Every time I looked at the tattoo on my wrist, I had to close my eyes and look away. It was a spur-of-the-moment decision that I had made when I was younger, and now it felt like a permanent reminder of a mistake I couldn’t undo. I knew that the only solution was to get a cover-up tattoo, but I was nervous about finding the right tattoo artist. I wanted someone who was skilled and experienced, not only in tattoos but also in cover-up tattoos.
After weeks of research, I finally found the best tattooist Brisbane had, who specialised in cover-up tattoos and had a whole portfolio of cover-up work they had done. As I walked into the tattoo shop, I was greeted by the tattooist who took a look at my tattoo and discussed my options with me. He showed me different designs and styles that could cover up the old tattoo, and we settled on a beautiful floral design.
As the tattooist worked on my arm, I could feel the old tattoo fading away beneath the new ink. He was the best cover-up tattoo artist near me, but I also thought he was the best cover-up tattoo artist I had ever seen. When I looked down at my arm, I felt a sense of peace. The old tattoo was gone, replaced by something beautiful and meaningful. Walking out of the tattoo shop, I felt like a new person. The cover-up tattoo was a symbol of my ability to make changes in my life and my willingness to take control of my own story. It sounded very deep, but I felt proud when I looked at my arm. And after spending decades with a tattoo that had gone out of fashion, I was glad to have something I liked looking at and that other people complimented me on when they saw it in the street. In fact, the flower design was so beautiful that I considered getting more tattoos of flowers.