Colours used as a factor

Colours used as a factor

Appendix 4 - Summary table of records.

Colours used as a factor in successful visualisation examples

Record number

Colours used in cover tattoo

Colours used in original tattoo

Other details

Grading system results

1

Black and red

Black

0

2

Black and blue

black

The black of the cover tattoo covered the original tattoo. The blue of the cover tattoo design was not involved in the actual covering of the original.

0

3

Black, cut black, purple and grey

black

Some of the original tattoo (writing) could be detected under visible light conditions; however the infrared conditions accentuated the visualisation of the original tattoo.

2

4

Black and white

black

The original underlying tattoo was underneath the black part of the cover tattoo design and could not be visualised.

0

4b

Black

Black

The original tattoo was substantially faded and could not be detected through the cover design. Of the sections of the tattoo where only the original tattoo was present (in between the cover design) it was difficult to view under normal lighting conditions. Infrared allowed for better visualisation of the faded original tattoo design.

0

5

Black and grey

Black

Original underlying tattoo cold be somewhat visualised under flash photography conditions but was enhanced under IR

2

6

Light blue and grey

Black and grey

Some of the lettering could be detected using infrared from underneath the light blue shaded areas of the cover tattoo.

2

7

Black and grey

Black

The original tattoo could be somewhat visualised under normal flash photography. Infrared served to accentuate the difference between the black or the original and the grey shading of the cover.

2

8

Black

Black

0

9

Black

Black

0

10

Black

Black

0

11

Black

Green and white

0

12

Black and orange

Black

The black detail of the cover tattoo was still strong under visible light conditions. The original was somewhat integrated into the cover design. IR enhanced the original by lightening the orange surrounding cover tattoo.

2

13

Black

Black

0

14

Black and grey

Black

The original tattoo is integrated in to the design of the cover tattoo.

0

15

Black and blue

Black, red and green

Black outline of the cover tattoo could still be visualised under IR. The outline of the original could be seen under IR and not under visible light or flash photography conditions.

2

15b

Black and blue

black

The coverage of the black in the cover tattoo was somewhat patchy. The writing could be better visualised under the infrared conditions.

1

16

Black, green, grey and red

Red and green

Similar colours used in the original and cover tattoo. Black present in the cover tattoo remained strong in the infrared photograph.

0

17

Red, Black and yellow

Black outline

Original tattoo was integrated into the cover design.

0

18

Black

Black

0

19

Black, grey shading, green

Black

Original tattoo was integrated into the cover design.

0

20

Red, purple, blue, black outline

Black

Although the colours of the cover tattoo were visibly removed in the infrared record, the black outline of the original tattoo was integrated into that of the cover tattoo, and so it could not be distinguished.

0

21

Black and grey

Black

The original tattoo had been laser treated for removal purposes previous to the cover tattoo.

0

22

Red

Black and multicolour

Black outlines of original could be readily visualised though the cover

3

23

Blue

Black

The blue of the cover is visually removed by IR, allowing most of the original tattoo to be viewed. The black of the cover design was still present in the IR record.

2

24

Black and grey shading, yellow, blue and pink

Black

The original tattoo was primarily underneath the black and grey shading of the cover tattoo and could not be seen, even in the infrared photograph.

0

25

Black, Blue and purple

Black

Original tattoo visualised from under the blue and purple but not the black of the cover

2

26

Purple and cut black

Dark red, black outline

The IR completely visually removed purple cover tattoo thus the full outline and detail of the original tattoo could be seen.

3

26b

Purple and cut black

Black

As above

3

27

Red and black

black

With the red of the cover tattoo removed by the IR filter, the original tattoo can be somewhat visualised. This is only compromised by the presence of black in the cover tattoo, which is not removed by the IR, and so distorts what can be viewed of the original.

1

28

Blue, green, purple, black and red

Black and white

Using the IR filter, the outline of the planet design of the original tattoo can be recovered as the IR visually removes the red, purple and blue shading.

2

29

black

Black and grey

The original tattoo could already be visualised under visible light conditions. The contrast was heightened in the infrared photograph

1

30

Black, blue, red, orange and yellow

Greens (light and dark shading), red, yellow, blue and black outline

The similar colours used in both the original and cover

0

31

Purple and black

Black and grey

The purple of the cover tattoo was removed under the IR filter light conditions, enabling visualisation of the original tattoo. The black of the cover tattoo was still present in the IR photograph.

2

31b

Red, purple, green, blue, orange, black outline

Black, red and green.

The red and the orange of the cover tattoo were visually removed by the infrared and part of the original design could be recovered.

1

32

Yellow, orange, red, green and black outline

Black and grey

1

33

Red, black and white

Black and grey

Most of the original tattoo could be recovered from underneath the red and white portion of the cover tattoo, but not from under the black coloured sections.

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