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Scars and Tattoos - What is Possible?


Some wear scars with pride, while others feel the need to cover them up. Are you one of those wondering what's possible when it comes to scars and tattoos? Then you've come to the right place.

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Have patience!

Wait until the scar has undergone its complete healing process before committing to a tattoo. Giving your body enough time to heal is essential to avoid potential complications and disappointment with the final artwork.

We recommend everyone to wait a minimum of 6-12 months before tattooing over a scar, and at our studio, we always book an initial consultation to assess what is safe and feasible.

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Realistic expectations

Understand that while tattooing can transform the appearance of scars, it will not completely erase them. Choose the design carefully, considering the size and depth of the scar, and create realistic expectations about what can be achieved.

Our tattoo artists specialize in this area, and with good communication and collaboration, we will undoubtedly arrive at a tattoo you can proudly carry for the rest of your life.

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Choose the right tattoo artist:

Choose the Right Tattoo Artist:
Finding the right tattoo artist is key. Explore portfolios thoroughly and select an artist who not only has experience with tattooing over scars but also resonates with your personal style and vision.

Collaborating with a tattoo artist who understands your personality will help shape a tattoo that goes beyond simply covering a scar but creates artwork that defines your identity. A significant part of a world-class tattoo is one that reflects the person wearing it, and we discourage studios or artists that do not offer a consultation before potentially covering scars.

Pain & tattooing over scars: An individual experience

Every body is unique, and pain tolerance varies from person to person. Therefore, some people experience a lot of discomfort when getting a tattoo, while others have an easier time.

As a general rule, scar tissue is generally more painful to tattoo than unblemished skin. In some cases, it can even be extremely uncomfortable.

Experts say that pain in scars is common, especially for individuals whose scars have caused nerve damage or compression, such as in amputation wounds.

Certain types of scars tend to be more painful, such as:
- Keloid scars
- Atrophic scars
- Hypertrophic scars
- Burn scars

Scars that are deep or large will also potentially be more painful to tattoo. Tattooing over mild scars is easier and slightly less painful because they are smaller scars that lie mostly flat against the skin and remain within the boundaries of the old wound.

By understanding your own pain tolerance and consulting with experienced tattoo artists, you can navigate through painful terrain and embrace the art of transformation. Your journey towards turning scars into personal artworks starts here.