Whether it’s intentional or an accident, a scar represents destruction. The skin is torn and can’t heal correctly, and it’s difficult, if not impossible, for the body to get rid of it altogether. A lot of people take the chance to change the idea, turning it on its head and making something beautiful out of it.
While we’ve seen plenty of flowers in one form or another, each one or pair or bunch that we see is using a natural beauty to cover up natural destruction. Yes, the scar is still there under those flowers, but it’s a lot harder to see.
Furry Friends Help All of Us
So you have a scar that you regret. It happens to many of us. But, now things are better. You have this four-legged pal that relies on you for walks and food and cuddles. Pets are one of the many things that people turn to in a time of need, but this person has gone a step further.
A couple of steps farther, it seems, since it took a pair of paw prints to cover that scar. There are other pictures that show off the very paws that are the inspiration for that section of ink.
Having to get a mastectomy is a huge change in your life, but it's usually only done because it's what you need to stay healthy. This tattoo is commemorating the event with what is certainly a unique image. A hand, brimming with sunflower energy, covered the spot where there was once something else.
We don't know why this person chose such a design, but it's hard to deny the power it holds. Is that someone's hand in particular, or is it just the platonic ideal of a hand? That seems like a rather personal question if we're being honest.
A Window Into Another World
Windows show us something other than a bare wall, but what if that window shows you something you don't expect? That might just be the idea behind this swirling, whirling tattoo, which could also be a bony mirror frame showing you the twisted darkness of your own heart.
Just a thought. Why did this woman choose to cover her scars with such an image? We can't say. It could be personal, or it could just be the kind of thing she likes. Yeah, maybe she likes bone mirrors that show unfathomable darkness, who's to say?
Showing Off Her Curves
The story behind this tattoo and the scar are one and the same. In fact, both of the stalks of grain mean something that will be quite obvious once we reveal a single detail: scoliosis. Yes, the long, bent stalk is the original shape of this young woman's spine, while the shorter, straighter stalk is the current shape of her spine.
There's no doubt that there was plenty of pain and suffering required to get to this point, so a little more for some tattoos will be nothing. It's a meaningful tattoo that doesn't exactly cover the scars, but we think it counts on this list anyway.