The love for your inked skin is quite understandable. However, there would be times and occasions when you would have to hide your tattoo to meet the requirements. Hiding a tattoo is a simple task with products like tattoo concealers or tat jackets, easily available in the market. Listed here, are four easy tricks to hide your tattoo and dress suitably for the occasion.
1. Concealing with clothes
Select a clothing that will not give your tattoo a choice of peek-boo. If your tattoo is on your arm or leg, then opt for long sleeves or wear trousers instead. Check thoroughly yourself in the mirror to make sure that the clothing completely covers the tattoo, even when you walk or move. Wear darker shades of clothes so that the tattoo will not show through the clothing. If you have the tattoo around the neck then a scarf or neck warmers can do the trick. Nothing works better than a turtleneck in keeping neck art away from sight.
When the clothes cannot cover the tattoo then be little creative and use accessories instead. A wristband, armband, bracelet or thick watch can cover the wrist tattoos with ease. Leg or ankle tattoos can be covered by wearing socks, crocs or converse instead of sandals. Long t-shirts can cover the lower back tattoo.
2. Covering with bandages
Bandages always help this trick. Wear them if your tattoo is small and can be easily covered. However, be prepared to answer the questions that will be shooted at you, about what caused the injury. Take caution while using adhesive bandages and medical tape on top of body hair. If its a warm weather you cannot wear long clothing, hence skin colored bandages are of great use.
3. Covering with makeup
Hide the tattoo with makeup, as this really works. Purchase a concealer that matches with your skin tone. First wash and dry your skin, then apply the concealer on top of the tattoo. Apply it with makeup sponge to blend it over the entire tattoo. Then, apply translucent powder to seal in the concealer, with a makeup brush. There are wide variety of tattoo concealers in the market. Tattoo concealing makeup will make your tattoo invisible. Tattoo Camo, Bloody Mary and Covermark are few brand names of tattoo concealers. You should follow step-by-step to cover it up with make. It follows as
a. Clean your skin completely.
b. Use more than one shade of color. Now block out the color with neutralizer. Let it dry.
c. Apply the base color matching to your skin with a sponge applicator.
d. When the area is dry take the sponge applicator and sip it in a lighter or darker color.
e. Gently pat the area so that there is little specks of color, like a normal skin.
f. Apply setting powder to the area. Excess powder can be lightly brushed off afterward.
g. Sealer sprays also can be used as they are designed especially for this purpose.
Tattoos can be completely covered with these easy steps.
4. Covering with dermabrasion
Another way is to cover it up by using dermabrasion. It actually removes several layers of the skin by using high powered tool to unveil new and refreshed skin. By this, it means that the tattoo will be faded over time by lifting layers of the skin. However, it can be a painful process. It is advised not to do this by yourself.