I wouldn't recommend!
I was disappointed with my experience with Isaac. I chose Isaac because his portfolio was impressive, he had experience with coverups, I had friends who had amazing work done by him and he assured me that his clients don't need tattoo removal because he is a good artist.
I went to cover up a smaller symmetrical tattoo on my wrist and the stencil he showed me was a beautiful design of trees that would cover my inside wrist and go partially up my arm. I had mentioned several times how important this was for me to keep the tattoo as small as possible for this type of work. Obviously cover ups require flexibility, Isaac made sure to let me know that as well.
The stencil indicated on no account that any of the tattoo would wrap around to the front of my arm and Isaac never once mentioned it. While I didn't notice while he was tattooing (due to pain, I wasn't looking) after I had taken the bandage off I noticed the shading wrapped to the front of my arm and from the front it looks like I forgot to wash up after painting a house or something. The new tattoo went over an inch beyond where the original tattoo ended, so that much extra shaded was surely not needed. Isaac said this is what had to be done due to the cover up. If that was the case I wish he would had communicated that to me, as the tattoo professional that seems like it would be his job. My personal theory is that because the outline was intricate is that maybe he messed up some lines and tried to fix it by adding more which turned into making the tattoo larger. It would make sense since the other side of the tattoo doesn't go so far onto the front of my arm. Who knows.
Overall, I'm extremely embarrassed and mortified by this tattoo. This also will impact my professional life being that it is so visible. My next step is to spend the thousands of dollars, years of time and pain to try and get this removed.
in Portland, OR