I Covered Up My Embarrassing Early-2000s Tattoo

  • Published: 17 March 2019
  • "It's just the most early-2000s tattoo I've ever seen"

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Comments • 1 613

  • Taylor Clark
    Taylor Clark  13 hours back

    "If we do a tree we'd have to do a whole forest" first of all no you don't, and second of all how is a big black diamond any better than a forest

    • stephanie santiago
      stephanie santiago  2 days back

      This isnt a cover up.. She just put a black box there

      • Christopher Zahnd
        Christopher Zahnd  5 days back

        is no one talking about how she claimed having a tattoo in chinese is "cultural appropriation"

        • Samantha Balderas
          Samantha Balderas  1 weeks back

          Next thing you know they're going to be saying you can't use chopsticks that is cultural appropriation I love how it's always the people not in those cultures saying that you can't wear those

          • Elizabeth Womble
            Elizabeth Womble  2 weeks back


            • Mariah V.
              Mariah V.  2 weeks back

              I feel like I'm the only one who really likes the end result. It's not that big of a deal lmao

              • SaraOhnstad
                SaraOhnstad  2 weeks back

                i feel her pain lmao most of my tattoos are solid black

                • alleycat250
                  alleycat250  2 weeks back

                  To me the black squares I’m starting to see nowadays just look lik ink stains that are permanently blotched on in an enormous scale on people’s bodies, not pretty

                  • This Is my name
                    This Is my name  2 weeks back

                    *Makes big black box without any concept from the customer*

                    Well at least she liked it in the end 😕

                    • kel_xxo o
                      kel_xxo o  3 weeks back

                      Feel like the artist was to lazy to do what she wanted 🤔

                      • Mollie Brianne
                        Mollie Brianne  3 weeks back

                        As if she didn't even listen to her client🙄🙄

                        • Jewels Beckley
                          Jewels Beckley  3 weeks back

                          Why did there need to be a big black box? It was so small and faded. She could have done her request.

                          • keilah imai
                            keilah imai  3 weeks back

                            the big box is stupid! its pretty obvious its a cover up. also this totally ignored her request of trees... tress And flowers are two totally different plants. I feel like she could've done a decent looking tree it wasn't big so I feel like it would've been doable

                            • DoggoTrash
                              DoggoTrash  4 weeks back

                              “Now that I understand what cultural appropriation is, I want to cover it up” ok..sis..no..you’re allowed to get other languages tattooed..in no way is that cultural appropriation..

                              • ultimate pakyo
                                ultimate pakyo  1 months back

                                Cover up sucks

                                • M'Kayla
                                  M'Kayla  1 months back

                                  For EVERYONE who is saying this is a bad tattoo artist or is lazy I just want you to know that the girl getting the tattoo had the complete choice to say no, she loved it! So why are you guys saying that the tattoo artist is bad yet the girl can do what she wants with her own body? What I'm trying to say is this is her own body (The girl getting the tattoo.) she wanted it, you guys are saying that its ridiculous and bad... Now please stop.

                                  • Vsco bAhAh
                                    Vsco bAhAh  1 months back

                                    Well maybe the tattoo artist decided to stay in her comfort zone but putting a black Quadrilateral on someone’s back and putting flowers on it, is just pure laziness

                                    • Sudipto Kumar
                                      Sudipto Kumar  1 months back

                                      Why dream and butterfly was bad?

                                      • Morgan Stalnaker
                                        Morgan Stalnaker  1 months back

                                        That tattoo could've been covered up with something better than a stupid box I would've been honest and been like can you just do something better?

                                        • Niha Khan
                                          Niha Khan  1 months back

                                          That was a horrible cover up. Black box with flowers like really.

                                          • Tara Miro
                                            Tara Miro  1 months back

                                            Guys look at 1:00. The tattoo 'artist' shows the other cover-up she's done... Aaaaaand it features a black box too. Wow. Somebody's lazy.

                                            • Lynsey17
                                              Lynsey17  1 months back

                                              What a freaking lazy cover up. You absolutely could’ve gotten closer to what she asked if you tried at all.

                                              • Willow Joy
                                                Willow Joy  2 months back

                                                The tattoo artist completely ignored her request

                                                • Taehyung Flossing is lifeu

                                                  All that Ink wasted can cause her skin cancer

                                                  • Evee ._.
                                                    Evee ._.  2 months back

                                                    When she looked at the design you could see the “eeh” in her face but she didn’t want to say no.

                                                    • J Dougsss
                                                      J Dougsss  2 months back

                                                      Yea she needs to be fired .....

                                                      • AJ Park
                                                        AJ Park  2 months back

                                                        Check out her other cover up tattoos it's amazing

                                                        • AJ Park
                                                          AJ Park  2 months back

                                                          People somehow can't understand that covering up a tattoo with a particular request is not easy especially a forest because her past tattoo is quite big and doing trees or forest will not cover up her past tattoos

                                                          • Princess Hope
                                                            Princess Hope  2 months back

                                                            I thought she will remove it not cover it with a black box!

                                                            • Chelsea Fenner
                                                              Chelsea Fenner  2 months back

                                                              I hope the tattoo artist sees this and knows this really isn't her best moment

                                                              • -RAM- M
                                                                -RAM- M  2 months back

                                                                Terrible. Artists should not get away with this cop-out of a design (i mean even the examples of her work showed similar blacked-out styles. I guess we should have seen this coming . .The one inset in the vid was infinitesimally better 1:17

                                                                • priya suresh
                                                                  priya suresh  2 months back

                                                                  Close up , the tattoo doesn't look bad but from far away it's just like a black Diamond and a little something around it

                                                                  • Hailey Rafferty
                                                                    Hailey Rafferty  2 months back

                                                                    And never going to her lol

                                                                    • Chakura
                                                                      Chakura  2 months back

                                                                      ....a solid black box... That's like the laziest cover up ever

                                                                      • Best Belle
                                                                        Best Belle  2 months back

                                                                        Umm 😐 she asked for trees 🌲........

                                                                        • EliTe
                                                                          EliTe  2 months back

                                                                          The picture they showed us when she said trees was awesome.
                                                                          And I pictured that as the tattoo..... *the old one was better than the cover up*

                                                                          • Yaytar
                                                                            Yaytar  2 months back

                                                                            "I try to incorporate the lines of the old tattoo" yeah sure. This tattoo is such a cop out and I sincerely hope the artist wasn't paid for this mutilation

                                                                            • neelam sharma
                                                                              neelam sharma  2 months back

                                                                              Black square... really??

                                                                              • Itz_Aaliyah _Chua
                                                                                Itz_Aaliyah _Chua  2 months back

                                                                                Why everyone saying it is a freakin square?

                                                                                • Deepalidraws
                                                                                  Deepalidraws  2 months back

                                                                                  I don’t like it, it’s like wanna cover up? Let’s just make a box and fill with black.

                                                                                  • Rachel 7954 h
                                                                                    Rachel 7954 h  2 months back

                                                                                    That's what I need to do with my old tattoo........regretting it every time

                                                                                    • Pankhuri Saxena
                                                                                      Pankhuri Saxena  2 months back

                                                                                      Just 1 word for the new tat. Yuck.....

                                                                                      • Bre Shaw
                                                                                        Bre Shaw  3 months back

                                                                                        I've seen a lot of good cover ups and have watched shows on them. The big black diamond screams coverup. Not a fan.

                                                                                        • kitt
                                                                                          kitt  3 months back

                                                                                          Oh yikes

                                                                                          • Rachel
                                                                                            Rachel  3 months back

                                                                                            It's like when Spongebob tried to wipe off a microscopic speck of paint from Mr. Krab's first $1 bill and....... completely ruined it lol. Sadly, this is permanent and not wash off paint💔

                                                                                            • Anna Lindaver
                                                                                              Anna Lindaver  3 months back

                                                                                              Honestly poor girl. She wanted a forest and she got a black square with flowers....baad cover up

                                                                                              • Adjewa Adjei
                                                                                                Adjewa Adjei  3 months back

                                                                                                What the tattoo artist picture for her was nothing compared to what she wanted

                                                                                                • alexa choi
                                                                                                  alexa choi  3 months back

                                                                                                  it’s gunna be cute when it’s nice and green