Beauty

New tattooing technique promises to minimise stretch marks

Laterz, stretch marks! Nice knowing you.

“How great are stretch marks?!” said no one, ever. Granted, stretch marks just a part of life, but that doesn’t mean we have to like them.

Introducing Rodolpho Torres. This tattoo artist (read: legend) is using a new technique to help men and women get rid of those pesky marks that can often be found on our legs, hips and ass.

Torres minimises the appearance of stretch marks using strategically placed ink. Basically, it creates an optical illusion, making them less noticeable.

However, as with many quick fixes, it could be too good to be true. Dermatologist Dr. Doris Day told Fashionista that Torres’ methods might be problematic.

"It can work, but the thing is, what a stretch mark is, basically, is loss of skin," she said. "The risk is, if [a tattoo] is done by someone who doesn't understand how to [treat skin], you can end up with a scar, and a potentially worse problem, especially in an area that's already thinner and missing some of the essential elements of skin."

Hmm, in that case, we might stick to the Bio Oil for now! But it's nice to have options.