Is there a video editor that has a video effect where tattoos on human skin can be motion tracked and filtered out frame by frame, either by blurring them, or replacing the tattoos with surrounding skin pigment?

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    You can do it in Premiere Pro. Google for "premiere pro mask tracking", you'll find loads of videos and tutorials. Usually people do it to blur faces, but in the same way it can be done with a tattoo
    – 1NN
    Commented Feb 25, 2021 at 13:02

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Assuming that it's not changing perspective or moving around too much, I would use a tracker on the tattoo and a clone stamp from another area of skin. More elaborate removal could be done with Mocha, or using a mesh warping tracker like Lockdown, which has a demo of tattoo removal in their showreel at 0m24s:

  • Could you edit with a link to mocha
    – user610620
    Commented Feb 26, 2021 at 12:41
  • good idea - added
    – tomh
    Commented Feb 26, 2021 at 12:57
  • Might want to also mention AE's new content aware fill.
    – stib
    Commented Mar 3, 2021 at 6:06
  • Could you go in more detail about what clone stamp is and settings for tracking skin pigment to mask the black tattoo with
    – user610620
    Commented Aug 7, 2022 at 1:38

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