So you have a tattoo that you'd like to cover up - perhaps you'd like to conceal it for a special occasion such as a wedding or maybe you're going for an interview or to meet you partners' parents and so you would prefer to hide your tattoo for a few hours.

Unlike  specialty products such as 'The Tattoo Coverage Kit', the solution given below  will not  be flawless and it will not be smudgeproof - but it might just help you out in an emergency.

Here's some tattoo cover-up advice sourced from

You'll Need:



Powder pad (or brush if you don't have one)


Eyeshadow or blush that is close to your skin tone

Small cosmetic brush

Step 1  Apply concealer. If you happen to have two shades, use them both. Put on the lightest shade first, applying it as you would when covering up the dark circles underneath your eyes. Blend it well into the surrounding area. Repeat this using the darker concealer if you have some.

Step 2  Apply powder on the tattoos. Although a brush will work, a pad is much better. Press the pad firmly into the compact before dabbing evenly and gently across the concealer.
Step 3  Apply foundation. Once again, if you have a darker shade and a lighter one, use both. Put it on as you would on your face, using a light touch, applying the lighter shade first. You can always apply more but, if you put too much on, you'll have to remove it all and start over with the concealer. Instead of using makeup sponges, as you would when applying theatrical makeup, use your fingertips to blend it in well. This gives you more control and better coverage. Do the same with the darker shade of foundation if you have it before repeating Step 2 and applying powder.

Step 4   Apply eyeshadow or blush. Choose a shade that is close to your skin tone. Use a small cosmetic brush to sweep it over the tattoos, dabbing in areas that seem harder to cover. Put it in light coats, building the coverage and color as needed. Make sure to blend it into the surrounding areas as you go. Repeat step 2 to seal it all in.