Three Life-Changing Tattoos To Help You Heal From Self-Harm
Safe And Effective Self-Harm Tattoo Coverup With Pearl Lemon Tattoo
Depression is something that affects many people from all walks of life. It is a mental illness that can negatively impact the life of someone affected by it. These effects can be mild, like taking a while to get up from bed, or severe, like inflicting self-harm.
Self-harm is exactly what it sounds like; it is when someone hurts themselves to cope with difficult emotions, a painful past or situations and experiences that are overwhelming.
Recovering from self-harm is a massive achievement and should be celebrated. Someone who has recovered from self-harm may feel like their self-harm scars are a badge of victory, but others may see it as a reminder of a painful part of their lives.
That’s why self-harm tattoo coverup is so important to so many people. This is why Pearl Lemon Tattoo would like to offer this service. If you or anyone you know would like a self-harm tattoo coverup, call us today.
An Important Notice
This service page contains information that might be triggering, so it is important to be aware. If you or anyone you know are self-harming, please know that support is available.
Here are a few services you can use if you need to talk to someone.
These free listening services offer confidential advice from trained volunteers. You can talk about anything troubling you, no matter how difficult.
- Samaritans is a charity that supports anyone in emotional distress. You can call them on 116 123 or email [email protected] for a reply within twenty-four hours.
- You can text “SHOUT” to 85258 to contact the Shout Crisis Text Line. If you are under the age of nineteen, you can text “YM” to the same number.
- If you are more than nineteen years old, you can also call Childline on 0800 1111. The number will not appear on your phone bill.
If you struggle with self-harm, we urge you to seek out help.
How Our Self-Harm Tattoo Coverup Service Can Help Victims
The art of tattooing is often falsely criticised as a form of self-harm. This is completely and utterly false. Getting tattoos can help you cope with any self-harm thoughts and urges that you might have.
How can getting a tattoo prevent you from self-harming?
Many people cite that the ‘buzz’ of getting a new tattoo can replace the sense of brief euphoria created by self-harming. It is just important that tattooing should not be used as a crutch.
Another way tattoos can help self-harm survivors is by bringing about change. Tattoos can give someone confidence and a sense of power.
Self-harm is often about control and the loss thereof. Inking tattoos on their body gives survivors of self-harm agency and control over their bodies. They choose when to ink their bodies and what they want to express through that inking.
Getting tattoos can be an act of reclamation. It can help self-harm survivors take ownership of their bodies by reclaiming any scarred skin and turning it into gorgeous art. It is a reminder that their body no longer belongs to the pain and scars that they have inflicted upon themselves.
Inspirational Tattoos We Can Help You Get For A Self-Harm Tattoo Coverup
Self-harm is often linked to suicide attempts, and one way in which tattoos can play a positive role in the fight against self-harming is through the use of inspirational iconography.
If you are looking for inspiration, here are a few meaningful tattoo concepts you can draw inspiration from.
Lotus Flower Tattoos
Lotus flowers represent rebirth, strength, personal growth and spiritual enlightenment. It is, therefore, no surprise that many choose these as a symbol of a renewed life blossoming into something great.
Serotonin is a neurotransmitter often considered vital to the mental health of an individual. Getting a serotonin tattoo can be a gentle reminder that you deserve happiness regardless of the situation you might find yourself in.
The semi-colon is often a tattoo that people who have survived a suicide attempt get inked on their skin. It serves as a reminder that their life could have ended (a full stop), but it merely paused (a semi-colon), allowing their life to continue.
Let Pearl Lemon Tattoo Help You Get A Self-Harm Tattoo Coverup
While it is possible to tattoo over most scars, it is more challenging than tattooing over unscarred. As such, it is extremely important to use an experienced tattoo artist who is not only comfortable tattooing over your scar but is also experienced at incorporating it into the tattoo’s design.
That is why you should come to Pearl Lemon Tattoo. Not only are our tattoo artists experts at inking any type of skin, but they are also trained to create a safe environment where you can get your tattoo without stress and anxiety.
We will be able to cover up your scars in a sterile environment where the risk of infection is greatly reduced.
Dragons represent strength and power, protection and security, wisdom and knowledge, and good fortune.
In some cultures, dragons are seen as symbols of good luck, prosperity and strength. In others, they are associated with magic, mystery, and the unknown.
Self-harm is a phenomenon that affects multiple people within the UK. Getting a tattoo is an effective way in which people with self-harm scars can help themselves heal, and move forward with their lives.
A tattoo can ease the physical, mental and emotional scars of someone with self-harm scars by covering up these painful reminders with a symbol of hope, growth and peace.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, it will. Tattooing over a scar will most likely make the procedure slightly more painful than it normally would be. Damaged skin tissue is usually more sensitive than regular, healthy skin. The deeper and bigger the scar, the more it might hurt.
Seeing as tattooing over scars will leave the skin in a vulnerable state, it is extremely important that aftercare recommendations are followed.
One such recommendation is to use sunscreen after a tattoo has fully healed. You should use organic and fair trade sunscreen. Make sure that it does not contain any microplastics and carcinogenic substances.
Most self-harm scars are hypertrophic scars. These scars are usually thick, red, and elevated about the skin’s surface. It takes one year for these scars to become fully healed. Only once scars have been healed can they be tattooed.