An appendectomy is the kind of surgery that so many people have had to get, it barely counts as a surgery anymore. Still, it can and often does leave a scar, and some people are not too pleased with that fact. This person, in particular, wanted to do something cool with it.
She came up with a design of a knife cutting through the scar right where the incision was made by the doctors. Hey, you work with what you have. Maybe she found out the scar was never going to fade completely, and she was looking for a reason to get some new ink.
The Classic Flower
Ah, a rose. It's the obvious choice for any flower fancier that wants to add a little bit of ink. This rose, however, does more than just spruce up the place. It's hiding quite the noticeable collection of scars on this woman's sternum, and even that big bud isn't able to obscure absolutely everything. But what else is she supposed to do?
We think this is a pretty good first step, if anything. Maybe she doesn't want to cover everything – maybe she just wants to cover the worst of it. It is a conversation starter if nothing else.
Let It Grow
Incorporating the structure of a scar into the tattoo itself is a perfect choice a lot of the time. It can work a little better and put the scar beyond notice, but some people might be able to pick it out. It means a little more – it's special.
This person is showing off some flora, and the vine that winds across the skin is guided by the long scar. Add a bunch of leaves, a flower or two or three, and you have a design that will have people talking for all the right reasons. There's plenty more that could be done, too.
Nothing Left but Skin and Bones
Is it just a coincidence that so many scars end up looking like the bones that lie underneath the skin? Is it just the way it knits together, or does it actually have something to do with the bones? Regardless, this person wanted to do something special with the curved scar on his arm.
He or the tattoo artist or someone else came up with the idea of adding skeletal bits to either side, creating this look. That bony good boy is on his way to whisper a little secret into this guy's ear, though it's probably just about food.
Helping to Heal
Tattoos are, in their own way, kind of a scar. A small incision that just so happens to be filled with ink. Just like a regular scar, the body can't heal them, but that's a good thing for many people. A lot of tattoo artists jump at the chance to cover up scars of any kind with their work, and this intricate and detailed collection of swirls and bugs is no exception.
We're told this is an unfinished piece, and we wonder what else could be added. The amount of work put into each little detail is striking. It doesn't seem like it needs color, but maybe they'll add something like that.