Some people couldn't care less about their birthmarks or their placings, but for some, it is a real self-esteem problem. However, with their unique tattoo designs, these artists helped people cover their unattractive markings and to regain some much-needed confidence, showing that imperfections - embellished with cover up tattoos or not - are what make us beautiful.

Yet the tattooists did not only cover the birthmarks - they worked to incorporate them as a vital part of the tattoo design; whether it be a basketball, part of a flower, or a map of an imaginary world! There's really no end to the imagination with these cover up tattoo ideas.

If you liked this tattoo gallery, be sure to check out our previous post where we showcased 10+ scar-covering tattoo ideas with incredible 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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Jeanine Vasinko
Community Member
3 years ago

This would be amazing done permanently. He'd look like a world traveler.

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#2

Life Story In Birthmark

Life Story In Birthmark

Solitary tattoo& lifestyle Report

Nicole
Community Member
3 years ago

amazing

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#3

Tattoo Covering An Extensive Port Wine Stain Birthmark

Tattoo Covering An Extensive Port Wine Stain Birthmark

Jess Hannigan Report

Hope Floats
Community Member
3 years ago

This is really beautiful!..I love this!

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#4

Turtle Birthmark Improvement

Turtle Birthmark Improvement

Tattoos by Justin Conti Report

varwenea
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 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

Bryn Holman Tattooist 'hillbillyholman' Report

Marcos Zamarripa
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 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

Fallen Monk Tattoo Report

Bianca Bries
Community Member
3 years ago

wow

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#14

Wolf Tattoo Covering Birthmark

Wolf Tattoo Covering Birthmark

7traintattoo Report

lady moon
Community Member
3 years ago

Love!! 💙

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#15

Iconic Marilyn Monroe Mole

Iconic Marilyn Monroe Mole

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Hope Floats
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 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

GrayScale Tattoo Report

Inurri
Community Member
3 years ago

This is clever. :)

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#18

Birthmark Camouflage

Birthmark Camouflage

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Jazlyn J.
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 years ago

Neutral milk hotel!

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#21

Burning Matchstick Tattoo

Burning Matchstick Tattoo

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Liz Miller
Community Member
3 years ago

Apply a bit of ink mixed with humour et voilá

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#22

Horse Tattoo To Disguise A Birthmark

Horse Tattoo To Disguise A Birthmark

Karl Sutton Tattooist Report

Lola Wallace
Community Member
3 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

Karen Hogg Report

Gagean Diana
Community Member
3 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

Ni Xa Report

tiagoobin
Community Member
3 years ago

Love it, so unique and fresh <3

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#25

Birthmark Transformation

Birthmark Transformation

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Nicole
Community Member
3 years ago

amazing

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#26

Birthmark Flower Tattoo

Birthmark Flower Tattoo

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Celia McDaniel
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 years ago

Supposed to be Charmander

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#31

Birthmark Coverup Tattoo

Birthmark Coverup Tattoo

Ready Steady Ink Report

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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

cadillacmobiletattoos Report

Tracy Moorhead
Community Member
3 years ago

Very cool!

#33

Colorful Birthmark Cover Up

Colorful Birthmark Cover Up

Whiplash Tattoo Report

#34

Tattoo Next To The Birthmark

Tattoo Next To The Birthmark

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Jasmine Chen
Community Member
3 years ago

So cool!

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#35

Tattoo Done Around The Birthmark

Tattoo Done Around The Birthmark

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Ashley
Community Member
3 years ago

Wow its so nice

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