Tattoo Removal 07

Photo Retouching Techniques

Much like the cat tattoo on the leg project, this subject had a noticeable light/shadow gradient on the skin which made this removal attempt challenging. Also like the cat tattoo, I attempted this one multiple times until I could do no more with the skills I had at the moment. Though there are small discolourations and blemishes in the skin texture, ultimately I think this was a good try at a difficult task.

This one gave me trouble as I not only had to work within the bounds of the stark contrasting light and shadows, but knew my results would be heavily scrutinised because of the close up shot. When the photo is taken so close to the subject, it’s easy to see the bumps and natural skin texture which can be tricky to recreate if the sample area is tarnished by the tattoo in the first place.