Many people that seek laser tattoo removal are looking to remove an old tattoo to make room for a new one. If you are interested in replacing or covering up an existing tattoo with another tattoo, you should first consider laser tattoo removal. A cover-up will be much more successful when the existing tattoo is first faded out through the tattoo removal process. Fading the old tattoo gives an artist a better “canvas” to work on. It also allows for more flexibility with the new tattoo design without the risk of the old design showing through.