Scars, being an aberration on the skin that isn’t usually there, can catch the eye. A lot of people who have them don’t like that. They will hold their bodies to obscure the marks, wear long clothing, or do some other things. Getting a tattoo over the scars is another way to hide them, but it’s a little different.
A tattoo also catches the eye, but it’s supposed to – they’re meant to be beautiful. So is this tattoo trying to cover up the past, or is it trying to reclaim it? One way or another, it’s a great design.
This large, colorful tattoo looks like it's covering up a large, colorful scar, and we bet both events ended up being pretty painful. We do see that there's a design in the center of the tattoo, but it's a little hard for us to make out what it's supposed to be.
The hashtags that are attached to the picture tell us that this happened in Genova, and we looked into it a little bit, but we couldn't figure out the symbol. Seems to be related to football in some form, but it doesn't seem to be a flag or anything like that.
An Ancient Egyptian Tattoo
We have no idea what it actually means – and that's if it even has a meaning – but this tattoo is a fun look one way or another. What appears to be hieroglyphs trail down the inner arm to almost the wrist, covering up scars big and small and giving both the person with the tattoo and other people something else to look at besides the old injuries.
The shapes and characters almost look like they're trying to spell something out, but we're having a hard time interpreting them. There's also a bat-dog at the end, and who knows about that?
I'm Ready to Take Off
There are generally two types of tattoos on this list. The first is the kind that works to cover the scar, and the second is the kind that incorporates the scar into the design itself. We might see more of the former, but for our money, the latter has a bit more weight to them.
Instead of just hiding the past, you're working with it, learning from it, and growing from it. This one has a very fun design of a spaceship jetting through the wild black yonder, past planets of all shapes and sizes, onto bigger and better things.
Breaking the Chain
Seems a bit backward to have the scar breaking the tattoo, but what do we know? Maybe they just wanted to incorporate the scar into the design in a new, fun way, and this was what they came up with. Maybe the scar is, for some reason or another, an important part of the growth that this person has seen in the most recent part of life.
One way or another, it's a fun design. The dark shadows on the chain are particularly appealing – that must have taken quite a while. And the little shards where it breaks are cool, too.