August 6, 2019

Can I Get A Tattoo to Cover My Stretch Marks?

Stretch marks occur when the skin is damaged and stretched out too quickly, or when the skin is stretched past its normal levels of elasticity. Stretchmarks can develop after an extreme weight loss or weight gain, pregnancy, diet or heredity. Although stretchmarks are not something to be ashamed of, we understand why some people would want to cover them.

There are many factors that play a role in being able to cover stretch marks and we are here to help you determine if this is a viable option.

First and foremost, check with your dermatologist as they can determine if the area is “healed”. Raised stretch marks are a sign of prematurity and may require more time to heal. Ink over fresh stretch marks may cause irritation, infection and will cause the area to heal slower—not to mention, the tattoo may not look the way you want it to.

Once your dermatologist has cleared you, the next step is finding a tattoo artist who specializes in tattooing over scars and stretch marks. Your artist should be working with the scar, not against it.

Understand, that stretch marks cannot be removed with tattooing, they can only be concealed. Size and location of the stretch marks are the biggest concern–the bigger and wider the stretch marks, the harder they will be to mask.

Pro Tip: Getting pattern tattoos or multi-colored tattoos can help camouflage stretch marks easier than simpler art.

No matter the design you choose, at Nat-A-Tat2 we are committed to making sure your ink and skin is well cared for as your tattoo heals to ensure it looks good for years to come. Our tattoo care instructions can help you ensure an optimal tattoo healing process, and our tattoo aftercare products are all-natural, 100% USDA certified organic and vegan so you can feel confident and comfortable with what you’re putting on your skin.