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    Default This is a really really stupid question.

    Less than a year ago, I used to self harm. And while I've stopped and learned to control it, 8 months on, the scars are still there. It's not as easy to hide them anymore, and I was thinking of getting a tattoo to cover them. I know it sounds stupid, doesn't it? I don't mean get a tattoo now, but supposing in a few years time, I'm still getting the curious "freak" looks from other people, then perhaps I would want to get this tattoo. The one I'd like is this: Look at this girl's wrist, that's exactly where my scars are, and I'd love to get a star. (No points for originality).

    Do you think it's advisable/alright to get such a thing done? I'm 18, but I'd wait a few years maybe to see if the scars faded or something. But I just wanted to make sure that if I got a tattoo it was for the right reason and that I wouldn't regret it later on.

    What do you guys think?

    What's she gonna look like with a chimney on her?

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    i'm planning on doing this to

    once i've researched ill let you know
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    I don't think you can tattoo over scar tissue...not the white-silvery type of scar anyway.

    I've self-harmed since I was 12 years old (I've been diagnosed with clinical depression). So my oldest scars are six years old and they've all healed pretty well barring my suicide attempt. :? (I'm sorry if reading this makes anyone uncomfortable.)

    I looked for a few things to help answer your question, if you go here at the BME site, and type something like 'scar tattoo cover' in the search bar, it comes up with a lot of questions similar to yours. Although the answers can be a little hazy. There's also a lot of tips on helping scar tissue heal, such as using vitamin E oil and things.

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    i've read somewhere a similar thing and it seems to be dependant on tattooist and there experience - some will some won't.
    it may cost more as it will take more time to complete the design - all you can do is shop around a few tattoists and see what they say - and apparantly this is the same for stretch marks!

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