Permanent tattoos are made by penetrating the skin by almost half a millimeter. What this means is that those tattoos are actually ‘inside’ the skin, so they can‘t be covered by adding a skin–colored tattoo. This technique might also lead to discoloration of that particular region of skin.
One may also ask, what happens if you tattoo white ink over black?
Tattooing white ink over black ink may look great as a fresh tattoo, but I don’t think this is a good idea. … When you are tattooed, the ink is stabbed under your skin to sit permanently. You cannot just go over black ink with white ink – the black will always be a stronger color.
Beside this, what is the white out technique tattoo?
Nowadays, it is possible to cover a dark tattoo with white ink. Artists use a technique known as the white–out technique. In this technique, white ink is used over the dark-colored tattoo to lighten it up. This technique is now commonly used by utilizing the best quality white inks to cover up the previous tattoo.
Can you put color ink over a black tattoo?
Covering up old pieces of ink can take time and if they are solid black or even in darker shades, it is possible that the artist will use the ‘white out technique’. This process includes going over darker colored tattoos with white ink in order to try and lighten up the coloring.
The best cover-up tattoos incorporate the old design into a new one so it “disappears” and can no longer be distinguished. Sometimes this means tattooing over all or part of the old lines. … White ink applied over old dark ink can lighten a tat by about 10%, and colors are now good enough to cover black.