Ah, a rose. It’s the obvious choice for any flower fancier that wants to add a little bit of ink. This rose, however, does more than just spruce up the place. It’s hiding quite the noticeable collection of scars on this woman’s sternum, and even that big bud isn’t able to obscure absolutely everything. But what else is she supposed to do?
We think this is a pretty good first step, if anything. Maybe she doesn’t want to cover everything – maybe she just wants to cover the worst of it. It is a conversation starter if nothing else.
Making Good Use
An appendectomy is the kind of surgery that so many people have had to get, it barely counts as a surgery anymore. Still, it can and often does leave a scar, and some people are not too pleased with that fact. This person, in particular, wanted to do something cool with it.
She came up with a design of a knife cutting through the scar right where the incision was made by the doctors. Hey, you work with what you have. Maybe she found out the scar was never going to fade completely, and she was looking for a reason to get some new ink.
Let It Grow
Incorporating the structure of a scar into the tattoo itself is a perfect choice a lot of the time. It can work a little better and put the scar beyond notice, but some people might be able to pick it out. It means a little more – it's special.
This person is showing off some flora, and the vine that winds across the skin is guided by the long scar. Add a bunch of leaves, a flower or two or three, and you have a design that will have people talking for all the right reasons. There's plenty more that could be done, too.
Wings to Fly
We couldn't tell you why this guy has a big, uneven scar on the back of his head, but we're guessing some sort of surgery. Such a procedure will end up leaving some leftovers no matter who it is – that's just how that part of the body is going to work. But that gives a lot of people an opportunity for some sweet tats.
Like this guy, who got a classic bit of ink – a big, gaudy cross with angel wings. We all want one, don't try to disagree. His hair might cover up most of it, but his real friends know it's there and why.
A Flower for Your Troubles
Wrapping the belly button in a couple of pink roses feels like a missed opportunity – you could have made the belly button one big rose. Yet these tattoos still get the job done of covering some gnarly scars and helping this person, hopefully, feel a little better about her appearance.
As we can see, there are a lot of areas where she might want some coverage, and this might just be the beginning. Even if it isn't, it goes a long way toward helping somebody recover from whatever might have happened.