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?
Everybody's Favorite Space Whale
For some reason, space whales are quite popular. You'll see them in all kinds of works, from movies and shows to video games and tattoo art. Just think about the fourth “Star Trek” movie. It's all about space whales. Well, this bit of ink uses that strange sea and space creature to make it a little less obvious there are scars on that piece of skin.
It's a nice design – it uses constellations, stars, planets, and a whale to obscure the marks. Keep swimming, space whale, eventually, you'll reach home. But you're a mammal, how do you...you know what, we're overthinking again.
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.
Beauty From Destruction
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.
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.