What is Camouflage Tattooing? Is it Safe?
Camouflage Tattooing was founded by a Brazilian tattoo artist who specialized in color theory and microneedling. It is also known as paramedical tattooing. This form of tattooing is used to primarily camouflage scars, stretch marks, or skin deformations to solve body imperfections or markings. Paramedical tattoo artists are professionals and have a trained background to use ink to match your skin tone and give the illusion of healed skin.
Will this remove my stretch marks?
There is currently no sure-fire way to remove stretch marks. The Stretch Mark Camouflage tattoo only helps to conceal and diminish the appearance of stretch marks so that they are less noticeable to the naked eye.
What if I have a reaction?
We always perform a patch test first to see the skin’s reaction to the ink!
Can you tattoo all of my stretch marks?
Most of the time- Yes! It depends on the depth and severity of the markings themselves as all cases are individual. We’re happy to get you started with a 1:1 consultation to see if you’re the perfect match!
Can I get this treatment while pregnant?
We are so happy for you and your new bundle of joy! We suggest waiting until after your pregnancy to commit to a treatment plan. Your body is so adaptable and will most likely revert to its original state post-pregnancy. We encourage all of our mothers-to-be to enjoy every part of their new journey and contact us when things are more settled.
What is the cost?
The price of treatments will depend upon the severity of the scar, coverage, and skin type. During our 1:1 consultation, we will be able to clear up any more questions on pricing. We price each client on a individual basis, as no two are the same.
My stretch marks just popped up. When can I start?
If you are currently pregnant or have stretch marks that popped up within the last few months, we do not suggest camouflage tattooing at this time. The process would be a little too harsh on your sensitive scarring. We suggest letting your body naturally heal the scarring and wait up to a 2-year mark for them to fully form. This is the average amount of time it takes for stretch marks and other skin imperfections to become permanent on the skin. It also creates the best canvas for your tattooing process.
What do I do in the meantime?
We suggest making sure the area is moisturized and well-loved! Focus on different areas of your life that makes you happy and focus less on the skin problems that do not dictate your worth!
Does it Hurt?
The Stretch Mark Camouflage Tattoo is still a tattoo. But no, it is definitely not as painful as a Tummy Tuck. We recommend getting the treatment when you are not on your monthly cycle to avoid any sensitivities. We also use numbing gel to ease discomfort.
How bad is the swelling? Do I have to take off work?
Swelling is minimal. No need to take off work! A little redness and swelling from the needling is very common but all in all, we will help you through this stage. We suggest following the aftercare instructions and to keep the area iced up. It is very similar to getting a classic tattoo. Any form of irritation should not last longer than 1-3 days. Over the next few weeks, the redness will dissipate and go through a variety of shades (from dark to light) until your skin heals.
How long will it last?
Our camouflage tattoos can last up to 5 years, depending on your skin. Fading can occur over time and we suggest coming in for touch ups as needed. However, we are confident in our abilities towards long-lasting results!
What if I want to go on vacation?
Your new camouflaged scars are not affected by the sun! Your natural skin will still darken, but the tattoo will remain your initial skin color. However, the contrast in tones will be removed because the original white and or darkening of your stretch marks will have been given a little extra love from our tattoo process. We also suggest not tanning prior to your treatments. This is so we can match our inks to your natural skin tone.
How many sessions do I need to get?
For most scars and stretch marks, the average amount of sessions ranges between 2-4.
Isn’t it easier to just get Laser Treatments?
Laser Treatments definitely have their pros and cons. One major con is that laser treatments can permanently damage you skin. It is very common for our clients to have gotten Laser Treatments before finding camouflage tattooing. One major factor to consider about laser treatments is the costs of the procedures. Each session can run your bill up to $3,000 dollars and with multiple treatments, this can be a very high price tag for most people.
For more questions on Camouflage Tattooing, please feel free to reach out to our team of experts and book your 1:1 consultation today!