Everything You Need To Know About Body Camouflage

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Scar camouflage tattoos, which use procedures similar to permanent cosmetics, can hide scarring, stretch marks, and other imperfections. Here's all you need to know about it.


Understanding Scar Camouflage


Scar camouflage, also known as skin color tattooing or camouflage tattooing, is a needle and pigment method that uses permanent cosmetic pigments to blend scars into the surrounding natural skin. Skin repigmentation, which is usually done by a medical or paramedical tattoo technician/artist, has grown in popularity as a way to enhance the look of scars, stretch marks, and other regions afflicted by hypopigmentation. 



  • Considered a ‘cosmetic’ by the FDA (meaning they’re not regulated)
  • Ink (black and bright colors) derived from a variety of chemicals, including metals
  • Injected deeper into the dermis
  • Cannot be broken down by the body (i.e. they’re permanent)
  • May fade slightly and/or become fuzzy over time



  • Considered a ‘cosmetic’ by the FDA (meaning they’re not regulated)
  • Micropigments (neutral skin tones adjusted with white) made primarily from titanium dioxide, as well as organic and inorganic substances
  • Injected more superficially into the dermis
  • Partially broken down and faded by the body (i.e. they’re semi-permanent)
  • Likely to fade completely over time


Where to Get the Procedure

This is done with a machine that looks eerily similar to, if not identical to, those found in your typical tattoo parlor. This is, however, a specialist tattooing method that falls under the category of permanent cosmetics and is usually done by a trained expert.

This tattooing method is often performed at a permanent cosmetic clinic or office that specializes in permanent cosmetic tattooing and other treatments. This is also a procedure that a plastic surgery practice or center could offer.



Scar camouflaging, as the name implies, camouflages a scar to make it less obvious. Is it effective in removing the scar? No, however it will lessen the impact of the appearance. To make the scar tissue look more like natural skin, the experts will add skin-toned dyes containing Titanium Dioxide. This will create the optical illusion of the scar disappearing.

While it will still be visible and feel like a scar, it will be practically undetectable visually. This is especially beneficial for scars on the face or scars from masectomy surgeries in terms of enhancing self-esteem.


Different Skin Tones

Scars don't discriminate, and neither do the treatment alternatives. All races and skin tones will benefit from tattooing flesh tones into scars to mix them in with the surrounding skin. There are also clinics dedicated only to ethnic skin. 


The Cost of Beauty

Covering up your scars can be costly, with prices ranging from $300 to over $1,000. This is dependent on the scar's size and severity, as well as the number of sessions necessary. Permanent cosmetics tattooed on scars will cost around $350 per hour. One scar may take four or more hours to heal, according to this website. The fees will also vary depending on where you go, and many facilities won't be able to give you an exact figure until they see the scar.


Perfectly Imperfect Skin

Scar camouflage or flesh colored tattoos to disguise scars are available to hide your scars from the public, despite the fact that scars are not skin deep. While this therapy has limitations and the scar will not fully vanish, it will blend in nicely with the rest of the skin for mild to moderate flat scars. Now that you've learned the fundamentals, you can see if this is a treatment that can help your blemishes.

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