In some cases (e.g., when designing a rash) one might decide to prepare just a section of the rash and digitally increase its size. To achieve this, the digital template produced to begin with can be flipped, inverted, and otherwise transformed multiple times, with the parts then spliced together to increase the size of the finding which will be printed later, avoiding a tiled appearance. Prominent parts of the condition that could give away this manipulation can be excluded from this process and later re-set into the picture once its desired size is achieved.

With skin conditions where the orientation of the finding is of importance, the print needs to be mirror-inverted, as the transfer paper is flipped over when applying the tattoo to the SP’s skin.

If applied to the SP’s skin, every colour point printed on it will, as a rule, subtly darken the underlying skin. Only yellow colour tones can have a brightening effect. The SP’s skin colour thus defines the brightest possible hue of the presented skin condition (subtractive colour mixing), therefore depicting, e.g., dried pus or dandruff is unfeasible.

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