Tattoo artist Rodolpho Torres is now known for more than just adding beautiful designs onto the skin. Instead, he’s using his skills to tattoo away stretch marks–and gaining 1.2 million Instagram followers because of it. His technique, which uses ink placed along the stretch mark to camouflage it, is entirely original, and claims to leave the streaks “imperceptible.”
Instead of traditional creams and lasers that can prove futile, Torres’ ink technique delivers instant results.
Although some dermatologists are skeptical–Dr. Doris Day tells Fashionista that if the person implementing the tattoo doesn’t understand how to treat the skin, further scarring can occur–Torres’ results look pretty impressive.
While models like Chrissy Teigen embrace their stretch marks (which is pretty inspiring too), it’s nice to know there’s also another option for those who just don’t want them. Unfortunately for us, Torres is based in Brazil, but fingers crossed he’ll be taking his technique North one day. In the meantime, these strangely hypnotic videos will have to do.