy case but it doesn’t mean you just have to go with any designs. Here, a mandala in watercolor style is more than just a cover up. It’s also the perfect tattoo to have.


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23 Comments

  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

  10. NEED A WRIST COVER UP OF MY X WIFE’S NAME . NOT SURE WHAT I WANT. I DON’T WANT FLOWERS. OPEN TO SUGGESTIONS.

  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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