Your Tattoo Scar Calculation

Type of Scar

Estimated Likelihood*


discolored, very raised and thick scars that can extend far wider than the tattoo itself; often itchy and painful

A tattoo that formed a keloid scar

Estimated likelihood:*

A tattoo on a man's arm


no visible scarring; a desirable result

A tattoo on a man's arm

Estimated likelihood:*

*estimates average expected outcomes for individuals with your risk factors and protective factors

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