For many tattooers it seems cover up tattoos and a most hated headache and challenge that should be avoided at all costs. Many tattooers get to a certain capacity of clientele that they feel they are not hurting for work and can instill policies that they wont even entertain the idea of doing a cover up project.
On the contrary, I have found some of the most enjoyable pieces I have don’t have been cover ups, sometimes ones that have been passed on by many tattooers who refused to do it or said it could not be done.
Tattooing is at an interesting impasse, and like many other things in the modern world for better or for worse it is growing and evolving constantly. The possibilities of what can be done in tattooing appears to be endless.
Often times people are looking to get a piece covered up to close a painful chapter in their life. The emotional ties to this piece makes it so much more pertinent that the piece needs to be covered so that this person can get the closure they seek and a new chapter can begin. It is for this reason that I love being able to go above and beyond in order to help this person heal and close chapters of their life. It’s a very intimate, sacred and sort of shamanic practice.