Last year in the fall, Kham came in to see me about some keloid scars she had on her shoulders. She didn't have any ink, but was hoping that we could tattoo some lotuses over the scars, after she read my Cover Up Tattoos article (see main menu.) She'd had the scars for a long time and wanted something new.
I told her that keloid scars may or may not hold ink and it's always a bit of a risk tattooing them. But if she was willing to take the leap, we might do something lovely over them. We started on her right shoulder, which had fewer scars, and now just finished up her left shoulder.
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