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Working with the scar, not against it [Photo: Instagram/Ana Drechsler]

12 tattoos that have transformed scars into beautiful art pieces

Alice Sholl

Whether the result of surgery, an accident or self harm, scars are nothing to be ashamed of.

But for those who wish that theirs were out of sight, there are ways of doing this other than wearing long sleeves.

Creative tattoo artists from around the world have found genius ways of either hiding or working with scars, turning them into beautiful works of art.

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