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How to cover up a tattoo with makeup

Your tattoos are expressions of your personality and even though you would love to show them off, there are instances where you have to hide them temporarily.

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There are various reasons why you should keep them out of sight such as the need to look professional for your next job interview or to hide them from conservative relatives. Whatever the reason, you can mask those beauty marks temporarily with some special makeup techniques.

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Your tattoo should be completely healed before you can put makeup on it. Otherwise, the ink marks will be ruined or at most, you run the risk of getting an infection.

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Your tattoo should be completely healed before you can put makeup on it. Otherwise, the ink marks will be ruined or at most, you run the risk of getting an infection.

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Before putting on makeup, make sure that the skin area is clean and dry. You can use a cleanser or wipe it with a facial wash.

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Get a concealer that is several shades lighter than your natural skin colour and tone.

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Use a makeup brush or a stippling brush and apply the concealer on the tattoo. Dab on the tattoo and avoid rubbing.

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Use a makeup brush or a stippling brush and apply the concealer on the tattoo. Dab on the tattoo and avoid rubbing.

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Wait for a minute to let it dry completely. Then apply a coating of foundation on your tattoo. You can use a liquid or cream foundation. If you can, use a spray foundation as it is the easiest to work with.

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For cream foundation, use the same blotting techniques that you did with the concealer. Use your fingers to smoothen out the application.

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For a matte finish, dab on translucent powder. Prevent makeup from getting into clothing by spitzing it with hairspray.

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An alternative to makeup is a tattoo cover-up product. There are many in the market and they are very effective in hiding tattoo marks. They can become expensive though with brands such as Tattoo Camo, Dermablend and Covermark topping the list.

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An alternative to makeup is a tattoo cover-up product. There are many in the market and they are very effective in hiding tattoo marks. They can become expensive though with brands such as Tattoo Camo, Dermablend and Covermark topping the list.

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