Those of us with more than a few tattoos or who have a habit of making bad decisions have encountered the unmistakable feeling of tattoo regret. Perhaps we had one too many rounds of tequila while on spring break. Or maybe we fell head over heels for someone and decided to get the ‘relationship kiss of death’ couples tattoo for the world to see. In my case, I had what seemed like a good idea at the time, combined with a tattoo artist who did a poor job. Upon changing shops and doing a touch up, the piece got completely f****d up.
So how do you change the past? Is there a tattoo time machine? Sadly, that is still in the development phase. We do have laser tattoo removal, but that shit is expensive, does not always work, and quite often leaves a big blank space on your skin. For anyone with more than a few tattoos, this loss of valuable real estate is a crushing blow. This leaves us with the cover up.