SWA TPA From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1560 posts, RR: 33 Posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3311 times:
I have a tattoo of a dragon (green and yellow) clutching a B-52 (head on view) on my outside ankle. Weeeeelllll a few years have passed since I got this (it was originally a B-52 nose art from a plane I was very sentimental about) and I would like something more ummmmm, feminine. Since I cant remove it I was wondering if anybody knows how they go about creating something else out of it. Could they for instance give me a fairy or butterfly or something???? Does it have to be in the same color family? Does this cost a lot more since it is "corrective"? This tat is about 4 inches wide by 2 inches high. Even better, could they fill it in all flesh color and cover it up?
A332 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3247 times:
Well, laser removal is not in everyone's budget... it's very expensive and it's very difficult to get some of the colors out from under the skin. You will need to do repeat visits and it will leave scarring as well...
Covering it up with another piece might a good option... try visiting a local parlor and seeing if any artists can come up with something that you would enjoy having on your body permanently.. once the tattoos are big and dark colored, it's hard to cover em up again.
Nothing wrong with tattoos either... I have several and I enjoy them all now today as I did when I was younger when I got em all...
When you're old.. who cares.. no one's checkin' ya out any more anyway
CORULEZ05 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3225 times:
You can change a tattoo BUT 1. IT HURTS and 2. it is expensive (laser treatments)...so I agree with Emirates..DON'T GET TATTOOS. I can't imagine choosing something that I want on my body for the rest of my life...I change my mind too much...and I would get bored very quickly....so no tats for me.
Aerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7461 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3212 times:
You can change, I have several friends that changed their tattoos over time. It can't be too radical a change, and it won't necessarily look that great but it can be done. I like certain tattoos, I can't decide which to get done though.
If you get a tattoo initially it hurts too. Go figure.
SWA-If you find a reputable place with a good artist, they will be able to help you out. They will look at it, and come up with ideas on what you can do. You should be asking people who tattoo for a living, not people like EmiratesA345 who doesn't get much tattoo action working the Jr. Misses Dept. at K-Mart. Besides, your tattoo sounds cool as it is now. A girlie with a unique tattoo is a good thing even if you don;t think it is feminine. Not like its on your upper arm or plastered in the middle of your back. Plus like you said, it means something to you, and thats what tattoos should do.
SlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 67
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3161 times:
Quoting SWA TPA (reply 0): I have a tattoo of a dragon (green and yellow) clutching a B-52 (head on view) on my outside ankle. Weeeeelllll a few years have passed since I got this (it was originally a B-52 nose art from a plane I was very sentimental about) and I would like something more ummmmm, feminine.
Hey lady! What could be more feminine than that?
I'ts not like it's a fighter!
Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
Jared From United States of America, joined May 2001, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 month 19 hours ago) and read 3122 times:
Some artists also specialize in cover-ups. Most artists do a lot of their work in a couple different styles - stuff they actually WANT to do. Basically, if you want a traditional japanese style tattoo, go to someone whose portfolio showcases this style. Do not go to someone who mostly works on old school art and get a japanese tattoo. The same can be said for getting a cover-up. You want to go to someone who has done a lot of them and will WANT to tattoo you. There is nothing tattoo artists like more than being excited about tattooing in an area they are passionate about.
CORULEZ05 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 1 month 10 hours ago) and read 3110 times:
VERY true Jared........gotta make sure you are careful and choose the right person to go to......just like when having plastic surgery, gotta get references and check out the surgeon......nothing worse than a bad tattoo or nose job you know.....hehe....btw, I love that name "jared" very sexy...reminds me of an ex by that name.