Tattoos Covering Stretch Marks?! Anyone?? AJOW II's Mommy!. :) 1 child; Wisconsin 68 posts
31st Dec '12

Has anyone done this?? Did it work?? I may just want to try it! :) Share your experiences please!!! And pics if you'd like!

The One You've Missed 16 kids; Texas 32426 posts
31st Dec '12

I don't see that working out well lol

JΔS Georgia 72982 posts
status 31st Dec '12

It's not going to work and its going to be even more painful to tattoo over a scar.

user banned Due April 2; Georgia 7200 posts
31st Dec '12

I had my tattoo before my stretchmarks, and it's scary. I can only imagine what it'd look like if I had the stretchies first.

Vivian [♥] 2 kids; Balls Deep, in, Georgia 13909 posts
31st Dec '12

I've seen it.. 8 times out of ten it looks terrible.
And some artist won't even do it.

iLL-Legal Unicorn Alien 3 kids; New York, TX, United States 37137 posts
31st Dec '12

Wouldn't that like cut your skin since the stretch marks make that area's skin thinner? It just seem like it would hurt a lot more.

The One You've Missed 16 kids; Texas 32426 posts
31st Dec '12
Quoting Vivian [♥]:" I've seen it.. 8 times out of ten it looks terrible. And some artist won't even do it."


Bad Things 1 child; Blacksburg, SC, United States 16785 posts
31st Dec '12

I would rather have stretch marks than a stomach tattoo. lol. But thats me.

Latoshia Due June 21; White Pine, Tennessee 86 posts
31st Dec '12

Well hers's the thing small stretch marks are easy to tatto over. Big ones, wide ones & long ones are more difficult. I have several tattoos. Two in my hip areas, here i have very small & old stretch marks they look great. On the other hand the bottom on one tattoo got a little stretched from the last pregnancy it doesn't look awful but you can tell theres a stretch mark there. So in my opinion i wouldn't get a tat to cover a large area of stretch marks like on the belly or boobies. Smaller stretch marks like on hips or thighs that aren't as noticeable or stretched out i would say go for it. And as always you can also consult a number of tattoo artists & get professional opinions. Good luck =)

DifferentDay Due June 2; 34 kids; Tennessee 3473 posts
31st Dec '12

Prolly a bad idea. Idk if a tat artist would even do it. Stepbro wanted yoda on his foot he lost all toes on but bc it's all scar tissue no one will touch it.

Vivialopod 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42775 posts
31st Dec '12

Small scars (which is all a stretch mark is) can be tattooed over pretty well as long as there's not a lot of linework and detail over the scar. But if you've got big, deep, or a lot of stretch marks... it's not going to look good.

You'll have to show the area to your artist. They'll know best.

his*mama TTC since Aug 2013; 1 child; Portland, Oregon 3291 posts
1st Jan '13

I didn't get many stretch marks with ds but when I got my tattoo it went over a couple of them. the ink kind of bled into the stretch mark. And that one little spot looks like a blob