For the most part tattoos are permanent, but every now and then there comes a time when someone will walk out of a tattoo studio and either hate what they've just gotten inked or grow to like it less and less throughout the years. However, tattoo removal doesn't have to be the answer. Nowadays there are a select few talented tattooists who are skilled in covering up tattoos with images their clients actually want to show the world. Here are some of the top cover up tattoos by some of the top cover up artists.
Amazing cover up job by cover up specialist and Freshly Inked cover artist, Big Gus.
An artist magically turned this putrid butterfly tattoo into a gorgeous pair of winged insects.
This Ed Roth inspired cover up was done by Joe Matisa.
Another Freshly Inked cover artist, Paul Acker, did this Cthulhu-esque skull cover up.
This coverup by Juan Salgado is absolutely insane.
This brainy cover up was done by Tim Kern.
Tim Pangburn is the mastermind behind this dapper dino.
I would not want to mess with this samurai by Big Gus.
Joe Matisa turned these comic book characters into one hell of a tattoo.
This itty bitty cover up is the work of Megan Massacre.
Paul Acker used this cover up to help shape this awesome werewolf tattoo.
Tim Kern decided to cover up a spider with another (and much more detailed) spider.
This rockin' octopus was done by Tim Pangburn.
Big Gus is the man who made this amazing cover up.
Joe Matisa brought this revamped rib piece to life.
Megan Massacre helped cover up this old tattoo with an awesome Chewbacca.
This in-progress shoulder piece is being done by Tim Kern.
We bet this client is glad to have this cover up by Big Gus.
Joe Matisa covered up this old tribal piece.
This fix-up job really makes the colors in those balloons pop!
This is one way to deal with an ex-girlfriend.
Gnarly tribal tattoo cover up by Daniel Velasco.
Tattoo cover up by Led's Tattoo.
Cover up by Elena Basky.