Posted on: 13 April 2016
Even once you have come to accept your scars as a natural part of your body's history, they can still be distracting to others or cause you to relive traumatic moments, particularly when they are highly visible. If you are tired of feeling self-conscious about your scarring, you may be able to conceal it through the strategic placement of tattoos. These four examples are just a few of the ways tattoos can cover or enhance your scars to turn your body into a work of art.
Covering C-Section Scars
Approximately 32 percent of all births in the United States are now performed by cesarean section, but the procedure leaves behind a large and prominent scar. Many women are now choosing to cover this scar with a stomach tattoo. Consider a tattoo that celebrates life, motherhood or your child to make its placement more meaningful. Other popular options are floral or black-and-white patterns.
Reducing the Impact of Burns
Burns are often painful and noticeable, and they tend to invite stares. Thankfully, they can also often hold pigment, meaning they can be successfully tattooed. The size and design of your burn tattoo will largely depend on the size and location of the burn; you may, for example, opt for a full sleeve to cover a burnt arm, or you could only need a small tattoo to cover a scarred patch. Use bright colors and bold patterns to keep the eye moving over burned skin. Alternatively, some individuals prefer tattoos using white ink for their burns, which tends to incorporate the burn into the tattoo rather than attempt to erase it.
Concealing Stretch Marks
Aging is inevitable, but it doesn't have to be so obvious. Stretch marks are almost inevitable for most middle-aged people, and once they form they usually never disappear. If you are embarrassed by a few stretch marks appearing as you grow older, you don't have to look at them for the rest of your life. By concealing these marks with a tattoo, you can decide what remains permanently on your body and control your appearance even in the face of aging.
Hiding Smaller Scars
Of course, it's very easy to pick up smaller scars throughout your life, which can add up to significant scarring over time. When you start hungering for new ink, talk to your tattoo artist about placing it over existing scars to save some skin real estate and remove an unsightly blemish in the process. Your artist will be able to assess whether or not the scar tissue is likely to hold ink to an acceptable standard, but you may also want to integrate the scar into the tattoo as a memento of its formation. The scars on your body tell just as much of a story as your tattoos, so why not celebrate them together?Share