If you have a tattoo that you need to cover up for one reason or another, you have several different types of tattoo cover makeup from which to choose. Some tattoo cover makeup comes in cream form, some comes in liquid, some in powder, and there are even concealer cream pencils. The type that is best for you depends on what your skin type is and how dark your tattoo is. Most professional makeup artists recommend using a neutralizer, a powder, and then a base foundation over that to ensure maximum coverage.
As with any foundation or cover up, tattoo cover comes in a variety of shades. The shade of makeup you should use is based on the color or colors of your tattoo: red shades require yellow or green-toned cover up, and blue/green tints require orange-based creams and foundations. Tattoo cover up can actually work for other skin imperfections such as acne, birthmarks, bruises, and general discolorations due to rashes or other skin irritations.
Some tattoo products are sold individually, and some come in palettes or kits. A cover up or concealer palette can include anywhere from four to twelve different shades. Blending the different shades can create a shade that matches your skin better than a single-toned makeup. And since many tattoos include more than one color of ink, a palette will allow you to effectively cover each shade of the tattoo to perfection.
Every professional makeup artist includes tattoo cover up in his or her makeup kit. A lot of actors have tattoos, but as previously discussed, they aren't the only things cover up is used for. An actor involved in a highly physical scene is at risk of bruising, and may acquire one or more bruises in unintended places. With a high quality cover up makeup, there is no need to worry about any unexpected skin discolorations.