Old 06-12-2014, 11:55 PM   #1
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Several artists have told me that you cannot cover black with a lighter colour. They say the darker colour will come back through over time once it's healed.

I've seen loads of pics online of black totally covered with lighter ink.

So how can some artists cover black ink with a lighter colour?

Has anyone had this done? Has anyone got/seen/got pics of a 'failed' cover up where the original has re-appeared?

I find it very strange how artists' views would differ so much on this.
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Old 07-12-2014, 04:33 PM   #2
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As far as I know it's not possible to go over black with anything.
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If you want to test this on paper, do a patch using black felt tip, then try and go over it with a lighter colour e.g. red or yellow.

Has it worked? Probably not, its probably turned into a murky dank grey or brown at best. Your skin is the same.
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That's what I've been told before but I saw this cracking cover the other day and it seems to totally cover black???Click image for larger version

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How does this work?
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Get a healed picture.
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Get a healed picture.
Not sure that'll be possible, just seen it online.

You reckon the tribal will re-appear then?
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Here is my arm. The flower covers a small tribal tattoo. If you look hard it can still be seen through the lighter purple sections:

I think a wee bit of white was used to lighten the black in some parts.

Dark colours are better for cover ups.



It's not the best quality photo. Soz.
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Here is my arm. The flower covers a small tribal tattoo. If you look hard it can still be seen through the lighter purple sections:

I think a wee bit of white was used to lighten the black in some parts.

Dark colours are better for cover ups.



It's not the best quality photo. Soz.
I can't see the tribal at all!
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