Matt Driscoll: Coverup Tattoo
Matt Driscoll a.k.a @rapterlaser is currently traveling and tattooing his clients all over the nation! His next exciting stop and the permanent spot will land him in Salem, Massachusetts at The Ninth Realm Gallery. As made obvious by his Instagram name @rapterlaser Driscoll loves to tattoo subject matter involving dinosaurs and biomechanics and this is where our loves for lasers collide! Driscoll has done many coverups over sessions of tattoo removal that The Finery has provided!
Matt Driscoll now of The Ninth Realm Gallery tattooed fellow Salem Massachusettes artist Kelley Doty (@kellydotylovessoup) owner of Helheim Gallery also located in Salem Massachusettes.
Delightfully devious Krampus tattoo
Kelly is a lover of all things creepy and wanted a frightfully festive Krampus head that Driscoll applied with perfect saturation and vibrancy to capture Kelly’s vision!
How long does tattoo removal take?
Kelly had 3 laser sessions with the Finery to lighten her unwanted tattoo before getting the Krampus coverup.
CAn you tattoo over laser tattoo removal?
Fading old, unwanted work with lasers allows for artists like Doty and Driscoll both to cover an area easier to ensure a person is able to get a tattoo they will love and not have to settle for something just to strictly cover the unwanted tattoo.
Kelly Doty | Tattoo Removal
Blue, purple and Pink sleeve tattoo removal
Doty’s tattoo she was looking to fade contained colors that might appear as a challenge but with the use of the Picosure Laser at The Finery it was easy! The 755 wavelength of the Picosure laser is perfect for colors and significantly fades those blues, greens, purples, and pinks with ease!
HOw long should I wait to get a coverup tattoo? after laser
On average when clients come in with the objective of getting old work faded with lasers for a cover-up it requires 2-5 sessions of laser tattoo removal to the area. Depending on the tattoo and what it is being covered with we recommend waiting 6-8 weeks between removal sessions.
Throughout the process, Doty stayed in contact with Driscoll to fade it to a point where he knew he could work over it to achieve the most perfect Krampus tattoo we’ve ever seen!
It is always important to stay in contact with the desired tattoo artist throughout the laser tattoo removal journey so artists can help guide the process based on how the fading looks and if you’re ready to schedule a cover-up!
We advise 10-12 weeks after laser tattoo removal sessions before scheduling an appointment for a cover-up.
How to get started:
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Interested in discussing your options for a cover-up? The Finery offers free consultations to discuss the aspects of tattoo removal and educate clients about what they need for fading old work and complete tattoo removal alike!