Tattoos are a great way to express yourself. They come in all shapes and sizes, every colour of the rainbow, and some even glow in the dark! However, while tattoos are becoming more common, there might still be some situations where you don’t want to have your tattoo showing for the world to see.
The Big Interview
Job interviews can already be nerve-wracking, and the last thing you want is for your interviewer’s attention to wander away from your achievements and onto what kind of ink you have. Even though workplaces tend to be much more accepting of tattoos than they were even a decade ago, it’s hard to get past the stigma that some older generations have against tattoos. The exception to this is in more creative outlet fields, such as design and technology, where your supervisors and the people doing the interviewing tend to be a younger set. However, in order to get past the first hurdle, many career counsellors and coaches will advise you to cover up your tattoo. By doing so, the interviewer will focus on your ideas and solutions rather than what image is peeking out from under your sleeves.
Meeting the Parents
When you’re in the early stages of a relationship, there are lots of firsts. The first time you meet. The first date you go on. The first time you kiss. One moment that most people seem to dread is the first time you meet the parents. After all, these people could be your future in-laws so it is important, especially to your significant other, that you make a good first impression.
While some parents that you meet may have a tattoo, a large portion of the older generation lacks any ink or they’re located in easy-to-conceal locations. If they’re a more conservative couple, it’s even less likely that they have a tattoo themselves. As such, that first time you meet the parents, you probably don’t want your tattoos to be clearly visible. After all, there’s only one chance to make a good first impression.
A Bit of Embarrassment
There may be some moments when you want to cover up your tattoo because it’s downright embarrassing. While many people are proud of their tattoos and display them happily, some people have poorly designed tattoos. What about that time you got “Forever in Love” tattooed onto your skin only to realise that it said, “Forever in Live.”? Or how about when you got drunk and was convinced that getting Britney Spears’ face circa 2007 tattooed on your arm was the best idea ever?
If you’re worried about what your tattoo looks like, covering it up can help you forget about it. While you might not care about a bad tattoo in a decade, it might be easier to hide it for now just in case you go on a Tinder date with someone and you have to explain why you have Elmo from Sesame Street tattooed on your neck.
Getting a tattoo is a big deal, but it doesn’t have to be permanent. That said, not everyone can afford the luxury of tattoo removal, and you might not want to have it permanently removed. There are plenty of options for temporarily covering up your tattoos. You can alter what you wear so that long sleeves or a high neckline will cover up your designs. However, what tends to give you far more options is using a make-up product to cover it up, such as our Dermaflage tattoo cover, which is smudge-proof and waterproof. You can even go swimming and have no one will even know you’ve got a little devil on your shoulder!