Do you have an old tattoo that you’re looking to cover? It’s important to go through a few rounds of tattoo removal first to fade it and create a nearly blank slate with which your talented artist can work. At Envision Laser Removal in Port Charlotte, Florida, the team of laser technicians partner with your tattoo artist to create just the right level of fading that allows them to create a new piece of art. Call the Port Charlotte, Florida, office today, or use the online tool to learn more about tattoo fading.
Tattoo fading is the process of lightening an existing tattoo so it can be covered by a new piece or incorporated strategically into a new design.
Tattoo cover-up works by taking colors from the old tattoo and combining them with new ink to create a new color. The new ink doesn’t just sit on top of the old ink. It’s usually much easier to cover an old tattoo when it’s faded or small.
Cover-ups tend to be more complex than an original tattoo, so it’s important to have a clear vision. Yes, you will need to spend extra money and time to get a tattoo faded before you undergo a cover-up, but it’s worth it in the long run.
Fading the tattoo prior to your cover-up means you are more likely to get the results you want. If you have a tattoo that is old, dark, or has colors that have bled, fading can make it so your cover-up is effective and the old piece doesn’t show through.
You may have a talented cover-up tattoo artist scheduled to do your new piece, but it’s impossible for them to create something incredible without some fading of your existing piece.
Skin that is saturated with dark ink will require twice the amount of ink to cover up the old design. Using a large volume of ink causes colors to muddle and makes lines overlap, so your old tattoo still shows through.
Laser treatment fades tattoos over time. It takes many sessions – up to 15 – to completely eliminate a tattoo. Fading happens in fewer sessions. Optimal fading for a cover-up generally takes just three to six treatments.
The team at Envision Laser Removal can lighten dark and bright tattoos using a Q-switched laser. This laser delivers quick, lasting nanoseconds pulses and provides a high level of power to shatter ink.
The wavelengths delivered by the laser are proven to be absorbed by certain colors of tattoo ink, while avoiding damage to the surrounding skin.
The team at Envision Laser Removal coordinates with your tattoo artist to assess your existing tattoo. Together, they can provide you with guidance and expectations based on your desired outcome.
Contact Envision Laser Removal to discuss tattoo fading. Call today, or use the online tool to book an appointment.