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Tattoos are a form of self-expression and a way to exercise individuality. A tattoo is a commitment to a piece of art that could be on your body forever. If you have a tattoo on your wrist, there will be occasions when a temporary cover up is necessary, such as before a job interview, corporate meeting, or a formal event. You can take some quick steps to cover your wrist tattoo.

Dispense a dime-sized amount of makeup primer onto your fingers and apply a thin layer of it over the tattoo on your wrist. Wait five minutes to allow the primer to dry.

Apply a waterproof concealer directly onto the tattoo. Use a makeup sponge to blend lightly and apply additional layers of concealer until the tattoo is covered. Wait five minutes to allow the concealer to dry.

Dust translucent loose powder over the concealed tattoo with a loose powder makeup brush. This will set the concealer, perfect the application and give you an airbrushed finish. No matter what type of makeup you use to cover up a tattoo you will need an application of powder to set the makeup.


Mix different shades of concealer to create a custom shade that matches your skin tone if you have trouble finding one shade to fit your needs. Make sure all of the shades are waterproof concealers.


If you have sensitive skin or are prone to skin allergies, read all contents labels thoroughly before applying anything topical to your skin.