Tattoo covering

10 posts
27 Dec 2010
Antz
Photographer
Antz
Hi,

I am in the process of booking a shoot with a model with a tattoo that I am not to bothered about but one of the idea's means that it wouldn't look right in the images, but it is in an awkward place to photoshop out.
I was wondering if anyone could recommend what would be best to use to cover it up.

Cheers
Posted 27 Dec 2010
Not an MUA but I know some models use Dermablend.

Posted 27 Dec 2010
I've had dermablend used on me, but there's always some shopping afterwards.

Posted 27 Dec 2010
Ely
Model
Ely
Where is the tattoo and whats the models skin like? Does she not have a technique for covering them herself? I can tell you how I do mine, but she would need to practise on herself so she has it sorted for the shoot!
Posted 27 Dec 2010
Ely

Where is the tattoo and whats the models skin like? Does she not have a technique for covering them herself? I can tell you how I do mine, but she would need to practise on herself so she has it sorted for the shoot!


How do you do yours? And what do you use? I've never been able to cover mine properly (very very pale white skin, black tattoos) - if I cover the ink properly, it just looks like a massive glob of concealer and it doesn't reflect the light in the same way as skin does.
Posted 27 Dec 2010
Zoi
Model
Zoi
Vasilisa

How do you do yours? And what do you use? I've never been able to cover mine properly (very very pale white skin, black tattoos) - if I cover the ink properly, it just looks like a massive glob of concealer and it doesn't reflect the light in the same way as skin does.


+1! Im in the process of having mine removed it will take up to 2 years tho
Posted 28 Dec 2010
makeup
Make Up Artist
makeup
Hi

there are lots different products available to use cream based (Dermablend, Dermacolour, Veil etc.,) or they can be airbrushed as well.

The method of coverage will depend on the colours in the tattoo and this is where knowledge of the colour wheel is essential ie, green covers red, orange covers blue etc.

Any colours have to be neutralised first before skin colour is replaced, normal skin marks (moles, veins etc) will need to be painted back on as well or it looks unnatural and will just look like a big glob of concealer. It is quite a skill to be able to do camouflage well and if its really important to you I suggest you contact a MUA who knows how to do this. Bear in mind as well that a tattoo is generally raised from the surface of the surrounding skin and this difference in texture may still be seen

The products usually contain high concentrations of Titanium Dioxide which is the main source of the white out effect in photography, this can be counteracted with a light dusting of matte bronzer.

To the OP I do know how to camouflage so if you're interested please PM me

Sian

Posted 28 Dec 2010
makeup

Hi there are lots different products available to use cream based (Dermablend, Dermacolour, Veil etc.,) or they can be airbrushed as well. The method of coverage will depend on the colours in the tattoo and this is where knowledge of the colour wheel is essential ie, green covers red, orange covers blue etc. Any colours have to be neutralised first before skin colour is replaced, normal skin marks (moles, veins etc) will need to be painted back on as well or it looks unnatural and will just look like a big glob of concealer. It is quite a skill to be able to do camouflage well and if its really important to you I suggest you contact a MUA who knows how to do this. Bear in mind as well that a tattoo is generally raised from the surface of the surrounding skin and this difference in texture may still be seen The products usually contain high concentrations of Titanium Dioxide which is the main source of the white out effect in photography, this can be counteracted with a light dusting of matte bronzer. To the OP I do know how to camouflage so if you're interested please PM me Sian

Took the words right out of my mouth! OP couldn't have asked for a better explanation! emoticon

Posted 28 Dec 2010
Antz
Photographer
Antz
Thank you all for the information. Sian, I will drop you a message tomorrow after I finish work.
Posted 28 Dec 2010
simplydivine
Make Up Artist
simplydivine
Ditto it isn't as easy as it seems if you want it done well, or it looks like a big blob of concealer or a big bruise , can look worse covered up if not done by a professional. Most pro MUA's are competant at camouflage. If Sian is unavailable you can contact me.
Posted 29 Dec 2010
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