No tattoo is forever
Contrary to the general superstition tattoos are not colourfast and true to form forever, but they are changing as well as the skin itself. Complex motives with strong lines must be touched up after some years, to remain as pretty they were when they were made. Many tattoo artists have specialized in covering up old tattoos – the darker and bigger the new tattoo motive and the brighter the old, the better the cover-up. With the right preparation a cover-up can not be distinguished from a new tattoo. If the old tattoo is particularly big or very dark colours have been used, the colour pigments should firstly be brightened with the help of a laser, before different pigments are put into the skin. In our practice only medical staff performs the cosmetic laser treatment of the skin and prepare everything for a successful cover-up at your tattoo studio.
The cover-up preparation
By getting a tattoo, colour pigments are put under the first skin layers, which are atomically too big to be naturally transported off by the body. The colour pigments stay underneath the skin and fade, depending on the composition, after many years or even stay a lifetime. A laser removal is a hygienic and gentle method to remove those pigments out of the skin. Through punctual heating every single colour pigment is broken up – the destroyed pigments are now small enough to be collected by the immune system and can be broken down by the adrenal glands.