Instagram is OBSESSED with tat artist who hides STRETCH MARKS


Victoria's Secret was lauded in recent weeks after they released images of a model whose stretch marks hadn't been digitally removed.

And while the general public applauded the brand's decision to showcase women with the same physicalities as the rest of us, that doesn't mean everyone is as impressed by their own tiger stripes as they are Jasmine Tookes.

So, it's no real surprise that a tattoo artist who manages to conceal stretch marks with the help of a tattoo needle is currently blowing up Instagram.

Rodolpho Torres from São Paulo amassed a following of more than 1.2 million after he began uploading footage which documented his approach to stretch mark 'removal'.

As stretch marks are physical evidence the skin has been stretched due to weight gain, weight loss or pregnancy, Rodolpho can't magically remove them but instead matches his ink to his client's skintone before filling in the contours.

And while Instagram users may be fascinated by Rodolpho's technique, a dermotologist named Dr Doris Day has warned the public that this particular approach is not without its risks.

"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," she explained.

Something tells us his 1.2 million followers won't be deterred.

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