Can You Tattoo Over Varicose Veins? Yes. There’s no reason why you can’t have a tattoo over varicose veins. However, bear in mind that it may feel quite uncomfortable and tender. Depending on the severity of the veins, the skin can become distorted due to the bulges. After treatment once the veins have disappeared, the tattoo may not look exactly as it should. It’s a personal decision on whether to get a tattoo over varicose veins, but you should be aware of the above.