If you're someone who has a tattoo, you're guaranteed to hear "you know you're stuck with that forever" from at least one person in your life, if not more than one.
At this point, we all know that tattoos are permanent, and while you could get a bad tattoo removed, another option is to repurpose it. Take that tattoo you got for your ex-wife and turn it into something much better, then you can have that on your body forever.
Everyone Has Their Own Taste
Of all the ways that I could've thought of covering up a tattoo that says "Mary," there was never a point where I considered a Marge Simpson tattoo to be a viable option, but what do I know?
Destined To Be Replaced
Sorry, but even if you're still together with Chris, it was the right decision to cover that tattoo up. We would've walked straight out of the shop and onto the next artist to do a fix.
It Gets The Job Done
The problem with getting a coverup like this one is that people are definitely going to ask you why you got a giant gorilla tattooed on your shoulder, so you're still going to have to talk about your ex.
Third Time's The Charm
If you look closely enough at the first tattoo, you can see the faint remnants of what appears to be a crown hidden underneath that spade, but the coverup looks like it was drawn on by a child. They got their dream piece the third time around, though!
That First One Can't Be Legit
Whoever did that first tattoo should be looking for another career path, because there's no way that the demon girl on the left with black holes for eyes is what the client wanted.
How Meta Of You
Pikachu wasn't happy with that first drawing of him, so why not let him fix the mistake that someone else made? It only seems fair to let him fix the mistake too.
Soap And Water Will Take That Right Off
Are we sure that the first tattoo wasn't drawn on by a 13-year-old using Crayola markers while bored in math class? It looks like it could be washed right off.
Embrace The Errors
When will people learn to double and triple check the spelling and grammar of the words they're getting tattooed on their bodies? It's like they've never seen a tattoo fail article.
It's Like A Whole New Piece
Either the person who has this tattoo lost weight in between the two photos, or that second artist is seriously talented, because they made this look like a whole new woman.
That's One Way To Fix It
No one ever has to know what the original name was on your arm, and now you've basically got a "fill in the blank" option for any future relationships, whether they work out or not.
Batman Here To Save The Day
The fact that he got her name tattooed on his back in the first place makes us think that subconsciously he knew it wasn't going to work out, so he chose a spot where he wouldn't have to see it all the time.
Make The Mistake Part Of The New Piece
Not everyone would opt for a coverup that clearly shows everyone that you've chosen to replace something else, but if that's the vibe you want to go for, embrace it.
Now You Can Feel Like A Transformer
Looking at the original tattoo, I wouldn't have thought there was any way to make it better or to repurpose something that's just black ink, but I was happy to be proven wrong.
You Could Add The Golden Gate Bridge In For Emphasis
So now when you meet people, they automatically get to know two things about you: you have an ex named Francesca (no, it didn't end well), and you're a big fan of San Francisco.
There's Always Room To Change
The advantage of getting a small tattoo is that it doesn't take a huge piece of work to cover it up, and if it gets to the point where you hate flowers or triangles, it'll still be easy to cover that one up too.
Sometimes Your Opinions Change, So You Change The Art
The biggest reason people argue against tattoos is that you can't be sure you'll like something or still relate to something 20 years later, but this woman proved that you can simply repurpose it.
Out With The Old, In With The New
The problem with getting such large, colorful tattoos is that it takes an even larger, more colorful piece of work to completely cover it up, when the day comes where you regret that siren on your arm.
I'm Guessing The Original Symbol Didn't Mean "Ballerina"
When choosing to get a Chinese symbol tattooed somewhere on your body you should always make sure that the translation actually means what you think it means, or choose to get something else.
So The Marriage Didn't End Well?
At the time, getting a portrait of the love of your life permanently on your body seemed like a swell idea, but now that she's the ex-love of your life, you decided to let everyone know how you feel.
A Colorful Fix
Everyone needs to collectively agree to stop getting individual names of people tattooed on their bodies unless it's the name of someone that you know your feelings for aren't going to change.
It's Clear How You Feel About Her Now
If you're choosing to turn a tattoo of a woman's face into a tattoo of the grim reaper, we probably don't need to ask about whether or not the relationship ended on good terms.
Eye See What You Did There
I have no clue what's happening in the original tattoo or what it was actually supposed to be, but that's long forgotten thanks to the amazing work of the artist who worked over it.
Rather than looking at your ex's name on your wrist for eternity and hearing her voice when she told you that you shouldn't have done something permanent, you now get to look at a lovely mountain range.
This Will Only Work So Many Times
This method seems like a good way of fixing your tattoo until you've got names written all the way down to your wrists, and you still haven't found "the one."
Disclaimer: It Was A Youthful Indiscretion
For anyone who looks at his tattoo and thinks "why would anyone get that inked on their body permanently?" there's now a perfectly reasonable explanation: he was 17 at the time.
A Date To Not Remember
If you're going to get a date tattooed on your body, make sure it's a date like your mother's birthday or something that you're not ever going to want to change.
Dad Is Happy To Say "I Told You So"
Rather than completely covering up the tattoo behind his ear that he got for his ex-girlfriend, this man decided to embrace the mistake, and add a permanent note to it.
It Was All Okay In The End
The second go-around at this tattoo turned out looking like a gosh-darned oil painting, but that first try? Let's just say we hope you were able to get your money back.
No One Has To Know There Was A "Before"
As far as coverups go, anyone looking at the "after" photo would never even guess that there was a "before" photo for your tattoo, and you never have to tell them.
No More Lonely Lavender
Sometimes you want to get a tattoo covered up not because it was poorly done, but because it matches with someone else, and you're ready to move on from that person. That's how this woman took a friendship tattoo and turned it into a floral bouquet.
No Chance Of Reconciliation Here
It might not be the perfect solution, but it gets the job done, and there's no doubt now about how this man feels about Chantelle. Let's hope they don't get back together.
Ryan Reynolds Definitely Would've Laughed At This
That before photo can't possibly be legitimate, can it? It looks like someone's child drew a picture of the Green Lantern symbol on them while they were sleeping. The after is a much better design.
What Did Kim Do?
It'd be nice if these came with a backstory or disclaimer so we could be let in on the secret. What exactly did Kim do to this person to deserve to be turned into Medusa?
This Rose Has No Thorns
In this case, it wasn't necessarily a poorly done tattoo, but it was a tattoo that this guy did not want anything to do with anymore, so he took his gang tattoo and covered it up with something much nicer.
Pink Floyd Is Out Apparently
People will always tell you not to get a tattoo of a band or a celebrity because you might not like them in 10 or 20 years, but you never dreamed you'd stop appreciating The Dark Side of the Moon.
All we can say about this one is we sincerely hope that whoever got that original tattoo did not pay any actual amount of money for it. It had to have been a dare or a joke... right?
Teddybear Deserved Better
The original one certainly isn't the worst tattoo we've seen, but Teddybear deserved to live on forever in a glorious portrait like he now does in the revamped portrait on the right.
Till Death Do Us Part Doesn't Apply
He gave his tattoo a second chance but clearly Chris was not given the same opportunity. At least he had the smarts to get a small tattoo in the first place in case it didn't work out with Chris.
Now He Really Looks Like A King
Look, the first one really wasn't that bad. Is it something that we'd want on our body for the next 50 years? No, but it definitely gave a solid outline for the updated one!
Are You Sure That Was Even An Owl?
Either the original artist has seriously upped their skills since they tattooed that original "owl," or this person found a much more talented artist to cover up the original bird.