Scars are usually the result of an accident, a surgery, or sometimes self- harm. Scars look unpleasant and often make people feel uncomfortable. A scar cover up tattoo is where your scar is either fully covered or incorporated into the design. The tattoo needs to have a good amount of color, depth, and texture so that it can work with the scar, and not against it but to help make it blend into the ink as best as possible. The ink helps take attention away from the scar, and draw people’s eyes towards the tattoo design.
The scar must be fully healed before being tattooed. This healing process can take several months or even years depending on the severity of the initial damage. Raised scars are generally harder to work with as they will need to be incorporated into the design and not just be fully covered. Scar tissue also holds the ink differently then healthy skin tissue and sometimes you may need more then one session in order to pack the skin with as much ink as possible.