Experience with tattoos covering scars/stretch marks?

I got my first tattoo last year on my left foot and love it. I am ready to get more and have been researching info on tatts to cover scars/stretch marks. I ended up with a few stretch marks after having kids (being a size 3 and having a 9 lb. baby can do that to someone). I've been too self-concious to... show more I got my first tattoo last year on my left foot and love it. I am ready to get more and have been researching info on tatts to cover scars/stretch marks.

I ended up with a few stretch marks after having kids (being a size 3 and having a 9 lb. baby can do that to someone). I've been too self-concious to wear a bikini since having my youngest (who is now almost 8). I'm in good physical shape and don't have any sagging skin or other post-baby issues except I've got a couple of very wide (1/8"), very obvious stretch marks on my right abdomen and right hip bone area. I'd rather get a new tatt that I'm happy to show off instead of hiding my stomach all the time!

Has anyone out there covered stretch marks with tattoos and are happy with the results? Any pointers on tattooing over the scar or rather around it to minimize?

Any links or pics would really help. Thanks in advance for any advice!
Update: I've given up on the idea of creams and such - most of those only work for very thin marks, anyway. And I've had friends get the laser treatment without much success (which is also very expensive!) I even consulted with a plastic surgeon who said there's not much else that can be done, especially for... show more I've given up on the idea of creams and such - most of those only work for very thin marks, anyway. And I've had friends get the laser treatment without much success (which is also very expensive!) I even consulted with a plastic surgeon who said there's not much else that can be done, especially for the mark that's on my hip bone. I'm extending the question a few more days and 10 pts. for a pic or a link!! I'd like to see examples please!!
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