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Help? My parents friend did this and I just want to cry. I wanted a beautiful tattoo for my Aunt who passed away. Is this fixable? Please tell me how I can fix it?

Help? My parents friend did this and I just want to cry. I wanted a beautiful tattoo for my Aunt who passed away. Is this fixable? Please tell me how I can fix it?

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  1. Bummer. Your options are A full series of laser sessions to remove that completely, or else several laser sessions and the a well planned, placed and executed cover-up done by someone with experience doing cover-ups.

    Best of luck on a happier outcome next time.

  2. Wow… that’s horrible.

    I am so so sorry that this was your tattoo experience. Unfortunately there isn’t much we would be able to do for you except suggest a cover up.

    But in all honesty, I would suggest you start with some laser tattoo removal.

    After it’s lightened about 50% of what it is now, book a consultation with a professional tattoo artist who’s healed work you’ve seen and like for a cover up.

  3. To my eye that can’t be fixed by touching it up.

    You’ll need to go for a cover up, which well have to be pretty large and dark. Alternatively you could go down the laser removal route.

    Your parents’ friend isn’t their friend if they put this on you.

  4. I’ll be the third or fourth to recommend laser treatments. It’s too big and too dark for a cover up as is. A little advice; memorial tattoos are almost always terrible. Even when they’re good they’re just a reminder of something awful. If you want to honor your aunt, plant a tree.

  5. Not fixable, no. You’re two options are to either get it covered up and get the original design on another part of your body, OR you could get it lasered off which could take a while!

    Really sorry about your experience, that sucks. I hope you get it sorted and get a nice tattoo for your aunt x

  6. Can’t say much more that everybody else hasn’t already said. However, if you have something in mind that you might want in the future, and if it has any sort of larger dark areas like nature, space, geometry, even just black bands, it might be worth it to sit down with somebody who specializes in cover ups or somebody who specializes in what you might want, and see if they can work with it. That way, you may be able to skip the laser removal entirely thus saving you a lot of time money and pain. Worse case scenario, the artist tells you it’s not doable or it needs to be lightened first, but at least you know for sure at that point.

    Take care of it really well in the mean time. This person may have dug into you too far and it might scar if it hasn’t started to already.