Tattoo-Junkie928Featured By OwnerJul 11, 2012Student Traditional Artist
try a washed down tribal black, even deep red [eternal is really great], and some darker browns would looks awesome in it too. good luck i know cover ups can be a punk to do, but that looks amazing so far
well if you saw her walking down the street with her shirt off, not knowing there was something covered, the first thing you'd notice would be the larger more detailed colored image. and judging by the blindness of most ppl, 80% roughly, would never know there was something underneath. only on closer inspection is it noticeable by 20% of the population. i told her this before we started working on her coverup because i wasn't going to tattoo a huge black tree on a huge black tree to "accomplish" the cover up "successfully" but thanks for the incite.
This is a very good point, and I wasn't trying to criticize, I just believe in if you are going to do something right do it all the way. And honestly, to me the first thing that stood out wasn't the tree but the birds, they weren't blended in quite as well, at least I assume they were supposed to be since one is in the middle of a branch. But really I guess it comes down to if the owner of the tattoo is happy then there is nothing to complain about.
i still have one more session on the tree to blacken areas up more. my goal wasnt to cover the birds with this tattoo, only the tree. I am going to be doing an addition onto the tattoo to actually cover them up fully. but thanks i knew that ppl probably wouldn't realize this when posted it, and i didnt want to type a whole monologue about what i did.
Yea, I agree, they could have tried some fading or removal procedures first though. I mean when you notice it kinda ruins the composition and I know that she spent a lot of time and money on the cover up so for her sake it's a shame.