Do you have an old tattoo that you’re still proud of as far as concept/design is concerned, but are not happy with the color? This may be due to a change of personal taste, or the original tattooist didn’t quite get the color right and you’ve finally decided that something needs to be done about it. Whatever the case may be, you have come online to ask “Can you change the color on a tattoo?”. The question is more common than you may think, as we receive the inquiry at Adrenaline Studios relatively often. In response, it’s time to address this here on the Adrenaline Studios blog. Below is a breakdown of what you can do if you don’t like the color/s of your current tattoo.
3 Things That Can be Done to Change the Color of Your Old Tattoo
Changing the Hue of Subtle Colors
Logically, tattoos done in lighter and subtle colors can be tattooed-over in a deeper darker tones while maintaining the existing design and general aesthetic. This is done in the same vein as a traditional cover-up. Let’s find out if this can be done for yours without complication by scheduling a consultation with an Adrenaline Studios near you.
Fading for Coloring-Over
In some cases, the color on your original tattoo may be too dark or the primary colors may be too intense to edit (so to speak) on its own, but it’s close to being possible. In such cases, you will need to solicit the services of a local studio that provides laser tattoo fading for cover-up (or in this case color-over). Consider laser tattoo fading to be an evolution of traditional cover-ups/color-overs. It allows the laser to fade colors that are deep and dark toned or problematic in any other way for a proper retouching, but does not require the design itself to be removed. This is most likely the best option for you. Schedule a consultation today to find out.
Remove and Replace
Ultimately, you may find out that the colors and shading of a tattoo are simply too deep and/or elaborate to be changed via traditional or fading for cover-up/color-over methods. If this is the case, we encourage you to choose the best laser tattoo removal service in your city and have the old tattoo removed and (after healing) replaced with the colored design you really want.
Can you change the color on a tattoo? Where there’s a will there’s a way at Adrenaline Studios in Vancouver BC and Toronto ON. Schedule your consultation to choose the best course of action.