If you have to have a C1 and C2 fusion, as this guy did, you’re left with a pretty hefty scar. This guy knows that for a fact, but he decided to have a little bit of fun with it. This intricate and detailed tattoo is apparently his first ink – nothing to sneeze at.
You can see the vertebrae that have been fused together, even if it’s just an artistic representation. We also have some brain, some skull, and a big zipper to lock it all down. Sure, it might not be perfectly anatomically correct, but we think we can give them points for artistic license.
Nothing Left on the Bone
Let's get the obvious question out of the way first – you're looking at his back. The tattoo is on the left side, at about rib height. The bit of skin at the top of the frame is his arm. There, now we can get to the meat of the matter.
This guy apparently had to have quite a number of medical procedures done, but he decided to do what he could to have some fun. He turned a narrow white scar into a picked-clean fish skeleton, complete with a skull and a bony tail. Even in this picture, you can see a few more scars, too.
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.
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.
Nobody Ever Has to Know
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.