Common Questions and Answers about covering a tattoo with makeup

Simply put, the best makeup concealers are simple to apply, stay on and match your skin tone exactly. After testing dozens of tattoo concealers, we settled on this one: Tattoo Secret. And we love it so much, we imported it from the  UK. Just the right consistency, the product comes with its own colour palette so you can match your skin tone exactly.

Cover a tattoo for your wedding In 3 simple steps, with our tattoo secret concealer.

Step One: Apply the neutralising base colours.

Step Two: Apply the finishing colours.

Step Three: Set the colours. It really is that simple.

Yes you can!  No matter what tattoo makeup concealer you choose here are the 4 basic steps:

STEP 1: Prepare the area

Lots of tutorials make this step seem really complicated. Don't be fooled. It's not. You need your skin to be clean and dry and moisturised. If you want to get really fancy use an ordinary makeup primer but that's it. Clean, dry and moisturised. Done.

STEP 2: Add the Neutralising Base Concealer

Use the spatula that is provided and place a little of the Base Concealer onto your hand. Using small strokes, take the concealer onto the brush and apply to the tattoo.Do one full layer first. Wait for it to dry a little and do another and then if needed, another until the tattoo is fully covered. Test out both of the colours that are provided and don't be afraid to use both. Different areas of your tattoo may need a different concealer colour. Here's how that looks.


In every Tattoo Secret kit, there are 3 Finishing Colours. They come in light or medium and contain high colour pigments for long-lasting coverage. This is where you should spend a little time. Play around and test out different combinations. Apply the Finishing Colours to achieve a natural match to your skin tone. Again, take the spatula. Place a little Finishing Colour on the palm or back of your hand. This will allow the texture to soften. That way it will be easier to apply and colour match. Make sure you blend the edges carefully. As before, add as many layers as you need. Every few layers use some of the finishing powder. This is your skin and your look so experiment with the combination that works for you. Here's what that looks like.

STEP 4: Add Finishing Powder

Our Finishing Powder is realy easy to apply. It is lightweight and allows the makeup to set with a water-resistant finish. It is easy to apply. All you have to do is touch the powder on with the puff that we have provided. Once that is done, you can brush off any excess with the smaller brush.

Its surprisingly easy. Cover it with something physical.

One of the most popular spots for a tattoo (at least for ladies) is on the wrists.  if that is you - you might take the easy road and cover it with a thick bracelet. Cuff bracelet's not your style? You might be surprised - there are a lot of options out there. Here are some ideas from Etsy to get you started.  For men, think about a large watch and tighten the strap to keep everything in place and covered up. Same deal with an ankle or foot tattoo. Maybe you were planning on sandals but what about the idea of rocking boots with your summer dress and do the boho thing and take the easiest road to cover up.

You bet! And you don't need to be a makeup expert to to do it. I gave a  kit to my good friend and she nailed it first time

If you need to cover a tattoo for work (which is surprisingly common) you have several options. The first is to cover it with something physical, like a scarf or a bangle. If that isn't possible, you will need to take a look at special tattoo makeup which is designed to be thicker and give more coverage than ordinary foundation.