CAN YOU TATTOO OVER A SCAR?
Yes, it is possible to tattoo over a scar, although there are certain things that should be considered before doing so. Here are 10 things to consider before getting a tattoo over a scar:
Consult with a professional tattoo artist: It is important to consult with an experienced tattoo artist who has worked with scars before. They can evaluate your scar and give you a better idea of what to expect.
The age of the scar: The age of the scar is an important factor to consider. Tattoos are more likely to adhere to scars that are at least one year old or more.
The size and depth of the scar: Scars that are large or deep may not be suitable for tattooing. The tattoo artist can help evaluate the scar to determine if it is suitable for tattooing.
The texture of the scar: Scars that are raised or have a rough texture may be more difficult to tattoo. The artist may need to use different techniques or equipment to ensure the tattoo is applied evenly.
The color of the scar: Scars that are lighter in color may not take tattoo ink as well as darker scars.
The location of the scar: Scars in certain areas of the body, such as joints or areas with a lot of movement, may not be suitable for tattooing.
The type of scar: Certain types of scars, such as keloid scars, may not be suitable for tattooing. The artist can help evaluate the scar to determine if it is suitable.
The healing process: The healing process for a tattoo over a scar may be different than a typical tattoo. It may take longer to heal and require additional aftercare.
The aftercare: Proper aftercare is crucial for a tattoo over a scar. The artist should provide detailed instructions for aftercare, which may include keeping the area covered and avoiding certain activities.
The potential for touch-ups: Scars may require additional touch-ups to ensure the tattoo looks its best. It is important to discuss the potential for touch-ups with the artist before getting the tattoo.
Overall, it is possible to tattoo over a scar, but it is important to carefully consider the factors listed above and consult with an experienced tattoo artist. With the right approach and aftercare, a tattoo over a scar can be a beautiful way to reclaim and celebrate your body.
New Tattoo Aftercare
Leave tattoo bandage on for 3 days
Remove tattoo bandage, wash thoroughly with warm water and soap.
Make sure to clean the tattoo area of all blood and plasma.
Pat dry tattoo with a clean towel. Apply a thin layer of scent/dye free lotion.
Wash and moisturize tattoo 2-3 times a day until healed.
No swimming, tanning, or hot tubs for 2 weeks.
(The tattoo is going to itch, this is your skin healing, do not scratch; You will damage the tattoo.)
Your tattoo will go through different stages of healing (e.g Scabbing, flaking, peeling) it is all normal, let it come off on its own; don’t panic or pick at it.
Expect your tattoo to go through a phase called “The Uglies” where it will look old and faded–this is a normal part of the healing process. If you have any concerns or questions about your tattoo please don’t hesitate to call, our goal is for you to have a great healing tattoo.