31 Mar Renew Your Tattoo. (Or “How to Fall in Love With Your Old Flame All Over Again.”)
Has the bloom faded off your rose? Have you extinguished an old flame? Is it time to trade your dolphin in for a shark?
Sometimes the tattoo you swore you’d love forever just doesn’t generate the same feelings after a few years…or a few decades.
There are a lot of reasons people experience tattoo regret. Maybe your ink has faded, or your tattoo doesn’t reflect your style anymore. Or perhaps your tattoo just never really looked that good in the first place.
It happens. Times change. People change.
Luckily, tattoo technology has also changed. Over the last few years, tattoo alterations and tattoo redesign have reached a whole new level of artistry. Depending on the problem, your tattoo can be renewed, refreshed…or totally redesigned.
Let’s face it…as we age, so do our tattoos. Besides sagging (and expanding) in places we never expected, tattoos fade over time – especially ones that were originally large and vibrant. It could be that all you need to love your tattoo again is a good recolor. Today’s tattoo artists have a much broader selection of tattoo inks, so your tattoo can come out looking even better than it did originally.
If the color looks good, but your tattoo still looks a little ragged around the edges, a good option may be to have your tattoo outlined again. A crisp, black line can do wonders for the look of your tattoo by enhancing its clarity and redefining the design elements. It’s also the perfect opportunity to give it some added dimension by adding more detail to the design.
Better the Second Time Around
Besides refreshing your ink with color and lines, another great way to breathe new life into it is through tattoo redesign.
With tattoo redesign, a tattooist can take your old tattoo and incorporate it into a larger, more complex design. At Ink On Ink Off, because we are experts at laser tattoo removal, we also have the unique ability to remove part of the tattoo if needed or desired as part of the redesign and revitalization process. In the right hands, your old tattoo can take on a whole new – and better – life.
Whatever option you decide on, it’s important you choose an artist who has experience in tattoo alterations and redesign. These types of tattoo alterations are an art unto themselves and should only be performed by a specialist.
If you’d like to get our opinion on which option we’d recommend for your particular tattoo, just give us a call. Consultations are always free! And you can’t beat free!
INK ON INK OFF IS A NEW CONCEPT, CLINICIAN-LED TATTOO CENTER LOCATED IN CLEVELAND, OHIO, THAT SPECIALIZES IN CLINICAL ARTISTRY TATTOO REMOVAL, TATTOO REDESIGN / ALTERATIONS, AND NEW ARTISTRY.