We think that’s how the saying goes, anyway. What? A hand? You have to work up to getting tattoos on the hand, that hurts quite a bit. This person just wanted a funny little owl to cover up a scar that stands out against the rest of the foot, and that’s exactly what we see here.
The branch it’s sitting on, the details that the owl has on its feathers, and the pose it’s pulling all tell us that someone good at their craft was on-hand to supply this ink – you’ll never know there’s a scar there.
From the Ashes
The phoenix is a mythological creature that, when it perished, would form back into an egg until its rebirth. The story has been around for a long time, and it's been seen as a story about how even tragedy can create something good – or how you can get back to where you were after anything.
This big, detailed tattoo might just be trying to communicate the same thing if the size of the scar it's covering is any indication. Remember, even if you're on the ground, don't be afraid to fly.
Scars can be in plenty of different shapes and configurations, which makes tattoos the perfect way to cover them up. Pretty much every tattoo is custom-made for the person that ordered it, so they can easily be adjusted to provide the proper kind of coverage. We see here a set of gnarly scars on what appears to be the upper thigh, but it's nothing a needle and some ink can't help.
If the person already has that kind of scar, we bet getting poked a thousand times to cover it up is nothing worth worrying about. There's already been plenty of pain, but this is for a good thing, not just because of an accident.
Making Use of Every Technique Available
The person who got this tattoo could decide on what kind of design to get – go for something intricate and detailed. Something with a bit more simplicity to it? Blocky? Narrow? Well, why not go for all of them and make something truly unique? A silhouette of a powerful deer head with big antlers, some swirls and twirls, and a hanging chain at the bottom.
Each disparate part seems to work in tandem with the others to make a design that not only covers the scars that were there but will have people marveling, too.
Simplicity at Its Finest
Getting a little bit of ink on the ankle as a statement is one of the more common ways people get into getting inked, but most of them are just to add a little bit of color to your look. This person decided to let the tattoo pull some double duty by getting it to cover up an attention-grabbing scar.
We're not sure what kind of scar that is, but it looks like it could be a burn. Still, with the addition of a cute little bird in front of a cloud, nobody will even have to know that the scar is there.