There’s no denying that birthmarks make people self conscious. However, with their designs, these tattooists helped people cover their birthmarks and to regain some much needed self-confidence, showing that imperfections - tattoos or not - are what make us beautiful.

Yet the tattooists did not only cover the birthmarks - they worked to incorporate them as a living part of the tattoo; whether it be a basketball, part of a flower, or a map of an imaginary world!

If you liked this post, be sure to check out our previous post where we showcased 10+ scar-covering tattoos with amazing stories behind them.

#1 Guy Transformed His Birthmark Into A Map Of An Imaginary World By Drawing Around It With A Pen

Guy Transformed His Birthmark Into A Map Of An Imaginary World By Drawing Around It With A Pen

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Marion Jansie 2 years ago

That's not a birthmark, that's vitiligo (probably).

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#2 Life Story In Birthmark

Life Story In Birthmark

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Nicole 2 years ago

amazing

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#3 Tattoo Covering An Extensive Port Wine Stain Birthmark

Tattoo Covering An Extensive Port Wine Stain Birthmark

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Hope Floats 2 years ago

This is really beautiful!..I love this!

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#4 Turtle Birthmark Improvement

Turtle Birthmark Improvement

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varwenea 2 years ago

My niece has exactly this type of birthmark. Though I am certain she is not kin for a tattoo to hide it.

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#5 Birthmark Turned Into Art

Birthmark Turned Into Art

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Fatemeh 2 years ago

And the blood turns to a butterfly! :) Beautiful!

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#6 Cookie Birthmark Just Asked For Cookie Monster Tattoo

Cookie Birthmark Just Asked For Cookie Monster Tattoo

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Marcos Zamarripa 2 years ago

I love the details and it really looks like a cookie!

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#7 Birthmark Transformed Into An Owl

Birthmark Transformed Into An Owl

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tiagoobin 2 years ago

Love it <3

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#8 Woolly Birthmark. This Tattoo Grows Hair

Woolly Birthmark. This Tattoo Grows Hair

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Jasmine Chen 2 years ago

Don't you dare throw that!!

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#9 My Pacman Tattoo

My Pacman Tattoo

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Jasmine Chen 2 years ago

Simple and cool

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#10 Hippo Birthmark Got A Nice Pond To Drink From And Some Trees For Shade

Hippo Birthmark Got A Nice Pond To Drink From And Some Trees For Shade

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Katie Gullickson 2 years ago

My birthmark is that color, but not nearly as interesting.

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#11 Watercolour Rose Over An Old Birthmark Scar

Watercolour Rose Over An Old Birthmark Scar

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Diana Lazar 2 years ago

Birthmark scar?

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#12 Mr. Potato Head Over Birthmark

Mr. Potato Head Over Birthmark

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Sandra La Madeleine 2 years ago

Oh my god, this one wins for originality! Haha! 👌

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#13 Birthmark Cover Up With A Philippine Eagle

Birthmark Cover Up With A Philippine Eagle

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Bianca Bries 2 years ago

wow

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#14 Wolf Tattoo Covering Birthmark

Wolf Tattoo Covering Birthmark

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lady moon 2 years ago

Love!! 💙

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#15 Iconic Marilyn Monroe Mole

Iconic Marilyn Monroe Mole

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Hope Floats 2 years ago

This is great!..Love anything to do with Marilyn and I especially love her name in lipstick!!

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#16 From A Mole To An Island

From A Mole To An Island

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Kelly 2 years ago

making mountains out of mole Hills

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#17 Using Mole As A Part Of A Tattoo

Using Mole As A Part Of A Tattoo

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Inurri 2 years ago

This is clever. :)

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#18 Birthmark Camouflage

Birthmark Camouflage

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Jazlyn J. 2 years ago

Beautiful, and really cool

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#19 Moles As Starts In The Universe

Moles As Starts In The Universe

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Annam5562 2 years ago

I am medical and would recommend a doctor checking that mole if they haven't before. (No idea if the person in the pic will see this!)

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#20 Neutral Milk Hotel's Cover Art For "In The Aeroplane Over The Sea" Turned Into A Tattoo

Neutral Milk Hotel's Cover Art For "In The Aeroplane Over The Sea" Turned Into A Tattoo

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SIRiMAC 2 years ago

Neutral milk hotel!

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#21 Burning Matchstick Tattoo

Burning Matchstick Tattoo

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Liz Miller 2 years ago

Apply a bit of ink mixed with humour et voilá

#22 Horse Tattoo To Disguise A Birthmark

Horse Tattoo To Disguise A Birthmark

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Lola Wallace 2 years ago

Does anyone know the artist???? Ive been trying to find someone to do my horse in my leg for me.

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#23 Crawling Dragon Tattooed Over A Birthmark

Crawling Dragon Tattooed Over A Birthmark

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Gagean Diana 2 years ago

Woah, this one's my favourite! So cool <3

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#24 A Couple Of Carrots, One Surrounding A Carrot Shaped Birthmark

A Couple Of Carrots, One Surrounding A Carrot Shaped Birthmark

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tiagoobin 2 years ago

Love it, so unique and fresh <3

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#25 Birthmark Transformation

Birthmark Transformation

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Nicole 2 years ago

amazing

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#26 Birthmark Flower Tattoo

Birthmark Flower Tattoo

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Celia McDaniel 2 years ago

This looks so photoshopped but I know it's not

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#27 Feather Tattoo Covering A Birthmark

Feather Tattoo Covering A Birthmark

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Daria B 2 years ago

This one brings back memories of Rinoa (FF8).

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#28 Huge Birthmark Cover Up

Huge Birthmark Cover Up

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Lauren Mitchell 2 years ago

I wouldn't refer to a lot of these as "cover-ups", rather "incorporations".

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#29 Connected Birthmarks Forming A Unique Constellation

Connected Birthmarks Forming A Unique Constellation

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Mell 2 years ago

Love it

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#30 Harmander Tattoo To Improve The Birthmark

Harmander Tattoo To Improve The Birthmark

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Brooke Wellington 2 years ago

Supposed to be Charmander

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#31 Birthmark Coverup Tattoo

Birthmark Coverup Tattoo

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#32 Native Hawaiian Flowers Flowing Into The Islands Themselves. Islands Formed From Birthmarks

Native Hawaiian Flowers Flowing Into The Islands Themselves. Islands Formed From Birthmarks

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Tracy Moorhead 2 years ago

Very cool!

#33 Colorful Birthmark Cover Up

Colorful Birthmark Cover Up

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#34 Tattoo Next To The Birthmark

Tattoo Next To The Birthmark

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Jasmine Chen 2 years ago

So cool!

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#35 Tattoo Done Around The Birthmark

Tattoo Done Around The Birthmark

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Ashley 2 years ago

Wow its so nice

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#36 Birthmark Incorporated Into A Tattoo

Birthmark Incorporated Into A Tattoo

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Beloved 2 years ago

"Bad body" though? That makes me sad

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#37 Eagle Tattoo Covering A Birthmark

Eagle Tattoo Covering A Birthmark

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Diana CrunChewy Watson 2 years ago

Hoo boy. Nipple tattoos make my sphincter pucker.

#38 Cover Up That Covers But Also Incorporates Birthmark

Cover Up That Covers But Also Incorporates Birthmark

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Silent Skeleton 2 years ago

Demon marilyn monroe? Even if it isn't, cool tattoo :o)

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#39 Lovely Birthmark Cover Up

Lovely Birthmark Cover Up

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#40 This Christmas Birthmark Transformation

This Christmas Birthmark Transformation

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Răzvan Avătăjiței 2 years ago

oh god why

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#41 Poppy Tattoo Around The Birthmark

Poppy Tattoo Around The Birthmark

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#42 Bear Birthmark Cover Up

Bear Birthmark Cover Up

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Laura Rudgers 2 years ago

I would also love to know the backstory of the symbology....

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#43 Birthmark Camouflage

Birthmark Camouflage

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#44 State Of Alabama Tattooed Around Auburn City Beauty Mark

State Of Alabama Tattooed Around Auburn City Beauty Mark

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Charlie Jallans-Daly 1 year ago

Cool idea!

#45 Houlder Mandala Incorporating A Birthmark

Houlder Mandala Incorporating A Birthmark

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Laura Rudgers 2 years ago

Mandalas are so intricate and unusual - they also have spiritual meaning....

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