Best Skin-tone Tattoo Ink for Scars

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Do you know what the best skin tone tattoo ink is? It’s one that conceals scars and stretch marks to bring back the confidence you feel.

Here you can learn more about how skin-colored tattoos are best for scar camouflage and how they give the impression that there is no scar, but the truth is, it is just hidden underneath inks that mimic your skin color.

Understanding Scar Camouflage

Stretch marks and scar camouflage are non-invasive tattooing methods that use skin-toned ink pigments to disguise and conceal the appearance of stretch marks and/or scars by filling the areas that are missing color.

It requires little to no downtime but does take, on average, 45-60 days to see the final healed results. Popular areas that are camouflaged include the breasts, shoulders, stomach, hips, buttocks, thighs, and knees.

Camouflage Tattooing is sometimes called scar concealment or corrective pigment concealment.  Scarring can happen to anyone. 

To some, it may mean nothing, but to others, it affects their self-esteem.  A flesh-colored tattoo will not only conceal the scar but also boost self-esteem because though it is there, it seems not to attract attention by minimizing the discoloration.

Covering a Tattoo Scar Camouflage by Matching Skin Tones

Covering a scar with a tattoo scar camouflage is actually considered a type of non-surgical medical process where a needle is inserted into the scar and deposits inks that mimics the color of your skin.

I use a pointillism technique to mix and match skin tones to add variety to the skin to hide the scar.  This process needs to be done because the skin isn’t just one solid color. That’s why this takes great skill to do well.

Skin Color Tattoo: What it can do

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Will skin camouflage cover an old tattoo scar? Yes it can.  This tattoo has an ink flesh tone. Matching skin color is not easy to do.  I  know how to assess the color to add or get rid of in the process.

The following are the things a skin color tattoo can hide:

  • Scars
  • Burns
  • Stretch marks
  • Skin pigmentation disorders

If you have a scar you want to disguise, skin tone camouflage tattooing is the safest and most effective way of concealing it.

This process is done by carefully placing a layer of permanent skin-colored ink into the scar tissue through tattooing or needling.  The ink tone and strategy in injecting it into the skin will help blend the scar into the surrounding skin.

Although this process is effective, it requires maintenance as the ink can change and fade over time due to sun exposure and aging.  You may need a touch up to keep the scar disguised every 3-5 years..  By doing so, it seems that there is no sign of your scar being there, it will be less noticeable.

Can it cover all scars?

A Scar camouflage tattoo can only cover certain types of scars by matching your skin tone. You must make sure that:

  • Your scar is fully healed;
  • The scar does not show any kind of redness;
  • Your scar is not raised; and
  • Your scar is more pale/white than the skin surrounding it
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Can you cover vitiligo with a skin-colored tattoo?

Covering vitiligo with skin-colored tattoo ink or a decorative tattoo may trigger the Koebner response which may activate this deficiency that will cause it to spread to other areas.  That’s why it isn’t recommended by medical professionals and even tattoo artists. But it is still possible.

According to , tattooing this kind of skin condition may trigger it to spread more to the other parts of the body.  Hence, finding the best tattooist that can handle this skin condition must  be a great concern. It’s suggested to start with a test patch on a small area to see how the body responds to it before committing to a full area.

Can you cover scar tissue with a skin-colored tattoo?

Yes.  It is possible.  However, there are several different things to consider to determine if it is the best option to mask the scar tissue.  There are different scar textures that may or may not need treatments done to address and smooth out the texture before we add ink for the most natural, camouflaged results.

Can skin-colored tattoos cover older tattoos?

No and here’s why.  It is an option that you can take but as tattoo ink becomes more translucent to mimic a skin tone, it can never conceal a darker pigmented tattoo underneath. It is like masking a dark acne scar with a lighter color of concealer make-up and doesn’t truly hide the darkness underneath.

Laser Treatment 

What happens now if laser treatment is used on scars?  While laser treatments do work on stretch marks by damaging the skin’s outer layer and forcing it to heal itself, they do not put tone back into the skin. So almost all clients who get Laser Treatments for these still have noticeable stretch marks. In fact, many of our clients have had many laser sessions with little to no improvement.

And there are possible  side effects which are:

  • Hyperpigmentation 
  • Irritating cold sores
  • Milia or small, white bumps, similar to tiny whiteheads. 

Furthermore, laser treatments can be expensive.  Laser Treatments can run $1,000 to $3,000 per session, and can easily end up costing the client over $10,000 overall without truly addressing the discoloration, only the texture of stretch marks.

Permanent Makeup on Scars

Permanent makeup on scarred marks costs more depending on the type of scar on the face.  Most centers assess the scar first before offering a definite price. 

The total cost of the procedure varies greatly per technician and is dependent on the location and severity of the stretch marks or scar requiring treatment. Studio Conceal charges anywhere between $500-$2,000 per area. 

We require an initial consultation (in-person or virtual) free of charge with zero pressure, during which the final investment can be determined by a formal quote.

With the leveling up of long-lasting make-up services and micro-pigmentation equipment that alters the appearance of your face, conceals completely healed scars, and increases your level of confidence, I can guarantee you the best results.

For example, is there hair in the area where there had been scarring on the eyebrow? When this happens, covering up the mark with the hair in the area can help so much in hiding the scar.  They need to be completely healed before accepting another treatment.

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Skin Color Tattoo: Effectiveness

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Scar concealment can conceal scars but it cannot remove them.  It can be less visible or invisible depending on the technique and the skill an artist has or the skin of the one getting it.  At Studio Conceal, my clients leave reviews that are worth all I’ve been working hard for.

The second layer of the skin or the dermis is where the tattoo pigment is deposited.  This is a very stable level beneath the outermost layer, where the tattoo’s ink settles. 

I will let you know if you are a good candidate for the treatment. I will assess you and give the best advice to help bring back your confidence.

What to consider in choosing a tattoo service?

The idea of trusting someone to make changes to your body that you or others will get to see each day of your life is not easy.  Remember to search for the following things:

  1. Make sure that you get your skin-colored tattoos from service providers who have positive reviews and a vast portfolio as no scar or stretch mark is the same.
  1. Your service provider must have a professional, sanitized setting using only disposable, one time use needles to assure you’ll be safe in their hands.

A flesh-colored camouflage tattoo can help make a difference in how you or others see yourself and lead you to gain your self-confidence back.

Studio Conceal has you covered!

Studio Conceal believes it is more than just tattooing, it is about feeling confidently free in your body and skin today!  

Book a free virtual consultation today.

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