Tattoo ink cannot cover stretch marks because the scarring makes it hard to hold the ink. However, stretch marks can be built into the design of the tattoo to cover them up.
Putting a tattoo over a stretch mark requires planning because if it isn't placed right, it can make the stretch marks more obvious in the process. In addition to covering stretch marks with a tattoo, it is possible to use self-tanning products. This can be an effective solution for stretch marks that are on the lighter side. Other options include using moisturizing lotions, which can look more severe with dry skin, and using makeup like concealer or powder.