Tattoo Regret: Cover-Up Solutions For Summer Dressing

Botched butterfly on your ankle got you avoiding sandals? No more...

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It has happened to the best of us.

The drunk dare on the sunny strip of Kavos that led to a late night visit to a ropey looking tattoo parlour to either mark the significance of your (then) other half, or the epic endeavours of you and your BFFs on your gap yahh.

But, instead of waking up with a temporary hangover, you also have heart shapes and initials framing what only looks like some sort of butterfly/tiger hybrid that is has now forged a bond with your lower back for life.

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Not ideal.

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But what now? You're a good five years down the line and are afraid of wearing spaghetti straps, lest your sophisticated friends or new colleagues spot your teenage idiocy.

Well we say, no more! Here are a few solutions, so that you never have to hide your questionable adolescent antics again.

A permanent fix: Laser tattoo removal

Technology has come on leaps and bounds. Laser tattoo removal, while still enormously painful, is now a lot more effective.

There are many clinics that offer this service and it's usually pretty straight forward, safe and leaves hardly any trace. The main problem is the cost - but getting Bagpus removed from your left clavicle is probably worth the expense.

Sk:nclinics offers an affordable, effective and safe treatment to remove your tattoo and you can get a free initial consultation so you can be fully informed before financially committing.

Temporary but effective: Best full coverage foundations/concealers

Vichy Dermablend Total Body Foundation - designed to cover unwanted imperfections such as scars, stretch marks, varicose veins and tattoos. Its super high-coverage formula is long-lasting and provides extreme coverage. Apply with a damp beauty blender and set with the Vichy Dermablend loose powder which will ensure your coverage won't budge even if you go for a swim!

Kryolan Dermacolor Camouflage Cream - the perfect solution if you're off on holiday. An especially highly pigmented make-up which is designed to correct and cover skin disfigurements, discolorations and tattoos. Comes in a huge range of colours to correct and conceal perfectly. Once dried and waterproof it protects the skin against damaging UV radiation. Dermacolor Camouflage could last even under extreme conditions like swimming, heat and physical strain. See for yourself

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