#35696
Jacs_024
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    @jacs_024

I have some bad scarring on my thigh and I am considering getting a tattoo over it. I already have tattoos, and was wanting to get some on my thighs anyway, but I was wondering if anyone has had a scar covered with a tattoo before and how well this has worked out?

Is it more sore than getting a tattoo done on normal skin, and does the ink actually set right on top of the scar?

Any help would be much appreciated!

#97969
Adler
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    @adler

I was tattooed over a scar and it went in fairly well. The main thing is that the scar has to be at least a few years old and extremely well healed. My artist said he wouldn’t have touched it otherwise.

#97970
Jacs_024
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    @jacs_024

yeh im going to have to wait a couple years coz i know its definitely not old enough to get tattoo’s over just yet. was it a kinda big scar or a small one? coz mines are quite big and they were deep :S

#97972
Fear742
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    @fear742

big ass scar from sunburn on my back and the tat came out awesome(Koi for my backpiece) but the pain was so different from the rest of my back that its hard to explain. Only time i ever wanted to quit so just be ready for it to hurt instead of just be a nuisance

#97973
Jacs_024
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    @jacs_024

oh no haha – ok thanks thats really helpful. as long as the tattoo comes out ok in the end itl be worth it!

#97976
stubarber
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    @stubarber

This guy’s in Estonia, so he’s farther than you’ll probably want to travel, but his portfolio shows a couple of large scar covers:

http://www.warwink.com

He seems nice, and might at least converse with you about what to expect.

#97977
Jacs_024
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    @jacs_024

thats brilliant thanks il have a look!

#97978
Adler
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    @adler

I didn’t notice any difference in pain. Mine was over a 3″ scar from a torn biceps tendon.

#97980
reefdiver
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    @reefdiver
Fear742;80180 wrote:
big ass scar from sunburn on my back

:confused:

#97981
Jacs_024
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    @jacs_024

mines are quite raised because they were so deep, so i think it will probably hurt a bit!

#98012
buttwheat
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