Can You Tattoo Over Scars? Tips & Risks

TATTOOS ON SCARS, SWORDCUTS AND SCORCH MARKS

Inking a tattoo on scar is perhaps the only way to restore the lost attractiveness of body after injuries, surgeries and diseases. In the article we’ll tell you how not to harm yourself and not to provoke occurrence of tumors and new diseases. An interesting selection of photos and sketches will help you choose the right picture and make sure how easy it is to disguise any scar.

CAN TATTOOS BE INKED ON SCARS?





Atrophic scars

Scars of whitish hue (blood vessels can be visible) are soft and located below the skin level. They appear after simple surgeries, burns or deep cuts, as well as after acne. Stretch marks on skin, which subsequently occur after rapid weight loss, long-term use of hormonal medications and after childbirth, belong to this type of scars.

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Tattoos can be inked on atrophic scar. The main thing here is to make the right choice. One of the most popular tattoos on scars after appendicitis surgery is a feather or chili pepper. Their curved shape repeats the contour of the swordcut, and the cavity makes the picture more voluminous. Men prefer to ink images that symbolize courage, physical and spiritual strength. However, you should keep in mind that the scar contour is long and slightly curved, so the head of a lion or an eagle can’t hide a defect. Sometimes it can highlight it even more. The silhouette of the picture and the color range should be chosen more carefully. Flamboyant people emphasize the flaw with the picture in the form of a wound sewn with thick threads, with drops of blood, marks from bullets and other “pretty things”. A zipper with a slider, opening the blood circulatory system and tendons, looks slightly creepy.

To ink tattoos on scars from caesarean section or appendicitis on the stomach, girls often choose a composition from large flowers framed by petals, when the scar is in the median elongated center. Skin defect can be presented as a shadow that falls from the stem of a creeper, sakura or peacock feather. It is important that ink may be not injected into the scar.

It’s more difficult to choose a picture for stretch marks, especially when the area of damage is large. It will be difficult to choose a simple composition because of many small stripes.

It is better to choose a more complex and volumetric picture with a small number of small details, play with colors, shadows and passages. Birds on branches with leaves and blossoms, roses with wings, cheetahs, sakura look beautiful. Tattoos on scars on the belly in Japanese style look good, especially in case of men. Dragons, abstraction, Celtic motifs, portraits are also suitable. You can use many shades of black and gray.

It is better to choose a more complex and volumetric picture with a small number of small details, play with colors, shadows and passages. Birds on branches with leaves and blossoms, roses with wings, cheetahs, sakura look beautiful. Tattoos on scars on the belly in Japanese style look good, especially in case of men. Dragons, abstraction, Celtic motifs, portraits are also suitable. You can use many shades of black and gray.

Normotrophic scars

Scars are flat, a few tones lighter than the skin, are located at skin level. They appear after slight cuts, minor burns, surgical interventions, when the surgery is performed on epidermis, the cell-free interlayer (basal membrane) and deep skin layers aren’t damaged. Scars are almost invisible, but still affect the self-esteem and beauty. It’s much easier to choose a picture, however, it’s better not to ink one-tone pictures: the color may change. Leaves, butterflies, Celtic ornaments, birds — such tattoos on scars on the girl’s arm will look very attractive. White tattoos look good.

Hypertrophic scars

These are dark scars exuding on the skin surface. They appear after serious surgical interventions, severe burns and injuries. Scars can be formed due to complications and suppuration of simple wounds, especially in areas of joint bends, as well as hereditary predisposition.

It’s better not to ink tattoos on hypertrophic scars, and if there is no other way out, it’s necessary to consult a doctor. Swordcut cells can absorb a sufficient amount of ink, which is very harmful to the body. In order to ink the image, you need to inject as much pigment as if you inked 2-3 pictures! It’s difficult to choose a pattern, because the scar is above skin level. The tattoo should go beyond its contours, it’s better to use several colors with numerous shades: a tree in bloom and a hummingbird, a dragon or an overseas monster. An experienced tattoo artist will be able to turn a built-up edge into merit: the image will become voluminous and attractive.

Colloid scars




These are dense formations that resemble cartilage or tumor, rather than a scar. They have a bumpy pink, reddish or purple surface, which gradually increases and goes beyond the damaged skin. They mutilate a person. Moreover, they can be accompanied by itching and irritation. The reasons for occurrence of such scars haven’t been studied yet. Most often, colloidal formations are observed in people with a genetic predisposition. They can occur after minor injuries and cuts, piercing or a simple puncture of the earlobe for earrings even several years after!

These are dense formations that resemble cartilage or tumor, rather than a scar. They have a bumpy pink, reddish or purple surface, which gradually increases and goes beyond the damaged skin. They mutilate a person. Moreover, they can be accompanied by itching and irritation. The reasons for occurrence of such scars haven’t been studied yet. Most often, colloidal formations are observed in people with a genetic predisposition. They can occur after minor injuries and cuts, piercing or a simple puncture of the earlobe for earrings even several years after!

Birthmarks and papillomas

There are many blood capillaries under these formations. In most cases, any intervention provokes occurrence of cancer cells. A good tattoo artist always passes these places by, skillfully inserting them into tattoo. The tattoo on birthmarks is dangerous for health and life, but if you really want it, it’s better to seek advice from an oncodermatologist and have necessary tests. Don’t neglect advice of doctors, even if you are not going to ink it totally.

FEATURES OF TATTOOS ON SCARS

  • You shouldn’t ink tattoos on fresh scars, they should be fully healed. After the wound had healed, you need to wait 6-12 months, it’s better to make a tattoo two years after. Tattoo may be spoilt or eventually shift, if it’s inked on a fresh scar. The process will be painful. There is a threat of complications.
  • When choosing a tattoo artist, pay attention to photos of tattoos on scars. Assess their quality, because it’s undesirable to remove tattoos. The scar can increase after tattooing.
  • The way scar tissues perceive pigments differ from the way healthy skin does it. The picture can turn out to have a completely different shade.
  • It’s better not to ink one-color picture, choose 3-4 colors and work on their shades. Smooth transitions, partial shadows, glares and shadows disguise scars well. Don’t choose pictures with Polynesian, Indian motifs, inscriptions, hieroglyphs, small images in the form of hearts and stars. It’s undesirable to ink too large compositions: skin defect will be too noticeable.
  • The structure of the scar is inhomogeneous with cavities and inequalities. The paint may be badly absorbed, so the tattoo will be completed in several sessions. Pigment in the affected area may lose its brightness earlier than it would on healthy skin. You’ll have to ink tattoos repeatedly rather often.
  • The structure of the scar is inhomogeneous with cavities and inequalities. The paint may be badly absorbed, so the tattoo will be completed in several sessions. Pigment in the affected area may lose its brightness earlier than it would on healthy skin. You’ll have to ink tattoos repeatedly rather often.
  • If there is no desire to ink a permanent tattoo, you can try a temporary tattoo with henna. The ornament lasts for 3 weeks.
  • If doctors don’t advise doing tattoos, don’t fall into despair. The tattoo artist can get the best of a flaw, make it less visible, highlight the image.
  • Scars can occur after the removal of the tattoo. It’s possible to remove the tattoo with no scars only with the help of a laser.

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