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Mothers Cover-Up C-Section Scars with Tattoos: New Beauty Trend

World | Reuters | March 10, 2018, 6:28 am
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 Kiki, a mother of a 5-year-old boy, poses with her new tattoo, at Samurai Tattoo in Shanghai, China.

Kiki, a mother of a 5-year-old boy, poses with her new tattoo, at Samurai Tattoo in Shanghai, China. "This is my fifth tattoo. I like flowers and have tattoos of flowers on my shoulders and legs. I enjoy getting tattoos, it's addictive," Kiki said. (Image: Reuters)

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 Wang Ruoyu has her caesarean delivery (C-section) scar measured for a tattoo design at Samurai Tattoo in Shanghai, China.

Wang Ruoyu has her caesarean delivery (C-section) scar measured for a tattoo design at Samurai Tattoo in Shanghai, China. "I love all beautiful things that make me look better," she said, "I chose the pattern of a crown with wings to cover the scar. It looks nice." (Image: Reuters)

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 Grace Yuan's 3-year-old daughter Rebecca looks at the caesarean delivery (C-section) scar on her mother's belly which is being worked on by a tattoo artist at Samurai Tattoo in Shanghai, China. (Image: Reuters)

Grace Yuan's 3-year-old daughter Rebecca looks at the caesarean delivery (C-section) scar on her mother's belly which is being worked on by a tattoo artist at Samurai Tattoo in Shanghai, China. (Image: Reuters)

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 A tattoo of a flower is applied on a mother's belly at Samurai Tattoo in Shanghai. (Image: Reuters)

A tattoo of a flower is applied on a mother's belly at Samurai Tattoo in Shanghai. (Image: Reuters)

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 Wang Ruoyu, a mother of a 16-year-old son, poses with her new tattoo at Samurai Tattoo in Shanghai, China. (Image: Reuters)

Wang Ruoyu, a mother of a 16-year-old son, poses with her new tattoo at Samurai Tattoo in Shanghai, China. (Image: Reuters)

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 Tattoo artist Shi Hailei takes photos of a tattoo at Samurai Tattoo in Shanghai, China. (Image: Reuters)

Tattoo artist Shi Hailei takes photos of a tattoo at Samurai Tattoo in Shanghai, China. (Image: Reuters)

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 Hailei, a tattoo artist, works in Samurai Tattoo studio in Shanghai, China. Hailei was inspired by a South American artist who tattooed the scars of women who had suffered from domestic violence. (Image: Reuters)

Hailei, a tattoo artist, works in Samurai Tattoo studio in Shanghai, China. Hailei was inspired by a South American artist who tattooed the scars of women who had suffered from domestic violence. (Image: Reuters)

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 Eason Zhou, a mother of a 5-year-old child, poses with her new tattoo at Samurai Tattoo in Shanghai, China. (Image: Reuters)

Eason Zhou, a mother of a 5-year-old child, poses with her new tattoo at Samurai Tattoo in Shanghai, China. (Image: Reuters)

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 Kiki, a mother of a 5-year-old boy, poses with her new tattoo at Samurai Tattoo in Shanghai, China. (Image: Reuters)

Kiki, a mother of a 5-year-old boy, poses with her new tattoo at Samurai Tattoo in Shanghai, China. (Image: Reuters)

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 Wang Jing waits for tattoo artist Shi Hailei to apply a tattoo design onto her caesarean delivery (C-section) scar. (Image: Reuters)

Wang Jing waits for tattoo artist Shi Hailei to apply a tattoo design onto her caesarean delivery (C-section) scar. (Image: Reuters)

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 Wang Jing poses with her new tattoo at Samurai Tattoo in Shanghai, China. (Image: Reuters)

Wang Jing poses with her new tattoo at Samurai Tattoo in Shanghai, China. (Image: Reuters)

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 Eason Zhou checks a tattoo design on a computer with her tattoo artist Shi Hailei at Samurai Tattoo in Shanghai, China. (Image: Reuters)

Eason Zhou checks a tattoo design on a computer with her tattoo artist Shi Hailei at Samurai Tattoo in Shanghai, China. (Image: Reuters)

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 Kiki, a mother of a 5-year-old boy, poses with her new tattoo at Samurai Tattoo in Shanghai, China. (Image: Reuters)

Kiki, a mother of a 5-year-old boy, poses with her new tattoo at Samurai Tattoo in Shanghai, China. (Image: Reuters)

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 A mother of a 16-year-old son poses with her new tattoo at Samurai Tattoo in Shanghai, China. (Image: Reuters)

A mother of a 16-year-old son poses with her new tattoo at Samurai Tattoo in Shanghai, China. (Image: Reuters)

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 Shi Hailei, a tattoo artist who gives free tattoos to mothers that want to cover up their caesarean delivery (C-section) scars, works in Samurai Tattoo studio in China. Hailei was inspired by a South American artist who tattooed the scars of women who had suffered from domestic violence. (Image: Reuters)

Shi Hailei, a tattoo artist who gives free tattoos to mothers that want to cover up their caesarean delivery (C-section) scars, works in Samurai Tattoo studio in China. Hailei was inspired by a South American artist who tattooed the scars of women who had suffered from domestic violence. (Image: Reuters)

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 Li Ling, a mother of a 6-year-old boy, poses with her new tattoo which covers her caesarean delivery (C-section) scar. (Image: Reuters)

Li Ling, a mother of a 6-year-old boy, poses with her new tattoo which covers her caesarean delivery (C-section) scar. (Image: Reuters)

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 Grace Yuan, a mother of a 3-year-old daughter, poses with her new tattoo. (Image: Reuters)

Grace Yuan, a mother of a 3-year-old daughter, poses with her new tattoo. (Image: Reuters)