Permanent Makeup Camouflage

by | May 29, 2024

Q: Can I camouflage a scar, area of the skin that’s missing pigment, or previous permanent makeup by using skin colored tattoo pigment?
Clients with Vitiligo and scar tissues on their body/face request camouflage tattooing to match their natural skin color.  There’s always Pros and Cons.
Pro:  Tattooing skin colored pigment can conceal or make the area with loss of pigment less noticeable.  There are a lot of vendors with various colors, so you may find a color to match your skin tone.  
Con: Your skin may darken or lighten depending on the time of the year, i.e. sun tan.
It may be subtle, but your skin varies in darkness/lightness throughout the year.  However,  the Camouflage pigment will remain the same.  It will not tan with you.  Therefore, if the scar/loss of pigmented area is on your body that gets exposed to sun light,  this may not be a good solution for you.
Also, all pigment fades over time.  Again, the pigment color may match your skin color when first applied, however, over time, the tattoo pigment will slowly fade, leaving the scar area even more noticeable.