44 Genius Ideas for Cover Up Tattoos 

Andrew Howland
Updated June 14, 2019 240.4k votes 27.4k voters 35.5M views 43 items

Why would you get a cover up tattoo? Well, let's face it, we all make mistakes; some more permanent than others. There are few among us who understand this truth better than those who have gone out to have a few drinks one night, only to wake up the next day with a permanent souvenir of a night they no longer remember. If you too can relate to the pain of realizing all too late what a horrible idea it was to get your now-ex’s name tattooed on your bicep, you’ve come to the right place. Here we’ve gathered a collection of killer tattoo cover up ideas and designs for booting your momentary judgement lapse from the spotlight.

These clever cover up tattoos prove that not all mistakes have to haunt you forever. You’ll see everything here from fading Japanese characters to tacky tributes finally getting wiped away by some of the best cover up tattoos ever to hit the parlor. Prefer to laugh in the face of your past mistakes? We've got you covered, with tons of cover up tattoo ideas that'll help you turn your ex's name into as big of a joke as your relationship.   

So whether you're looking for ideas to help you figure out how to cover a tattoo that's no longer presenting your bicep’s best face to the world or just a good laugh, you're in luck. These clever tattoo revamps are sure to put a grin on your face as they remind you that sometimes the best way to get ride of a bad memory is to replace it with a great one.
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