101 Best Blackout Tattoo Cover-Ups That Will Blow Your Mind!

by Jamie Wilson
Best Blackout Tattoo Cover-Ups ideas

Reviewed & updated: November 25, 2022 by Jamie Wilson BA

If you are struggling to find an appropriate tattoo design to cover up your old tattoos, you can check out these top 10 blackout tattoo cover-ups.

Blackout Tattoo Cover-Ups
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Previously, having an unwanted tattoo tattooed into your skin, that is no longer needed was considered a kind of torture.

The only method to get rid of that old tattoos or rather unwanted tattoos was only by laser removal. But now, with the passing years, a new trend has come up with the help of which you can cover up old tattoos from your skin which is one word known as blackout tattoos or blackout tattoo cover-ups.

Blackout tattoo is the latest trend of tattoos in the tattoo industry. This kind of tattoo is so dark or rather intense that it can cover up almost any tattoo by injecting a good amount of black ink into your skin that covers the tattoo from any part of your body. The blackout method of tattooing means just filling your skin with ink, mostly with black ink and the process seems to be rising rapidly these days.

Full Arm Blackout Tattoo

Full Arm Blackout Tattoo
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There are several pictures on Instagram with people, be it a boy or a girl, proudly showing off their tattoos or even their newly made blackout cover-ups on their skin. These striking solid black tattoos will make you want to go all-in for blackout tattoos. This arm tattoo can also be called a black-work tattoo.

Blackout tattoo ideas can be considered as one of the best ways to get rid of the problems of unwanted tattoos or to cover the existing tattoo. Laser removal of tattoos can also be said to be a synonym word for torture that reminds you of your wrong decision.

If you too regret any of your past tattoo decision on your arms, you can try this full-sleeve blackout tattoo idea to cover it up.

Shoulder To Upper Arm Blackout Tattoo

Shoulder To Upper Arm Blackout Tattoo
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This tattoo is a perfect example of a blackout tattoo that is used by people to cover their existing tattoos.

  Also with the passing time as people agetheir tastes, beliefs, etc. everything changes which also means that the previous ink that is tattooed on their skin no longer relates to who they are. To get this kind of tattoo done, the most important thing is selecting a reputed and skilled tattoo artist as it involves applying solid black ink to your skin which is also a painful process as it involves several hours to finish with no blank spots within.

So basically, if you too have your shoulder inked with some tattoo that you want to replace with a new tattoo, do try out this shoulder-to-arm blackout tattoo design.

Blackout Tattoo Coverups For Women

Blackout Tattoo Coverups For Women
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Not only men, but women opt for this kind of black tattoo. The blackout tattoo became a trend when a girl got her right arm inked by Chester Lee and posted it on her Instagram profile.

 As mentioned earlier that blackout tattoos are opted for by both men and women, and this tattoo is a perfect example of that. If you are a bold woman, wanting to cover up that old useless tattoo from a renowned tattoo artist without any regret, do check out this design which will also bring out that feminine grace of yours along with covering up your old tattoo.

Blackout Tattoo Coverup For Only Upper Arm

Blackout Tattoo Coverup For Only Upper Arms
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Upper arm tattoos are also nothing new in the world of tattoos. hence, you can even try out this unique animal-faced blackout cover-up tattoo to cover your unwanted tattoos. This type of tattoo idea will get your previous tattoo tattoo-covered beautifully and seamlessly just like the above picture.

Blackout Tattoo Coverup For Neck

Blackout Tattoo Coverup For Neck
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Ideas or images of this kind of blackout tattoo cover for the neck can be a good idea or even a bad idea depending on the people and their personalities. It can be a bad idea as it can be extremely painful for sensitive areas like the neck. It can be done either as a trend or to cover-up cover up the cover but the existing tattoo that you once decided to do. For doing a blackout tattoo with minimal pain, blackout tattoo cover-ups needle selection is the best idea as needle selection which will the best option for blackout tattoos is the needle named ‘Magnum Shaders’ – which causes less pain to the skin.

Neck tattoos are also an extremely bold statement, which symbolize the open-mindedness of that person. If you too consider yourself to be such a bold person, then do try out this bold neck tattoo design.

Leg Blackout Tattoo

Leg Blackout Tattoo
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This leg cover-up tattoo can be done for both legs, be it for mana or woman, to get the old tattoo covered up and also look fashionable at the same time.

Blackout tattoos can only cause problems while testing for skin cancer. There are also lots of queries about whether this large black pigment in your body makes it harder for your skin to create Vitamin D but yet there is no solid research related to it.

People who are not happy with their old tattoo ideas often tend to become frustrated with problems.
This form of tattoo art can be a solution to it where the tattoo artists can black your entire sleeve i.e. entire arm or any other body part with a few visits or rather a few sessions creating a decent result.

 Blackout Tattoo For Forearm

 Blackout Tattoo For Forearm
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This solid black blackout tattoo on your forearm can be done to create a cool and trending negative tattoo design. Moreover, blackout tattoos also give us a clear conception of how much patience a tattoo artist has to keep while inking a blackout tattoo design.

Thus, if you too want to cover up an old forearm tattoo, do check out this design once.

Tattoo Coverup Design For Both Hands

Tattoo Coverup Design For Both Hands
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The first time the concept of this tattoo came to light was also through the work of tattoo artist Chester Lee when he tattooed a girl’s right arm with this blackout tattoo. Chester Lee is a renowned tattoo artist who runs ‘Oracle Tattoo’ in Singapore. He has been recognized as one of the leaders of this new trend. Chester Lee has more than 12,000 followers on his Instagram account.

Blackout tattoos require so much ink in their making that it can be a really hard and time-consuming process to remove that ink. So, if you want to hide your old tattoo ink permanently from your hands, do try out this tattoo design.

Blackout Coverup Tattoo For Thigh

Blackout Coverup Tattoo For Thigh
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The concept of a solid black cover-up tattoo has become popular all over the world by its pictures itself. He has even stated once that he feels that this form of tattoo is the purest form of art, lines, and shapes. Cover-ups are a difficult form of tattooing and also do not always work out as expected, mainly if you have a large section to get inked with solid black ink. Many darker colors of inks can be used for blackout tattoos out of which black is the most common among all. If the idea of cover-up does not turn out as you expect it to, it can look even worse. There are many stupid myths about blackout tattoos going on all around which are – you can get Cancer of the lymph nodes from these, you can get ink poisoning from these, etc., which are all a lie. It is the same as any other normal tattoo idea.

So, without any further worries, if you too want to cover up your old thigh tattoo, do try out this tattoo design.

Black Work Tattoo

Black Work Tattoo
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Creating a tattoo of this nature requires a lot of patience and time from both the tattoo artist and the person getting tattooed. Persons of different age groups have different stories to tell in their lives, and so are their tattoos there is nothing right or wrong in it neither one being better or worse. Other than black ink or any other bright color shades white inks are also used for tattooing commonly referred to as white ink tattoos or white tattoos. The thick white pigment makes it difficult for a tattoo artist to achieve fine lines. White tattoos also have a tendency ten to fade much quicker as compared to the ink of any other color. There is also a myth that putting white ink into your skin causes much more pain and which is just not true. Other than blackout tattoos, there is one more variant of tattoo which uses quite a lot of the dark black ink known as black-work tattoos.

Hence, if you want a slight variation from the blackout coverup tattoo, do check out this black work tattoo design done in all black ink, which is also known as a black tattoo.

Here are some more blackout tattoos for you to try out.

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What is a blackout tattoo cover up?

A blackout tattoo cover up is a process of covering an existing tattoo with a large, solid-colored shape. This shape is usually black or dark enough to provide full coverage of the underlying design and can be used to achieve a variety of different looks. It can be used to create a more cohesive piece from multiple small tattoos, obscure an old tattoo, or simply to add a new aesthetic to the body. Depending on the size and complexity of the original tattoo, blackout cover up designs can take anywhere from one to multiple sessions. The artist may need to adjust and refine the shape following each session until it is perfect for their client.

How do I choose a design for my blackout tattoo cover up?

When choosing a design for your blackout tattoo cover up, it is important to consider both the size and complexity of the original tattoo. If you have a large and complex piece with multiple colors and elements, then a smaller and more minimalist shape may not be enough to completely obscure the underlying design. In this case, you will likely need something larger, with heavier lines and more contrast. On the other hand, if you are looking to obscure a smaller and simpler tattoo, then it is possible to achieve this with a larger and more complicated shape. It is important to discuss your ideas for your cover up with your artist before beginning the process in order to ensure that it will be successful.

How much will my blackout tattoo cover up cost?

The cost of your blackout tattoo cover up will depend on the size and complexity of the original design, as well as the time it takes to complete. Generally speaking, larger cover ups will require multiple sessions and therefore may be more expensive than smaller designs. Additionally, if you are working with an experienced artist who is familiar with blacking out a tattoo, they may charge a higher rate for their services. It is always best to discuss the cost of your cover up with your artist before beginning the process so that you have a clear understanding of what to expect.

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