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Old 06-25-2013, 02:56 PM
KarenC KarenC is offline
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Default My Birthmark story - Full thigh and quarter calf

Ok so when I was born I had no meat on my thigh and quarter calf, doctors said there was no hope. One doctor said she had knowledge of hope come see her. Long story short mum and dad exercised my leg for over seven hours a day for over two years. I grew up thinking I was normal but all my capillaries were on the underside of my skin. I did 27 years of laser surgery and sclerotherapy. It was like dark purple. I got it down to 80 % lighter and laser said they thought they couldnt do any more for me.At 45 i still had my birthmark and no hope of wearing that pair of shorts or wear whatever I liked. Yes well I could hide it. First day of school at 5 and everyone gave heaps to a fat girl, she had no friends. I thought about my leg, first time ever and thought if they seen I was different it would happen to me too. So i hid it as best as I could all my life.Became quite notorious for not taking crap of no one. Hurt me Ill hurt you. By the way in year 5 I beat all the people up that made that fat girl cry and I was her friend and a good one at that. Any how decided at 45 Id get a tattoo. No one in my town gets leg sleeves but hey I researched it. Men said its not sexy and most pictures never really had a full picture only parts. Researched the tattooist, told her what she was in for. The tattooist reckons she didn't sleep for three days, OMG I didn't sleep for a week and didn't want to answer my phone in case she decided not to take me on. She nearly did ring. This is why I joined this Forum. My dad said Id die doing it and wasn't pleased. It kept at the bottom of my mind. I contacted doctors and I could have anti infection tablets at any time. My leg is like a hemophiliac over my mark. So i sustained drinking prior 2 days. I just wanted to say something I thought so horrible is now the most beautiful part of my body. I feel bad cause I couldn't accept my mark. I'm still to get the photographs from the last laser hospital and once released i will make my story public. Yes you can get tattooed over a mark, you can get tattooed over burns, scars. If you find the right tattooist they can slow the needle down, they can try not go as deep. Your skin will reject the ink once its had enough. Its cost me but nothing like the dollars Ive spent over the years. Ive only just finished and if your looking that direction to tattoo over a mark Id say in the next year you will see me in a magazine showing it can be done. It takes like a month to get over a session depending where it is, but if you had normal skin, dont forget mine was tampered (27 years laser) you would be well in a week, no pain. Its also very painful over the mark and depending on how you look at it i would reccomend small sessions of three hours a time max. I left some birthmark just a tad so I can check on my circulation, looks like a bruise. I am so glad I did what I did. Saw an older lady the other day in the supermarket checking it out and sneering, it really made me happy, because theres always two sides to a story and I learnt that when I was five. Hope Ive helped someone
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