Mesh body X tattoos guideline

This is a guideline specially made to help you to get the best experience wearing Carol G. tattoos with you favorite mesh bodies.

Keep in mind that some mesh bodies are updated frequently. You must visit your body’s mainstore to get the latest version available. Note that we can’t solve problems related to mesh body itself.  In this case you must contact body’s creator.

First and foremost, in order to achieve the best look wearing any kind of layers you must be aware of your mesh body features and limitations. Body HUD contains all useful tools to help you out. Also creators provide notecards with all useful informations about body operation. Make sure you read them all before you ask for a customer support..

These tips apply to the most popular bodies around the grid: Slink, Maitreya, Belleza and TMP. Others can have the same issues. Due to the amount of bodies released we will focus this guide in the four brands mentioned above as they are the most used by our customers.

Most frequent issues

Alpha conflict

This problem is common in all mesh bodies. If you are wearing an underwear layer with a tattoo layer it’s possible that tattoo disappears with the overlay effect as shown bellow:


Note: There’s no known solution for this problem at the moment. Alpha sorting issues are common not only in Secondlife but any other 3D platforms.

Tattoo does not appear in the body

You can’t see tattoo applied on your body?

Most of the times all you have to do is wear your body HUD and enable tattoos in the layers tab.

Broken tattoos (detextured tattoos)

If you have experienced your tattoos to turn black and broken with a detextured aspect try one of the solutions bellow:

Slink body


✓ Wear your Slink Physique Utilities (alpha and layers) HUD.

✓ Make sure the Tattoo alpha mask button is disabled.


TMP body


✓ Wear #TheMeshProject (BETA) Deluxe Body(f) – Alpha Hud;

✓ Click the Troubleshoot button. A small window with options will appear;

✓Click on/off until your tattoo is blended.

Maitreya Lara body


✓ Wear Maitreya Mesh Body – HUD V3.5 Lara;

✓ Go to LAYERS tab and make sure the mask mode button is disabled.


Belleza body


✓ Wear -Belleza- Mesh Body HUD

✓ Go to LAYERS tab and check tattoo mode. If it’s set to “mask” click the button to enable the blend option


If you are having a problem that is not  listed here let us know via notecard inworld.

Thanks for shopping Carol G. Tattoos!