Question on Attaining Hidden Artifact Weapon Tints

Hey there,

Just wondering whether we would need to either transmog our equipped weapon to the hidden artifact weapon appearance or have the artifact weapon equipped while we do the activities (200 WQs, 30 dungeons, etc.) for it to count for unlocking the other hidden artifact weapon tints? Or would it suffice to have the artifact weapon’s appearance changed to the hidden artifact appearance and have it in our inventory?

Thank you!