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How Do I Get Over Embarrassment About My Birthmark
Everybody is...: ...Embarrassed about something - nose, eyebrows, body hair, whatever - and they are convinced everyone is staring at it. They aren't. Nobody cares; they're too busy obsessing over whatever embarrasses them. Nobody worth knowing will judge you on the basis of a physical feature. The answer to "what's that?" is, "it's a birthmark." case closed. There is nothing to be embarrassed about. ...Read more
Emigrate!: Just kidding! That is a tough one. Humor is the best antidote and a sincere apology if that fits the situation.. Depends on what happened or is happening. If you are being bullied, walk away (it happens to adults, too!). More info might help us be useful to you. ...Read more
CBT: Seek a cognitive-behavioral therapist who specializes in phobias. One method they use is systematic desensitization which slowly and incrementally brings the person closer and closer to the thing they are afraid of in slow, graduated steps that help make the anxiety more tolerable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Relationships: Ask yourself, do you hope people relate to you as a person, or as something presumably female with small breasts? Anyone worth spending quality time with should fall into the first category. Also, partners, either male or female may actually prefer small breasts, if your issue is how sexually attractive you are. Not every female out there has to have an hourglass figure with enormous mammaria. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I don't see why not: Should be fine; unless your birthmark was a hemangioma (a large collection of vessels in the skin) the birthmark is, literally, skin deep. You could even use your birthmark in the tattoo if u want! Make sure your artist is using clean technique, and that he/she is licensed. There is definitely a risk of getting an infection, even Hepatitis B/C, and we'd like to minimize that. Good luck! ...Read more
Can i get a tattoo over a port wine cross strawberry birthmark that has been removed by a laser, but still remains below the skin (like a bruise)?
Dermatology 1'st: U want 2 b sure it is is deeper than the tattoo needle will go, and also find out if it is very vascular, which could cause a problem with bleeding. Get medical eval & clearance b4 u proceed. ...Read more
Heredity: These marks are inherited from your ancestors. ...Read more
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