Have you ever had a tattoo that you regretted getting later?
I think a lot of us have made that mistake. Whether we decided to ink the initials or name of our exes on our body or just got ridiculously drunk on a night out with a squad and got really ugly tattoos, there would be a moment where you would look at them and think “what the hell have I done?” But don’t worry. There are lots of solutions to tattoos gone wrong or regretful tattoos. There is tattoo removing technology these days as well. But what makes a tattoo artist a master is their ability to cover up that ugly tattoo and make it into something beautiful. Now that takes a lot of creativity, talent, and hard work. Instead of laser removal, why not use that very tattoo and make it into something breathtaking? The space is already taken up, so why not put something pretty there instead? Some tattoos also fade with time and need touch-ups, but instead of touch-ups if you want to get a better tattoo, then you need an ink master to help you out. So if you want to see some beautiful tattoo transformations, scroll down below:
1. From a smudge to smudge-lings.
2. The dragon was wakened.
3. From Skyrim to a masterpiece.
4. The rework is perfect here.
5. Perfectly revamped.
6. Surrounded by flowers.
7. This one is so good.
8. From text to the whale.
9. The rose has been remastered.
One of the artists behind the artworks in this list is Min. Minis from Taiwan and decided that they wanted to pursue the art of ink mastering when they were just 19 years old. “I found that I had chosen the wrong direction in my studies,” Min told Bored Panda. “This forced me to really think about where I should where I should be taking my life in the future.”
“Because I’ve been a fan of drawing since I was a child, I eventually stumbled upon the tattoo world and I was simply fascinated by it. Pretty soon, I made up my mind to enter it myself.”
The artist plays around with geometry in their tattoos, as you can tell in some of the photos. “It’s quite rare to see someone working in a similar fashion in Taiwan. There are many pros who can come up with geometrical designs but in my opinion, geometry can’t be dull, so I try to make it vivid on the skin.” Min explained the complexity of covering up old tattoos “There are many limitations when you’re doing a cover-up and it requires thinking outside the box but that’s what makes it so exciting and rewarding.”
10. From a constellation to a fully packed flower show.
11. Old smudges transformed.
12. Simba in his glory.
13. Text to roses.
14. Tinkerbell in a higher dimension.
15. So much detail in this one.
16. The reaper got a full upgrade and a mirror.
17. Perfect one.
18. The landscape makes it look perfect.
19. How did this happen?
21. From a wing to the entire thing.
22. Flowers to the whale.
23. The fox was worked on.
24. Looked great before, looks great now.
25. Grim transformation.
26. From a wing to an angel thing.
27. Text to a starry night.
28. Linework to an astronaut.
29. Look at this one.
30. The catto is finally whole now.
Do you think these cover-ups were beautiful? Have you ever gotten a tattoo that you regretted? What did you do about it? Share your stories with us in the comments below.