Tattoo cover up
Tattoos can be a great way to express yourself or turn your body into a living work of art, but there is one issue with them that can and often does become a problem for many people. As great of an idea that a tattoo can seem to be, the fact of the matter is that they are permanent. Having a girlfriend's name permanently inked into your skin isn't such a good idea when that girl breaks your heart, and that demonic-looking flaming skull might make a potential employer decide not to hire you. Fortunately, there are ways to cover up or even remove an unwanted tattoo. You may not look like you never had a tattoo, but chances are any change would be an improvement.
First of all, the so-called removal creams that are advertised as your cheapest solution won't work. The best you can hope for is that your tattoo will fade slightly, but that won't change the fact that you have body art that you no longer want. Your tattoo will still be there no matter how much cream you slather onto it.
If you really want a tattoo to be gone, your best bet is laser removal. Modern lasers can very efficiently and safely break up tattoo ink so that it can be absorbed by the body's lymphatic system. It can cost anywhere from $500 to $1,000, and it will take multiple sessions to completely remove a tattoo in this way. There will also always be a mark where your tattoo used to be. This is actually scar tissue from when the tattoo first healed.
If you don't want to spend the money for laser removal, your next best bet is to simply cover up your tattoo. The most efficient way to cover up an unwanted tattoo is with a larger tattoo. Any tattoo can be covered up in this way, but there are some things to consider. First of all, your new tattoo will need to be larger than the existing tattoo. Second of all, the new tattoo will need to be based around the design of the existing tattoo, which means you can't come up with an original design. Finally, the new tattoo will be darker than your old tattoo. Like the other options discussed above, this is not a perfect solution, but it's a good way to salvage bad or unwanted body art.