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.
No Longer a Caterpillar
The little crawling caterpillar turning into a beautiful flying butterfly is a common metaphor for getting past trials and coming out better than before, and this person has gone directly to that idea for his or her scar tattoo. The scarred tissue in the center looks like it could be a butterfly's body, but it could also be the cocoon it emerges from.
The design is simple, it's eye-catching, and it just might make people think for a little bit. It even looks like there are some sparkly bits or something like that in the “eyes” that are on the wings.
More Than Enough Reasons
Tattoos are divisive, sometimes. Some people don't like the idea of adding an image to their bodies that they can't change unless they pay more to get it removed. However, some people find the idea of adding something important to their bodies bigger than that.
This person, for instance, has decided to cover up the scars on her shoulder with a trio of birds, representing her three children. This sort of piece comes from a deep place of pain and triumph, depression and success. Those things never go away, but they can get covered.
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.
Drawing Attention in the Right Way
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.