It’s always a good idea to be prepared before getting any kind of a tattoo, including the stretch mark cover-ups. These are some tips that you can use.
- Which things to take into consideration when getting a tattoo over a stretch mark?
There are at least four, or even five or more things which a person has to consider before they even think of getting a tattoo over a stretch mark. Here they are:
- What is the cause of the stretch mark, as well as its characteristics?
- Why do you want to put a tattoo and cover or hide the scar before you even apply it?
- What can some new stretch marks do to tattoos which are already done?
- Is tattooing over stretch marks from recently possible?
- What are stretch marks?
Stretch marks are shallow scars in the skin which appear on the abdomen, breasts, thighs, upper arms, or buttocks. They can have several colors, often red, purple, or pink. Also, they can be treated to become less visible by they can never completely disappear. Usually, they are associated with pregnancy. This is happening because the skin is stretched to the point where it starts to tear a bit, and the scar is formed. Pregnancy is considered the main cause of this problem.
- Risks of getting a tattoo over a stretch mark.
First of all, like with every other tattoo, you have to carefully look over your new body art and make sure it stays clean all the time, as well as that it does not become infected while healing.
Some other risks related to the appearance of the tattoo. As stretch marks are a form of a scar, the scar tissue is going to hold ink differently to healthy skin. Also, some areas of the tattooed skin may be less defined, or more blurry, depending on how thick the scar is.
Also, the larger and raising the stretch marks are, the risk of your tattoo ending not being perfect is much higher.
- Will it be a more painful process?
In general, damaged skin is far more sensitive and painful when compared to healthy skin, when it comes to getting a tattoo. But, this does not mean that your tattoo will be excessively unbearable too.
This also depends on whether the stretch marks are new or old, as new ones are more likely to hurt.
- Final thoughts.
Getting a tattoo can be a good way of disguising or hiding the imperfection of your body, or it can be a disaster too. Everything depends on the characteristics of your stretch marks, or of your skin, as well as the design, or the skills of the artist.
You should never let an amateur tattoo you. Also, make sure that the artist tells you the advantages and disadvantages of getting a tattoo over or around a stretch mark, and the possible risks and outcomes before you even make the decision to get a tattoo. Remember, the final result will be permanent for sure.