Scars resulting from accidents, surgical procedures, burns or other incidents usually feel like a blemish on your body. One of the best ways to cover such an area is by using scar cover-up tattoos. Even though it is possible to successfully cover a scar with a tattoo, keep in mind that some of the procedures are tedious. Make sure you know all the facts before you decide to have a scar covered by a tattoo.
You should start by finding out if you should actually cover the scar. It is advisable to ensure the scar is more than a year old before you decide to cover it. It will be more likely to take ink and be covered better the older the scar is. Apart from the physical needs, you should take into consideration the emotional reasons that would make you need scar cover-up tattoos. For instance, some women who have had traumatic surgical procedures find that their scar is a constant remainder of the experience.
Once you have made a decision, talk to a professional tattoo artist. This will help you find out if they know what they are doing especially if it is a tricky scar to cover. It is prudent to request for photos of previous scars they have covered. The only way you can see the difference clearly is if they have ��before’ and ��after’ photos of previous procedures. If your scar is large, very few artists will be able to help you. On the other hand, if the car is small most artists will be able to cover it up effectively.
Talking to a professional tattoo artist will help you know if the scar can be covered to your satisfaction. If the scarred area is large, starting with a small area is advisable. This way you will know if the skin will take ink. Normally areas where large burns have occurred and skin grafts have been done will be tricky since such areas will not take ink. It will therefore not be reasonable to start using scar cover-up tattoos on such areas as they will not work. A professional artist is the only person who can offer you the best advice for your needs.
Select a design that will completely camouflage or cover the scar, or at least complement it. For example, you can disguise the scar using certain colors of tattoo ink. Furthermore, the placement, design and shape of a tattoo may further camouflage the scar. With such tips in mind, you should be able to effectively get scar cover-up tattoos to suit your needs.