I Covered Up My Embarrassing Early-2000s Tattoo

  • Published on Mar 17, 2019
  • "It's just the most early-2000s tattoo I've ever seen"
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  • kitt
    kitt 4 days ago

    Oh yikes

  • Rachel
    Rachel 4 days ago

    It's like when Spongebob tried to wipe off a microscopic speck of paint from Mr. Krab's first $1 bill and....... completely ruined it lol. Sadly, this is permanent and not wash off paint💔

  • Anna Lindaver
    Anna Lindaver 6 days ago +1

    Honestly poor girl. She wanted a forest and she got a black square with flowers....baad cover up

  • Adjewa Adjei
    Adjewa Adjei 7 days ago

    What the tattoo artist picture for her was nothing compared to what she wanted

  • Mexii
    Mexii 7 days ago

    it’s gunna be cute when it’s nice and green

  • Lisa J
    Lisa J 9 days ago

    In general I think the design is really pretty. I actually like the black box.
    BUT like everyone said this has nothing to do with what she originally wanted, and also just putting a black box over a tattoo is the most lazy and uncreative way of covering something up. It takes no skill of composing a design whatsoever. No wonder people who specialized in cover ups exist. In no way did she handle the whole process that I would describe as professional.

  • lexnikolle
    lexnikolle 9 days ago

    Personally I don't like it. Its just too much black. When people get cover ups you don't want it to look like it was a cover up. But I mean she seems happy with it. The tattooer seems good at her job, I just think it's just a little too much black.

  • shrugable
    shrugable 9 days ago

    this is something id draw on my wrists with a sharpie. who wants a black box on their back?? id rather have the butterfly.

  • Summer Raine
    Summer Raine 10 days ago

    Tattoo artist who do a cover up with solid black are lazy, it shows no versatility or ability.

  • Truth Is Eye
    Truth Is Eye 10 days ago

    Ehh the tat looks pretty in my opinion but it wasn’t what she wanted. And it’s not delicate at all lmao.

  • YoU gOt No JaMz
    YoU gOt No JaMz 11 days ago

    She should’ve spoke up for herself. I know I wouldn’t want a black square for a cover up smh

  • Eilidh Crestani
    Eilidh Crestani 12 days ago

    At least she’s happy.......

  • AmberAndGolden
    AmberAndGolden 15 days ago


  • Heidi De Potter
    Heidi De Potter 15 days ago

    16 is way to young!!!

  • Alicia garcia
    Alicia garcia 16 days ago

    Oh god. I get that you can’t always give a client exactly what they want but that’s ridiculous. The tattoo was faded and could of easily been made into a piece more like what she wanted.

  • sasha india xo
    sasha india xo 17 days ago +1

    this coverup is one of the laziest i have ever seen ngl, it’s pretty and all... but like....

  • c'estlavie tiens
    c'estlavie tiens 18 days ago

    Laziest cover up I have seen thus far. The flowers are pretty, but how do you even go from mountains to black square? The girl is so sweet in her reaction tho. I'd be like girl did you not hear me well earlier? I SAID MOUNTAINS AND NATURE.

  • Tara Rad
    Tara Rad 22 days ago

    you can tell if a tattoo artist is good by the way they pull their lines, hers are wonky and don't meet up right. not to mention the unprofessional-ism by "surprising" your client with a design they DID NOT ask for. and this tattoo was so small and faded, so easy to cover, can't believe she just butchered her back with that square. that black square will NOT fade evenly.

  • Akuri Chan
    Akuri Chan 22 days ago

    🦋✨-> 🏞❌->⬛️

  • Hardcore Swimmer
    Hardcore Swimmer 23 days ago

    I love the new design!

  • industrial.beauty
    industrial.beauty 24 days ago

    She should have just lasered the old one off!! This was terrible!

  • Marie P
    Marie P 24 days ago

    can somebody please tell me when exactly huge black squares became delicate

  • Kevi Mc Donald
    Kevi Mc Donald 26 days ago

    *wants cover up*
    *covers it with black box*

  • Claire Patton
    Claire Patton 28 days ago

    Bad tattoo artist covers up with a solid black box how disgraceful.

  • Angry Jiggly
    Angry Jiggly 28 days ago

    @ 5:48 look at how crooked the line work is on the triangles. Terrible cover up. Poor Chloe.

  • Johanna Habley
    Johanna Habley Month ago

    Chloe’s next Buzzfeed video: I get laser tattoo removal!

  • Fanni Eszter Molnár

    that new one is just screaming that it's a coverup

  • Aexotiic Chaos
    Aexotiic Chaos Month ago

    You can still see the sparkles

  • sadee xiong
    sadee xiong Month ago

    WOOOOW this tattoo artist is absolute garbage!

  • crystalheartXD
    crystalheartXD Month ago

    The tattoo artist is absolutely stunning

  • Georgia  Benjamin
    Georgia Benjamin Month ago

    It looks like she has a giant mole on her back which needs to be checked out by a doctor.... I feel bad for her the tattooist shouldn't had done that, at least give the woman a night to sleep on it!

  • Asia DelRosario
    Asia DelRosario Month ago

    The artist really copped out on the design by just filling it with black. It could have been a very cool landscape as she asked. Also, she should have went to someone who did cover ups I don’t think that girl did actual tattoo coverups.

  • agnoP neruaL
    agnoP neruaL Month ago

    She did her dirty.... that tattoo was faded enough where she could have done ANYTHING. But she got a solid black tattoo that already looks super aged. That’s so sad

  • David Schwartz
    David Schwartz Month ago

    I stopped watching when she said cultural appropriation

  • Trang Vu Thuy
    Trang Vu Thuy Month ago

    Yo my mom have a Butterfly and the word dream in chinese too!!

  • Alexandria Petre
    Alexandria Petre Month ago

    She actually got the traditional chinese symbol for dream so it would be recognized more as Kanji or the Japanese character for it. Mainland china uses 梦 now adays

  • Cheryl Ametewee
    Cheryl Ametewee Month ago

    terrible job!

  • slenderdan15
    slenderdan15 Month ago

    bruvv it would be so cool to get a luttle forest in white in the black area

  • Hidayat Rajab
    Hidayat Rajab Month ago

    My girlfriend had tattoos then I told her if you don't want to remove then I will break up then she removed and now she doesn't

  • Hidayat Rajab
    Hidayat Rajab Month ago

    I hate tattoos

  • It’s ya girl Jada Jada

    It was just a black box that makes me so mad

  • R. h.
    R. h. Month ago

    I got my first tattoo when I was 16.
    Its well done but its my only regrettable one😂

  • Flynn Moore
    Flynn Moore Month ago

    Oh my GOD that’s horrid !!! that’s not what she wanted ??? a BLACK box?? Noooo

  • Un Lugubre Equivoco

    At least she likes the final result, so it's ok

  • Melanie Branch
    Melanie Branch Month ago

    Her old tattoo was way faded enough to do something other than a BIG BLACK BOX. poor girl BuzzFeed screwed her over

  • Brittney May
    Brittney May Month ago

    So she covered her clients '00 trendy bs with 2019 trendy bs, I thought the point was to make it look classic so it isn't dated.

  • Grace Strodtbeck
    Grace Strodtbeck Month ago

    I've seen artists cover up huge dark tattoos with what the client asked for. A big black box should be last resort

  • Prehistoric Baby
    Prehistoric Baby Month ago

    I feel so bad that's a horrible tattoo :( rip

  • Prehistoric Baby
    Prehistoric Baby Month ago

    I'd smash

  • Luana
    Luana Month ago

    ok i think it doesn't look that bad(?) but it looks this doesn't belong in her back, if this was in her arm would look better i think

  • Tilly Caddy
    Tilly Caddy Month ago

    I’m not a professional but surely u don’t just do a black box over it (unless it’s what the client wants ) you would do a piece of art over it not just a black box . I was kinda disappointed I thought that the hills and tree picture that she wanted would have looked so pretty on her!

  • Vitamin K Cee
    Vitamin K Cee Month ago

    She just basically made a solid black square tattoo on top of the old tattoo and just made some flower borders to make it 'cute' 😂😂😂

  • chiara gaia
    chiara gaia Month ago +1

    wait... how is having a chinese symbol tattooed on your back cultural appropriation??

  • Ashley Alvarado
    Ashley Alvarado Month ago

    This decision is worst than the butterfly.

  • Elli E.
    Elli E. Month ago

    I wasn't sure about the black but it looks great in my opinion and I don't understand why nobody likes it...like yes, it's unprofessional that she didn't follow her request but I think the woman rlly liked the new idea and she could've said sth about it.

  • Jk Jk
    Jk Jk Month ago

    It’s going to look like a giant mole from far away.

  • Christy T
    Christy T Month ago

    She should have added some color to the flowers.

  • Emma louise
    Emma louise Month ago

    Literally the artist is so uncreative that she has to cover the tattoo with a BLACK OUT SQAURE. Like what

  • Snodge Kat
    Snodge Kat Month ago


  • Luiza Netto
    Luiza Netto 2 months ago

    I think this is the worst cover up I have ever seen... it’s so lazy and she didn’t even care about the client request