Tattoos are a great form of personal expression, but they may not always gel with an employer or environment. Laser removal is extremely painful and expensive, and covering up a black tattoo is difficult. The easiest way to temporarily hide a tattoo is with corrective cosmetic make-up and some experimentation.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Corrective make-up
- Tattoo concealer
- Setting powder
- Make-up brush
Purchase corrective make-up. Tattoo concealer or heavily pigmented corrective make-up will work well. Consider purchasing several different tones in order to blend more accurately with your skin colour.
Blend the corrective make-up until it resembles your skin tone. It may take several tries before you get it right.
Apply the make-up to the tattoo area. For black letters, it will require layered application. Let the first layer dry then continue to reapply until the tattoo is concealed.
Blend the edges of the concealer into your skin.
Finish concealing your tattoo with a setting powder. Use a large make-up brush to apply powder to the area. Let it set for several minutes.
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Tips and warnings
- Most concealers are not waterproof, so don't expect it to stay on if you are going for a swim or taking a shower.
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