Scar tattooing at Paradise Tattoo Studio, Cheltenham

Nov 4, 2023 | Paradise Guides, Traditional Tattoos

An Introduction to scar tattooing

Scar tattooing is a highly skilled, specialised form of tattooing that involves tattooing over scar tissue. Scar tattoos can help disguise your scarring or celebrate your scars by incorporating them into a beautiful design. Tattoo designs can be created for many different types of scarring, such as gender affirming surgery scars, burns, surgical scars, tummy tuck scars, breast reconstruction and mastectomies, stretch marks and self harm scars – Helping so many people boost their self-confidence and self-esteem.

Our team of talented artists at Paradise Tattoo Studio in Cheltenham are all experienced in dealing with scar tissue. This delicate tissue requires extra care when being tattooed so it is important to visit a tattoo artist with experience and knowledge in dealing with scar tissue.  As specialists in this form of tattooing, you can trust our team of artists to create the scar tattoo of your dreams safely and successfully here at Paradise Tattoo Studio.

Why choose a tattoo design for your scar?

Embracing Your Scars

Scar tattooing allows you to embrace your scars as part of your healing journey, turning them into symbols of strength and resilience.

Boosted Confidence

For many, scar tattooing can be a confidence booster, helping individuals feel more comfortable in their own skin, improving their self esteem. Scar tattooing can be a valuable and therapeutic process for some individuals seeking to improve their physical and emotional well-being.

Artistic Expression

It’s a form of artistic expression that allows you to showcase your unique personality and style.

What is the Scar Tattooing Process at Paradise Tattoo Studio?

You can contact us with your ideas and details of your tattoo design via our website contact form HERE.

We will need a few key pieces of information from you to get things moving:

  • design ideas
  • placement
  • approximate size
  • additional information (scar type, age of scar tissue, etc)
  • reference images

Once we have this information we will pair you with the most suitable artist for your new tattoo – marking the start of your tattoo journey! We will lead you through every step of the way, from your initial enquiry – right through to your tattoo appointment and aftercare.

Our team of artists cover all styles of tattooing, and will create a custom bespoke and unique design to you that fits and flows with your body shape. Such as beautiful and bold neo-traditional designs, gorgeous black and grey florals or even something that includes a mixture of realism, geometric or linework styles – the possibilities are endless!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Is scar tattooing suitable for all types of scars?

A: Yes, most scars can be safely tattooed once they are fully healed and matured, your artist will advise you in more detail at your initial consultation. We recommend 12 months minimum healing time for surgical scars before tattooing can be done.

Q: Does scar tattooing hurt more than regular tattooing?

A: The pain level for scar tattooing can vary from person to person, but it’s generally considered to be similar to regular tattooing.

Q: How long does scar tattooing take to heal?

A: The healing process varies from person to person but typically takes around 7 – 14 days, it’s crucial to follow proper aftercare instructions provided by your tattoo artist.

Q: Can scar tattooing completely hide scars?

A: While scar tattooing usually effectively conceals most scars, it may not make them entirely invisible, as it depends on the scar’s depth and texture. Why not check out some of our artists’ work to see some examples – our results are amazing!

Q: What about stretch marks? Can you tattoo over stretch mark scars?

A: Yes, once the skin and scar tissue is fully settled you can tattoo over stretch marks. Many people who are self conscious of their stretch marks choose to have a tattoo design over them to help disguise the stretch marks, helping them to feel more confident in their skin.

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