You will need:
- Heavy duty concealer: I used a mini Dermacolor palette in Fair
- Fine translucent powder
- A small brush i.e. eyeliner or lip
- Powder puff
- A big fluffy brush
- Cotton pads
I don't have any tattoos so I used my friend Laura to model for me as she has a black butterfly on her back.
- I started off by cleansing the area.
- Using a small brush I went over the black using D32.
- This is the first layer of D32 on the tattoo. I have left the smaller wing bare for comparison.
- I then pressed a translucent powder onto it with a puff and removed any excess with a fluffy brush.
- I repeated the last two steps to build up D32 into two layers.
- Next I moved onto concealing the whole thing. I matched Laura’s skin tone using a combination of D406 and D1W and applied it over D32.
- I powdered this layer to set it.
- Finally I touched up any areas which needed extra coverage.
- One last layer of powder to set it all into place.
|The final effect|
|Before and after|
This was only the 3rd time I had tried tattoo covering as I didn't have anyone to practice on in between college and doing this one for the project! However, I am pleased with the outcome but next time I will try to blend the edges of each layer in more as I am doing it. Dermacolor is quite fast drying and makes blending later on very difficult.
Being able to do this perfectly would be a fantastic skill, there are probably quite a lot of woman out there who would want visible tattoos covered up for their wedding!