Here’s an interesting fact about the human body – it’s pretty elastic. The skin, muscles, and stomach can all stretch and change based on a lot of different factors. Sometimes, however, those parts of the body aren’t able to be elastic enough. For instance, this woman has lost a lot of weight, and she has some loose skin – it’s something that happens to a lot of people.
Unless she wants to go under the knife, a tattoo seems to be the simplest solution for getting everything shipshape. This flowery design has enough to draw the eye but not too much to get people looking too closely.
The All-Seeing Owl
If you took a look at that...arm, we're going to say you might not have any idea that there was scar tissue hiding underneath. We don't know where all those scars could have come from, but now we don't have to wonder about it at all. All we have to do is look at that cool creature of the night and wonder why it might need three eyes.
To better see mice running through the underbrush? To make sure that no rabbits can get away? Maybe he just wants to make sure he doesn't miss any of the good bird feeders.
Most of the tattoos on this list are for the express purpose of hiding scars. Sometimes they're just there for camouflage, sometimes, they're there to mark the occasion or add a final cap to the look. This one seems to be different. The sharp, colorful dagger looks like it's slicing right through where the scar is.
The scar is from a dog bite – a particularly messy injury, all things considered – and it seems to be on display. We all have different coping methods for something like this, and this is just one of the many ways somebody might deal with something traumatic.
Just to Make Sure
A tattoo after surgery doesn't have to be something big and extravagant. We're going to see plenty of those. How about a scar that is small and simple, like this one? It's just a little safety pin, but sometimes that's all you need to make sure nothing falls apart.
This lady had a fused T4-L3 vertebra in her back, and that's the sort of work that leaves some leftovers. You might think that there needs to be a big set of ink to make that all better, but sometimes less is more.
I Will Never Be Cut Down
There are lots of reasons why somebody might have scars at certain places on their body, and we doubt we could even list all of them. Some of them might be for accidents, but some of them might be for even worse reasons.
People who get through seasons like this come out a little stronger, and sometimes they can even make jokes at their own expense, such as getting a little stick figure with a chainsaw next to their scars. It might be a little slapdash, but it still probably took a lot of time – just look at the detail on the chainsaw.