Many people these days have tattoos that they want that they don’t. I’m one of those people. I got my tattoos when I was only 17. Of course, I thought I knew everything about everything. What I didn’t realize is that I would grow tired of my tattoos as I evolved from a rebellious teenager to a responsible wife and mother. So here I am, 30 years old with tattoos that I hate. This led me to look for the best ways to remove and hide my tattoos.
At this moment, I can’t afford laser tattoo removal. It is just too expensive and there are not all specialists in my area do. Therefore, my quest is to try to hide the tattoos, until I can get them permanently removed. If I didn’t see them and the rest of the world not see them, I’m happy. The first makeup I’ve ever used to cover a tattoo was Dermablend. I also tried Tattoo Camo and Colortration. All these makeups have their own advantages and disadvantages, so you can try them and see what works best for your skin.
When a tattoo with makeup to cover up, it is absolutely essential to get the right color for your skin. You may need to mix different colors together to get the perfect match. What makeup is actually a bit darker as it dries, so test the makeup colors wet and dry. The area that you are going to hide must be clean, dry and free from hair. I use a brush to apply Foundation makeup and blend with my fingers. The makeup of the application about the tattoo and something about the edges of the tattoo. Use your fingers or a sponge to blend and feather the edges, so they are more natural look. You may find that the first coat is not meant for the tattoo. You may have two or three layers to the coverage that you want to use.
It is very important to apply in thin layers rather than thick ones, and let each coat dry completely before you apply the next slide. I have found because of the composition of most tattoo coverup makeup choices out there, drying takes a while so be patient. After you satisfied with the final product, you need to set the makeup so it doesn’t rub off easily. You can use a translucent setting powder created for body makeup use, or try a barrier spray such as created by Mehron.
No makeup is full proof of transfer. You may find that the makeup rub off on your clothes. And it may not continue in chlorinated water for long periods of time. That does not mean that it is not long wearing–it is. After an application of the body makeup you need hours of coverage. When you are ready to remove your tattoo cover-up makeup, use a good makeup remover designed for takeoff body makeup.
Angela Harris is a writer on a quest to remove and hide her unwanted tattoos.