Your Boss Says Your Tattoo Needs To Go...
In today's economic times, many businesses have become even more picky in keeping and/or hiring employees.
Because stigmas are still associated with tattoos in many areas, existing or potential employers may not hire you if you have a tattoo.
Or, you may be at or in a special event, such as a wedding.
Tattoo cover up makeup has come such a long way, even the largest tattoo on the bride's bosom can be covered up without looking cakey.
Tattoo removal can be extremely expensive and you may not be able to afford it. What to do? Take a look at some of these resourceful tattoo cover up ideas and other solutions to know how to cover up a tattoo.
Tattoo Cover Up with Innovative Clothing
One of the newest, most innovative and effective tattoo cover up ideas is TatJacket.
TatJacket is a flesh-tone, "second skin" that comes in assorted sizes and styles to cover up tattoos on arms, legs, and chest. The stretchy material is lightweight, breathable, and suitable to wear in any type of weather. TatJacket products also have the added bonus of protecting the skin from UV rays.
The prices for TatJacket tattoo cover up styles are extremely reasonable, starting at around $15.
Tattoo Cover Up Makeup/Make Up
Tattoo cover up makeup comes in a variety of types and price ranges.
While some tattoo cover up makeup can be as cheap as Halloween makeup and purchased at local discount and dollar stores, there is a significant difference between it and tattoo cover up makeup that's designed for the purpose of covering up a tattoo.
No matter what type of makeup you use to cover up a tattoo, there is one technique that is shared by all manufacturers --- even with "smudgeproof" tattoo cover up makeup: the application of powder to set the makeup.
As you research the many kinds of tattoo cover up and makeup, you will find that powder is used with most; much like how women set their makeup on the face.
Most tattoo cover up makeup today can also have added benefits such as added protection of the tattoo and elimination of UV rays. Some even contain vitamin E and/or other beneficial components to keep a tattoo from becoming too dry and start fading too soon.
Tattoo Cover Up/Make Up Resources
This is a listing of popular resources for tattoo cover up makeup. Where possible, prices and any cautions will be listed.
1. Tattoo Camo. Tattoo Camo (camouflage) is a kit that contains two parts: the tattoo makeup and powder. They also sell a special setting lotion to waterproof their tattoo makeup. Prices start at $35.
2. ColorTrations Tattoo Cover Kit. ColorTration has created a liquid tattoo cover up makeup that some say is preferable over other types of tattoo makeup. A small amount is brushed on the tattoo and feathered around the tattoo's edges to blend into the non-inked skin. The suggested starter kit (for mixing colors to achieve the proper skin color) is $38.
3. Your Own Makeup. Ana Crane Simpson is with Applied Cosmetic Services for About.com and in this video, she shares the techniques for using your own makeup to cover up your tattoo.
Tattoo Cover Up Make Up Takes Practice to Use
Remember that finding and using tattoo cover up make up often takes experimentation and practice to use so that the tattoo is covered up with the most natural look possible.
Become a member of a tattoo forum and ask what other's experiences are with tattoo cover up makeup as well as consulting with a local tattoo artist or parlor to get recommendations.