Tattoos are becoming more and more popular. It's probably harder to find a person with no tattoos than a person with them. Many people "get inked" because they find it beautiful or because they want to have a meaning, idea, or memory on their body forever.

Another reason that is often forgotten is getting tattoos to hide body imperfections, like scars or birthmarks. That is what this Vietnamese tattoo artist helps people with: feeling beautiful and happy in their bodies.

"My passion is all about tattooing over scars, burns, birthmarks, or any imperfections on the bodies. I believe that a well-done, beautifully constructed tattoo will not only change a person’s image but also lift their confidence and overcome insecurities," the artist told Bored Panda.

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BusLady
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7 months ago

This has to be the prettiest one.

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The tattoo artist, known as Ngoc on her social media, spends lots of time designing tattoos for people who want to hide their imperfections. It's not an easy task, because you have to pick the best shapes, colors, and placement for the tattoo to efficiently cover the spots up. The skin where wounds used to be is usually thicker or thinner than normal skin and is hard to work with.

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Cecilia Herrera
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7 months ago

Beautiful .

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By helping people cover up their wounds, scars, and other marks, Ngoc helps them forget past traumas, move away from bad memories, or just feel happy, confident, and comfortable in their bodies. She uses art to heal people's wounds outside and inside. Ngoc helped a woman whose stomach was disfigured after having three children. She gave her a beautiful flower tattoo.

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Scagsy
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7 months ago

From great pain to great hope.

Christy Smith
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7 months ago

If she would have slit vertically (correct way if trying to commit suicide) instead of horizontal, she probably wouldn't have been so lucky, that cut looks like it was deep.

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BusLady
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7 months ago

She came back from a hopeless place.

Cecilia Herrera
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7 months ago

Perfect sentiment.

BusLady
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7 months ago

I have a tat on my lower back that says"Fear Not."

CincyReds
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6 months ago

Awww really love this one!

Justin Calhoun
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7 months ago

I love this! Ty for the idea. Hate to steal your idea but I might...

Sara MacFarland
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6 months ago

powerful!

Anna Repp
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6 months ago

I have a lot of scars like this :( I am planning to use them and a canvass for tattoos, too, but I do not want to cover the scars - rather incorporate them into the tattoo. I still want the scars to be visible as a reminder of what happened in my life.

Cooter McCoughlin
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6 months ago

You gotta cut that the other way or it won't work right

columbokateUK
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7 months ago

Love this one ❤

Marilynn Santiago
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7 months ago

I Love This!!😍

Ninja Nonna
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7 months ago

Beautiful.

Van Nguyen
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7 months ago

this is so awesome!

MammaG
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7 months ago

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Or it's just a burn.

Gill M-R
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7 months ago

You think they stitched a burn?

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Tattooing requires a lot of experience, patience, and knowledge—especially complicated tattoos like these. Ngoc is a professional in this not-so-easy field. She has been tattooing over 10 years and makes sure that every tattoo she does is perfect, because fixing a tattoo is not so easy and can damage the skin even further.

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Cecilia Herrera
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7 months ago

So detailed. So pretty.

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There are many tattoo-related posts here on Bored Panda. If you like cats, check out these cat tattoo designs. If you want a good laugh, check out these people faceswapping with their tattoos.

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Cecilia Herrera
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7 months ago

I love these designs!

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What do you think of these tattoos? Would you like to get something covered up? Tell us in the comments and vote for your favorite ones! Go follow Ngoc on her social media and show her some love for all the people she has made happy.

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Cecilia Herrera
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7 months ago

Wow!

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Cecilia Herrera
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7 months ago

That feather is great. You would never know that this is a scarred area underneath.

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Cecilia Herrera
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7 months ago

Wonderful design.

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Cecilia Herrera
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7 months ago

You can almost hear the buzz. Excellent choices.

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Cecilia Herrera
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7 months ago

Amazing. The details, the colors, excellent tattoo.

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Cecilia Herrera
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7 months ago

Wonderful combination.

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Cecilia Herrera
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7 months ago

I love the way these designs change the viewer's perspective away from the scarred areas.

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Cecilia Herrera
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7 months ago

Beautiful swan and flowers.

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Kailyn Lam
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7 months ago

i love this one!💗

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Cecilia Herrera
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7 months ago

Such dainty flowers.

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Cecilia Herrera
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7 months ago

That owl is fantastic.

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Looks like a horse tattoo that has become infected.

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SirPatTheCat
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7 months ago

Oof that probably hurt like hell. I think sternum tattoos are like the most painful

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Jayme Lowit
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7 months ago

So beautiful and delicate

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Cecilia Herrera
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7 months ago

Those colors really pop. Another beautiful design.

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Cecilia Herrera
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7 months ago

The design, the details, the genius involved in this tattoo, all are heart warming.

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Cecilia Herrera
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7 months ago

Very pretty.

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Cecilia Herrera
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7 months ago

The detail on that fish and the waves make this truly a work of art.

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Cecilia Herrera
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7 months ago

The colors are so pretty in that design.

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Cecilia Herrera
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7 months ago

The whole effect of all the individual tattoos, when seen on the one person, are so lovely.

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Cecilia Herrera
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7 months ago

So pretty. Classy.

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Oskar vanZandt
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7 months ago

Not fond of the moon but I like the wild landscape...

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Cecilia Herrera
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7 months ago

The birds on the branch are lovely.

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Anne Sim
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7 months ago

Most of these tatts are magic. I kept wondering just how these people got such scars - surgery contributed to some, but others? Would love to see that story.

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MacDudu
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7 months ago (edited)

I hope they got that area looked at by a doctor before tattooing all over it. It looks suspicious for melanoma.

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