We all know that once you get a tattoo, there’s no going back. But if you need to temporarily hide your tattoo, there’s no need to panic. There are solutions! Whether you want to know how to cover a wrist tattoo for work or an interview, or you have a fancy wedding coming up, knowing the best tattoo cover up tricks is a worthy skill for those emergencies. Arm yourself with the best makeup and you can cover anything. In fact, these tricks work on scars and pigmentation too!
How to Cover a Tattoo
When it comes to covering a tattoo, using more product doesn’t mean better results. You’re much better off choosing the right products and using them carefully. Start off by using an orange or red colour-corrector to neutralise the green and blue undertones in a tattoo. If you have fair skin, stick to orange shades. If you have a deep skin tone, we recommend a red. Find out more about the best concealers in our Guide to the Best Concealers for Birthmarks and Tattoos and How to Choose a Concealer. You can also discover which foundation palettes made our best-of list in our guide The 3 Best Foundation Palettes for Makeup Artists
Once you’ve colour-corrected, find your base makeup to cover tattoos. These foundations and concealers are highly pigmented and long-lasting. They blend seamlessly into your skin to cover marks without looking cakey or unnatural. Apply your foundation and then set it in place with either a powder or a setting spray to hold the look.
How Soon Can I Cover a Tattoo with Makeup?
Attempting to cover a tattoo that hasn’t fully healed is a bad idea. You can spoil the design or even cause a nasty infection. Typically, tattoos take up to 45 days to heal completely. So be patient and wait at least that long before you start covering your ink with makeup.
How to Cover Tattooed Eyebrows With Makeup
If you want to cover tattooed eyebrows, we recommend the two-step approach of a colour-correcting concealer followed by a highly pigmented foundation or concealer. Once you’ve set these in place with a powder or setting spray, you can then create a new eyebrow shape with your favourite brow products. We recommend using smudge-proof and long-lasting brow products to ensure that your new brows stay put.
What Type of Makeup Is Best to Cover Tattoos?
If you’re looking for the best makeup to cover tattoos and scars, look no further. We’ve rounded up some of the highest-coverage and longest-lasting makeup bases so you can effortlessly cover even the largest and darkest marks.