How deep and what color are the stretch marks? Light stretch marks that are almost the same shade as your skin will be easy to cover with a tattoo. Pinkish stretch marks that are not deep aren't too bad to deal with. Deep or darkly colored red or purple stretch marks, however, present more of a challenge. The best thing for you to do is to go see your tattoo artist and let him/her look at your stretch marks and make an evaluation. Even if your stretch marks are dark or deep, the artist may have some ideas as to how to work around them or even incorporate them into a cool design.