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You Will Need
- Design ideas
- Internet access
- Tattoo artist
Think about the design
Think about the type of design you want on your body. A tattoo can disguise the scar, celebrate life, and add femininity after a mastectomy, but it will be permanent, so make sure you take a lot of time to consider the possibilities.
Research tattoo artists using recommendations from friends or searching online. Check their previous cover-up work to see how they have handled transforming birthmarks and scars. Ask to see their portfolios if they do not have pictures available online.
Contact your chosen artist to begin the process. Let them know in your initial contact that you will be covering a scar. If you have art sketched out, ask if you can send it to them, as they will often make improvements to your art. Make sure you ask the costs, as this varies from artist to artist.
Meet with the tattoo artist, go over your design, and let them work on your body. If you've chosen a good artist, they will use color and design to draw the eye from the scar, and toward your beautiful, personalized body art. Covering a scar may take more than one session, so be prepared to spend some quality time decorating your skin.