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Tummy Tuck Tattoo Ideas

Tummy Tuck Tattoo Ideas

A tummy tuck can vastly improve the look of your abdominal area and give you the confidence to wear a bikini, low-cut jeans, and more. 

One of the only downsides to a tummy tuck is the scar that it leaves. The good news is that you can get a tattoo over the scar which effectively hides it. 

Here at Miami Lakes Surgery Center, we have some great tummy tuck tattoo ideas for you below. We have also answered the most commonly-asked questions about tummy tucks.  

How Long After a Tummy Tuck Can I Get A Tattoo?

Like all surgery, a tummy tuck incision takes a while to heal, with time being the best healer. 

Most plastic surgeons recommend waiting between 6 months and a year before getting a tummy tuck tattoo. This time period ensures that the scar has healed fully, there is no risk of infection and it is safe to traumatize the skin with a tattoo. 

For more information about tummy tucks, contact Miami Lakes Surgery Center

Does Tummy Tuck Tattoo Hurt?

Everyone has their own pain threshold so it’s difficult to say how much a tummy tuck tattoo will hurt for you.

However, it’s important to note that since the tattoo will be done over the stomach area (which is already a sensitive place) and scar tissue, you can expect a bit more pain than a regular tattoo. 

With the beautiful end result you can achieve, the small amount of pain will be worth it! 

Tummy Tuck Tattoo Before and After

Interested to see what a tummy tuck tattoo looks like before and after? Here are some great examples! 

Tummy Tuck Tattoo Before and After flowers and branches

The above picture shows a tummy tuck tattoo in progress. The scar is still clearly visible, even with the tattoo outline. However, it disappears as the tattoo’s colors are filled in. The cleverly-placed branch does a great job of hiding the scar, while the blossoms create a pretty and whimsical look. 

Tummy Tuck Tattoo Before and After

If your tummy tuck scar also extends upwards a little into your belly button (as shown in the top picture), you may want to choose a design that covers the vertical scar as well. As you can see from the final result, this tattoo design hides the horizontal and vertical scar well. 

Tummy Tuck Tattoo Before and After black flowers

The dark shade of the tummy tuck scar (above) contrasts with the patient’s pale skin, making it look even more prominent. The tattoo artist has done an excellent job of camouflaging the tattoo with a bold tattoo featuring intricate lines. The black colored tattoo hides the scar extremely well and you’d have to look really closely to notice the scar.

Tummy Tuck Tattoo Before and After flowers and star

This tummy tuck scar (below) is thin but dark in color. Together with the tattoo artist, the patient selected a beautiful floral design tattoo in black ink that was shaded a lot, especially where the scar is located. The scar is now barely visible! The tattoo is beautifully complemented by a belly ring. 

Tummy Tuck Tattoo Before and After flowers Idea

The tummy tuck scar (upper picture) is slightly raised. These scars do well with tattoos featuring branches as it gives a natural and camouflaged look. Using brown, pink, and a bit of white ink, the tattoo artist created a girly tattoo along the scar. The result? The scar is barely noticeable! 

Tummy Tuck Tattoo Ideas

Now that you’ve seen how well a tattoo can hide a tummy tuck scar, let’s take a look at some great tummy tuck tattoo ideas: 

Mermaid Tummy Tuck Tattoo

Mermaid Tummy Tuck Tattoo

For the person who loves mermaids comes this stunning mermaid tattoo for tummy tuck scars! The mermaid is created in black ink and extends throughout the width of the stomach and onto the hip area. The mermaid’s long, flowing hair expertly hides all elements of the scar, while the bubbles and flowing water add to the final look. 

Roses and Heart Tummy Tuck Tattoo

Roses and Heart Tummy Tuck Tattoo

If you are the kind of person who likes minimalism, this tummy tuck tattoo would be perfect for you! It has a large yet minimalist heart in the center, with an intricate rose design along the sides. When looking at this tattoo, your eyes are naturally drawn away from the scar and on the tattoo. 

Crown Tummy Tuck Tattoo

Crown Tummy Tuck Tattoo

What better way to celebrate yourself than by treating yourself to a crown tattoo? This full-bodied tattoo has a jeweled crown in the middle with a large piece in the middle that cleverly hides the rest of the scar. On the sides are a set of angel wings that are highly detailed. 

Whimsical Blossom Tummy Tuck Tattoo

Whimsical Blossom Tummy Tuck Tattoo

Looking for a pretty tattoo to celebrate your tummy tuck results? Why not consider this whimsical blossom tattoo that daintily covers the entire horizontal region of the tummy tuck scar. If you have any vertical scar elements, these can be covered by blossom leaves or branches. You can add as many blossoms as you like to make it unique. 

Large Rose Tummy Tuck Tattoo

Large Rose Tummy Tuck Tattoo

If you feel self-conscious about your tummy tuck tattoo, a large and intricately colored tattoo could be the best option for you. This tummy tuck tattoo has a few large, pink roses and green leaves. The ink is dark and the tattoo outlines are filled in well to ensure that your tummy tuck scar cannot be seen. 

Egyptian Tummy Tuck Tattoo

Egyptian Tummy Tuck Tattoo

If you’re a fan of Egyptian mythology, you’ll love this exquisite Egpytian-themed tummy tuck tattoo! It has an Egyptian goddess in the middle with wings on the side to help camouflage any sign of a scar. The complex and detailed design draws the eyes completely away from any remaining signs of a scar.

Beaded Floral Design Tummy Tuck Tattoo 

Beaded Floral Design Tummy Tuck Tattoo

This pretty, floral, beaded tummy tuck tattoo could be mistaken for a stylish belly chain! The design uses bold black ink with great patterns. Its placement on the abdomen makes it appear as if you’re wearing belly jewelry and also does an excellent job of hiding any traces of a tummy tuck scar. 

Third Eye Tummy Tuck Tattoo

Third Eye Tummy Tuck Tattoo

If you already have arm and leg tattoos, a tummy tuck scar tattoo can be your finishing glory! This tattoo covers the entire stomach and hip area and features a third eye in the middle with various other objects surrounding it. The detailed nature of the tattoo makes it impossible to see the scar. 

Single Rose Tummy Tuck Tattoo

Single Rose Tummy Tuck Tattoo

This is the perfect tummy tuck scar tattoo if you’re looking for something elegant, pretty, and low-key. There is a single rose in the center which does a great job of hiding the main part of the tattoo. The side portions of the tattoo also camouflage the remaining scar well. 

Butterfly and Rose Tummy Tuck Tattoo

Butterfly and Rose Tummy Tuck Tattoo

This butterfly and rose tummy tuck scar tattoo is very feminine and flattering. It uses only black ink, which is shaded and goes into detail in many places, the perfect solution for hiding a scar. The final result is a gorgeous tattoo that enhances your slender abdominal area. 

Bold Rose Tummy Tuck Tattoo

Bold Rose Tummy Tuck Tattoo

This bold rose tattoo in black ink is created by roses in various shapes along the line of the scar. This tattoo will take some time to create and you may feel a little tender afterward, but it will be worth it in the end when you see the result! 

Winding Floral Tummy Tuck Tattoo

Winding Floral Tummy Tuck Tattoo

A floral tattoo is a perfect design to help you show off the excellent results of your tummy tuck! This tattoo gently winds around your stomach area, ending at either side of your hips, giving it a whimsical yet elegant look. 

Small Flower Tummy Tuck Tattoo

Small Flower Tummy Tuck Tattoo

With its multi-sized leaves and open flowers, this tummy tuck scar tattoo goes into exquisite detail. It has some dots of pollen around the flowers, as well as a solid stem that hides any trace of your scar well. 

Oriental Tummy Tuck Tattoo

Oriental Tummy Tuck Tattoo

This oriental-designed tattoo is reminiscent of a Hindu tattoo that is typically done with henna. There is a lotus shape cleverly situated around the belly button, as well as a bottom section that hides the scar very well. 

Colorful Tummy Tuck Tattoo

Colorful Tummy Tuck Tattoo

Some people like to use more colors than just black in their tattoos. This tummy tuck scar tattoo has the perfect combination of blue, pink, black, and white to create a jeweled, butterfly and floral design. You won’t be able to see your scar at all! 

Side Tummy Tuck Tattoo

Side Tummy Tuck Tattoo

Do you believe that less is more? If so, why not think about this minimalist side tummy tuck tattoo that only covers the area immediately surrounding the scar. It has clean lines and definitely an understated beauty that you’ll love looking at. 

Blue Tummy Tuck Tattoo

Blue Tummy Tuck Tattoo

A tummy tuck scar is the perfect opportunity to make the most out of a fantastic tattoo! This blue and black floral tattoo is a great example of this. Once complete, you won’t notice your scar much at all and you can rock your tattoo instead! 

Tropical Tummy Tuck Tattoo

Tropical Tummy Tuck Tattoo

If your personality is larger than life and you want your colorful character to be reflected on your body, check out this tropical tattoo! The highlight is a colorful parrot whose wings beautifully cover the entire scar. This tattoo extends onto the leg as well – just perfect! 

Floral Jewel Tummy Tuck Tattoo

Floral Jewel Tummy Tuck Tattoo

If you’re not keen on a plain, black ink tattoo, this colorful tummy tuck scar tattoo may be just what you’ve been looking for. The middle, jeweled section is what covers most of the tattoo, while the rest has a floral theme and complements it well. 

Spring Flowers Tummy Tuck Tattoo

Spring Flowers Tummy Tuck Tattoo

If your style is feminine, dainty, and minimalist, you’ll love this stunning floral design tattoo. It features flowers in various colors, bright green leaves, and a winding stem that cleverly hides the line of the tattoo.

Elegant Tummy Tuck Tattoo

Elegant Tummy Tuck Tattoo

Looking for a sexy and natural-looking tummy tuck scar tattoo? This rose-themed one ticks all the boxes! Once completed, you’ll be hard-pressed to see where your tummy tuck tattoo even was! It’s a definite consideration if you need an elegant solution. 

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