It is best that the new tattoo covering the existing tattoo has a lot of contrast or is really detailed in a way that I can shade it with enough contrast to visually take out the old tattoo. This kind of cover up will require a minimum of three sessions or more depending on the cover up:
- First session being nothing but white.
- The second session would be the actual new tattoo.
- The third session would be the final layering of the tattoo to make sure the cover-up is completely hidden.
A minimum of 1 to 2 months in between each session. You need this much time in between your sessions, not just for the healing factor, but for your natural oils in your skin to replenish themselves to keep your skin from scarring during the process of covering up. This is the basis of the process but everyone will be taken on an individual basis and the process may vary slightly.