Being able to take a scar and actually incorporate it into a unique tattoo design takes at least a little bit of thought. A long, straight scar such as this one (which seems like it’s from some sort of surgery, but don’t quote us on that) has any number of possible interpretations, and we applaud whoever designed this for their fun bit of ink.
Actually, using the scar as part of the design is an uncommon option since most people would rather cover it up. However, this scar is quite big, making that tactic a lot more difficult. Prepare to meet some little green men, lady.
An Apex Predator
We don't know for sure if this person's knee scar is because of a meeting in the water with one of these deadly sea creatures, but it's a fairly unpleasant scar one way or another. No scars are very “fun” to look at, but this one has an extra sort of ick factor that can turn the stomach.
Why not cover it with a shark? It's a solution to all of life's problems. Being able to incorporate a little bit of the scar tissue into the actual design is a nice touch to make it a little more personal.
The Work of a Dream
A circular little scar right between the shoulder blades could have come from a lot of different things – surgery, a falling icicle, a poorly thrown can opener – but the reason for the scar doesn't matter that much when you have such a good choice of tattoo to add to it.
Just like the Dreamworks logo, the tattoo has a person sitting on the end of the crescent moon and dangling a line down to catch a dream. The lad appears to be of the Missouri Tom Sawyer type, but there are a number of things he could catch down there, not just fish.
A Staircase Made of Stars
It seems like the kind of thing that would be found in a classic Disney movie. Like “Cinderella” or “Pinocchio” or something like that. A beautiful, graceful character that comes out of the velvety night sky, descending the stars with light, dainty footsteps.
While the reality of this tattoo is far less Disney and far more dramatic, this person seems to have chosen to do what she can to make the best of a bad situation. Once the red area from the tattoo fades, people might not even be able to see the scars anymore.
I Am the Wind
The detail on the left side of the picture is a little hard to see, but it looks like this person has plenty of small scars of one manner or another going up and down the arm. Instead of sitting there and inspecting them in the mirror, this person decided to add a colorful horse.
It looks like it could be about to both dispense some much-needed wisdom or get stuck in a drain pipe chasing an apple that fell off the cart. Horses tend to have that sort of dichotomy. Well, one way or another, it covers up some scars, so we're here for it.