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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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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.

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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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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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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Annemarie Mattheyse
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love how she incorporates the texture of the scars to give the design contours. AMAZING work!

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Cecilia Herrera
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Ellie Paynter
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Did I mention how beautiful it was after as well? Love the choice of colors!

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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have a cesarean scar. I've never thought about getting a tattoo there.

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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Am I the only one who wants to know the story behind the scars? Was this woman attacked by a shark? To me, the scars are just as beautiful as the tattoos, with their illustration of survival. Both are beautiful

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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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3 years ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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