Tired of your stretch marks? We’ll there’s now a way to make your stretch marks disappear. Tattoo artist Rondolpho Torres uses a technique to help people get rid of the stretch marks all over their body.
Torres can reduce the appearance of stretch marks by strategically tattooing areas that are affected by stretch marks. His work doesn’t remove the marks, however by tattooing them it creates and optical illusion which makes them less visible.
This is how the procedure works:
Although many people have visited the Sao Paulo-based tattoo artist to have their stretch marks “removed”, not everyone is a fan of Torres’ methods.
Dermatologist Dr. Doris Day told Fashionista that Torres’ methods might be problematic.
“It can work, but the thing is, what a stretch mark is, basically, is loss of skin,” she said. “The risk is, if [a tattoo] is done by someone who doesn’t understand how to [treat skin], you can end up with a scar, and a potentially worse problem, especially in an area that’s already thinner and missing some of the essential elements of skin.”
I guess we’ll wait and see how popular this method gets, and how it holds up for people in the long run, but it’s nice to know there are different options available