How do you use colours/lines etc. to draw/distract the eye?


New Member
Hey folks :icon_smile:

I'm getting a sleeve tattoo of a dragon and part of the reason is to cover some scars on my arm. The scars are lines and circles.

On one hand I should be incorporating the scars into the design e.g. a moon or yinyang to cover a circular scar and the outlines of the dragon to cover the straight scar lines.

On the other hand I want to distract the eye from these areas, because the scars might still be a little noticeable.

So you see my dilemma, but I'm sure with some clever design this can be done. :icon_smile:

I'd really appreciate if you could give me some tips on this. If you could point me to any articles and examples that would also be great.



Well-Known Member
Your tattooist is the expert. ask him/her! I would imagine that the bold colours and lots of lines that make up the scales of the dragon will be a good cover.