Cover-Up Tattoos

Ruby Rose


Ruby Rose has a blue swallow tattooed on the back of her neck. Swallows are a common traditional sailor tattoo representing freedom.

This is one of Ruby’s older tattoos and she has had it re-worked. Pictured top-right is the original tattoo in 2010, which was smaller and was just an outline. The cover-up is filled in with shades of blue and looks more cartoonish.

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Demi Lovato


Demi Lovato finally got her regrettable kiss mark tattoo covered in April 2015. She went to Gee Spot who gave her a grayscale rose on her forearm.  A pair of darker black leaves conceals the original tattoo. Demi had gotten the original tattoo back in 2011 when she was drunk or high.  Now that she’s sober she hated the tattoo and joked that it looked like a vagina. “Bye bye 💋 and hello 🌹.. Thank you SO MUCH to my brother @GEESPOTAT2… It looks beaaauutiful and I LOVE it!! 💉💉💉 #RIPvaginatattoo #kidsdontdodrugs” she wrote on her instagram.

Ashlee Simpson

Ashlee’s largest tattoo is a colorful peony on her wrist, which she got in March 2008. This tattoo has no special meaning to Ashlee. When asked by Hot 99.5 if there was a story behind the flower, she simply explained “No. I wanted it.”

This tattoo created controversy for Ashlee because she debuted the fresh ink on a radio interview in which she seemed to be drunk. Ashlee responded to the allegations on a blog, in which she wrote:

The night before, I had a good friend come to my hotel to give me a tattoo. When I arrived to the radio station I showed them the tattoo. It is my belief that they automatically assumed that because I got a tattoo I must have drank that night. I would never get a tattoo after drinking nor would a reputable tattoo artist do a tattoo after someone was drinking.

The feather which Ashlee had on her wrist is covered up by the leaves of the flower, but the star is still intact and is visible as a sort of hole in the flower. Explaining the cover-up, she told Hot 99.5 “I’ve had a few tattoos there, so now I’m really happy with it. I got it covered.”

Despite it’s lack of a story, Ashlee is very satisfied with how the tattoo looks. She told the LA Times “It’s a peony. It’s a flower and my little star is in it too. And it was my last tattoo. I love it. It was really bold. I’m proud of it. I like it.”