Scar Camouflage/Skin Color Tattooing

Located in Pensacola, FL.

Scar Camouflage at Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery

Achieving your body goals is easier said than done. Often, it involves a lot of physical activity and a strict diet. These are also the reasons why it’s easy to give up, but don’t lose hope just yet!

Our body contouring and cosmetic body surgery options cater to diverse needs, empowering individuals to achieve their desired aesthetic goals. Whether it’s sculpting through liposuction, rejuvenating with a tummy tuck, or achieving comprehensive enhancement with a mommy makeover, our skilled surgeons specialize in tailoring procedures to meet unique aspirations.

Beyond physical transformations, these procedures often contribute to an improved quality of life and wellbeing.

Scar Camouflage/Skin Color Tattooing

The saying goes, “No one gets through life without a few scars.”  However, if the scars are physical, like those resulting from surgery, injury, stretch marks from pregnancy, or weight changes, there is an option to make them less noticeable. Scar camouflage uses a technique similar to permanent makeup (also called cosmetic tattooing) to help camouflage surgical scars, hypopigmentation, stretch marks, and other types of scars.

Sometimes referred to as skin color tattooing, camouflage tattooing uses specialized pigments matched to the surrounding skin color to make the scar much less visible. At Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery, this procedure is performed by Tabitha Fletcher, a Florida-licensed restorative tattoo artist, Florida-licensed surgical medical assistant, and a Florida-licensed medical esthetician. Tabitha has been with Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery for more than five years and brings a wealth of knowledge, expertise, and artistic ability to her restorative tattoo practice. Tabitha received specialized training in camouflage tattooing in Scottsdale, AZ and is certified in the procedure.

Scars should be fully mature before camouflaging them. Generally speaking, it is best to wait at least a year before starting the tattoo process. Certain scars may respond better to “inkless” tattooing. When performing this type of tattoo, the artist uses non-pigmented ink to improve the texture and color of the scar.

Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery and The Skin Care Center offers other scar treatments that may be used in conjunction with or instead of skin color tattooing.  These include PRP and PRF treatments, RF microneedling, IPL, PicoSure Laser or fractional laser treatments.

Scars are as individual as the people wearing them, and the cosmetic tattooing treatment plan is unique to each patient. Not all scars are good candidates for camouflage tattooing. This is why Tabitha offers complimentary consultations to explain the process in detail, evaluate the scars, and formulate a course of treatment for each specific patient.

The cost of scar camouflage depends on the number and size of the scars treated. A good price range is $500-$2000 per session. Four sessions are recommended for best results. (An exact price quote will be given at the consultation appointment.) An allergy patch test needs to be done before tattooing. This is $150 and can be done at the consultation appointment.

To schedule a consultation for scar camouflage/skin color tattooing, please call (850) 476-3223 or email us at

Frequently Asked Questions

Who benefits from skin color tattooing?
Individuals with scars from surgeries, injuries, or other skin conditions benefit from scar camouflage. It reduces the visibility of scars and enhances the overall aesthetic harmony of the skin.
Is scar camouflage suitable for all types of scars?
While scar camouflage effectively addresses many types of scars, its suitability varies. Factors like scar texture, color, and individual skin characteristics influence its effectiveness. We recommend consulting a qualified professional for personalized advice.
How long does the procedure take, and is it painful?
The procedure duration varies based on scar size and complexity, typically taking a few hours. It involves minimal discomfort, with professionals often using topical anesthetics to ensure client comfort during the process.
Are there any side effects or downtime after scar camouflage?
Common side effects include mild and temporary redness or swelling. Downtime is minimal, allowing clients to resume normal activities shortly after the procedure. Optimal results require adherence to aftercare instructions.
How long does skin color tattooing last, and is it permanent?
Skin color tattooing is long-lasting but it’s considered semi-permanent. Factors like sun exposure, individual skin characteristics, and lifestyle choices impact its longevity. Periodic touch-ups may be necessary to maintain desired results.
How do I choose a qualified professional for skin color tattooing?
To select a qualified professional, choose a licensed and experienced cosmetic tattoo artist specializing in skin color tattooing. Ensure expertise by reviewing portfolios, certifications, and customer feedback.

You can confidently choose Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery and The Skin Care Center. They have amazing before and after photos from their past clients showing excellent results.

Can scar camouflage be done on any part of the body?
Scar camouflage is versatile and applicable to various body parts, including the face, limbs, and torso. This depends on the scar location and the client’s overall health.
Is scar camouflage covered by insurance?
In most cases, insurance does not cover scar camouflage as it is considered a cosmetic procedure. Check with individual insurance providers for specific details on coverage.

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