People Share Their Amazing Tattoo Cover-Ups For Their Scars And Birthmarks

Tattoo cover-ups are a creative way to hide unsightly birthmarks and scars. And if you’re planning to get one, you can take inspirations from these amazing examples we’ve found online. For some people, birthmarks and scars might carry positive memories as they embrace and wear these imperfections with pride. But in other cases, these skin flaws are perceived as mementos of negative memories that they would rather choose to hide or forget. If you belong to the latter, you’ve probably considered tattooing over your scars to conceal them.

Birthmarks, surgical incisions, third-degree burn scars, skin disfigurements from severe wounds or lacerations – most people see these marks as a sort of blemish that they’d rather do without. An artistic or colorful tattoo can be used to cover or draw attention away from the scarred area. This way, people can feel more confident and comfortable hiding their imperfections under beautiful tattoos.

 

Beautiful Tattoo Cover-Ups

 

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While the idea of tattoo cover-ups is tempting, the process itself is lot trickier than doing a regular tattoo on unscarred skin. In other words, tattooing over scars requires experience and expertise on the part of the tattoo artist.

 

Some scars make the surface of the skin irregular which makes it more difficult for the artist to ink the image onto the skin. Furthermore, scarred skin is harder than normal skin, making it less able to absorb ink. Let’s not also ignore the possibility that getting a tattoo over the scarred area can make the scar worse.

 

 

 

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Choose an experienced tattoo artist or a reputable tattoo studio to do your tattoo cover-ups. Talk to the artist prior to the procedure. Be specific on what you want to achieve and consider asking for a professional advice.

Besides, the artist should know what works best for your scar. We’ve compiled some impressive examples of tattoo cover-ups that may give you an idea if you intend to get one.

 

 

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