Tattoo fading for a cover-up

What is a tattoo cover-up?

Tattoo cover-ups involve obscuring an old tattoo design with a new design. Fresh ink is placed directly on top of the old tattoo, perhaps to represent a new direction in a person's life, to relegate something to the past, or simply for a stylish update.

Laser tattoo removal greatly assists this process, as the initial design is faded and becomes easier to tattoo over in a safe and effective way.

The benefits of fading with NAAMA before a cover-up

Fading or removing your unwanted tattoo means you don’t have to compromise on your next design or worry about show-through underneath.

Our proprietary LightSense® laser system works quickly and enables us to treat more frequently; every 2-3 weeks in some cases* for even faster fading.

*Your specific amount of downtime will be assessed during your initial consultation and may change during the course of treatment. We can only treat as often as every 2-3 weeks for Fitzpatrick 1-3 skin types.

Our advanced yet gentle technology minimizes any risk of skin damage - leaving it smooth, healthy and ready for a new tattoo.

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We offer tattoo removal for tattoo lovers, partnering with some of the most celebrated tattoo artists.

Get in touch and we'll be happy to recommend some incredible artists for your cover-up design.

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Tattoo Removal FAQs

Yes, it is possible to completely remove a tattoo with the LightSense® laser system.

However not all tattoos are created equal, and there are a variety of factors that can impact the tattoo removal process. The success of the removal is dependent on the size, depth, position, and color of the tattoo itself, as well as your skin type. The health of your immune system will also play a key part in the efficacy of the removal.

For a specific evaluation of your individual tattoo, contact us and discover how our experts can help you to achieve your goals. A complete tattoo removal is possible but there are certainly things you can do to improve the chances of full clearance.

We recommend waiting three months between your last laser tattoo removal session and getting a cover-up.

Your consultant will be best placed to give an exact answer as to how soon you can return to the artist’s chair for new ink.

On average a tattoo will take 8-12 sessions to completely remove - sometimes less, sometimes more - and 5 sessions to fade for a cover-up.

Each removal is unique and will depend on factors such as the tattoo location, type of ink used, skin type, aftercare, and the health of the immune system.

To find out more about the factors that influence how many sessions it will take, read our blog here

We welcome and are able to treat all skin types at NAAMA.

Black ink can be treated on all skin tones, but there are some limitations on treating color inks on darker skin tones due to an increased risk of skin damage. We can only safely treat colored inks on Fitzpatrick 1-3 skin types. 

Speak to one of our experts and get a personal assessment, or read more on our blog.

Your consultant will advise when to return for your next treatment at the end of each appointment.

The gentle LightSense® laser system uses significantly less energy than traditional laser tattoo removal devices and clients can return for treatment as often as every 2-3 weeks in some cases* for faster results.

*Your specific amount of downtime will be assessed during your initial consultation and may change during the course of treatment. We can only treat as often as every 2-3 weeks for Fitzpatrick 1-3 skin types.