18 Before-And-After Pics That Prove Any Tattoo Can Become A Masterpiece

Everyone can make a mistake in life. That's bound to happen from time to time. However, some blunders are more permanent than others, especially when it comes to tattoos.

The problem could stem from picking the wrong tattoo artist or a poorly conceptualized idea. If that's happened to you, don't get upset. These folks got their tattoos fixed, and so can you.

1. This Lovely Fix-Up

This lady called her original clouds tattoo "spermy". I see what she means here. So I'm happy to witness her gaffe of a tattoo turned into lovely peonies instead. I think this suits her arm a lot more.

2. This Faded Nightmare

I honestly don't even know that this person's original tattoo was. It looks like some badly executed bird. Now, the cover-up is absolutely gorgeous. This eye looks so realistic and it's beautiful to look at, no? I really dig this tattoo.

3. This Kitty Cat

Sometimes you have an idea in your head, but it doesn't exactly translate once someone else executes it. I feel like that could be what happened here. Doesn't this remade kitty look much better now, eh?

4. This Total Change In Direction

Wow, that's quite a change in tattoos here, huh? I wasn't crazy about the weird letters, and I think that's what this guy thought too. The eagle, on the other hand, is a much better choice. Don't you agree?

5. This Bold Tattoo Makeover

I'm not sure what was going on with this person's original tattoo. But I'm really glad they decided to do something about it. I really dig how this traditional cartoon panther turned out here. What do you think?

6. This Hand Skull

Here's a tip from a Redditor who learned his lesson the hard way. He said, and I quote, "... don't go to the first artist you see as soon as you turn 18." I think that's pretty good advice indeed.

7. This Faded Mess

The first thing you need to consider before getting a tattoo is how it's going to look in a few years. Will it turn into a blob? This one did, but thankfully a talented artist gave it a new lease on life.

8. This Regretful Decision

"From a spur-of-the-moment tattoo at 18 that I had often forgotten about to a BEAUTIFUL tattoo that I’m proud of."

This Redditor definitely got what she's always dreamed of, no? It fits the area behind her ear perfectly.

9. This Sad Owl

I don't know if I told you, but I'm totally obsessed with owls. They're so wise and glorious. So I'm super psyched that this person here got their sad owl turned into something a lot more spectacular.

10. This Progress Pic

I don't know about you, but I love to see progress pictures of a cover-up tattoo. It's so wicked to see exactly how the artist went about fixing the job that somebody else botched. Am I right?

11. This Change Of Scenery

Oh my! Isn't this quite the change of scenery or what? This beautiful rendition that is now on somebody's arm is something I would get myself. You can't even tell that it was a cover-up.

12. This Foot Tattoo

For as long as I can remember, I've wanted a tattoo on my foot. I know it's very painful to get it done there, but perhaps one day I'll brave it, hee-hee. For now, I'm admiring this super cool cover-up job here.

13. This Black-And-White Makeover

I've got to warn you, it's not always a good idea to get symbols or words tattooed on you. They tend to bleed or blow out. I much prefer this flower sleeve here instead.

14. This Reworked Piece

Oh my goodness. This tattoo here got quite the makeover, no? It's really cool to see what a talented artist can do to elevate an existing tattoo. Some artists won't work on someone else's piece, but this lady did it justice.

15. This Cool Cover-Up

Oh wow! How cool is this unique cover-up idea, huh? Since I'm now a cat person, I definitely dig this piece. It pops out on the skin much better than the existing tattoo plus the artistry is top-notch too.

16. This Elevated Tattoo Work

Speaking of elevating someone else's work, what do you think of this tattoo here? I absolutely love how colorful it looks now. It's definitely the type of work that will get your tattoo noticed, no?

17. This Incredible Piece

I don't know about you, but I'm so impressed with this new tattoo. I kind of liked the original cute idea, but this sleeve here makes a bold statement. This is quite the way to commit yourself to a full sleeve piece.

18. This Tattoo Makeover

Oh, no! I see that Kim got quite the makeover, hehe. I have no idea who she is, but the fact she got upgraded to a Medusa speaks volumes. I hope, for this person's sake, she never sees this tattoo.

See, I told you.

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Don't worry too much about a botched tattoo. These days, there are so many talented artists willing to fix what somebody else screwed up hehe.

All you need to do is a little more research, and you're good to go. Have you ever gotten one of your tattoos covered up?

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