If you are one of the millions who have such unsightly scars, birthmarks and other blemishes, then you too have probably thought of ways to cover them. And while such body marks can really get you down, turning them into beautiful pieces of artwork is a growing trend.
Whether covering up a scar, birthmark, or other body blemish, the skills of these tattoo artists are definitely on point when producing these masterful creations. Here are some great examples of when tattoo artists really nailed it when covering up birthmarks, scars, and other blemishes.
Here’s a great tattoo helping to make this mole appear less intimidating. I only hope this person has had that mole checked out. Otherwise, it is a nice piece of artwork. I think the stars also help pull the whole piece together.
If you like carrots, then here is a tattoo for you. The scar looks just like a carrot, so, it would stand to reason that the tattoo artists would turn it into the real deal. I just hope he doesn’t come across any rabbits.
Here’s a neat little tattoo that makes this person’s scar look like the bead a welder would leave behind when welding. It is very well done as it the artist also incorporated the light from the arc welder, giving it a blue tinge, which can also be seen in the visor.
This beautiful tattoo turns this scar into a beautiful lace ribbon. Hopefully, the tattoo can give this woman more confidence going forward in life. We should all strive to accept everybody regardless of their scars, and for those who don’t we at least have these beautiful tattoos to cover them up.
At least this person has a sense of humor about their scar. It looks almost perfect as it is zipping up what looks like a scar from surgery on their ankle. The hardest part about many individuals with scars is that they have a hard time accepting them, but it looks like this person has.
The best way to take care of a cut is to sew it up, which is what this person was trying to get at with this apt tattoo. It doesn’t quite look like the sewer is quite done though. Is this an indication on the part of the scar bearer that there is still work to be done in life?
At least the recipient of this tattoo has a sense of humor about his injury. I can see the correlation between the human body and a pack of meat that needs to be cut open with a pair of scissors.
Here is a tattoo of an underwater welder closing up a tear in this person’s shoulder. It looks like he has had some kind of shoulder surgery, but is currently under repair. I love the work the tattoo artist put into the shading.
People who get tattoos to cover up their scars often have a good sense of humor. Take this man for instance. He decided to cover up his scar with a simple band-aid.
Tommy John surgery is a very serious issue if you are a baseball pitcher. Luckily, this pitcher from the Detroit Tigers can take his surgery in stride. He even has a sense of humor about it, turning his scar from the surgery into a smiley face.
Here’s a tattoo that incorporates a scar in someone’s side. The tattoo is of the classic Forest Gump, as played by Tom Hanks, and his signature run across the country from the classic movie.
This person turned a harrowing experience, a shark bite, into a work of art. The tattoo pays homage to the reason for the scar while injecting a little humor into what was surely a very scary situation at the time.
Here is another tattoo that turns a skin condition into a work of art. This skin rash looks like smoke coming off of this match. It just goes to show that many bad situations in life can be made better by injecting a little humor.
This woman turned her unsightly stretch marks into a beautiful display of butterflies. As a matter of fact, this tattoo is so well done that you can hardly tell there is a scar at all.
This tattoo is a little scar-y if you get my meaning. Speaking of meaning, many tattoos have significance to the owners. I wonder what the meaning is behind this tattoo, other than just covering a scar.
Here is a magical tattoo, so beautiful and delicate looking. Granted though, I am still trying to determine what exactly it is. It looks like a cross between a mushroom and a jelly fish. It is still pretty, regardless of what it is.
Here is a humorous way to tattoo a scar. This tattoo artist made it seem like this scar was all sewn up, with the needle still sticking in the skin. I hope that is not a portent of things to come.
Charmander is one of my favorite Pokemon. Who needs Pikachu when you have someone who can breathe fire? I think this tattoo artist covered up this person’s scar perfectly with the flames coming out of Charmander’s mouth.
You know what they always say, flowers make everything better, including scars on your arm. This tattoo depicts beautiful flowers. The tattoo artist did a great job of covering up the scars on this person’s arm. it is almost as if they are not even there.
This person looks like they have had some experiences that have left a few scars, but instead of trying to hide them has decided to incorporate them into the tattoo. It is our experiences that shape us and make us who we are. You shouldn’t be ashamed of them, but instead embrace them for the way they’ve shaped us, as this person did.
This person turned their scar into a tattoo of a flower with a sea turtle. In a way, they transformed their body into a wonderful work of art. It is in this way that a tattoo artist can help people not feel so self conscious about their bodies, turning bad memories into good.
What a clever way to turn a scar into something beautiful. This kind of looks like the DreamWorks logo, which was created as a way to remind others of Hollywood’s golden age by director Steven Spielberg and tattoo artist Robert Hunt.
This small patch of flowers does a lot to cover up this scar on this person’s arm. You can’t even see that a scar is there, meaning the tattoo has accomplished its mission. The artist doesn’t even have to add any color, as this tattoo looks perfect without it.
This person turned their surgery scar into a zipper. At least they took their scar in stride and decided to approach it with a little humor. Now, all she needs is someone to help her zip up.
This person wants to blame the cat for their wrist scar. They even went to the trouble of having it tattooed on their wrist. I wonder if they are just being silly or the cat really did do this to them. I think I would be scared to own a cat like that. Yikes!
Here is an artistic way to cover up a scar. According to the person with the scar, it is over 30 years old. The blue coloration of the tattoo and its almost translucent nature goes along perfectly with this person’s pale skin. Beautifully done!
This tattoo is on the lower calf and was added to take advantage of a longer scar. I’m assuming the scar is supposed to represent a cliff, maybe that is how the person got it, or the shadow of the diver.
What better way to show a thick scar above your kneecap than with a saw blade ripping through your leg? This person also seems to prefer Ryobi saws over other brands. It looks almost real. So, good job on the part of the tattoo artist.
This tattoo takes advantage of a freckled section of skin to create a beautiful star field. The tattoo artist even threw in a ringed planet and a few starbursts. What a great way to make what some might consider an embarrassing area of skin into something to be proud of.
This scar went from ugly to beautiful with just one tattoo. These pink flowers are so pretty too. You can’t even tell there is a scar underneath all that. The pastel colors make this tattoo look like a work of art.
My thoughts exactly! It does look like getting this scar hurt. Hopefully, getting this tattoo was less painful. I mean literally, this tattoo was a pain in the butt. At least it is a humorous take on this scar and makes it into a work of comic book art.
What an interesting and creative way for this person to showcase the scars on their leg. These tattoos seem to go perfectly with the scars, so delicate and light. They look almost like wild flowers.
I wonder what the back-story is behind this tattoo. Depicted is the Fearless Girl statue that stood facing the large Charging Bull statue in the Financial District of Manhattan in New York City. The statue is currently being moved to in front of the New York Stock Exchange.
Wow, I’m just amazed at the ability of some of these tattoo artists. Here is a person who got a large tattoo on his back and a partial sleeve to cover up a massive section of scar tissue. He doesn’t even look like the same person, which goes to show the skill of the tattoo artist.
Here is a ferocious-looking tattoo to go along with this woman’s ferocious attitude. The fact that she has the strength to get such a tattoo is inspiring to me. This tattoo is so well done that you can’t even see what scar it was covering up to begin with.
Here is another clever tattoo idea, this time in conjunction with a birthmark. As a matter of fact, this birthmark does look kind of like a ghost, which makes it even more hilarious to tattoo eyes, a mouth, and the word Boo above it that much more hilarious.
Here is one awesome tattoo. This man took his chest scar and upped its intensity with the tattoo of a chainsaw ripping across his chest. He even has the year when the scar came about.
This tattoo takes a large birthmark and makes it a part of the tattoo. Notice how the birthmark looks almost like an area of spilled wine. So, the addition of the wine glass makes it seem like a natural part of the overall tattoo.
This woman took her cesarean scar and turned it into something beautiful. The tattoo artist covered it with a flowering vine topped by a beautiful flower. To me, a cesarean scar is nothing to be ashamed of, but at least for those who are, they can get a beautiful tattoo such as this one to cover it up.