Everyone has different reasons on why they choose certain tattoos. Whether it’s the name of your high school sweetheart, song lyrics, important symbols, etc., there may come a day when you need to conceal it or are simply ready to get rid of it altogether. Thankfully, with a clever mind or the use of our new state-of-the-art technology, concealing or getting rid of your tattoo is a possibility. Work, school, and interviews are all good reasons why you may need to temporarily disguise your work of art. Depending on the actual location and placement of your ink, you can get really creative with accessories, your hair, and a variety of other things in order to temporarily conceal that tattoo. Take a look at these 7 ideas for concealing your ink.
1. Let your hair down
One of the easiest ways to cover up your tattoo is just simply by letting your hair down. Tattoo placements at the base of the neck or anywhere on your shoulders/upper back can easily be covered without the use of makeup or accessories, and no one will have any clue you’re even trying to hide anything.
This one may be a little tricker, especially if you live in a place where summer and spring are a thing. However, if it’s chilly outside or blowing snow, grab a scarf and cover up the tattoo you want hidden. Easy and fashionable – it’s a win-win.
3. Sleeves over ink
To cover up tattoos on your arms or wrists, clothes with long sleeves may work best. You still have the ability to bunch up your sleeves on warmer days and keep your tattoo hidden.
4. Makeup concealer
This one really works. Makeup concealer for tattoos is easy to use and heavy duty concealers are available in pencil form (similar to the tattoo eraser) so all you need to do is draw on your tattoo for long- lasting coverage. Creamy makeup is available in different shades too and is naturally blendable. So, if the hair or scarf idea won’t do the trick, try makeup concealer.
5. Accessories and bandages
The accessory idea may be obvious, but believe it or not most people also use band-aids, ace bandages, or any other form of bandage wrap to conceal and hide their tattoos temporarily. If you really think about it, it’s a pretty genius idea. As far as accessories go, bracelets, watches, or fitbits are all great ideas for hiding those wrist tattoos.
6. Watch where you place your tattoo
One of the best ways to make sure your tattoo is out of sight and not in the most obvious place is to really strategize the best spot to put it before the ink hits your skin. If you know you’ll be in a work environment that doesn’t allow tattoos, going on various interviews, or constantly meeting with new people, it may be best to save yourself the trouble and get your tattoo put in a less noticeable spot.
7. Astanza to the rescue
If none of these suffice and you just want to get rid of your tattoo altogether, you’re in luck because it’s possible! With new state-of-the-art technology, Astanza is our new laser tattoo removal machine. If you’re tired of concealing and constantly having to think up new ways to cover your ink, this option may be the best for you. Laser tattoo removal is easy to perform and the results are outstanding.
Tattoos can either be a fun accessory or a pain. With these easy ways to conceal, you can now have your cake and eat it too. On the other hand, with the help of tattoo removal technology, you now have the ability to completely remove and/or recreate your tattoo. At Muskegon Surgical Associates (MSA), we’re here to help you feel confident and comfortable in your skin. To learn more about our services, visit the MSA website or contact us at (231) 739-1933.